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5 Retargeting Strategies You Cannot Ignore

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Dec 3, 2015 8:28:37 AM

Retargeting efforts, known to some online advertising as "remarketing" strategies, can be one of the most potent and effective tools in your arsenal when it comes to continuously attracting and retaining customers.  

In general, the process of retargeting means placing a small amount of code on your website, which watches visitors on your behalf. In other words, when a new visitor approaches your website, the small piece of code will leave a cookie on their browser that allows you to continue sharing advertisements with those users - even as they leave your website and travel to other locations on the web. Instead of having to track down your audience and remind them of the valuable products and services you have to offer, your retargeting solution can do the hard work for you, allowing you to focus exclusively on creating effective ads for whatever you have to offer.

Statistics suggest that only around 2% of first-time visitors to your website will convert, and retargeting is a powerful tool because it allows you to focus your attention on the other 98%. These are the would-be customers who have already been exposed to your brand, but didn't convert for whatever reason. Following, we'll discuss some of the retargeting strategies you can't afford to ignore, if you want to make the most out of your conversions.

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Topics: retargeting, Advertising Strategy, Conversions, Audience, Dynamic Retargeting, Frequency Cap, Segmentation

What Makes For a Really Great Retargeting Campaign?

Posted by Adam Parikh

Aug 6, 2015 8:39:00 AM

According to information provided by research from the retargeting platform "AdRoll", a rather unimpressive 2% of shoppers will convert during their first visit to an online store. This means that 98% of your customers could be slipping through the cracks - and that's where retargeting comes in.

The concept of retargeting in advertising focuses on allowing your brand to zero in on those 98% of visitors, giving them a second, third, fourth and fifth chance to convert. It allows you to show tailored ads to potential customers via social media, search engines, and other websites. They see your advertisements, click back into your website, and convert. Retargeting is a way for you to stay connected to your potential customers, feeding all of the stages of your marketing funnel with engagement, brand recall, and conversions.

Of course, the more amazing your retargeting campaign is, the more successful you are likely to be. Though this is a concept that has been proven to be effective, it's also worth noting that a poorly conducted campaign could hurt or hinder your marketing efforts. With that in mind, here are some best practices to follow when you're wondering what makes for a good retargeting campaign.

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Topics: Banner Ads, retargeting, retargeting platforms, Demographic Targeting, Contextual Advertising, Segment, Dynamic Retargeting, Frequency Cap, Audience Targeting

What Is A Frequency Cap?

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Apr 7, 2015 5:15:00 PM

Lets talk about what the term frequency cap means and why it is important to set it properly for online advertising campaigns.There must be an ad that you see online all the time. It may follow you around the web as you’re browsing, or appear repeatedly in the ad breaks of your favorite online TV show. Either way, it may beamusing the first or second time, but after the seventh or tenth time, it’s just plain irritating isn’t it?

Well, it’s the same for your customers. Once they’ve seen your ad more than a certain number of times – (the rule of thumb in the online advertising community is that 3 exposures seems to be the magic number), its unlikely to produce any more significant measurable results, whether they’re clicks, view-throughs, conversions, or intent to buy. When you move beyond that magical number, you are basically decrease the volume of your media dollars. (Note: naturally keep in mind that I am speaking in overview general terms for most online ad campaigns and there's an exception for every rule based on unique campaign parameters.).

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Topics: Advertising Optimization, Frequency Cap, Frequency

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