by J.R. Rund  Dec 9, 2019

Three Codes & The Truth: Install CallRail JavaScript with Google Tag Manager

Let’s face it: building a website from the ground up is no walk in the park. Your site can be the determining factor that draws an undecided visitor off of the cyber streets when they need you to make their decision for them. “Are we eating Indian or Thai tonight?” Once they arrive, the decision…

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by Karissa Austin  Nov 21, 2019

Lars Marketing streamlines client reporting with CallRail call tracking and form tracking

For Lars Marketing, data is everything. The Seattle-based search marketing agency works with small and medium sized businesses in a diverse range of industries — from printing to automotive maintenance — but the one thing all of their clients have in common is that they rely on accurate data to inform their business decisions.  In…

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by Kara Kelly  Nov 13, 2019

How does call tracking work?

If you’re in marketing, it’s likely you’re tracking leads using forms on your website. But if your ads, emails, or landing pages include a phone number, you may be missing out on credit for leads that come in through a call (or text). Depending on your industry, callers can be the most motivated leads. Call…

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by Jay Hansborough  Oct 23, 2019

Call campaign tactics: Call-only ads vs call extensions

More than 60% of Google’s search engine traffic came from mobile devices through the first six months of 2019, as more and more consumers moved their online purchasing journeys from desktop to mobile. For small business owners and digital marketers, call-only ads and call extensions are effective ways to capitalize on this trend, improve mobile…

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by Zack Bedingfield  Oct 11, 2019

Retargeting for call-only campaigns: Here’s how it’s done

Ad retargeting is a marketing strategy used to zero in on website visitors who, for whatever reason, didn’t make a purchase. Retargeting campaigns continue to perform better than other types of advertising, and for good reason: After a prospect has visited your site, you can say with almost complete certainty that they’re somewhat qualified. And…

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by Sam O' Rourke  Oct 8, 2019

5 free tools and resources to show clients that call tracking can help them

Whether your clients operate a small business or an enterprise company, call tracking can help track, attribute, and report on these calls in order to identify strengths and weaknesses, eliminate ineffective marketing, and convert more leads into sales. Below we highlight a few tools that will help your clients to litmus-test whether call tracking makes…

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by Zack Bedingfield  Oct 8, 2019

How to write successful call-only ads that earn more prospects

Call-only ads are a Google Ads feature that has seen a recent surge in popularity since its release in 2015. Call-only ads have a distinct format — their primary purpose is to motivate potential customers to call your business, which distinguishes them from traditional text ads. Since prospects are calling the company directly instead of…

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by Madelyn Newman  Sep 24, 2019

Google Ads switches to account-level call reporting: Is it right for your business?

Last year, Google announced that their call reporting service will transition from ad-level to the account-level, with the aim of making ad management easier for users. On September 9, 2019, Google automatically opted-in account-level call reporting for all users of call extensions, location extensions, and call-only ads.  The stated reason for this change is to…

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by Jules Tompkins  Sep 17, 2019

With CallRail, Gravity Digital gives clients the attribution they need to ‘read the funnel from top to bottom’

Gravity Digital is a Houston-area full-service marketing agency that produces amazingly clever content assets like this video for their healthcare clients. When the Gravity team bundles these assets into a campaign, they’re focused on one thing: Driving more qualified website traffic for their clients.  But healthcare isn’t ecommerce. It’s not always simple to tie the…

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by Andrew Astleford  Sep 3, 2019

An in-depth look at CallRail’s reporting features

Organizing your call analytics in an impactful way that’s also easy to understand is an extensive undertaking even for seasoned marketers. When reporting on lead generation and marketing attribution for your business or a client, the breadth and depth of information at your fingertips can be overwhelming. Still, understanding the full picture of a campaign’s…

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by Melissa Garner  Aug 27, 2019

5 Marketing and Sales Problems You Can Solve with CallRail + HubSpot

Video Transcription   Hey, guys.  Thanks so much for joining. My name is Anna and I’m here with Madelyn. We’re going to go over five sales and marketing problems you can solve with CallRail and HubSpot. So, right now we are going to talk through a couple of different things.  I’m a product marketing manager…

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by Karissa Austin  Aug 9, 2019

Pain Free Dental Marketing drives calls and fills exam chairs with marketing attribution and call recording

Dentists enjoy marketing their practices about as much as their patients enjoy getting cavities filled. Fortunately, the Texas-based full service digital marketing agency Pain Free Dental Marketing has made it their mission to help practices bring in new patients, so dentists can focus on what they do best. With such a specialized market, it’s critical…

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by Karissa Austin  Jul 11, 2019

