Targeting

Reach the right people at the right place. Search, browse, and validate targeting options. Specify targeting options for your ad setin four areas: interests, demographics, behaviors and locations. Facebook delivers your ads only to people who match the criteria you select. Basic, or core targeting includes:

The week of September 10, 2017, we removed more than 3 million self-reported terms related to education and employment as targeting options in our ads interfaces. We did this after discovering a small percentage of people had entered offensive responses, in violation of our policies. After a thorough review, we are making additional changes to improve our policies, enforcement practices, and also adding back ~5,000 commonly used targeting terms that meet our Community Standards. For more information see Ads Developer Blog, Update to Self-Reported Profile Targeting Options.

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

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 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.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': {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        'relationship_statuses': [2, 4],
        'life_events': [
            {
                'id': 6003054185372,
                'name': 'Recently Moved',
            },
        ],
        'industries': [
            {
                'id': 6009003307783,
                'name': 'Accounting and finance',
            },
        ],
    },
    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 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/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets
Name Type Description

genders

array

gender-based targeting.

1=male

2=female.

Defaults to all.

age_min

int

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

age_max

int

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

Target by countries:

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

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My Ad Set',
  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'),
    ),
  )),
));
$adset->create(array(
  AdSet::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => AdSet::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

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

params = {
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My Ad Set',
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 1000,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.reach,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 2,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        Targeting.Field.geo_locations: {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
    },
    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 Ad Set")
  .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"))
      )
  )
  .setStatus(AdSet.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My Ad Set' \
  -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"]}}' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Target with exclusions:

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::EXCLUDED_GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'regions' => array(
        array(
          'key' => '3847',
        ),
      ),
    ),
  )),
));
$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': {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        'excluded_geo_locations': {
            'regions': [
                {'key': 3847},
            ],
        },
    },
    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 AdSet")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldExcludedGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldRegions(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationRegion()
              .setFieldKey("3847")
          ))
      )
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("US"))
      )
  )
  .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={ 
    "excluded_geo_locations": {"regions":[{"key":"3847"}]}, 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US"]} 
  }' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

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.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': {
            'zips': [
                {
                    'key': 'US:94304',
                },
                {
                    'key': 'US:00501',
                },
            ],
        },
    },
    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 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/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

By Custom Locations, DMAs and Location Types. To target 5 miles around 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA and 5 kilometers around latitude 36 longitude -121.0 and the 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.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': [
                {
                    'address_string': '1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA',
                    'radius': 5,
                },
                {
                    'latitude': 36,
                    'longitude': -121.0,
                    'radius': 5,
                    'distance_unit': 'kilometer',
                },
            ],
            '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 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/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Values for the two parameters are:

Name Type Description

countries

array

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

regions

array

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

cities

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

array

Target Zip Code, See targeting search API. Limit: 2500. Example: 'zips':[{'key':'US:94304'},{'key':'US:00501'}]

custom_locations

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

float

Latitude of location

custom_locations.longitude

float

Longitude of location

custom_locations.name

string

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

custom_locations.radius

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

string

Optional. kilometer or mile; default mile

custom_locations.address_string

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

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

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

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 “everyone at location”, add both recent and home in location_types.

Examples:

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

'location_types':['travel_in']

country_groups

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']

To target males age 20-24 within 10 miles of Menlo Park, CA or living in Texas or in Japan, 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/v2.10/search

Texa'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/v2.10/search

Andn 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/v2.10/search

Provide genders and age as age_min and age_max, see Targeting Spec.

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.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

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.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.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()
          .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/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

To target multiple cities:

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

Name Type Description

min_population

int

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

max_population

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/v2.10/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/v2.10/search

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

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)',
      )
    ),
  )),
));


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

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.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)',
            },
        ],
    },
    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()
          .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, 
    "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/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

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.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': {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        'interests': [
            {
                'id': 6003139266461,
                'name': 'Movies',
            },
            {
                'id': 6003397425735,
                'name': 'Tennis',
            },
            {
                'id': 6003659420716,
                'name': 'Cooking',
            },
        ],
    },
    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 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/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets
Name Type Description

interests

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 See Behavior Targeing, Targeting Search API and Partner Categories.

