Basic Targeting

Basic or core targeting includes:

Advertisers running housing, employment and credit ads, who are based in the United States or running ads targeted to the United States have different sets of restrictions. See Special Ad Category.


Demographics and Events

Start with basic demographic and location based targeting. Typically you get data to define targeting from Targeting Search, then specify options in Targeting Spec. Targeting Specs are ad set attributes that define who sees an ad.

You must specify at least one country in targeting, unless you use Custom Audiences.

Targeting by demographic:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My AdSet',
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::REACH,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'countries' => array(
        'US',
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::RELATIONSHIP_STATUSES => array(2, 4),
    TargetingFields::LIFE_EVENTS => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6003054185372,
        'name' => 'Recently Moved',
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::INDUSTRIES => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6009003307783,
        'name' => 'Accounting and finance',
      ),
    ),
  )),
));
$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_ACTIVE,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet

adset = AdSet(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
adset.update({
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My AdSet',
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 150,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 2000,
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        'geo_locations': {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        'relationship_statuses': [2, 4],
        'life_events': [
            {
                'id': 6003054185372,
                'name': 'Recently Moved',
            },
        ],
        'industries': [
            {
                'id': 6009003307783,
                'name': 'Accounting and finance',
            },
        ],
    },
})
adset.remote_create(params={
    'status': AdSet.Status.active,
})
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My AdSet")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("US"))
      )
      .setFieldIndustries(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6009003307783")
          .setFieldName("Accounting and finance")
      ))
      .setFieldLifeEvents(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6003054185372")
          .setFieldName("Recently Moved")
      ))
      .setFieldRelationshipStatuses(Arrays.asList(2L, 4L))
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_ACTIVE)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My AdSet' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=REACH' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US"]}, 
    "industries": [{"id":6009003307783,"name":"Accounting and finance"}], 
    "life_events": [{"id":6003054185372,"name":"Recently Moved"}], 
    "relationship_statuses": [2,4] 
  }' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Available Fields

Name Description

genders

type: array

gender-based targeting.

1=male

2=female.

Defaults to all.

age_min

type: int

Minimum age. If used, must be 13 or higher. Default to 18

age_max

type: in

Maximum age. If used, must be 65 or lower.

Location

Search and retrieve values for location targeting at Targeting Search API. This targeting has two parameters: geo_locations to target locations, and optionally excluded_geo_locations to exclude areas.

You can now use country_groups for geo_locations. Target broader geographic regions such as Europe or North America

Available Fields

Name Description

countries

type: array

Country targeting. Requires array of country codes. Targeting Search, Countries. Example: 'countries': ['US']

regions

type: array

State, province, or region. Available values, see Targeting Search, Regions. Limit: 200.
Example: 'regions': [{'key':'3847'}]

cities

type: array

Specify key, radius & distance_unit. For key, see Targeting Search, Cities. radius is a distance around cities, from 10 to 50 miles or 17 to 80 kilometers. distance_unit is mile or kilometer. Limit: 250.
Example: 'cities': [{'key':'2430536', 'radius':12, 'distance_unit':'mile'}]

zips

type: array

Target Zip Code, See targeting search API. Limit: 50,000. Formerly 2,500. If you provide more than 2,500 we create an array known as location_cluster which represents a set of zip codes. Example: 'zips':[{'key':'US:94304'},{'key':'US:00501'}]

To read a location_cluster and see the locations targeted: GET /location_cluster_ID

To edit a location_cluster, specify locations: POST /location_cluster_ID

custom_locations

type: Array of objects

Available for all objectives. Provide exact location in latitude and longitude or address as the center of an area. Also specify radius for your location from .63 to 50 miles, or 1 to 80 kilometers. distance_unit is miles or kilometers; default is mile. Limit: 200. PO Box alone is not supported in address_string. You must provide at minimum, a street address. Example 'custom_locations':[{'address_string': '1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA', 'radius': 5},{'latitude': 36, 'longitude': -121.0, 'radius': 5, 'distance_unit': 'kilometer'},]

custom_locations.latitude

type: float

Latitude of location

custom_locations.longitude

type: float

Longitude of location

custom_locations.name

type: string

Name for address. You can use with latitude and longitude values for geo location targeting without providing address_string

custom_locations.radius

type: float

Radius around latitude/longitude, in miles unless otherwise in distance_unit. From 0.63 to 50 miles, or 1 to 80 kilometers.

custom_locations.distance_unit

type: string

Optional.

kilometer or mile; default mile

custom_locations.address_string

type: string

Address at latitude/longitude, such as 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA. Suggested format: street number street name, city, state/province, country. Exclude postal codes.

geo_markets

type: array of objects

Key for market, formatted “DMA:501”. We support all designated market areas (DMA). Get DMA codes at Targeting Search querying by DMA name. Limit: 2500
Example 'geo_markets':[{'key': 'DMA:501', 'name': 'New York'},{'key': 'DMA:543', 'name': 'Springfield-Holyoke'},]

electoral_district

type: array

Key for electoral districts. Get districts at Targeting Search, Electoral.
Example: 'electoral_districts':[{'key':'US:AK00'},{'key':'US:CA01'},{'key':'US:NY14'}]

location_types

type: array of strings

Options:
recent: People whose recent location is selected area, as determined from mobile device data. Not available to exclud locations.


home: People whose stated location in Facebook profile “current city” is in an area. Facebook validates this by IP and information from their friends’ profile locations.
travel_in: People whose most recent location is selected area. Determined by mobile device data, and more than 100 miles from stated current city in their Facebook profile. Not available to exclude locations.


Please Note:

  • If no location_types, defaults to ['home'].
  • You cannot use travel_in with other values in location_types.
  • To target “people living in or recently in this location”, add both recent and home in location_types.