How call tracking supercharges your landing pages

Have you ever dated someone who spoke a completely different love language than you? Maybe they love showering you with gifts and words of affirmation, but you prefer to receive acts of service and plenty of quality time. The discrepancy is cute at first, but once the honeymoon phase is over, your relationship falls into…

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by Michael Sengbusch  Jun 6, 2019

Why we need a messaging-first approach to MarTech

This is a guest post by Michael Sengbusch, the CEO and co-founder of Eletype, an intelligent assistant for marketing teams that uses Slack and MS Teams. Michael was recently featured at the CallRail Agency Summit in Chicago and is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics ranging from messaging platforms, digital marketing, social media and enterprise…

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by Tim Niziak  May 24, 2019

Why measuring your marketing is essential to auto dealerships in the information age

Today, potential car buyers don’t need to visit a physical dealership location for their car buying research — search engines can deliver almost all of the information they need, which has changed the face of auto dealership marketing. When a prospect arrives at an auto dealership, they probably have a high intention to buy. Potential…

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by Mary-Cate Spires  May 23, 2019

5 ways call tracking can help manage your inbound prospects

We live in a smartphone-centric, digital nomad-friendly world, and we expect our mobile devices to provide easy, frictionless pathways to the information we need to find and the products we need to buy. And yet we’ve all experienced the friction that’s all too common when it comes to inbound call marketing. You know the scene:…

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by Melissa Garner  May 9, 2019

Google Analytics & Google Ads

Introduction Thank you all again so much for joining us today for the “CallRail, Google Analytics, and Google Ads” webinar. We appreciate you logging in and just to let you know, this will be…today’s webinar will basically be an overview and understanding of the basic setup and benefits associated with Google Analytics and Google Ads.…

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by Karissa Austin  Apr 30, 2019

Customer Spotlight: How SmartBug and The Arbor Co. optimize sales and marketing, together

Choosing an independent or assisted living community is a big decision for seniors and their families. On top of requiring excellent accommodations, they also need peace of mind and confidence in their community management before signing a lease. The Arbor Company knows this firsthand. With 44 independent and assisted living rental communities across 11 states,…

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by Jay Hansborough  Apr 29, 2019

We’ve upgraded Account Center: New tools make client management easier than ever

Here on CallRail’s Product team, we’re dedicated to making multi-client management as easy and efficient as possible. That’s why we’re proud to announce several exciting new tools and enhancements in Account Center designed to help you get more done in less time. Streamlined client management These Account Center upgrades aim to make it even easier…

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by Brittney Sovik  Apr 26, 2019

I’ve created my first tracking number: Now what?

After creating your first tracking number in CallRail, you might be wondering what to do next. Here are some of our recommended next steps, so you can start getting the most out of call tracking: Add users: Give your teammates and clients greater visibility into your work Create notifications: Know instantly where your leads come from Activate Integrations: Streamline your tech…

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by Madelyn Newman  Mar 13, 2019

How to drive more call conversions from Facebook ads

Facebook is the world’s most popular social network, making it a leading digital advertising channel for marketers. Millions of businesses use Facebook to tell their brand’s story, increase website traffic, and improve sales. And for digital marketers whose work revolves around phones, Facebook call conversions are quickly becoming a key revenue driver. According to the…

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by Dedra Mitchell  Feb 11, 2019

The best call tracking features for agencies (and how they work)

As an agency digital marketer looking to get the best results for your clients, you’re continuously searching for the latest and greatest marketing technology. You already understand that call tracking can help you earn serious ROI for your advertising dollars, but you have questions or uncertainties about how best to put this tech to work.…

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by Dedra Mitchell  Feb 5, 2019

4 client objections agencies face when selling call tracking (and how to overcome them)

Marketing agencies that understand the benefits of call tracking often find themselves putting in extra work to convince their clients that it can be a game-changer. Indeed, one of the biggest challenges you might face when setting up call tracking is reluctance on the part of the client. Set aside for a moment the fact…

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by Michael Saba  Jan 29, 2019

Unlock your sales team’s potential: Lead conversion tips from pro marketers

When it comes to generating revenue, your sales team is your company’s frontline force. Whether your main driver for lead conversion is a multi-channel campaign or cold calls to potential clients, savvy businesses understand that investing in training and professional development for their sales staff is one of the best ways to generate more leads…

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by Andrew Astleford  Jan 24, 2019

Add clarity to your call tracking with voicemail reporting

Voicemail Reporting for More Accurate Call Data We’re excited to introduce some recent enhancements to our reporting engine that will enable CallRail users to identify all received voicemails, which will help improve your overall reporting accuracy. With this enhancement, calls that route to your destination number’s voicemail system will be recognized in CallRail as a…

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by Mark Sullivan  Jan 10, 2019

What is multi-touch attribution?

