Facebook Metrics That Matter

Written by Peter Day

Facebook Metrics Defined

Most marketers are overthinking things when it comes to Facebook (or any traffic source) and which conversion metrics to look at.

On Facebook, there are dozens of different data points you could look at to decide whether to kill an ad or to keep it running. The only metric that matters to me when I am optimizing a campaign is the CPA.

If you are doing lead generation this could mean your cost per lead.

If you’re selling products then the CPA you should focus on is the sales revenue.

One of the biggest mistakes that new marketers make when launching ads is paying too much attention to their cost per click. While this metric is important, you shouldn’t be making decisions based on it.

For example, clickbait ads will usually get a lower CPC but not convert as well after the click. A more detailed ad might get more expensive clicks, but a much more qualified user that ends up being worth more.

If you are a new marketer it can be very overwhelming to try and analyze a ton of different data points to decide on an ad. So my advice is to keep it as simple as you can.

Is the ad making money? Keep it. If not, pause.

Make sure that you also read our post covering cpa marketing for more information.

Keep testing my friends.