Examples:

'location_types':['recent', 'home']

'location_types':['travel_in']

country_groups

type: array of strings

Global geographical regions and free trade areas. Provide array of country group codes:


worldwide: Worldwide.

africa: Africa.

afta: ASEAN Free Trade Area.

android_app_store: paid apps supporting countries in Android app store.

android_free_store: free apps supporting countries in Android app store.

apec: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

asia: Asia

caribbean: Caribbean.

central_america: Central America.

cisfta: Commonwealth of Independent States Free Trade Area.

eea: European Economic Area.

emerging_markets: countries in Emerging Markets

europe: Europe.

gcc: Gulf Cooperation Council.

itunes_app_store: supported countries for iTunes app store.

mercosur: MERCOSUR.

nafta: North American Free Trade Agreement.

north_america: North America.

oceania: Oceania.

south_america: South America.


See Targeting Search, Country Groups.

Example: 'country_groups': ['asia','mercosur']

Examples

Target By Countries

curl -X POST \ -F 'name="My Reach Ad Set"' \ -F 'optimization_goal="REACH"' \ -F 'billing_event="IMPRESSIONS"' \ -F 'bid_amount=2' \ -F 'daily_budget=1000' \ -F 'campaign_id="<AD_CAMPAIGN_ID>"' \ -F 'targeting={ "geo_locations": { "countries": [ "US" ] }, "facebook_positions": [ "feed" ] }' \ -F 'status="PAUSED"' \ -F 'promoted_object={ "page_id": "<PAGE_ID>" }' \ -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \ https://graph.facebook.com/v5.0/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets
'use strict'; const bizSdk = require('facebook-nodejs-business-sdk'); const AdAccount = bizSdk.AdAccount; const AdSet = bizSdk.AdSet; const access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; const app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; const app_id = '<APP_ID>'; const id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; const api = bizSdk.FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token); const showDebugingInfo = true; // Setting this to true shows more debugging info. if (showDebugingInfo) { api.setDebug(true); } const logApiCallResult = (apiCallName, data) => { console.log(apiCallName); if (showDebugingInfo) { console.log('Data:' + JSON.stringify(data)); } }; let fields, params; fields = [ ]; params = { 'name' : 'My Reach Ad Set', 'optimization_goal' : 'REACH', 'billing_event' : 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount' : '2', 'daily_budget' : '1000', 'campaign_id' : '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'targeting' : {'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'facebook_positions':['feed']}, 'status' : 'PAUSED', 'promoted_object' : {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, }; const adsets = (new AdAccount(id)).createAdSet( fields, params ); logApiCallResult('adsets api call complete.', adsets);
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php'; use FacebookAds\Object\AdAccount; use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet; use FacebookAds\Api; use FacebookAds\Logger\CurlLogger; $access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; $app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; $app_id = '<APP_ID>'; $id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; $api = Api::init($app_id, $app_secret, $access_token); $api->setLogger(new CurlLogger()); $fields = array( ); $params = array( 'name' => 'My Reach Ad Set', 'optimization_goal' => 'REACH', 'billing_event' => 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount' => '2', 'daily_budget' => '1000', 'campaign_id' => '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'targeting' => array('geo_locations' => array('countries' => array('US')),'facebook_positions' => array('feed')), 'status' => 'PAUSED', 'promoted_object' => array('page_id' => '<pageID>'), ); echo json_encode((new AdAccount($id))->createAdSet( $fields, $params )->exportAllData(), JSON_PRETTY_PRINT);
from facebook_business.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount from facebook_business.adobjects.adset import AdSet from facebook_business.api import FacebookAdsApi access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token=access_token) fields = [ ] params = { 'name': 'My Reach Ad Set', 'optimization_goal': 'REACH', 'billing_event': 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount': '2', 'daily_budget': '1000', 'campaign_id': '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'targeting': {'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'facebook_positions':['feed']}, 'status': 'PAUSED', 'promoted_object': {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, } print AdAccount(id).create_ad_set( fields=fields, params=params, )
import com.facebook.ads.sdk.*; import java.io.File; import java.util.Arrays; public class SAMPLE_CODE_EXAMPLE { public static void main (String args[]) throws APIException { String access_token = \"<ACCESS_TOKEN>\"; String app_secret = \"<APP_SECRET>\"; String app_id = \"<APP_ID>\"; String id = \"<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>\"; APIContext context = new APIContext(access_token).enableDebug(true); new AdAccount(id, context).createAdSet() .setName(\"My Reach Ad Set\") .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH) .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS) .setBidAmount(2L) .setDailyBudget(1000L) .setCampaignId(\"<adCampaignLinkClicksID>\") .setTargeting( new Targeting() .setFieldFacebookPositions(Arrays.asList(\"feed\")) .setFieldGeoLocations( new TargetingGeoLocation() .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList(\"US\")) ) ) .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED) .setPromotedObject(\"{\\"page_id\\":\\"<pageID>\\"}\") .execute(); } }
require 'facebook_ads' access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAds.configure do |config| config.access_token = access_token config.app_secret = app_secret end ad_account = FacebookAds::AdAccount.get(id) adsets = ad_account.adsets.create({ name: 'My Reach Ad Set', optimization_goal: 'REACH', billing_event: 'IMPRESSIONS', bid_amount: '2', daily_budget: '1000', campaign_id: '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', targeting: {'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'facebook_positions':['feed']}, status: 'PAUSED', promoted_object: {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, })

