Remarketing: What Is It? Why Do You Need It?

You know marketing is an important part of getting your business and products out there while also generating sales. You have used various website optimization techniques, you’ve hired a professional SEO consultant, and you’ve poured over data from your website analysis.

You’re doing all you can to successfully market your business, or so you thought.Then you come across remarketing. What is it? Why do you need it?

What is Remarketing?

First, consider the way most people shop online, which is very different from how consumers used to shop. Before you could count on someone seeing your advertisement on a chance encounter and then that would lead them to make a purchase.

But with the help of the internet, consumers can see your ads or your other marketing techniques, browse your website, and still walk away empty-handed. It is very easy (and in fact, it’s most common) for shoppers to jump from one web-page to another. As a business-owner and marketer, it may seem like you’ve got your work cut out for you. And in some ways, you do. But this is where remarketing comes in.

Remarketing is simply a way to make your advertisements continue to work for you after a consumer has visited your website. With remarketing, you can target that visiting audience directly to remind them of your site or the product they were browsing, and hopefully persuade them to come back and make a purchase.

So how does it work exactly? When someone visits your website they will be tagged with a special cookie. They may browse for a while and then leave without making a purchase. This cookie has marked them as a visitor to your site, and will now allow you to directly target your website visitors with a specific advertisement. And that’s just the beginning. You can customize the data and results to target people who visit specific pages, show them specific ads, and get those sales.

Why Do You Need Remarketing?

Essentially, remarketing gives you a second chance at potential customers. And because most visitors  are just that, visiting, it is more important than ever to let your target audience see your products and ads again and again.

Remarketing can help you get an edge on the competition as well. After visiting your website, your ads will start popping up in front of your potential customers. You can also make adjustments so that they pop up after they use a specific keyword. They may be searching for or even visiting a competitors website, but your ads will be the ones to show up! The more you can crease better brand awareness, the better odds you’ll have at a return on investment.

The good news is that while some marketing aspects may be expensive to implement, remarketing is relatively affordable. So no matter how big or small your business is, you can benefit from remarketing.  

The bottom line is, you need remarketing, just like you need search engine optimization tricks and website analysis tools.


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