Track Engagement

Retargeting starts with finding people who have engaged with your business.

Prepare a list if you know the people you’d like to retarget.

If your business is using retargeting to find people who have visited your physical store, or if you have collected customer contact information through a CRM, you can create a list to reach these people with ads. This list is always securely hashed on your browser and never shared with other businesses unless you grant them access.

Find out how to format your lists to upload to Facebook

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Install the Facebook pixel if you want to retarget your website visitors.

The Facebook pixel is a small snippet of code that you, your website engineer or a Facebook Marketing Partner can paste in your code. It tracks the people and the types of actions they take when they engage with your brand, including any of your Facebook ads they saw before going to your website, the pages of your site they visit and the items they add to their carts.

Create A Custom Audience

The next step is specifying the people you want to retarget.

You can create a Custom Audience from your list, Facebook Pixel data or Facebook SDK to specify the people you want to reach with your remarketing campaign. Your pixel or SDK can automatically add people to a Custom Audience based on the specific actions you’re most interested in targeting, like people who visit your site homepage or people who view a product but do not make a purchase. This can help you create ads that are relevant to where people are in their customer journey.

Learn how to set up a Custom Audience from a list, from your website visitors or from the people who use your app.

Ad Types

Reach your audience with any ad type, or choose one that was made for remarketing.

Create dynamic ads to show relevant items from your catalog.

Dynamic ads automatically show each viewer the most relevant products and ad creative across Facebook, Instagram, Audience Network or Messenger, based on the actions they’ve taken on your site or app. When you upload your product catalog, people will see items they abandoned in their carts, or new product recommendations that are relevant to them.Learn more about Facebook dynamic ads

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Restart the conversation with sponsored messages.

If you haven’t interacted with a customer for a while, reach out using sponsored messages in Messenger. They allow you to send highly targeted promotions to the people who have already enaged with your business.

Learn more about sponsored messages

Facebook Measurement

Once your retargeting campaign has started, find out how your ads are performing.

Facebook measurement can help your business understand which types of ads and platforms are getting the most engagement from your remarketing audience. Find free analytics and attribution reports, and discover how Testing and Learning can benefit your business.