Location Targeting With Exclusions

curl -X POST \ -F 'name="My Reach Ad Set"' \ -F 'optimization_goal="REACH"' \ -F 'billing_event="IMPRESSIONS"' \ -F 'bid_amount=2' \ -F 'daily_budget=1000' \ -F 'campaign_id="<AD_CAMPAIGN_ID>"' \ -F 'targeting={ "excluded_geo_locations": { "regions": [ { "key": "3847" } ] }, "geo_locations": { "countries": [ "US" ] }, "facebook_positions": [ "feed" ] }' \ -F 'status="PAUSED"' \ -F 'promoted_object={ "page_id": "<PAGE_ID>" }' \ -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \ https://graph.facebook.com/v5.0/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets
'use strict'; const bizSdk = require('facebook-nodejs-business-sdk'); const AdAccount = bizSdk.AdAccount; const AdSet = bizSdk.AdSet; const access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; const app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; const app_id = '<APP_ID>'; const id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; const api = bizSdk.FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token); const showDebugingInfo = true; // Setting this to true shows more debugging info. if (showDebugingInfo) { api.setDebug(true); } const logApiCallResult = (apiCallName, data) => { console.log(apiCallName); if (showDebugingInfo) { console.log('Data:' + JSON.stringify(data)); } }; let fields, params; fields = [ ]; params = { 'name' : 'My Reach Ad Set', 'optimization_goal' : 'REACH', 'billing_event' : 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount' : '2', 'daily_budget' : '1000', 'campaign_id' : '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'targeting' : {'excluded_geo_locations':{'regions':[{'key':'3847'}]},'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'facebook_positions':['feed']}, 'status' : 'PAUSED', 'promoted_object' : {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, }; const adsets = (new AdAccount(id)).createAdSet( fields, params ); logApiCallResult('adsets api call complete.', adsets);
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php'; use FacebookAds\Object\AdAccount; use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet; use FacebookAds\Api; use FacebookAds\Logger\CurlLogger; $access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; $app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; $app_id = '<APP_ID>'; $id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; $api = Api::init($app_id, $app_secret, $access_token); $api->setLogger(new CurlLogger()); $fields = array( ); $params = array( 'name' => 'My Reach Ad Set', 'optimization_goal' => 'REACH', 'billing_event' => 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount' => '2', 'daily_budget' => '1000', 'campaign_id' => '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'targeting' => array('excluded_geo_locations' => array('regions' => array(array('key' => '3847'))),'geo_locations' => array('countries' => array('US')),'facebook_positions' => array('feed')), 'status' => 'PAUSED', 'promoted_object' => array('page_id' => '<pageID>'), ); echo json_encode((new AdAccount($id))->createAdSet( $fields, $params )->exportAllData(), JSON_PRETTY_PRINT);
from facebook_business.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount from facebook_business.adobjects.adset import AdSet from facebook_business.api import FacebookAdsApi access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token=access_token) fields = [ ] params = { 'name': 'My Reach Ad Set', 'optimization_goal': 'REACH', 'billing_event': 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount': '2', 'daily_budget': '1000', 'campaign_id': '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'targeting': {'excluded_geo_locations':{'regions':[{'key':'3847'}]},'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'facebook_positions':['feed']}, 'status': 'PAUSED', 'promoted_object': {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, } print AdAccount(id).create_ad_set( fields=fields, params=params, )
import com.facebook.ads.sdk.*; import java.io.File; import java.util.Arrays; public class SAMPLE_CODE_EXAMPLE { public static void main (String args[]) throws APIException { String access_token = \"<ACCESS_TOKEN>\"; String app_secret = \"<APP_SECRET>\"; String app_id = \"<APP_ID>\"; String id = \"<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>\"; APIContext context = new APIContext(access_token).enableDebug(true); new AdAccount(id, context).createAdSet() .setName(\"My Reach Ad Set\") .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH) .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS) .setBidAmount(2L) .setDailyBudget(1000L) .setCampaignId(\"<adCampaignLinkClicksID>\") .setTargeting( new Targeting() .setFieldExcludedGeoLocations( new TargetingGeoLocation() .setFieldRegions(Arrays.asList( new TargetingGeoLocationRegion() .setFieldKey(\"3847\") )) ) .setFieldFacebookPositions(Arrays.asList(\"feed\")) .setFieldGeoLocations( new TargetingGeoLocation() .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList(\"US\")) ) ) .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED) .setPromotedObject(\"{\\"page_id\\":\\"<pageID>\\"}\") .execute(); } }
require 'facebook_ads' access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAds.configure do |config| config.access_token = access_token config.app_secret = app_secret end ad_account = FacebookAds::AdAccount.get(id) adsets = ad_account.adsets.create({ name: 'My Reach Ad Set', optimization_goal: 'REACH', billing_event: 'IMPRESSIONS', bid_amount: '2', daily_budget: '1000', campaign_id: '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', targeting: {'excluded_geo_locations':{'regions':[{'key':'3847'}]},'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'facebook_positions':['feed']}, status: 'PAUSED', promoted_object: {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, })

Target By Zip Codes

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My AdSet',
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::REACH,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      TargetingFields::ZIPS => array(
        array(
          'key' => 'US:94304',
        ),
        array(
          'key' => 'US:00501',
        ),
      ),
    ),
  )),
));
$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_ACTIVE,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet

adset = AdSet(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
adset.update({
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My AdSet',
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 150,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 2000,
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        'geo_locations': {
            'zips': [
                {
                    'key': 'US:94304',
                },
                {
                    'key': 'US:00501',
                },
            ],
        },
    },
})
adset.remote_create(params={
    'status': AdSet.Status.active,
})
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My AdSet")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldZips(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationZip()
              .setFieldKey("US:94304")
          , 
            new TargetingGeoLocationZip()
              .setFieldKey("US:00501")
          ))
      )
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_ACTIVE)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My AdSet' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=REACH' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={"geo_locations":{"zips":[{"key":"US:94304"},{"key":"US:00501"}]}}' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Target by Custom Locations, DMAs and Location Types

The following code sets up targeting for:

  • 5 miles around 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA
  • 5 kilometers around latitude 36 longitude -121.0
  • DMAs 501 and 543 with location type as recent and home
use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My AdSet',
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::REACH,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'custom_locations' => array(
        array(
          'address_string' => '1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA',
          'radius' => '5',
        ),
        array(
          'latitude' => '36',
          'longitude' => '-121.0',
          'radius' => '5',
          'distance_unit' => 'kilometer',
        ),
      ),
      'geo_markets' => array(
        array(
          'key' => 'DMA:501',
          'name' => 'New York',
        ),
        array(
          'key' => 'DMA:543',
          'name' => 'Springfield-Holyoke',
        ),
      ),
      'location_types' => array('recent', 'home'),
    ),
  )),
));
$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_ACTIVE,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet

adset = AdSet(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
adset.update({
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My AdSet',
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 150,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 2000,
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        'geo_locations': {
            'custom_locations': [
                {
                    'custom_type': 'multi_city',
                    'min_population': 500000,
                    'max_population': 1000000,
                    'country': 'BR',
                },
                {
                    'custom_type': 'multi_city',
                    'country_group': 'Europe',
                },
            ],
            'location_types': ['recent', 'home'],
        },
    },
})
adset.remote_create(params={
    'status': AdSet.Status.active,
})
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My AdSet")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCustomLocations(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationCustomLocation()
              .setFieldAddressString("1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA")
              .setFieldRadius((double) 5)
          , 
            new TargetingGeoLocationCustomLocation()
              .setFieldDistanceUnit("kilometer")
              .setFieldLatitude((double) 36)
              .setFieldLongitude((double) -121.0)
              .setFieldRadius((double) 5)
          ))
          .setFieldGeoMarkets(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationMarket()
              .setFieldKey("DMA:501")
              .setFieldName("New York")
          , 
            new TargetingGeoLocationMarket()
              .setFieldKey("DMA:543")
              .setFieldName("Springfield-Holyoke")
          ))
          .setFieldLocationTypes(Arrays.asList("recent", "home"))
      )
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_ACTIVE)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My AdSet' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=REACH' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "geo_locations": { 
      "custom_locations": [ 
        {"address_string":"1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA","radius":"5"}, 
        { 
          "latitude": "36", 
          "longitude": "-121.0", 
          "radius": "5", 
          "distance_unit": "kilometer" 
        } 
      ], 
      "geo_markets": [ 
        {"key":"DMA:501","name":"New York"}, 
        {"key":"DMA:543","name":"Springfield-Holyoke"} 
      ], 
      "location_types": ["recent","home"] 
    } 
  }' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Search And Targeting

To target males age 20-24 within 10 miles of Menlo Park, CA or living in Texas or in Japan:

Step 1

First, get Japan's country code:

use FacebookAds\Object\TargetingSearch;
use FacebookAds\Object\Search\TargetingSearchTypes;

$result = TargetingSearch::search(
  TargetingSearchTypes::GEOLOCATION,
  null,
  'japan',
  array(
    'location_types' => array('country'),
  ));
from facebookads.adobjects.targetingsearch import TargetingSearch
params = {
    'q': 'japan',
    'type': 'adgeolocation',
    'location_types': ['country'],
}

resp = TargetingSearch.search(params=params)
print(resp)
curl -G \
  -d 'location_types=["country"]' \
  -d 'type=adgeolocation' \
  -d 'q=japan' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/search
Step 2

Get Texas's region code:

use FacebookAds\Object\TargetingSearch;
use FacebookAds\Object\Search\TargetingSearchTypes;

$result = TargetingSearch::search(
  TargetingSearchTypes::GEOLOCATION,
  null,
  'texas',
  array(
    'location_types' => array('region'),
  ));
from facebookads.adobjects.targetingsearch import TargetingSearch
params = {
    'q': 'texas',
    'type': 'adgeolocation',
    'location_types': ['region'],
}

resp = TargetingSearch.search(params=params)
print(resp)
curl -G \
  -d 'location_types=["region"]' \
  -d 'type=adgeolocation' \
  -d 'q=texas' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/search
Step 3

Search Menlo Park, CA city code:

use FacebookAds\Object\TargetingSearch;
use FacebookAds\Object\Search\TargetingSearchTypes;

$result = TargetingSearch::search(
  TargetingSearchTypes::GEOLOCATION,
  null,
  'menlo',
  array(
    'location_types' => array('city'),
  ));
from facebookads.adobjects.targetingsearch import TargetingSearch
params = {
    'q': 'menlo',
    'type': 'adgeolocation',
    'location_types': ['city'],
}

resp = TargetingSearch.search(params=params)
print(resp)
curl -G \
  -d 'location_types=["city"]' \
  -d 'type=adgeolocation' \
  -d 'q=menlo' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/search
Step 4

Provide genders and age as age_min and age_max.

Step 5

Our targeting spec is ready with country, region and city codes:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;


$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My First AdSet',
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 10000,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 300,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::REACH,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::PROMOTED_OBJECT => array(
    'page_id' => <PAGE_ID>,
  ),
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'countries' => array('JP'),
      'regions' => array(array('key' => '3886')),
      'cities' => array(
        array(
          'key' => '2420605',
          'radius' => 10,
          'distance_unit' => 'mile',
        ),
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::GENDERS => array(1),
    TargetingFields::AGE_MIN => 20,
    TargetingFields::AGE_MAX => 24,
    TargetingFields::PUBLISHER_PLATFORMS => array(
      'facebook',
      'audience_network',
    ),
    TargetingFields::DEVICE_PLATFORMS => array('mobile'),
  )),
));


