About remarketing set-up
Remarketing helps you reach people who have visited your website or used your app. Previous visitors or users can see your ads as they browse websites that are part of the Google Display Network, or as they search for terms related to your products or services on Google.
This article gives you a general overview of the four steps required to create remarketing campaigns:
Before you begin
Sensitive categories of websites and apps can't use remarketing. If you're setting up a remarketing campaign and placing the remarketing tag on your website or mobile app, you need to follow the Policy for advertising based on interests and location.
Pick the right campaign settings
To use remarketing, you'll need to choose a campaign type that's supported.
Display Network campaigns
To use remarketing on the Display Network, choose "Display Network only" > "Marketing objectives" > "Drive action" > "Buy on your website" when you create your campaign.
Search Network campaigns
To use remarketing lists for search ads, choose "Search Network only - All features" as your campaign type when you create your campaign. If you have a "Search Network only - Standard" or "Search Network with Display Select - Standard," campaign, you won't be able to add remarketing lists to your campaign.
Add the remarketing tag to your website or app
|To start using remarketing, add the remarketing tag across all pages of your website or to your mobile app.
The remarketing tag is a small snippet of code that you get from AdWords.
Add the remarketing tag to your site or mobile app.
Create remarketing lists
|After you've tagged your website or app, you'll create remarketing lists.
For example, you can create a remarketing list for visitors to your most popular product category page. The remarketing tag tells AdWords to save visitors to your "Popular category list." When people visit that page, their cookie ID is added to the remarketing list.
Remarketing list rules
Once you've added the remarketing tag to your website, you can define lists for different sections of your website using rules. For example, if you want to define a list for a webpage where you sell stilettos, you can use this rule: "URL contains stilettos." Note that you must have 'stilettos' in the URL of the product pages.
With rules, you can create as many lists as you want without having to add more tags to your website.
The dynamic remarketing tag lets you send custom parameters that you can use to create your remarketing lists.
For example, you can send the product price and the page type (such as the purchase page) in the tag to create a list for people who bought any product above a certain price. In this case, the custom parameters you'd include in the remarketing tag would be value (price of the product) and pagetype (type of page, which indicates how close to purchasing customers are).
Create remarketing campaigns using your lists
|Create a campaign with a specific message for people on your "Popular category list" while they search on Google or explore Display Network websites.|
Sensitive information about users can't be used to build remarketing lists. Before setting up a remarketing campaign and placing the remarketing tag on your website or app, please review the Policy for advertising based on interests and location.