Search Retargeting Worth a Second Look?

Want to combine some of the benefits of search marketing with display ads? Search retargeting may be just what you're looking for, according to NetPlus Marketing's Robin Neifield. Search retargeting is a behavioral targeting technique used by providers like Advertising.com, Blue Lithium, and Revenue Science (and soon DRIVEpm) that serves relevant display ads to a user on one site based on a search query made earlier on another partner site. While early efforts in retargeting were spotty, these offerings have matured to a point where they're worth a second look, Neifield says.

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Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.