Did you ever look at something online and then ads for that product started showing up all over the place? Did you ever read a blog posting, or watch a video, and then ads related to that blog posting or video started showing up all over the place? That's called retargeting, sometimes people call it remarketing, which isn't exactly the right terminology, but who cares? When you hear the power of this technique, you'll say, WOW, I don't care what we call it. Let's do it!
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Episode 320 - Retargeting
[00:00:09] Welcome to Screw the Commute. The entrepreneurial podcast dedicated to getting you out of the car and into the money, with your host, lifelong entrepreneur and multimillionaire, Tom Antion.
[00:00:24] Hey, everybody it's Tom here with episode three hundred and twenty five. Screw the podcast. In this episode, I'm going to show you how to chase your prospects all over the Internet. Kind of, I don't know, like a nice stalker. We're going to cover the topic of retargeting. I hope you didn't miss Episode 319. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I love online marketing. Been immersed in it for twenty six years now since the commercial Internet started.
[00:00:56] But I was in formal business 18 years before that when there was no online marketing in that episode three nineteen. I talked about offline marketing and if you master both online and offline marketing, hey, you can rule the world.
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[00:04:04] All right, let's get to the main event. Did you ever look at something online? And then ads for that product started showing up all over the place. Did you ever read a blog posting or watch a video and then ads related to that blog posting or video started showing up all over the place? That's called retargeting, sometimes people call it remarketing, which isn't exactly the right terminology, but who cares? When you hear what the power of this technique, you'll say, wow, I don't care what we call it. Let's do it. Remarketing is actually something different, but anyway, retargeting is where you advertise to people in places away from your Web site who have already shown interest in a product or service because of their actions online.
[00:04:56] This is called behavioral marketing.
[00:04:58] And yeah, it would be great if people visited your stuff and instantly bought. But things usually don't work that way. And some studies say only two percent of visitors purchase on the first visit. That means 98 percent of your visitors go buy by and most people just wave at them as they leave. Right? Well, this episode is going to tell you what to do to reach that ninety eight percent and turn some of them into customers, which can mean a lot more money to your bottom line. This is a very powerful advertising method. And even if you aren't ready to advertise, you need to do something to your websites, which I will explain here, to get ready to advertise in the future.
[00:05:43] Who before I get into that, I got to tell you.
[00:05:45] But this is say I had to buy a bra one time online off Amazon. Okay. Now don't ask me why I had to buy. It wasn't for me. All right?
[00:05:59] You know, the people say, well, Tom, you're losing weight. How much you want to lose?
[00:06:03] I say, well, I just want to get down to a B cup anyway. I got to buy a bra, so.
[00:06:13] Bra ads start follow me around the corner four months after. So that's why retargeted is about sometimes it's a little goofy. All right, let's talk about pixeling people.
[00:06:43] I'd pretty much allow it because it makes my life easier the next time I come back to a site, it kind of remembers me. Maybe it remembers my username so I don't have to remember. Go look it up somewhere. At any rate, a cookie is installed in my browser when I visit a website. That's the basic idea. You go somewhere on the web and something is installed in your browser. So when you come back, you're recognized. That's the whole thing. All right, now, in this case, it's a special piece of code called a pixel. This special piece of code, tells you when someone has looked at one of your products or services or even read one of your blog posts or watched one of your videos. And the whole reason we want to pixel that person is so we can advertise back to that person, other places around the Web so they don't forget about us and then click through and buy something.
[00:07:46] Now, different advertising systems like Facebook and Google and many others give you the piece of code to put on all the pages of your Web site so that when someone lands on a page, they get pixelate, just like they get cookie. Now it's your job to install this piece of code on every single page of your website so that whatever someone does on your site's site or sites or wherever they go on your site or sites, you will pixel them.
[00:08:20] Let me give you an example. Let's say you made a really good blog posting about customer service and let's say twelve hundred people landed on that blog posting. You have just picked sold twelve hundred people.
[00:08:38] Now, if you were using a Facebook page so you can go into your ad manager in Facebook and you will see what is called an audience, you created an audience with 12 hundred people in that audience. And you know that they visited that page. It actually lists it right right there in your ad manager of what page was seen twelve hundred times. And it pixelate all these people.
[00:09:06] Now, you don't know their names or anything about them other than the fact they hit your customer service blog posting. Now, we don't know if they read it all. I mean, you could get a better handle on how long most people most of those people stayed on your blog posting. If you have Google Analytics, it'll tell you the time on the page, the average time. And you can kind of estimate, well, how much did an average person read of my blog post? But at any rate, we do know they are interested in customer service because they were on that page no matter how long they stayed. So now you can create an ad specifically targeted to those exact twelve hundred people that have already shown interest in customer service. Now, when you create a targeted ad to people like that, your conversion rate is usually higher, which means conversion rate means more people clicked on your ad. And the higher your conversion rate is, the cheaper Facebook will charge you for the ad. This is very common on most advertising systems. That's just the way it works. Say they reward you with cheaper ads if you make a really good ad that gets lots of people to click on it. All right, now you can have many different ad service pixels on your pages, and they don't really conflict, they're just creating audiences for you in all those different services when people land on your pages. So you want to consider all the places you want to advertise and see if they have pixel codes to give you, Facebook and Google do for sure and a lot of other services, LinkedIn, everything starts to follow them.
[00:10:57] So at the time of this recording, you just have to check to see or the time you're listing this recording, you just have to check to see if the different places you want to advertise give you these pixels so these pixels can be pasted into the code on all your pages.
