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Why Is Consumer Intent So Powerful?

Posted by Tim Nichols

Mar 29, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Consumer intent may be the most powerful data that any business has access to when it comes to improving sales and establishing popularity in their industry. Consumer intent shows up when an online user conducts a search using a keyword or phrase that indicates an item or service they're interested in. For example, if someone searches for "black leather boots", you can probably assume that they're thinking about buying a pair in the near future.

A study recently conducted by "Think with Google" found that brands who are relying on demographics alone to reach out to their audience could be missing out on a huge number of potential customers - up to 70% of mobile shoppers. The reason for this is that understanding why someone's searching for something, and what resources they're using to find that thing can help you to maximize your search retargeting campaign, by ensuring you present banners and advertisements to people that show the exact product they need.

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Topics: Data Analytics, retargeting, Search Retargeting, Consumer Intent

Why Search Retargeting Is Here To Stay

Posted by Tim Nichols

Mar 10, 2016 9:01:00 AM

Search retargeting (not to be confused with site retargeting) is an exciting and often effective way to grab your audience's attention, and keep it. If you've ever wondered, as a consumer, why sometimes you see advertisements for websites that you've visited in the past show up on other pages across the web, this is a targeting methodology called retargeting at work. Often, these ads will display as you surf around the Internet and serve as a frequent reminder about pages or products that you viewed at an earlier time. To some people, this can be the prompt they need to complete a purpose, or a reminder to simply check back on a purchase they had been considering.

If you're running creative ads online, opting for search retargeting can be a great way to get a target audience that has already expressed interest in your brand to visit your website again. In other words, instead of simply trying to get attention from anyone and everyone, (and paying for the privilege too) - you narrow your search parameters and target an audience that is more likely to actually convert - meaning you use your budget more wisely.

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Topics: retargeting, Search Retargeting, Site Retargeting

4 Finishing Touches for Your Dynamic Ads

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Jan 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

On the surface, Dynamic Search Ads simply look like any other Google AdWords content, except for the fact that the headline typically echoes the exact search phrase the user typed in to begin with. However, unlike typical Google AdWords content, Dynamic Search Ads are presented based on the content of your website, meaning that you won't have to maintain awkward lists of keywords.

Dynamic search ads work by using the web crawling technology of google to carefully target relevant queries according to the content on your website. Incrementally, traffic that you receive through dynamic search ads can be used to help fill the gaps in your keyword campaigns - ensuring a greater return on investment.

If you have been considering the value of using dynamic search ads for some time now, you may be wondering how to make the most out of your investment. Below we will cover a brief introduction of who should be using dynamic search advertising to begin with, and how these people can maximize the results of their campaigns.

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Topics: Banner Ads, Dynamic Display Ads, Search Retargeting, Dynamic Ads, Dynamic Retargeting, Segmentation, Banner Fatigue, Landing Pages

4 Tips For Improving Your Search Retargeting Efforts

Posted by Tim Nichols

Dec 2, 2015 1:06:41 PM

Any business with an online presence knows the challenges involved in directing new traffic to their website. Unfortunately, the difficulty doesn't stop there, as once you've enticed a visitor onto your site, you also need to convince them to convert into customers. Less than 5% of website viewers will actually take action towards a purchase the first time they visit your site - but retargeting can help to entice the remaining majority to return and convert.

Retargeting is a technology that relies upon digital cookies to track your audience's movements across the webInternet. By placing a piece of code on your website, you can have a cookie dropped into your viewer's browser when they arrive on your landing page, and that cookie will inform your retargeting provider of which ads should be served. Similarly, search retargeting tracks users according to the previous keyword searches they have conducted, allowing you to display personalized advertisements to your visitors.

Search retargeting can be a powerful tool for conversion optimization, but just like anything else in advertising, there are usually ways that you can improve and maximize your search retargeting efforts. If you want to make sure your search retargeting campaign is primed to get the right results, consider the following 4 tips.

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Topics: Banner Ads, retargeting, Search Retargeting, A/B Testing, Ad Creatives, Pixels, Burn Pixels, Segmentation

Supercharge Your Bottom Line With Search Retargeting

Posted by Eric Greener

Jun 24, 2015 9:36:00 AM

To put it simply, search stats are a great indicator of consumer intent. You can’t argue with the stats: Google alone handles over 40,000 searches every second. To put that into perspective, that’s 3.5 billion searches every day and 1.2 trillion each year. Businesses plow millions of dollars into market research, yet one of the most powerful pieces of market research lie at our fingertips. And, quite often, the data is free.