$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

adset = AdSet(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
adset.update({
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My AdSet',
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 150,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 2000,
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.promoted_object: {'page_id': <PAGE_ID>},
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        Targeting.Field.geo_locations: {
            'countries': ['JP'],
            'regions': [
                {'key': '3886'},
            ],
            'cities': [
                {
                    'key': '2420605',
                    'radius': '10',
                    'distance_unit': 'mile',
                },
            ],
        },
        Targeting.Field.genders: [1],
        Targeting.Field.age_min: 20,
        Targeting.Field.age_max: 24,
        Targeting.Field.publisher_platforms: ['facebook', 'audience_network'],
        Targeting.Field.device_platforms: ['mobile'],
    },
})
adset.remote_create(params={
    'status': AdSet.Status.active,
})
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My First AdSet")
  .setDailyBudget(10000L)
  .setBidAmount(300L)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setPromotedObject("{\"page_id\":\"" + <PAGE_ID> + "\"}")
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldAgeMax(24L)
      .setFieldAgeMin(20L)
      .setFieldDevicePlatforms(Arrays.asList(Targeting.EnumDevicePlatforms.VALUE_MOBILE))
      .setFieldGenders(Arrays.asList(1L))
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCities(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationCity()
              .setFieldDistanceUnit("mile")
              .setFieldKey("2420605")
              .setFieldRadius(10L)
          ))
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("JP"))
          .setFieldRegions(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationRegion()
              .setFieldKey("3886")
          ))
      )
      .setFieldPublisherPlatforms(Arrays.asList("facebook", "audience_network"))
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My First AdSet' \
  -F 'daily_budget=10000' \
  -F 'bid_amount=300' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=REACH' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'promoted_object={"page_id":"<PAGE_ID>"}' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "age_max": 24, 
    "age_min": 20, 
    "device_platforms": ["mobile"], 
    "genders": [1], 
    "geo_locations": { 
      "countries": ["JP"], 
      "regions": [{"key":"3886"}], 
      "cities": [ 
        { 
          "key": "2420605", 
          "radius": 10, 
          "distance_unit": "mile" 
        } 
      ] 
    }, 
    "publisher_platforms": ["facebook","audience_network"] 
  }' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Target Multiple Cities

Set custom_type to 'multi_city' and define either country or country_group as described before. Additional, optional, parameters are:

Name Description

min_population

type: int

The minimum population threshold on which the cities are chosen for targeting.

max_population

type: int

The maximum population threshold on which the cities are chosen for targeting.

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;

$adset = new AdSet();
$adset->setParentId('act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My AdSet',
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::REACH,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'custom_locations' => array(
        array(
          'custom_type' => 'multi_city',
          'min_population' => 500000,
          'max_population' => 1000000,
          'country' => 'BR',
        ),
        array(
          'custom_type' => 'multi_city',
          'country_group' => 'Europe',
        ),
      ),
      'location_types' => array('recent', 'home'),
    ),
  )),
));
$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_ACTIVE,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet

ad_account = AdAccount(fbid='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')

params = {
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My AdSet',
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 150,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 2000,
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        'geo_locations': {
            'custom_locations': [
                {
                    'custom_type': 'multi_city',
                    'min_population': 500000,
                    'max_population': 1000000,
                    'country': 'BR',
                },
                {
                    'custom_type': 'multi_city',
                    'country_group': 'Europe',
                },
            ],
            'location_types': ['recent', 'home'],
        },
    },
    AdSet.Field.status: AdSet.Status.active,
}
adset = ad_account.create_ad_set(params=params)
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My First AdSet")
  .setDailyBudget(10000L)
  .setBidAmount(300L)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setPromotedObject("{\"page_id\":\"" + <PAGE_ID> + "\"}")
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldAgeMax(24L)
      .setFieldAgeMin(20L)
      .setFieldDevicePlatforms(Arrays.asList(Targeting.EnumDevicePlatforms.VALUE_MOBILE))
      .setFieldGenders(Arrays.asList(1L))
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCustomLocations(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationCustomLocation()
              .setFieldCountry("BR")
              .setFieldCustomType("multi_city")
              .setFieldMaxPopulation(1000000L)
              .setFieldMinPopulation(500000L)
          , 
            new TargetingGeoLocationCustomLocation()
              .setFieldCountryGroup("Asia")
              .setFieldCustomType("multi_city")
          ))
          .setFieldLocationTypes(Arrays.asList("recent", "home"))
      )
      .setFieldPublisherPlatforms(Arrays.asList("facebook", "audience_network"))
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My AdSet' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=REACH' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "geo_locations": { 
      "custom_locations": [ 
        { 
          "custom_type": "multi_city", 
          "min_population": 500000, 
          "max_population": 1000000, 
          "country": "BR" 
        }, 
        {"custom_type":"multi_city","country_group":"Europe"} 
      ], 
      "location_types": ["recent","home"] 
    } 
  }' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Interest Targeting

Target based on interests from someone's timeline, from Pages liked or from keywords associated with Pages or apps someone uses. See Targeting Search, Interests.

To target people interested in soccer, first query:

use FacebookAds\Object\TargetingSearch;
use FacebookAds\Object\Search\TargetingSearchTypes;

$result = TargetingSearch::search(
  TargetingSearchTypes::INTEREST,
  null,
  'soccer');
from facebookads.adobjects.targetingsearch import TargetingSearch
params = {
    'q': 'soccer',
    'type': 'adinterest',
}

resp = TargetingSearch.search(params=params)
print(resp)
curl -G \
  -d 'type=adinterest' \
  -d 'q=soccer' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/search

Add this interest by name and id to a targeting spec, where path is the path of this interest in ads tools.