What is multi-touch attribution? Multi-touch attribution is the process of tracking and assigning fractional credit to marketing touchpoints along the path to conversion. Unlike multi-channel reporting, multi-touch attribution reporting is not limited to reporting on a single dimension and can encompass several dimensions, such as channel (e.g. source, medium, campaign), content (e.g. landing pages, offer…

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by Karissa Austin  Jan 10, 2019

7 agency best practices to boost your marketing and earn more clients

Even in the best of times, agency marketing can be like performing a delicate dance. You’ve got to make sure you’re meeting deadlines and coming in on-budget, while balancing the needs of your clients against your own long-term business goals. You need to know when to turn on a dime and change up your approach,…

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by Michael Saba  Dec 13, 2018

How call tracking helps your agency coach clients and boost revenue

If you ask a dozen agency marketers to list the essential ingredients for building a good marketing agency, you’ll probably get a dozen different answers. But no matter what industry your agency works in — and no matter which analytics are your main points of focus — building and maintaining close relationships with your clients…

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by Karissa Austin  Dec 11, 2018

AI is making calls more important than ever for SMBs: Here’s how to not get left behind

As artificial intelligence becomes more commonplace, the role of phone calls in marketing is becoming increasingly more complex. This is particularly important for small businesses, since these technological advancements can have much greater consequences for SMBs compared to their larger counterparts. So, as an SMB marketer, it’s only natural to ask yourself: Are phone calls…

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by Jules Tompkins  Dec 10, 2018

How to help your clients focus on the marketing metrics that really matter

There’s a debate in the baseball world around one very conventional statistic: Pitcher wins and losses. For decades, both fans and team executives have looked to this metric as a key indicator of a pitcher’s value. And while most have all but abandoned pitcher wins as any kind of meaningful indicator of pitching performance, it…

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by Karissa Austin  Dec 7, 2018

The do’s and don’ts of small business marketing

Small business marketing isn’t easy. It can often feel like there are plenty of options — but not enough time or budget — to figure out what works. Marketing is never one size fits all, but these do’s and don’ts will help you keep your small business moving in the right direction. Don’t: Push your…

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by Michael Saba  Nov 28, 2018

Are calls the top conversion point for your SMB? They are for these 6 marketers

When it comes to improving your small business, there are few tools in your tech stack as powerful and effective as call tracking. Whether you’re looking to boost revenue, improve your lead generation, or identify your top-performing marketing channels, call tracking can provide your SMB with the data you need to make your marketing strategy…

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by Robert Martin  Nov 10, 2018

How automated Keyword Spotting can help your business save time and earn more leads

Your business requires attention, care, and a great deal of time.  You shouldn’t have to spend hours listening to phone calls when you could be getting other things done. That’s why we created Keyword Spotting — the latest and greatest addition to CallRail’s suite of Conversation Intelligence tools. This feature uses advanced automation and artificial intelligence…

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by Michael Saba  Oct 27, 2018

Automotive marketing best practices for boosting sales and revenue

A comprehensive automotive marketing strategy is essential, whether you’re representing an individual seller or a big franchise. Dealers can expect to pay anywhere from $350 to $500 in advertising and lead-acquisition per car sold — a significantly higher up-front cost than most other industries. Any auto seller will be well-served by having a marketing strategy…

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by Michael Saba  Oct 12, 2018

How advanced features like call recording prove agency ROI

As an agency marketer, you already know the importance of making efficient use of the data at your disposal — data-driven marketing is now the rule, not the exception. If you’re going to deliver excellent ROI for your clients, you’ll need to leverage every bit of data you can get. But in our quest for…

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by Brittney Sovik  Oct 1, 2018

AMP up your call tracking with Accelerated Mobile Pages

With a cell phone an arm’s length away from most consumers, savvy marketers can’t ignore the importance of mobile web optimization and the mobile path to purchase experience. Mobile browsing now accounts for over half of all internet traffic, and is charted to keep increasing as our reliance on personal tech devices continues to grow.…

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by Erica Hawkins  Sep 28, 2018

How to track a phone call?