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/v2.10/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.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

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.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.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)
      .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/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

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::BEHAVIORS => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6004386044572,
        'name' => 'Android Owners (All)',
      ),
      array(
        'id' => 6007101597783,
        'name' => 'Business Travelers',
      ),
    ),
  )),
));
$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': {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        'behaviors': [
            {
                'id': 6004386044572,
                'name': 'Android Owners (All)',
            },
            {
                'id': 6007101597783,
                'name': 'Business Travelers',
            },
        ],
    },
    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 AdSet")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldBehaviors(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6004386044572")
          .setFieldName("Android Owners (All)")
      , 
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6007101597783")
          .setFieldName("Business Travelers")
      ))
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("US"))
      )
  )
  .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={ 
    "behaviors": [ 
      {"id":6004386044572,"name":"Android Owners (All)"}, 
      {"id":6007101597783,"name":"Business Travelers"} 
    ], 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US"]} 
  }' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets
Name Type Description

behaviors

array

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

Advanced Demographic Targeting

Target based on relationships, education, finances, and life events. See Advanced Demographics. Note that Partner Categories are pre-filtered by region; you will only see Partner Categories that are available for the region you currently live in. First query life_events:

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

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

resp = TargetingSearch.search(params=params)
print(resp)
curl -G \
  -d 'type=adTargetingCategory' \
  -d 'class=life_events' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/search

and home_ownership:

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

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

resp = TargetingSearch.search(params=params)
print(resp)
curl -G \
  -d 'type=adTargetingCategory' \
  -d 'class=home_ownership' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/search

Add these 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',
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::LIFE_EVENTS => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6002714398172,
        'name' => 'Newlywed (1 year)',
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::HOME_OWNERSHIP => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6006371327132,
        'name' => 'Renters',
      ),
    ),
  )),
));


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

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.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',
            },
        ],
        Targeting.Field.life_events: [
            {
                'id': 6002714398172,
                'name': 'Newlywed (1 year)',
            },
        ],
        Targeting.Field.home_ownership: [
            {
                'id': 6006371327132,
                'name': 'Renters',
            },
        ],
    },
    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)
      .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")
          ))
      )
      .setFieldHomeOwnership(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6006371327132")
          .setFieldName("Renters")
      ))
      .setFieldInterests(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6003107902433")
          .setFieldName("Association football (Soccer)")
      ))
      .setFieldLifeEvents(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6002714398172")
          .setFieldName("Newlywed (1 year)")
      ))
      .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" 
        } 
      ] 
    }, 
    "home_ownership": [{"id":6006371327132,"name":"Renters"}], 
    "interests": [{"id":6003107902433,"name":"Association football (Soccer)"}], 
    "life_events": [{"id":6002714398172,"name":"Newlywed (1 year)"}], 
    "publisher_platforms": ["facebook","audience_network"] 
  }' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

We now target:

  • Location: Japan or United States: Menlo Park (+10 mi) California or United States: Texas
  • Age: 20 - 24
  • Gender: male
  • Interests: Association football (Soccer)
  • Behaviors: All frequent travelers
  • Life Event: Newlywed (1 year)
  • Home Ownership: Renters

Here's another example targeting by location, demographic, relationship status and interests:

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(
      'regions' => array(
        array(
          'key' => '3847',
        ),
      ),
      'cities' => array(
        array(
          'key' => '2430536',
          'radius' => 12,
          'distance_unit' => 'mile'
        ),
      ),
    ),
    TargetingFields::GENDERS => array(1,),
    TargetingFields::RELATIONSHIP_STATUSES => array(2, 3, 4,),
    TargetingFields::AGE_MIN => 18,
    TargetingFields::AGE_MAX => 43,
    TargetingFields::INTERESTS => array(
      array(
        'id' => 6003139266461,
        'name' => 'Movies',
      ),
    ),
  )),
));

