March 1, 2018@Facebook to remove redundant & outdated ad metrics in July. #admeasurement #digitaladvertising Click To Tweet
In addition to making clearer labels for its ad metrics, Facebook plans to remove some metrics that have been deemed redundant, outdated, not actionable, or infrequently used. Facebook believes removing these metrics will allow advertisers to easily analyze their metrics and determine which are most insightful and useful in constructing optimal marketing strategies and campaigns. The following metrics are the ones Facebook plans to remove come July 2018, along with suggestions for alternative metrics to use in place of them.
Actions, People Taking Action, Cost per Any Action
Amount Spent Today
Canvas Component Time Percentage
Since this metric isn’t often used, Facebook recommends using canvas view time and canvas view percentage instead.
This metric will no longer provide a breakdown of conversion metrics or of any calculated metrics because it is rarely used. However, Facebook says link clicks can be broken down by carousel card to see conversion results.
Link Click Destination
Outbound clicks and landing page views can be used for the time being to measure clicks leading to off-Facebook destinations. These metrics can also provide a more effective granular insight to app deep links or app store destinations.
Mobile App Actions Conversion Value
Facebook says using specific app event conversion values such as mobile app purchases conversion value is more useful than this metric.
Page Mentions, Cost per Page Mention
Page Tab Views, Cost per Page Tab View
These metrics are redundant and not as meaningful as page likes or page engagement.