While Facebook ad retargeting is effective, there are limitations to promoting products solely through social media! This post explores how to broaden your online store’s visibility, and use “layered retargeting” to reach customers across the entire Internet – not just Facebook 😊
Increase Sales on Shopify by Retargeting Outside of Facebook
Business Owners using Facebook ads may have noticed that, while effective, there are clear limitations to advertising on the Facebook network. Sure, it gives access to popular platforms like Instagram, but remember there are roughly 5 billion people who use the internet regularly! While Facebook has ~2 billion regular users, you miss out on 3 billion potential customers by showing ads only on Facebook.
Who knows? Your niche audience may not be big fans of Mark Zuckerberg 😉 To increase sales on Shopify, business owners need to find ways to look beyond advertising only on social media. While it’s undoubtedly effective, there are marketing tactics that layer ad retargeting, thereby reaching users in and outside of Facebook.
The Undeniable Effectiveness of Ad Retargeting Campaigns
If you aren’t already making use of Facebook’s ad remarketing features, it is time to hop on board. A recent survey of 320 companies found that 86.4% used retargeting campaigns, and over half of those businesses increased their revenue through ad retargeting campaigns. In other words, the metrics speak for themselves. After creating the right custom audiences and setting a reasonable budget, retargeted Facebook ads can help increase sales on Shopify.
… But let’s analyze those numbers a little deeper. While retargeting on Facebook has its merits, 20% of e-commerce businesses in the same survey reported no benefits from their retargeting campaigns.
So, we decided to dig a little further and ask, “Is there a way to broaden retargeted Facebook ads beyond social media?” Doing so, and placing ads in different contexts, may be the key to giving these ad campaigns a boost – and increase sales on Shopify in the process.
Limitations of Advertising on Facebook
First, we need to identify the limits of Facebook ads.
50% of customers online say they like shopping through platforms like Facebook stories… but what about the other 50%? If you are limited to retargeting only through the Facebook (Meta) network, you are potentially losing out on reaching half of your customer base. Other users want to see ads in different online contexts – beyond their social media account!
To increase sales on Shopify, it is best your e-commerce business gets exposure beyond social media.
Why? Credibility and Brand awareness.
Showing ads to retargeted users – when they are not on Facebook itself – is impossible with Facebook’s software. That could mean the impact of your retargeted ads are limited, as customers will be inclined to write your brand off as, “That store that only pops up on Facebook.”
To many, that limitation could hurt your brand and make it look less legitimate in the eyes of potential customers. Layering on a broader retargeting service will allow you to show ads to those same users not just on Facebook – but across the entire web. This enhanced brand visibility will make your store appear more viable in the eyes of potential customers, driving more traffic and increasing your sales on Shopify.
Layering “Web” Retargeting on Top of Facebook Retargeting
They key to maximizing the effectiveness of your ad retargeting campaign is to reach beyond social media, and use tools that enable retargeting across the web.
In that scenario, an online user could see your ad on Facebook first, then have a moment of déjà vu when the same ad pops up while they browse a news app on their phone! When the ad appears a third time on their favorite independent blog site, the credibility of the brand has been confirmed in the eye of the customer.
Seeing the store’s promotions in multiple online contexts makes them feel like checking the store out is worth their time, as it engaged them with multiple touches without appearing repetitive. This is the power of layering web retargeting on top of Facebook retargeting – you reach customers when they are in different states of mind, upping the chance they take note of your online promotion. The broadened visibility can help increase your sales on Shopify and boost your brand’s reputation.
Conclusion: Use Menadex to Layer Web Retargeting on top of Facebook
Hopefully by now, you see the promotional power of ad retargeting online businesses. However, very few businesses know how to layer web retargeting on top of their advertising efforts on social media. Broadened web visibility could be the keystone to increasing sales on Shopify!
If you want to get the best return on your ads spent (ROAS), try a free demo by Ad360 today! Our Menadex media offering will automatically layer web retargeting on top of your existing ad campaigns, ensuring you get the broadest appeal and best bang for your buck.