I am being stalked by ads. They follow me around the internet. I thought it was my imagination, but now I know better. I have been marked for retargeting. There is a good chance you’ve been marked, too.
Do you keep seeing the same ad crop up over and over no matter where you go? Does it show you something you had actually looked at and paused to consider on another website? Do you ever stop and wonder, given the way internet ads rotate so quickly, why you keep seeing the same one? There’s a reason. You are a remarketing target.
Don’t panic, it isn’t painful or malicious, but you might want to rein in your impulse buying tendencies. Those ads are following you because you have already showed an interest in them. Like stray puppies, they want to be picked up and taken home. When you visit a website you are given an electronic cookie that works like a doggy biscuit. Some electronic cookies are designed by retargeting companies so that whenever you visit a webpage that has their content on it, you will see the happily wagging tail of whatever ad they’re promoting that corresponds to the most current doggie cookie in your browser.
Really, it is a pretty ingenious selling method. The consumer is repeatedly exposed to products, services and merchandise of personal interest, and the advertisers are assured that interested peoples are seeing their ads. Now next time you see that ad at three sites in a row, you’ll know why it’s following you. And, if you’ve got something you want to sell, you know what kind of internet ad to purchase.
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This news came to my attention in a message posted by Bonnie S. Calhoun.
When Amoeba and I moved here to our fabulous home in Friday Harbor, we found the house online, asked for photos, then sent a friend to check the place out. As you know, we were thrilled with the results and love where we live. Our house is a joy to me everyday.
In 1997 when I moved to Vegas, I rented my apartment online, saw photos, and felt secure in my decision because I’d chosen a gated community. Then I arrived to discover that my gated community was in a highly industrialized area and the streets around it were deserted at night. Scary since I had to walk a couple of blocks to and from the bus stop at least twice a day.
Now folks who are relocating can rely on Apartment Grade to provide them with accurate apartment ratings and up-to-date rental information. That has to be a relief to parents who are sending their kids off to college and settling them in housing units so far away from home.
It has got to be a relief for people relocating because of their jobs, too. Not everyone is lucky enough to have someone they know and trust already at their destination. Apartment Grade can fill that gap and provide the assurance that the rental property is indeed what it claims to be.
Okay, my business cards are working out big time! My phone is ringing. How cool is that?
Now I think it is time to kick it up to the next notch and get Advertising Magnets. I can get my business cards printed with magnetic backs. That way people would always have my number and my Avon info on their fridge which I bet they never misplace.
I am also contemplating getting a couple of those magnetic car signs for my car door. Then I would always be advertising my Avon business. Not only that, all the mileage I put on my car with the signs attached is tax deductible!
I just took out a one week ad in the newspaper. It cost me just under $20.00. For a little over twice that much I could get the magnetic door signs. I could use them for weeks on end — months even — and only pay the one time fee. Plus, I’d get much better exposure.
Those door signs would also work well with another Avon selling strategy. At our last monthly meeting Cynthia told me I should always carry bagged Avon books and a window hook in my car, then when I park I hang a few Avon books out and interested passersby can grab one. That car sign might lead people in the parking lot to approach the car and see the books.
Or I could create a shape magnet. I think a magnet shaped like a bottle of nail polish (only bigger, of course) with my Avon contact info on it might be catchy. And all of these strategies combined (implemented one at a time, of course) will slowly help me grow my business.