Guide: Using Facebook Ads with Databox

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How to connect Facebook Ads to Databox

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How to connect Facebook Ads to Databox

To connect a Facebook Ads Account in Databox, go to  Data Manager > + New connection. Type Facebook Ads in the search bar and click on the green Connect button. 

This will open the  Activation window, which is where you will be prompted to enter your Facebook Ads login credentials and authorize the Databox app. 

Pro Tip: If you have Facebook Ads passwords saved in your browser, this Account may be automatically selected to connect with Databox. If this is not the Account you want to connect, it is recommended that you complete the connection process in an Incognito Window. 

How much historical data is synced when you first connect Facebook Ads to Databox?

When you connect a new Facebook Ads Data Source, 3 months worth of historical data is initially synced with Databox. 

Pro Tip: Using the Query Builder for Facebook Ads, you can recreate Basic Metrics and access up to 2 years worth of historical data. Learn more about the Query Builder for Facebook Ads here

What time zone is Facebook Ads data synced in?

Facebook Ads data is synced in the time zone set in the Facebook Ads Account. For example, if your Facebook Ads Account time zone is set as EST, your Facebook Ads data will sync with Databox in EST. 

How to access pre-built Facebook Ads Templates

1
 Navigate to the  Templates page
2
 In the Data Source drop-down list, select Facebook Ads
3
 To view a preview of the Template populated with dummy data, click Preview
4
 To pull the Template into your Account and re-populate it with your own Facebook Ads data, click Use Template
5
 Select the appropriate Facebook Ads Data Source from the drop-down list to complete the process. The Databoard will be re-populated with data from the selected Facebook Ads Account and can be found on the  Databoards page
Pro Tip: Once the Databoard is available on the Databoards page, it is completely disconnected from the public Template. Therefore, you can further customize this Databoard to meet your specific needs using the Designer.

Popular Facebook Ads Templates

Website Conversions Facebook Ads (Campaign Performance)
Measure lead generation and cost per lead across multiple conversion pixels using this Databoard.
This Facebook Ads Template provides you with helps you gather insights on Click activity, Amount Spent and more for your Facebook Ads Campaigns.

How to build a Databoard using Facebook Ads data

1
 Navigate to  Databoards > + New Databoard > Start Blank
2
 Click on the Datablock Library icon on the lefthand side of the Designer
3
 Select the appropriate Facebook Ads Account from the Data Source drop-down list in the Datablock Library
4
 View the list of pre-built Facebook Ads Datablocks in the Datablock Library. Drag and drop your selected Datablock onto your Databoard    
5

 If a pre-built Datablock isn't available for your use case, click on the  Visualization Types icon under the Datablock Library icon

6
 View the list of Visualizations available in Databox. Drag and drop your selected Visualization onto your Databoard
7
 Click on the Datablock on the Databoard to open the corresponding Datablock Settings on the righthand side of the Designer
8
 Select the appropriate Facebook Ads Data Source and Metric in the righthand Datablock Settings. This will update the Datablock and it will populate the Datablock with the corresponding data
 
9
 Complete steps 4-8 until your Databoard is complete

Popular Facebook Ads Metrics

Impressions Amount Spent Link CTR




Impressions by Campaign Link Clicks CPC (All)

View a full list of Facebook Ads Metrics available in Databox here.

How to use the Query Builder for Facebook Ads

With the Query Builder for Facebook Ads, you can create Custom Facebook Ads Metrics using a combination of Metrics, Dimensions, and Filters. Some popular use cases for the Query Builder for Facebook Ads include creating Campaign- and Ad-specific Metrics and reports to track your Facebook Ads data. 

Learn more about the Query Builder for Facebook Ads here

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