That’s why search retargeting is so powerful. When you take the masses of search data out there and combine it with creative, intelligent digital advertising, the results can be outstanding. As we know, with online advertising, context is everything. As such, advertisers can use search retargeting to drive huge amounts of customer acquisition, not to mention acquiring new leads and a new audience.

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Topics: Search Retargeting, retargeting platforms, SEM

4 Undeniable Reasons To Love Search Retargeting

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Feb 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The online world has opened up a wealth of opportunities for advertisers to reach broader audiences, but until recently, Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) have taken the lion’s share of online advertising budgets.

But advertisers are starting to see the benefits of display advertising; and with the rise of innovative technology like programmatic buying, display advertising is enjoying aresurgence, as it’s able to achieve granular targeting of consumers at scale.

Search Retargeting is a popular and powerful online advertising technique that improves targeting further, by combining the efficiency of search with the reach and branding power of display, to increase leads and sales. For a more thorough definition of what search retargeting is please read our search retargeting brochure.

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Topics: Online Advertising, CPC, Search Retargeting

What’s The Difference Between Search Retargeting & Site Retargeting?

Posted by Tim Nichols

Jan 27, 2015 9:45:00 AM

As an online advertising you have probably heard the terms “search retargeting” and “site retargeting” talked about quite often. But if this is your first foray into digital marketing, you may think these terms are interchangeable – but they are not. Here’s why.

Search Retargeting

Most people still think of search retargeting as site retargeting; the practice of targeting users who have already visited your site in the hope of getting them to come back and make a purchase. But search retargeting is entirely different.

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Topics: Online Advertising, Dynamic Display Ads, retargeting, Search Retargeting, Brand Awareness, SEM

Three Critical Retargeting Strategies

Posted by Tim Nichols

Oct 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Depending on whom you ask, conversion rates on websites hover around the 2 - 3% mark. This leaves at least 97% of website visitors with unfinished business potential. While your maximum unrealized potential isn't likely to be 97%, it's not 0% either. Somewhere between these two extremes lies the size of the missed opportunity - and this is where retargeting comes in.

Retargeting is a tool designed to help companies reach that elusive 97% of users who don’t convert right away.These visitors abandon the sales funnel for many reasons;they mayjust be window shopping, or not have their credit card on hand; but in the highly competitive world of online advertising, it is more important than ever to maximize the value of each visitor that shows an interest in your brand.

What is retargeting?

Retargeting is an advertising strategy in which marketers attempt to 're-attract' previous website visitors by serving them with highly-targeted ad campaigns and personalized advertisements.

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Topics: Banner Ads, Dynamic Display Ads, retargeting, Search Retargeting, retargeting platforms, Engagement Retargeting, Email Retargeting

Get Out The Vote With Retargeting And Dynamic Ads

Posted by Tim Nichols

May 9, 2014 8:34:00 PM

Difference-making online advertising campaigns require innovative strategy, leading technology, careful planning and insightful analysis. ExactDrive’s Advertising Platform and strategic consultant team provides all four, making it easier for you to generate the results you want most. Retargeting coupled with dynamic ads is a very powerful combination. With that in mind we wanted to share with our readers a sample digital media plan that we recently created for a politically focused client.

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Topics: Online Advertising, Dynamic Display Ads, Facebook Retargeting, retargeting, Search Retargeting, Political Advertising, Get Out The Vote

2 Search Retargeting Mistakes To Avoid

Posted by Tim Nichols

Apr 28, 2014 8:32:00 PM

Search retargeting is the first cousin of website retargeting and they often get along wonderfully when working and coupled together as a two-punch online advertising strategy. Different than website retargeting, which focuses on displaying advertisements only to people that have previously visited a specific website, search retargeting focuses on displaying ads to people that have previously searched for specific keywords or keyword phrases.

Simply put, search retargeting is a highly effective way to target people who have proven to be interested in certain topics, services and/or products based on their search history.

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Topics: Media Buying & Planning, Online Advertising, Dynamic Display Ads, retargeting, Search Retargeting

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