In any digital marketing campaign, you have cold audiences and warm audiences. Cold audiences have no idea who you are and what you can offer them. Warm audiences do know who you are and what you do. They might have watched your video or have already interacted with you on your Facebook page or your blog.
If your audiences have already engaged with your brand, it’s faster and easier (and cheaper) to move them further down the sales funnel. That’s why retargeting is important.
Retargeting is a way to bring back warm audiences into the fold. You can entice them into interacting with your posts on social media. Or you can bring them back to your website, whether to your blog posts or shop pages.
At Ginball Digital Marketing, we use four main retargeting strategies on Facebook: website audiences, email list, Facebook engagement, and video engagement.
Your website visitors
You can retarget those who visited your website with your Facebook ads. Setting up a Facebook Pixel on your site can help you reach those audiences on Facebook.
To target your website visitors on Facebook, go to your Facebook Ads Manager, choose “audiences,” then select “create a new audience” (this can be a set of custom audiences), and then click on “website visitors.”
Now, people who visited your site should also see you on social media! And vice versa. You will be on their minds when they are ready to further engage with your brand.
Always retarget your site visitors, and lead them back to your site through blog posts and other promos you post on social media.
Your email list
Next, make use of your email list on Facebook.
Again, click the Facebook Ads Manager to set your custom audiences. Go to the customer list to upload your entire email list. Facebook will match those email addresses with the users of Facebook.
Create this custom audience so that the people who are already on your list and who might be interested in engaging further can be easily retargeted.