Custom Domain Troubleshooting & FAQ
If you're looking for an answer related to custom domain set-up or any domain related troubleshooting, you'll likely find it in the FAQ article below! 👇
Because of recent changes with iOS 14, the only way an advertiser can run conversion campaigns is if they have a custom domain verified with Facebook. If you don't do this, then your campaign will default to a link click campaign and optimize for clicks. If you want to use your pixel to optimize your campaign for conversion events such as View Content, Lead (for pre-saves), or Purchase (e-commerce) to reach more engaging audiences!
In your advertising settings, if you're seeing the following error message, that means there's still something missing in your domain's DNS settings. But don't worry, you're only a couple short steps away from successfully configuring your domain!
To summarize, you'll want to make sure that you create a CNAME record and input a subdomain name in the Host section (if you don't want to have a subdomain, your provider may allow you to just put '@' but this has caused some issues for folks, so we recommend that you add a subdomain). Then you'll put "fanlink.to" in the Value section and you should be good to go! It should look something like this:
In your advertising settings, make sure you input the entire URL (ex. events.myvenue.com) and not just the subdomain or the domain.
If you're seeing the following error message:
It means you still have one final step left for getting your custom domain setup for conversion ads! Last thing you'll need to do is to make sure you specify what Facebook Pixel events you'd like Facebook to prioritize tracking!
- IG Growth Playbook - View Content
- Merch or Ticket sales - Purchase, Initiate Checkout, Add to Cart
But across all hosting providers, you should make sure that you follow these steps:
1. Go to your Domain List and click Manage next to the domain. 2. Select Advanced DNS 3. Find the Host Records section and click on the Add New Record button: 4. Select CNAME. 5. For the Host field, put your subdomain (IE if your subdomain is ‘events.yourdomain.com’, you’d simply put ‘events’ here.) For the Value field, enter ‘fanlink.to’.
It should look something like this:
Our system will automatically use whichever domain you've configured in your advertising settings for your IG growth playbook. This means that as long as you've properly configured the domain in Eventbrite Boost, verified it within FB business manager, and added the pixel/event pairs in FB Events Manager – ie complete all the steps in our custom domain guide – we will start running your playbooks as conversion campaigns that utilize your custom domain by default.
Long story short, there's nothing extra you need to do to "use" the domain for a growth playbook outside of making sure you've completed all the steps in our guide:
In the "Modify Link URL" step while building out a Smart Link, you should be able to select you custom domain from the drop-down "Domain" menu, so long as you've successfully configured the domain in your Eventbrite Boost profile Advertising Settings.
Scroll to the bottom of this list to select the domain you've successfully synced.
You can also read more about setting up various types of Smart Links here:
As well as a rundown on Custom domains for Smart Links here:
A domain is what you purchase from a website such as Namecheap, Squarespace, or Godaddy. It would look something like bandname.com or companyname.com.
A subdomain is everything that precedes the domain name, such as music.bandname.com or stream.companyname.com. When syncing a domain on Eventbrite Boost, you will be asked to configure the “Host” on your service provider’s website, which is another word for subdomain.
In short, the “best practice” is to configure 1 pixel per domain. Each, unique domain you want to sync up in Eventbrite Boost would require creating a new profile within your ToneDen account, then configuring the domain(s) in the respective profile’s advertising settings (https://www.eb.toneden.io/settings/advertising).
There can only be one custom domain routed per Eventbrite Boost profile, and you ideally only have 1 pixel tied to a custom domain. Therefore, if you are working with multiple artists and/or brands that each own their own custom domain & FB pixel that they prefer to use, you will want to:
- 1.Create a new profile in your Eventbrite Boost account for each artist/brand that wishes to use their own custom domain/pixel
- 2.Follow the steps outlined in this article for setting up each custom domain, per profile (verify their domain in FB business manager, sync the domain within Eventbrite Boost, configure events on the domain in FB Events Manager).
This process will allow you to utilize separate domains + pixels that are specific to each, individual artist/brand.
You can connect a single, company domain that can be utilized on behalf of all the organizers / brands you run ads for. This would mean you have 1 domain and 1 pixel being used across all profiles (with the ability to personalize subdomains, more on this later).
Bear in mind the limitation of only 8 pixel/event pairs configured on any single domain. If you are okay with utilizing 1 pixel (and 8 events) for all your ads, across various artists / brands, then this would be a fine solution. If you want to use a different pixel for each organizer / brand, you may need to set up multiple domains.
Within Facebook Events Manager, and as part of the final step in configuring your custom domains for conversion tracking, you will need to attach both a Pixel and an Event to your domain. This allows you to run conversion-based campaigns that report back on any “Events” you configure to the domain itself.
Facebook allows you to attach up to 8 pixel/event pairs. If you are utilizing 1 pixel on your Domain, you can configure up to 8, unique events (such as View Content, Lead, Purchase, etc). If you are using 2 pixels, you can configure any pixel/event combos that you’d like, so as long as you do not exceed 8 (Pixel #1 & View Content Event, Pixel #2 & View Content Event, Pixel #1 & Lead Event, Pixel #2 & Lead Event, etc).