Whether it’s for business or personal use, there are plenty of reasons you may want to know how to track a phone call. But what exactly does this entail? We’ll discuss what call tracking means and how to track phone calls to improve your business. What is call tracking? Call tracking goes beyond the simple…

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by Michael Saba  Sep 22, 2018

Health to wealth, and back again: How to boost your healthcare marketing

Healthcare marketing is in many ways similar to advertising in other industries, but it comes with its own set of special considerations. Not only is the proverbial ‘path to purchase’ different in healthcare than in other fields, there are also legal and ethical considerations that marketers need to be fully aware of. While many other…

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by Melissa Garner  Sep 20, 2018

Connecting Raven Tools and CallRail

Raven Tools is an online marketing solution that offers thorough SEO analysis in an easy-to-use software package. Raven provides SEO campaigns with scheduled site audits, keyword research, keyword management, link building, content management, and many other tools, helping you optimize multiple campaigns while also providing client-friendly automated reporting. There are two ways to connect CallRail…

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by Katherine Hosmer  Sep 4, 2018

Optimizing Google Ads for call tracking insights

Google Ads (formerly AdWords) helps you reach new and existing customers each time they browse the web. It’s one of the top advertising tools used by marketers and provides a huge amount of value by helping you better track your ad spend and ROI. CallRail’s Google Ads integration adds more power to your campaigns by…

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by Katherine Hosmer  Aug 30, 2018

Customizable reports bring power and flexibility to your analytics

How many times have you sat down with a client and given them details of their marketing campaign performance, only to be met with difficult-to-answer questions about where or how you got this data? Reporting on lead generation and marketing attribution is one of the biggest parts of your job. And when you’re face-to-face with…

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by Dedra Mitchell  Aug 24, 2018

The missing metric: Why call tracking is a must for total attribution

Pinpointing when, how, and why conversions are happening is an ongoing challenge for marketers. Determining which metrics to track in order to gain a deeper understanding of conversions is even more difficult. Fortunately, there’s a solution: Attribution modeling. Attribution modeling provides insights that can help you better gauge how leads are interacting with campaigns and…

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by Brittney Sovik  Aug 23, 2018

Three ways to use CallRail for user research

User research is the process of discovering your customers’ needs, desires, frustrations, and behaviors, and then using that information to improve your product, service, or marketing. It’s the cornerstone of UX and user-centered design, but it can be difficult to gather reliable user research on a regular basis. (Not to mention knowing what to do…

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by Jules Tompkins  Aug 8, 2018

Are phone calls really vanishing? Not for businesses

When I was a teenager, I had to closely watch my Cingular minutes to avoid getting in trouble for overage charges. And there were many months when the cell phone bill would arrive in the mail and I would get a rebuke from my folks for spending too much time on phone calls. Back then,…

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by Adam Hofman  Jul 26, 2018

How CallRail built CallScore: Using AI to make better marketing decisions

Nearly three years ago, CallRail’s Conversation Intelligence (CI) team started a journey into uncharted territory. The challenge: Use machine learning and AI to create a tool that makes classifying the quality of a phone call completely automated, saving valuable time for our users. At CallRail, our CI team is dedicated to giving businesses of all…

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by Erica Hawkins  Jul 6, 2018

Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Using Business Call Tracking

For any business to succeed, you need a great website — and great tools to analyze its success. We live in a day and age where such tools exist; however, measuring online traffic and data is only one small piece of the puzzle. Call tracking is the tool you need to get a full understanding…

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by Karissa Austin  Jul 2, 2018

10 ways realtors can increase traffic to their listings

As realtors, you lead small-but-mighty teams. So it makes sense that between juggling phone calls, showings, and paperwork, it’s easy for marketing to fall by the wayside despite its importance to real estate success. Ultimately, you need simple yet effective ways to market your business and keep prospects flowing. In this post, you’ll learn 10…

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by Dan Wakefield  Jun 27, 2018

Top call tracking tips for real estate marketing

Real estate marketing can be a tough game to play, and no one knows that better than realtors. The path to purchase is a long and winding road, one that requires plenty of research and investigation on the buyer’s part, and loads of guidance and persistence from the agent. Payoffs can be big for dedicated…

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by Nick Jackson  Jun 19, 2018

5 CallRail integrations that marketing agencies are using to prove ROI, retain clients, and hone marketing

Marketing agencies have to use a variety of tools and platforms to understand how well their efforts are working to help their clients reach their goals. Unfortunately, these platforms are often siloed and specialize in only one facet of the buyer’s journey, muddling the reality of true performance. But you can integrate CallRail with many…

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by Robert Martin  Jun 18, 2018

Watch: Easily find important keywords from your call conversations

CallRail’s powerful suite of conversation intelligence tools digs deep into every call so you don’t have to. These AI-powered features are capable of transcribing every call to your business, scoring those calls, and finding the keywords you care about most. This helps to inform how you craft marketing and advertising campaigns, how you write your…

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