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Updated AdWords API remarketing guides

Have you ever wanted to advertise to people who previously visited your site or mobile app? This remarketing strategy can be implemented using the AdWords API. For example, you can target ads to people who left your website without buying anything to encourage them to return and make a purchase.

We recently updated our Remarketing and Rule-based Remarketing guides to more clearly show you how to use the API to get started quickly and implement some of the most common remarketing strategies.

Remarketing resources As always, feel free to visit us or ask questions on the AdWords API Forum or our Google+ page.

Rule-based User Lists in AdWords API v201409

We're excited to announce that you can now create and manage rule-based user lists using the AdWords API starting with v201409. With just one account-wide remarketing tag you can now create different user lists. This has been a frequently requested feature from the AdWords API developer community.

What is a rule-based user list?
A rule-based user list lets you target users based on rules triggered by your account-wide remarketing tag, such as pages viewed on your site or the dates on which your site was visited. The rules in a list can be combined into logical AND/OR expressions, allowing you to fully express the exact audience you want to target.

Once your rule-based user list is in place and you've added the corresponding tag to your site, you can target users in the list and even modify your bids for those users.

Where do I start?
To start integrating rule based lists into your application, take a look at the new Rule Based User List Guide, which will walk you through creating a list with some code examples.

Still have questions? Feel free to visit us on the AdWords API Forum or our Google+ page.

A deep dive into the new audience features in DoubleClick Campaign Manager

Understanding your audience is key to delivering them relevant and compelling messages. In DoubleClick Campaign Manager - the upgraded version of DFA - there are a number of new capabilities to help you define, reach, and more deeply understand your audience, so you can engage them in even more powerful ways. We announced some of these audience features when DoubleClick Campaign Manager launched globally, and today we are going to deep dive into the capabilities.

Define your audience with powerful segmentation tools

With DoubleClick Campaign Manager, you can build segments to define your target audience based on specific actions your customers took, like viewing a certain product on your website, or adding items to their shopping cart. You can also build segments based on combinations of data available in Floodlight custom variables. For example, you can segment users with cart values over a certain amount but who did not check out. Best of all, we’ve enabled existing Floodlight tags to be compatible with building segments, so there’s no need to re-tag in order to take advantage of these features.

Reach your audience with powerful targeting tools

Once you’ve built your audience segments, you can leverage them in real time across the DoubleClick Digital Marketing platform. Segments are shared and synced automatically with DoubleClick Bid Manager, allowing you to apply audience insights to engage your audience across your reserved and programmatic buys. For example, you can combine your first-party segments with powerful keyword-contextual and audience targeting capabilities available in DoubleClick Bid Manager.

And with Dynamic Creative pushed from DoubleClick Studio, a single ad template can support millions of iterations, rotating creative elements like background color, headlines, product images, product descriptions, calls-to-action, and pricing. We optimize to the best combination of variables for each audience segment over time, providing the “perfect ad” for each impression.

Understand your audience with deeper insights

Surfacing strategic insights is crucial for optimizing your campaigns. So we introduced new audience performance reporting that brings audience dimensions to all standard reports. This means all campaign metrics, such as clicks or impressions, can be aggregated or filtered by audience characteristics or specific first-party lists. These reports help you answer questions like, “Did my publisher deliver to the audience that we wanted to target?” and “How many impressions did I deliver to my first-party remarketing list versus everywhere else?” As a result, you can better understand the audience segments with which your message resonated most, and use that information to optimize your campaigns.

DoubleClick Bid Manager customers can also report on audience segments created as part of their reservations buy (and see how they overlap with their third-party lists) with the Audience Composition Report available in DoubleClick Bid Manager.

We are continuing to build powerful audience capabilities into DoubleClick Campaign Manager that enable marketers and agencies to deliver the right message to the right user, on any device.

Next week, join us for a deep dive on the tagging capabilities in DoubleClick Campaign Manager.

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Posted by Adam Champy, Product Manager