Using 3rd party pixels will assist in tracking your Outbrain campaigns effectively as well as understand your audiences better. These pixels import Outbrain campaign data to other platforms, re-targeting users on Google, Facebook and many other vendors.
Outbrain supports both click and impression pixels. You can implement pixels when setting up new campaigns or editing an existing one.
For impression pixels, please make sure to extract the image URL portion of the pixels only. To do so, remove the entire <A HREF…> tag and only add what relates to the Image Source tag by pasting in the dashboard the full URL after <IMG SRC=‘ (make sure to not add “<IMG SRC=‘“ when adding your tracking pixel URL to the Amplify dashboard).
Adding Pixels to New Campaigns
On the campaign settings page, you can add up to 5 click tracking pixels as well as up to 5 impression pixels into the 3rd party pixel field.
Please make sure to select an approved vendor. A list of approved tracking vendors is available here.
Adding Pixels to Existing Campaigns
In your dashboard, open up the campaign settings by click on the pencil icon next to the desired campaign.
Scroll down to the 3rd party pixels field and enter your code.
Adding in Facebook Pixels
When adding in a Facebook pixel, make sure to create a specific event for your Facebook pixel. You can follow our Facebook retargeting pixel guide to set it up properly.
Read more on how to retarget your Outbrain campaigns with Facebook
Important to note:
- Our platform exclusively supports image pixels
- Discrepancies may occur if a reader stops the page load before the 3rd party pixel fires, or if your 3rd party vendor attributes data differently than our network.
If you run into any errors when adding in a 3rd party pixel or have further questions, please reach out to our DIY Customer Success team and we will be happy to assist further.