How to Create Retargeting Campaigns with Twitter Ads

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Advertising, Social
How to Create Retargeting Campaigns with Twitter Ads

Twitter Ads LogoTwitter this week announced the ability to create your own remarketing campaigns from the Twitter Ads interface! While remarketing has been possible on Twitter since December, you’re no longer required to go through a third-party partner to set it up.

In this post, I’ll walk you through the campaign creation process to help you build your first Twitter remarketing campaign.

How Twitter Remarketing Works

Remarketing (also known as retargeting), allows you to show unique ads to people who’ve visited your website before. It’s a great way to bring back people who didn’t become a customer the first time they came to your site, or previous customers who you want to engage with your site again.

Twitter Remarketing Overview

how twitter ads remarketing works

Creating a Twitter Remarketing Campaign

The process of creating a Twitter Ads Remarketing Campaign is simple and completely self-serve.

1. Create the tag.

First, you’ll need to create a new website tag from within the Conversion Tracking tab. You can even edit one of your existing conversion tracking tags to collect data for remarketing.

twitter ads remarketing tag settings

2. Install the tag.

twitter ads retargeting tagNext, you’ll place the website tag onto the pages of your site that you’d like to collect visitors from. This could either be a high traffic page, like your home page, or it can be a page only engaged visitors will visit, like your pricing page.

Now, when visitors come to this page, they’ll be added to a “tailored audience.”


3. Create a campaign targeting this audience.

Now all you need to do is create a campaign that targets this tailored audience. When creating your campaign, choose “Tailored audiences” as your targeting type, then choose “Website visitors” as the source. Finally, choose the remarketing audience you just created.

twitter ads retargeting settings

Get Started

That’s all it takes! Your website visitors will begin seeing your promoted account or tweets in their timelines and will be encouraged to consider you again.

To make the most of your promoted tweets, try including a special offer inside a Website Card. And if you haven’t created a Twitter Ads account yet, get $50 in free ad credit here.

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Sam Mazaheri

Sam is the Director of Online Marketing at InVision and former Director of Marketing at AdStage. Prior to AdStage, he was part of the AdWords product team at Google, serving as the in-house AdWords expert and advisor to product management, engineering, and UX. Prior to that, he personally managed and grew in-house digital marketing programs with over $300,000 in monthly ad spend.

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