Perfect Audience was a retargeting platform that allows you to retarget any visitor to your page or people who are in your FunnelBud lists. This is now directly integrated into FunnelBud, in the "Ads" item in the menu.
(Note: Retargeting of people in FunnelBud lists is currently only applicable for US leads and minimum people need to be in a list for list syncing to work is 100.)
New to retargeting? Visit our blog post : Introduction to retargeting and its importance in a business marketing strategy
Here's some common questions about it:
Which pages can it retarget people on?
It connects to multiple so called "ad exchanges" and can follow people on many different sites across many different countries.
Can it retarget site visitors even if they haven't submitted a form and don't exist as contacts in FunnelBud?
Yes. As long as they visited one of your pages with the FunnelBud tracking code.
Can we retarget people in FunnelBud lists even if they never visited our site?
Yes. When you sync a list from FunnelBud, it will send those contacts and their details to a third-party service which tries to establish tracking on those emails.
(Note: This process takes up to three days. During that time, the synced list will be shown as Pending in Perfect Audience.)
What is the minimum budget for a Perfect audience campaign is ?
Minimum budget for a Perfect audience campaign is $25/week ?
Do I need to add a tracking code to my website to start using Perfect Audience
If you already have FunnelBud tracking code installed on your website you will NOT need to add any other tag from Perfect Audience for retargeting to work.
Does the Ads tracking code slow down my website or hurt SEO?
Short answer: No, because it loads asynchronously (async).
Long answer below:
You may be looking at "Load Time" and assuming that FunnelBud's Ads (or Chatbot) tracking scripts slow your site down and therefore affecting SEO.
However, the metric you might be looking at is in that case most likely including asyncronous (async) code in the total load time, but this does not affect SEO.
Async (or defer, another method), means that the code loads after the document is completed. Therefore, it does not affect user experience, and has either insignificant or no impact on SEO.
We tested our own site on https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ and there was no mention of any of FunnelBud's scripts, including Perfect Audience and Chatbot, that would cause usability or SEO.
In fact, it explicitly mentions that Perfect Audience and Chatbot do not not block main-thread (0ms main-thread blocking time each): Screenshot. This is because the code loads async.
Here's what Google say (source):
Neil Patel has done a fantastic study detailing what impacts SEO. The conclusion is that first_byte is by far the most significant contributor, with doc_complete and start_render together making up almost as significant impact. Since the FunnelBud tracking codes are async, they don't affect these metrics.
Or as Neil puts it: "After the document is completed, it is normal for the asynchronous code to start running and loading more items. This does not stop the user from interacting with the site so it is usually not considered to be part of the page load time."
Therefore, the FunnelBud tracking code does not affect your site's SEO.
(We recommend reading Neil's full article. It is highly enlightening for anyone interested in how page speed affects SEO!)
How can I disable Perfect Audience from the tracking code?
You can disable Perfect Audience by adding a snippet of script to your tracking code. The snippet should be added after the trackPageView call, and should be entered as follows _ss.push([‘_disablePA’]);
Once this is updated, it should stop the Perfect Audience code from running. Please note that doing this will cause Perfect Audience Ads functionality to completely disappear until this edit to the code is removed.