curl -X POST \ -F 'name="My First AdSet"' \ -F 'daily_budget=10000' \ -F 'bid_amount=300' \ -F 'billing_event="IMPRESSIONS"' \ -F 'optimization_goal="REACH"' \ -F 'campaign_id="<AD_CAMPAIGN_ID>"' \ -F 'promoted_object={ "page_id": "<PAGE_ID>" }' \ -F 'targeting={ "facebook_positions": [ "feed" ], "geo_locations": { "countries": [ "US" ], "regions": [ { "key": "4081" } ], "cities": [ { "key": 777934, "radius": 10, "distance_unit": "mile" } ] }, "genders": [ 1 ], "age_max": 24, "age_min": 20, "publisher_platforms": [ "facebook", "audience_network" ], "device_platforms": [ "mobile" ], "flexible_spec": [ { "interests": [ { "id": "<INTEREST_ID>", "name": "<INTEREST_NAME>" } ] } ] }' \ -F 'status="PAUSED"' \ -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \ https://graph.facebook.com/v5.0/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets
'use strict'; const bizSdk = require('facebook-nodejs-business-sdk'); const AdAccount = bizSdk.AdAccount; const AdSet = bizSdk.AdSet; const access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; const app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; const app_id = '<APP_ID>'; const id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; const api = bizSdk.FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token); const showDebugingInfo = true; // Setting this to true shows more debugging info. if (showDebugingInfo) { api.setDebug(true); } const logApiCallResult = (apiCallName, data) => { console.log(apiCallName); if (showDebugingInfo) { console.log('Data:' + JSON.stringify(data)); } }; let fields, params; fields = [ ]; params = { 'name' : 'My First AdSet', 'daily_budget' : '10000', 'bid_amount' : '300', 'billing_event' : 'IMPRESSIONS', 'optimization_goal' : 'REACH', 'campaign_id' : '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'promoted_object' : {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, 'targeting' : {'facebook_positions':['feed'],'geo_locations':{'countries':['US'],'regions':[{'key':'4081'}],'cities':[{'key':777934,'radius':10,'distance_unit':'mile'}]},'genders':[1],'age_max':24,'age_min':20,'publisher_platforms':['facebook','audience_network'],'device_platforms':['mobile'],'flexible_spec':[{'interests':[{'id':'<adsInterestID>','name':'<adsInterestName>'}]}]}, 'status' : 'PAUSED', }; const adsets = (new AdAccount(id)).createAdSet( fields, params ); logApiCallResult('adsets api call complete.', adsets);
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php'; use FacebookAds\Object\AdAccount; use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet; use FacebookAds\Api; use FacebookAds\Logger\CurlLogger; $access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; $app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; $app_id = '<APP_ID>'; $id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; $api = Api::init($app_id, $app_secret, $access_token); $api->setLogger(new CurlLogger()); $fields = array( ); $params = array( 'name' => 'My First AdSet', 'daily_budget' => '10000', 'bid_amount' => '300', 'billing_event' => 'IMPRESSIONS', 'optimization_goal' => 'REACH', 'campaign_id' => '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'promoted_object' => array('page_id' => '<pageID>'), 'targeting' => array('facebook_positions' => array('feed'),'geo_locations' => array('countries' => array('US'),'regions' => array(array('key' => '4081')),'cities' => array(array('key' => 777934,'radius' => 10,'distance_unit' => 'mile'))),'genders' => array(1),'age_max' => 24,'age_min' => 20,'publisher_platforms' => array('facebook','audience_network'),'device_platforms' => array('mobile'),'flexible_spec' => array(array('interests' => array(array('id' => '<adsInterestID>','name' => '<adsInterestName>'))))), 'status' => 'PAUSED', ); echo json_encode((new AdAccount($id))->createAdSet( $fields, $params )->exportAllData(), JSON_PRETTY_PRINT);
from facebook_business.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount from facebook_business.adobjects.adset import AdSet from facebook_business.api import FacebookAdsApi access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token=access_token) fields = [ ] params = { 'name': 'My First AdSet', 'daily_budget': '10000', 'bid_amount': '300', 'billing_event': 'IMPRESSIONS', 'optimization_goal': 'REACH', 'campaign_id': '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', 'promoted_object': {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, 'targeting': {'facebook_positions':['feed'],'geo_locations':{'countries':['US'],'regions':[{'key':'4081'}],'cities':[{'key':777934,'radius':10,'distance_unit':'mile'}]},'genders':[1],'age_max':24,'age_min':20,'publisher_platforms':['facebook','audience_network'],'device_platforms':['mobile'],'flexible_spec':[{'interests':[{'id':'<adsInterestID>','name':'<adsInterestName>'}]}]}, 'status': 'PAUSED', } print AdAccount(id).create_ad_set( fields=fields, params=params, )
import com.facebook.ads.sdk.*; import java.io.File; import java.util.Arrays; public class SAMPLE_CODE_EXAMPLE { public static void main (String args[]) throws APIException { String access_token = \"<ACCESS_TOKEN>\"; String app_secret = \"<APP_SECRET>\"; String app_id = \"<APP_ID>\"; String id = \"<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>\"; APIContext context = new APIContext(access_token).enableDebug(true); new AdAccount(id, context).createAdSet() .setName(\"My First AdSet\") .setDailyBudget(10000L) .setBidAmount(300L) .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS) .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH) .setCampaignId(\"<adCampaignLinkClicksID>\") .setPromotedObject(\"{\\"page_id\\":\\"<pageID>\\"}\") .setTargeting( new Targeting() .setFieldAgeMax(24L) .setFieldAgeMin(20L) .setFieldDevicePlatforms(Arrays.asList(Targeting.EnumDevicePlatforms.VALUE_MOBILE)) .setFieldFacebookPositions(Arrays.asList(\"feed\")) .setFieldFlexibleSpec(Arrays.asList( new FlexibleTargeting() .setFieldInterests(Arrays.asList( new IDName() .setFieldId(\"<adsInterestID>\") .setFieldName(\"<adsInterestName>\") )) )) .setFieldGenders(Arrays.asList(1L)) .setFieldGeoLocations( new TargetingGeoLocation() .setFieldCities(Arrays.asList( new TargetingGeoLocationCity() .setFieldDistanceUnit(\"mile\") .setFieldKey(777934L) .setFieldRadius(10L) )) .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList(\"US\")) .setFieldRegions(Arrays.asList( new TargetingGeoLocationRegion() .setFieldKey(\"4081\") )) ) .setFieldPublisherPlatforms(Arrays.asList(\"facebook\", \"audience_network\")) ) .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED) .execute(); } }
require 'facebook_ads' access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAds.configure do |config| config.access_token = access_token config.app_secret = app_secret end ad_account = FacebookAds::AdAccount.get(id) adsets = ad_account.adsets.create({ name: 'My First AdSet', daily_budget: '10000', bid_amount: '300', billing_event: 'IMPRESSIONS', optimization_goal: 'REACH', campaign_id: '<adCampaignLinkClicksID>', promoted_object: {'page_id':'<pageID>'}, targeting: {'facebook_positions':['feed'],'geo_locations':{'countries':['US'],'regions':[{'key':'4081'}],'cities':[{'key':777934,'radius':10,'distance_unit':'mile'}]},'genders':[1],'age_max':24,'age_min':20,'publisher_platforms':['facebook','audience_network'],'device_platforms':['mobile'],'flexible_spec':[{'interests':[{'id':'<adsInterestID>','name':'<adsInterestName>'}]}]}, status: 'PAUSED', })