$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': {
            'regions': [{'key': '3847'}],
            'cities': [
                {
                    'key': '2430536',
                    'radius': '12',
                    'distance_unit': 'mile',
                },
            ],
        },
        'genders': [1],
        'relationship_statuses': [2, 3, 4],
        'age_min': 18,
        'age_max': 43,
        'interests': [
            {
                'id': 6003139266461,
                'name': 'Movies',
            },
        ],
    },
    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 AdSet")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_REACH)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_IMPRESSIONS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldAgeMax(43L)
      .setFieldAgeMin(18L)
      .setFieldGenders(Arrays.asList(1L))
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCities(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationCity()
              .setFieldDistanceUnit("mile")
              .setFieldKey("2430536")
              .setFieldRadius(12L)
          ))
          .setFieldRegions(Arrays.asList(
            new TargetingGeoLocationRegion()
              .setFieldKey("3847")
          ))
      )
      .setFieldInterests(Arrays.asList(
        new IDName()
          .setFieldId("6003139266461")
          .setFieldName("Movies")
      ))
      .setFieldRelationshipStatuses(Arrays.asList(2L, 3L, 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={ 
    "age_max": 43, 
    "age_min": 18, 
    "genders": [1], 
    "geo_locations": { 
      "regions": [{"key":"3847"}], 
      "cities": [ 
        { 
          "key": "2430536", 
          "radius": 12, 
          "distance_unit": "mile" 
        } 
      ] 
    }, 
    "interests": [{"id":6003139266461,"name":"Movies"}], 
    "relationship_statuses": [ 
      2, 
      3, 
      4 
    ] 
  }' \
  -F 'status=ACTIVE' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Here are possible options:

Name Type Description

relationship_statuses

array

Array of integers representing relationship status.

1: single

2: in_relationship

3: married

4: engaged

6: not specified

7: in a civil union

8: in a domestic partnership

9: In an open relationship

10: It's complicated

11: Separated

12: Divorced

13: Widowed

Default to ALL if you specify Null or do not provide. Do not use 0.

interested_in

array

Array of 1 or more integers from enum below. Target based on 'interested in' field from user profile.

1: men

2: women

3: men and women

4: not specified

e.g. 'interested_in':[1]

Defaults to ALL if you specify an empty array or do not provide. Do not specify 0. 'interested in' targeting not available in Europe due to local laws.

life_events

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields: [{'id': 123, 'name': 'foo'}, {'id': 456}, 789]

politics

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields, such as [{'id': 123, 'name': 'foo'}, {'id': 456}, 789]

industries

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields

income

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields

net_worth

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields

home_type

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields

home_ownership

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields

generation

array

Array of objects with 'id' and optional 'name' fields

household_composition

array

Array of objects with optional 'id' and 'name' fields

moms

array

Array of objects with 'id' and (optional) 'name' fields

family_statuses

array

Array of objects with 'id' and (optional) 'name' fields

office_type

array

Array of objects with 'id' and (optional) 'name' fields

Targeting Description

Get a human-readable descriptions for a set of targeting specs. To read targeting descriptions for specific ads make an HTTP GET to https://graph.facebook.com/{AD_ID}/targetingsentencelines.

To get targetingsentencelines connection of an existing ad:

use FacebookAds\Object\Ad;

$ad = new Ad(<AD_ID>);
$targeting_description = $ad->getTargetingDescription();

// Output targeting description
foreach ($targeting_description->targetingsentencelines as $description) {
  echo $description['content'].PHP_EOL;
  foreach ($description['children'] as $child) {
    echo "\t".$child.PHP_EOL;
  }
}
from facebookads.adobjects.ad import Ad

ad = Ad(<AD_ID>)
targeting_description = ad.get_targeting_sentence_lines().get_one()

# Output the targeting description
for description in targeting_description['targetingsentencelines']:
    print(description['content'])
    for child in description['children']:
        print("\t" + child)
curl -G \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.5/<AD_ID>/targetingsentencelines
{
    "id": "<AD_ID>/targetingsentencelines",
    "targetingsentencelines": [
    {
        "content": "Location - Living In:",
        "children": [
            "Japan",
            "United States"
        ]
    },
    {
        "content": "Age:",
        "children": [
            "20 - 24"
        ]
    },
    {
        "content": "Gender:",
        "children": [
            "Male"
        ]
    }]
}

