When should you use retargeting campaigns?
- Retargeting is meant to be a long-term marketing strategy for businesses that already have a following. If your website gets at least 100 monthly visitors, Google remarketing ads are definitely for you.
- Promoting bestsellers. Retargeting ads are a simple, effective way to showcase your top-selling products. And promoting items your current customers love can even help convert visitors into customers and increase ROI for your ads.
- Introducing new collections. People who are interested in your brand and visit your site are a great audience to target when you’re launching a new product collection. Your retargeting ads will catch their eye wherever they go online, creating a clear path back to your store so they can check out what’s new. This can be done with display campaigns using Google AdWords or through a Facebook retargeting campaign.
- Moving inventory. As an online seller, you’ve probably dealt with slow-moving inventory at one time or another. Retargeting ads are a low-budget, low-effort way to showcase surplus products from your store to potential customers.
- Building brand awareness. Most people need to feel they know you before they decide to buy your product or service, and retargeting ads keep your brand top of mind for potential customers who aren’t ready to purchase when they first visit your site.
"Retargeting" and "remarketing" are pretty similar as they mean to achieve the same goals:
- Target audiences who already visited your site and are aware of your brand
- Engage and target people who are most likely to make a purchase
- Help start building a lasting connection with the customers through brand awareness and recognition
The differences between retargeting vs. remarketing are in the tactics used to accomplish these goals.
Retargeting primarily uses paid ads to target audiences who have visited your website or social media profiles.
Remarketing primarily uses email to target people who have already done business with your brand.
That’s where Google remarketing ads come in. It’s a powerful new marketing channel in Mailchimp that helps you convert website visitors into customers after they’ve left your store.
How retargeting works
Our retargeting ads use the Google Display Network to reach more than 90% of people on the internet across more than 2 million sites through display ads.
Once a visitor browses your site, they will start to see your ads while reading an article, listening to music, or visiting other stores online. Your ads will remind them of all the cool stuff you have to offer and bring them back to your site when they have decided to make a purchase.