Here's another example:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My AdSet',
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::REACH,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'countries' => array(
        'US',
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::INTERESTS => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6003139266461,
        'name' => 'Movies',
      ),
      array(
        'id' => 6003397425735,
        'name' => 'Tennis',
      ),
      array(
        'id' => 6003659420716,
        'name' => 'Cooking',
      ),
    ),
  )),
));
$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_ACTIVE,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet

adset = AdSet(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
adset.update({
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My AdSet',
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 150,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 2000,
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        'geo_locations': {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        'interests': [
            {
                'id': 6003139266461,
                'name': 'Movies',
            },
            {
                'id': 6003397425735,
                'name': 'Tennis',
            },
            {
                'id': 6003659420716,
                'name': 'Cooking',
            },
        ],
    },
})
adset.remote_create(params={
    'status': AdSet.Status.active,
})
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My AdSet")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("US"))
      )
      .setFieldInterests(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6003139266461")
          .setFieldName("Movies")
      , 
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6003397425735")
          .setFieldName("Tennis")
      , 
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6003659420716")
          .setFieldName("Cooking")
      ))
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_ACTIVE)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My AdSet' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=REACH' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US"]}, 
    "interests": [ 
      {"id":6003139266461,"name":"Movies"}, 
      {"id":6003397425735,"name":"Tennis"}, 
      {"id":6003659420716,"name":"Cooking"} 
    ] 
  }' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Available Fields

Name Description

interests

type: array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields: 'interests':[{id: 6003139266461, 'name': 'Movies'}, {id: 6003139266462}, 6003139266463]

Behavioral Targeting

Target based on digital activities, devices people use, past or intended purchases, and travel. View options at Browse such as Frequent Travelers. See Targeting Search API.

use FacebookAds\Object\TargetingSearch;
use FacebookAds\Object\Search\TargetingSearchTypes;

$result = TargetingSearch::search(
  TargetingSearchTypes::TARGETING_CATEGORY,
  'behaviors');
from facebookads.adobjects.targetingsearch import TargetingSearch
params = {
    'type': 'adTargetingCategory',
    'class': 'behaviors',
}

resp = TargetingSearch.search(params=params)
print(resp)
curl -G \
  -d 'type=adTargetingCategory' \
  -d 'class=behaviors' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/search

Add the behavior to targeting_spec:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;


$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My First AdSet',
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 10000,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 300,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::REACH,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::PROMOTED_OBJECT => array(
    'page_id' => <PAGE_ID>,
  ),
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'countries' => array('JP'),
      'regions' => array(array('key' => '3886')),
      'cities' => array(
        array(
          'key' => '2420605',
          'radius' => 10,
          'distance_unit' => 'mile',
        ),
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::GENDERS => array(1),
    TargetingFields::AGE_MIN => 20,
    TargetingFields::AGE_MAX => 24,
    TargetingFields::PUBLISHER_PLATFORMS => array(
      'facebook',
      'audience_network',
    ),
    TargetingFields::DEVICE_PLATFORMS => array('mobile'),
    TargetingFields::INTERESTS => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6003107902433,
        'name' => 'Association football (Soccer)',
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::BEHAVIORS => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6002714895372,
        'name' => 'All frequent travelers',
      ),
    ),
  )),
));


$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

adset = AdSet(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
adset.update({
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My AdSet',
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 150,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 2000,
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.promoted_object: {'page_id': <PAGE_ID>},
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        Targeting.Field.geo_locations: {
            'countries': ['JP'],
            'regions': [
                {'key': '3886'},
            ],
            'cities': [
                {
                    'key': '2420605',
                    'radius': '10',
                    'distance_unit': 'mile',
                },
            ],
        },
        Targeting.Field.genders: [1],
        Targeting.Field.age_min: 20,
        Targeting.Field.age_max: 24,
        Targeting.Field.publisher_platforms: ['facebook', 'audience_network'],
        Targeting.Field.device_platforms: ['mobile'],
        Targeting.Field.interests: [
            {
                'id': 6003107902433,
                'name': 'Association football (Soccer)',
            },
        ],
        Targeting.Field.behaviors: [
            {
                'id': 6002714895372,
                'name': 'All frequent travelers',
            },
        ],
    },
})
adset.remote_create(params={
    'status': AdSet.Status.active,
})
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My First AdSet")
  .setDailyBudget(10000L)
  .setBidAmount(300L)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setPromotedObject("{\"page_id\":\"" + <PAGE_ID> + "\"}")
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldAgeMax(24L)
      .setFieldAgeMin(20L)
      .setFieldBehaviors(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6002714895372")
          .setFieldName("All frequent travelers")
      ))
      .setFieldDevicePlatforms(Arrays.asList(Targeting.EnumDevicePlatforms.VALUE_MOBILE))
      .setFieldGenders(Arrays.asList(1L))
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCities(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationCity()
              .setFieldDistanceUnit("mile")
              .setFieldKey("2420605")
              .setFieldRadius(10L)
          ))
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("JP"))
          .setFieldRegions(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationRegion()
              .setFieldKey("3886")
          ))
      )
      .setFieldInterests(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6003107902433")
          .setFieldName("Association football (Soccer)")
      ))
      .setFieldPublisherPlatforms(Arrays.asList("facebook", "audience_network"))
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My First AdSet' \
  -F 'daily_budget=10000' \
  -F 'bid_amount=300' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=REACH' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'promoted_object={"page_id":"<PAGE_ID>"}' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "age_max": 24, 
    "age_min": 20, 
    "behaviors": [{"id":6002714895372,"name":"All frequent travelers"}], 
    "device_platforms": ["mobile"], 
    "genders": [1], 
    "geo_locations": { 
      "countries": ["JP"], 
      "regions": [{"key":"3886"}], 
      "cities": [ 
        { 
          "key": "2420605", 
          "radius": 10, 
          "distance_unit": "mile" 
        } 
      ] 
    }, 
    "interests": [{"id":6003107902433,"name":"Association football (Soccer)"}], 
    "publisher_platforms": ["facebook","audience_network"] 
  }' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.11/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Another example:

curl -X POST \ -F 'name="My AdSet"' \ -F 'optimization_goal="REACH"' \ -F 'billing_event="IMPRESSIONS"' \ -F 'bid_amount=2' \ -F 'daily_budget=1000' \ -F 'campaign_id="<AD_CAMPAIGN_ID>"' \ -F 'targeting={ "facebook_positions": [ "feed" ], "geo_locations": { "countries": [ "US" ] }, "behaviors": [ { "id": 6007101597783, "name": "Business Travelers" }, { "id": 6004386044572, "name": "Android Owners (All)" } ] }' \ -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \ https://graph.facebook.com/v5.0/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets
'use strict'; const bizSdk = require('facebook-nodejs-business-sdk'); const AdAccount = bizSdk.AdAccount; const AdSet = bizSdk.AdSet; const access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; const app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; const app_id = '<APP_ID>'; const id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; const api = bizSdk.FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token); const showDebugingInfo = true; // Setting this to true shows more debugging info. if (showDebugingInfo) { api.setDebug(true); } const logApiCallResult = (apiCallName, data) => { console.log(apiCallName); if (showDebugingInfo) { console.log('Data:' + JSON.stringify(data)); } }; let fields, params; fields = [ ]; params = { 'name' : 'My AdSet', 'optimization_goal' : 'REACH', 'billing_event' : 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount' : '2', 'daily_budget' : '1000', 'campaign_id' : '<adCampaignConversionsID>', 'targeting' : {'facebook_positions':['feed'],'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'behaviors':[{'id':6007101597783,'name':'Business Travelers'},{'id':6004386044572,'name':'Android Owners (All)'}]}, }; const adsets = (new AdAccount(id)).createAdSet( fields, params ); logApiCallResult('adsets api call complete.', adsets);
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php'; use FacebookAds\Object\AdAccount; use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet; use FacebookAds\Api; use FacebookAds\Logger\CurlLogger; $access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>'; $app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>'; $app_id = '<APP_ID>'; $id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>'; $api = Api::init($app_id, $app_secret, $access_token); $api->setLogger(new CurlLogger()); $fields = array( ); $params = array( 'name' => 'My AdSet', 'optimization_goal' => 'REACH', 'billing_event' => 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount' => '2', 'daily_budget' => '1000', 'campaign_id' => '<adCampaignConversionsID>', 'targeting' => array('facebook_positions' => array('feed'),'geo_locations' => array('countries' => array('US')),'behaviors' => array(array('id' => 6007101597783,'name' => 'Business Travelers'),array('id' => 6004386044572,'name' => 'Android Owners (All)'))), ); echo json_encode((new AdAccount($id))->createAdSet( $fields, $params )->exportAllData(), JSON_PRETTY_PRINT);
from facebook_business.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount from facebook_business.adobjects.adset import AdSet from facebook_business.api import FacebookAdsApi access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAdsApi.init(access_token=access_token) fields = [ ] params = { 'name': 'My AdSet', 'optimization_goal': 'REACH', 'billing_event': 'IMPRESSIONS', 'bid_amount': '2', 'daily_budget': '1000', 'campaign_id': '<adCampaignConversionsID>', 'targeting': {'facebook_positions':['feed'],'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'behaviors':[{'id':6007101597783,'name':'Business Travelers'},{'id':6004386044572,'name':'Android Owners (All)'}]}, } print AdAccount(id).create_ad_set( fields=fields, params=params, )
import com.facebook.ads.sdk.*; import java.io.File; import java.util.Arrays; public class SAMPLE_CODE_EXAMPLE { public static void main (String args[]) throws APIException { String access_token = \"<ACCESS_TOKEN>\"; String app_secret = \"<APP_SECRET>\"; String app_id = \"<APP_ID>\"; String id = \"<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>\"; APIContext context = new APIContext(access_token).enableDebug(true); new AdAccount(id, context).createAdSet() .setName(\"My AdSet\") .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH) .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS) .setBidAmount(2L) .setDailyBudget(1000L) .setCampaignId(\"<adCampaignConversionsID>\") .setTargeting( new Targeting() .setFieldBehaviors(Arrays.asList( new IDName() .setFieldId(6007101597783L) .setFieldName(\"Business Travelers\") , new IDName() .setFieldId(6004386044572L) .setFieldName(\"Android Owners (All)\") )) .setFieldFacebookPositions(Arrays.asList(\"feed\")) .setFieldGeoLocations( new TargetingGeoLocation() .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList(\"US\")) ) ) .execute(); } }
require 'facebook_ads' access_token = '<ACCESS_TOKEN>' app_secret = '<APP_SECRET>' app_id = '<APP_ID>' id = '<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>' FacebookAds.configure do |config| config.access_token = access_token config.app_secret = app_secret end ad_account = FacebookAds::AdAccount.get(id) adsets = ad_account.adsets.create({ name: 'My AdSet', optimization_goal: 'REACH', billing_event: 'IMPRESSIONS', bid_amount: '2', daily_budget: '1000', campaign_id: '<adCampaignConversionsID>', targeting: {'facebook_positions':['feed'],'geo_locations':{'countries':['US']},'behaviors':[{'id':6007101597783,'name':'Business Travelers'},{'id':6004386044572,'name':'Android Owners (All)'}]}, })

Available Fields

Name Description

behaviors

type: array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields: 'behaviors':[{id: 6004386044572, 'name': 'Android Owners (All)'}, {id: 6004386044573}, 6004386044574]

Resources

Other targeting:

  • Audience Network - Run ads on Audience Network and extend the reach of your link or app ads