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The best way to target android users on desktop

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Hi,

 

Does anybody know if there is a way to mark an android users and then target them on desktop?

and also if there is a way to target just android users or ios users?

 

Thank you! 

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September 2015

Re: The best way to target android users on desktop

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Hi, David.

In one step, no. In theory, you should:

- detect the device they're using, server-side (via user-agent)
- convince them to sign-up to a newsletter or create an account (and store the device type when creating the account)
- wait until they visit your site from desktop
- upon login or post-email visit, tag them as android users visiting from desktop
- keep remarketing to them until you see fit

As you can see, it's not an easy thing to do.
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A remarkable  workaround by @AdWiser ! 

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Thank you, @MosheTLV. However, please note that this approach is exactly the same is you want to target any visitor even on the same device but on a different browser. Since you cannot "pass the cookie" from one browser to another, irrespective of the device, you'll have to tie those two visits in two steps somehow.
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Dear Calin and MosheTLV,

Thank you both for your help.

Calin, ill try what you wrote. sounds good.
ill let you know if it works.