Measurement Mistake with Video Carousel Ads Viewed in Mobile Web Browsers
Facebook announced last Tuesday that a bug led to misattributed clicks that incorrectly charged advertisers for clicks on link-based video carousel ads. This misattribution counted the clicks from users to simply play a video in full-screen mode as a click to the advertisers website, and in turn, charging for that click if said advertiser was set up on a cost-per-click model (as opposed to cost-per-impressions).
This bug affected video clicks in the carousel format when viewed on Facebook’s site in a smartphone mobile browser, not in the Facebook app and not through browsers on tablets. This error applies to carousel video ads over the course of a year, however, Facebook’s audience via browser on a smartphone versus the actual app is so low, only 0.04 percent of impressions were affected according to Facebook.
If you are concerned about this measurement mistake, discuss with your Facebook advertising vendor partner or check out Facebook’s advertising help center. To learn more about this announcement, click here.
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