[00:11:15] Now, if you have WordPress, there are plug ins that will allow you to put the code in one place and it will automatically be inserted into all your pages. Even if you make a new page later, boom, the code will get inserted. And when I say all your pages, I'm talking all your pages. Thank you. Pages, blog posting pages, article pages, sales letters, pretty much everywhere. And now I'm going to tell you why with a continuation of our example, how you use these things.
[00:11:50] All right. So let's say you advertised a customer service product to those twelve hundred people. All right. We we had twelve hundred people look at the blog posting. We pixel them. We created an ad to target those twelve hundred people. And let's say a hundred and fifty people bought your customer service product. In that case, they went through your shopping cart and then they got a thank you page after they paid well, guess what? They got the thank you page pixel when they hit the thank you page. And the only people that would get that pixel are the ones that bought. So now you know, the people that bought and you can advertise back to them. All right. But you can also do some other cool things. So check this out. So one hundred and fifty of those people got the thank you page pixel after they bought. So do you think it's a good idea if you're going to put out another ad for the same product to advertise to the people that already bought?
[00:12:59] Of course not, they already have it, so you would be hurting your conversion rate because those one hundred and fifty people are not going to click on an ad for a product they already bought.
[00:13:10] Right. So your ad costs are going to go up because your conversion rate is going to go down.
[00:13:17] Ok, remember, the higher the conversion rate, the cheaper the ad is and the lower the conversion rate, the more expensive the ad is.
[00:13:26] So what do you do in this situation? You want to put an ad out to your audience? Again, this is an audience, that's what they call it, when they've been picked, sold from a certain page. That's an audience from that blog posting page. But now you have an audience of people that bought from the thank you page. So they're actually on both pages.
[00:13:46] So if you went to advertise back to the original twelve hundred, now you are advertising to people that already bought those 150. So we don't want that. So what do we do? Well, you can tell Facebook to advertise to the blog posting audience, which we know started out at Twelve Hundred People.
[00:14:09] But don't advertise, in other words, subtract the one hundred and fifty people who got that thank you page pixel, so be twelve hundred pixels minus one hundred and fifty pixels means that your ad only goes to one thousand and fifty people instead of twelve hundred. That way you won't annoy those people that already bought and your ads can be cheaper because your conversion rate should be higher.
[00:14:38] Now, you can only push this so far, because if you continue to advertise the same product to that same audience, they're going to get tired of the ad and your conversion rates will start to decline rapidly. All right. So what do you do?
[00:14:53] Well, one thing you can do is make a new ad, OK, that they haven't seen before and try to hit the same audience to get them, maybe the first ad didn't connect with eight hundred people. And you make a new ad and it's and all of a sudden those 700 people say, oh, wow, well, let me check this out. So what's one thing you can do is make more than one ad.
[00:15:16] There's the first thing. Now, the other thing you can do requires we add a little bit to our example, our customer service blog posting example that we're going through here. Now, as you are doing your ads, more and more people may be landing on your blog posting page, so let's say you're up to twenty four hundred people which have now seen your blog posting and been pixelate. Well, you can run your first ad again, but tell Facebook to only run it to people who have hit the page after a certain date. So the original ad hasn't been seen by the new twelve hundred people in that audience, so it would be fresh to them. All right.
[00:16:03] So I know you might have to listen to this episode a couple of times to get this concept, but when you do, wow, your ad costs. So go down, your conversion rates will go up. Oh, it's a beautiful thing. You'll make more sales because these people have already shown interest in your only advertising. The people that have proven that they've shown interest in your product service, blog posting, whatever it is.
[00:16:30] All right, now, let's take it a step further. I'm going to show you one of the most cool features of advertising I think Facebook invented is I'm not sure. So it's called look alike audiences. And before I get into that, I want to tell you about my mentor program that'll teach you how to do all this stuff.
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[00:20:04] All right. Let's get into this really, really cool, powerful thing that Facebook, I believe, invented, I'm not sure, but I think they were the first one doing it.
[00:20:15] So this is called look alike audiences. Now, this isn't technically retargeting. But it's so cool, I just had to tell you about it, so let's say you end up over time with maybe 500 or a thousand customers for your product. You can tell Facebook to look at the profiles of those customers and Facebook can go out and find, I think, up to two million other people on Facebook that are similar to your customers and make an audience of them that you can advertise.
[00:20:53] Ok, so it's just crazy, powerful. And as you advertise more and more and get more sales, Facebook gets more and more accurate, finding people that look just like your customers.
[00:21:06] I mean, it's just amazing how you can upload subscriber lists. You know, if you want more subscribers, they'll go out and find people that subscribe to your kind of stuff.
[00:21:16] You can upload phone numbers, email addresses and and like Magic Facebook or any other service that has this that offers lookalike audiences will go out and find people for you.
[00:21:29] It's just crazy. All right. So that's retargeting.
[00:21:33] And I threw in a little bonus on the lookalike audiences, but very powerful way if you're going to advertise to keep your costs low, not annoy people with ads that have things they've already bought. It's just amazing. All you've got to do for now is get with a geek. And of course, we'll help you with this. If you're in, my programs will help, you know, pretty much do it for you. You'll have to get those pixels sign up for ad accounts that wherever you plan on advertising, Google and Facebook would be a good place to start because Google owns YouTube and YouTube has some of the best bargains for paid ads. So do that, get the pixels installed and then these audiences will start gaining in the background. Won't cost you a nickel other than getting a geek to do it for you or if you're in our program. But if you can if you're technical, you can do it yourself. Just figure it out. Figure out how to put it in the code. Just don't bring your website down accidentally and then blame me for it.
[00:22:34] Ok. All right. So that's retargeting. That's my story. And I'm sticking to it. We'll catch you all on the next episode. See ya later.
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