Responses contain these fields:

name type description

id

string

ID of targetingsentencelines.

targetingsentencelines

array of JSON objects

Human-readable description of the targeting spec. Each object contains content or targeting type, and children or targeting spec

You can also get targeting descriptions a targeting spec with a HTTP GET for an ads account at https://graph.facebook.com/{AD_ACCOUNT_ID}/targetingsentencelines. To get targeting descriptions for people who live in the US or Japan, are male between the age of 20-24:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdAccount;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;

$account = new AdAccount('act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$targeting = new Targeting();
$targeting->setData(array(
  TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
    'countries' => array('US', 'JP')
  ),
  TargetingFields::GENDERS => array(1),
  TargetingFields::AGE_MIN => 20,
  TargetingFields::AGE_MAX => 24,
));

$params = array(
  'targeting_spec' => $targeting->exportData(),
);

foreach ($account->getTargetingSentenceLines(array(), $params) as $description) {
  echo $description->{'content'}.PHP_EOL;
  foreach ($description->{'children'} as $child) {
    echo " - ".$child.PHP_EOL;
  }
}
from facebookads.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

account = AdAccount('act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
params = {
    'targeting_spec': {
        Targeting.Field.geo_locations: {
            Targeting.Field.countries: ['US', 'JP'],
        },
        Targeting.Field.genders: [1],
        Targeting.Field.age_min: 20,
        Targeting.Field.age_max: 24,
    },
}

targeting_description = account.get_targeting_sentence_lines(params=params) \
    .get_one()

# Output the targeting description
for description in targeting_description['targetingsentencelines']:
    print(description['content'])
    for child in description['children']:
        print("\t" + child)
curl -G \
  --data-urlencode 'targeting_spec={ 
    "age_max": 24, 
    "age_min": 20, 
    "genders": [1], 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US","JP"]} 
  }' \
  -d 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/targetingsentencelines

Response:

{
    "params": {
        "genders": [1],
        "age_min": 20,
        "age_max": 24,
        "geo_locations": {
            "countries": [
                "US",
                "JP"
            ]
        }
    },
    "targetingsentencelines": [{
        "content": "Location - Living In:",
        "children": [
            "Japan",
            "United States"
        ]
    }, {
        "content": "Age:",
        "children": [
            "20 - 24"
        ]
    }, {
        "content": "Gender:",
        "children": [
            "Male"
        ]
    }]
}

Additional parameters include:

name type description required

targeting_spec

JSON object

Get targeting description for this targeting specs

Yes

hide_targeting_spec_from_return

bool

Whether response has requested targeting_spec included. Default false.

No

Responses have these fields:

name type description

targetingsentencelines

array of JSON objects

The human-readable description of targeting spec. Each object has content or targeting type and children or targeting spec

params

JSON object

The targeting spec you provided

params can differ from what you provide if Facebook autocorrects your parameters. For example, if you request {'age_min':10}, params, the reponse is {'age_min':13} which is the minimum supported.

Estimated Daily Results

This API is on a phased roll out so you may not have access straight away. All accounts should have access by July.

Get the estimated bid, estimated daily and monthly active people and estimated outcomes curve for a specific optimization goal, targeting spec, attribution spec and promoted object where applicable. In the outcomes curve each point represents an estimated reach and estimated number of results (impressions, actions) for a specific spend.

Endpoints for estimated daily results:

/{AD_ACCOUNT}/delivery_estimate - note this delivery_estimate endpoint works on ad account level despite targeting_spec is defined for ad sets

/{AD_SET}/delivery_estimate - all parameters are optional on the ad set level and default to current ad set's settings.

The bid estimate may vary for the same targeting when you call it from different ad accounts: it takes into consideration historical ad account information and forms a custom estimate.

Delivery estimates appears as the Daily Reach and Results Curve in Ads Manager. We do not use them for any other estimates in Ads Manager.

Resources

Other targeting:

  • Audience Network - Run ads on Audience Network and extend the reach of your link or app ads
  • Partner Categories - Targeting with partner categories, created by our 3rd party data providers