Oct 14, 2021 1:32 PM - edited Oct 14, 2021 1:43 PM
Good day Hubspot Community!
We've been using Hubspot for 10 months without any problem, it all works great, but there's a single instance where it doesn't seem to work: Facebook conversions.
Whenever we set up an ad campaign in Facebook suite, Hubspot recognizes the ads, lists them in Marketing > Ads, but for some reason, after an initial succesful run, it stopped detecting conversions at all around on march. We have a Page View conversion event set up on Facebook on our thank you page, same as we used to, and we haven't changed it. Same thank you page, same forms.
At first we thought there weren't conversions at all, since we've been focusing mainly on GAds, but after a while, we started noticing a lot of "False positives" detected by Facebook on their Ads Manager, meaning Facebook could read conversions from their manager (Specific from a campaign, not in their event manager which shows conversions from all sources), but Hubspot didn't show any "Paid Social" conversions at all.
This month, we started a huge campaign, with great interaction and click results, but we still had no conversions, even if Hubspot did detect the Ads running. I made a test and, for some reason, Facebook conversions aren't being registered at all. Instead, Source 1 is being listed as my Form link, there is no Source 2, and Source Origin is listed as Direct Traffic.
I checked everything, from proper Pixel integration, manual UTMs, and coding, but I couldn't find anything wrong.
Is there anything else I should check? If not, have you experienced this kind of problems and know any way to solve it?
Thanks in advance,
Oct 15, 2021 5:10 AM
Thank you for reaching out.
Oct 15, 2021 7:15 AM
It's hard to know for certain without checking all settings - but one thing I noticed is that it is best not to use UTMs in the destination urls when building the ads in FB campaign manager. Instead use the plain destination url and allow the HubSpot <> Facebook integration to create the tracking parameters automatically.
Hope that helps as a starting point.
Oct 15, 2021 11:35 AM - edited Oct 15, 2021 5:38 PM
Thank you Jonno. (And thanks for all the other times you've helped me answering other people's questions in this forum)
EDIT: I've got something extra. After editing my final link directly to my form, Hubspot was able to detect conversions without any problem. However, if I return them to my original link, which was my landing page, it doesn't work anymore.
Google seems to be able to track this double click, however, Facebook loses tracking entirely.
I have no idea what is wrong, is there something else you might need in order to find what might be wrong?
Thank you so much for your help in advance 🙂
Oct 15, 2021 6:18 PM
Have you set up the Fb Conversion API? Also, make sure that you have aggregated events set up correctly as well. Seems like there is a communication error, and knowing FB, it's probably on their end.
Oct 15, 2021 6:24 PM - edited Oct 15, 2021 6:25 PM
Hi! Thanks for your quick answer.
I've set up the Conversion API, and I know it works because Facebook can track the conversions, it's just that they don't appear in my HubSpot contact list with "Paid Social" as it source and without Facebook Click ID.
What's weird, and what I think might be the issue, is that if I link my Ads directly to my form, both HubSpot and Facebook detect them. If I leave my Landing as destination (like it is set up atm), whenever my prospects click to go to the form Facebook stops tracking and detects them as Direct Traffic with my landing as source 1.
Oct 16, 2021 1:22 AM