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Google Analytics Remarketing Lists Beta: Quick Start Guide Google AdWords (AW) Remarketing has been a brilliant tool from the outset, but let’s not kid ourselves – it’s a bit of a chore to set up. You have to generate yet another tracking code, tag various pages on your site with it and wait for those pixels to gather precious user cookies. Google – knowing we all hate continually adding new tracking pixels to our webpages and waiting for things – created a better way to do Remarketing: tapping into your Google Analytics (GA) cookie base! The code’s already on your site, so why not use that?! What is the Remarketing Lists Beta? I will try to do as little re-hashing as possible, as our friends at PPC Hero have already given us a nice little look at how to enable it from the GA side.
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