by Dan Wakefield  Jan 15, 2020

Better attribution reporting with Google Analytics and CallRail

Approximately 342,000 billboards dot American roads and highways, according to Statista, with nearly 9,000 of those being video billboards that cycle through ads every several seconds. About 15% of Americans own cellular phones that aren’t smartphones, according to Pew Research Center. That means in a room of 20 people, three are likely using flip phones…

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by Zack Bedingfield  Jan 9, 2020

How to set up click-to-call in Google Ads

It’s essential for small business owners to regularly evaluate their marketing tactics so they can focus on the ones that will help them grow their businesses. If you’re a small business owner, then you’ve definitely heard of Google Ads. But do you know if you’re displaying the ads that are best for your business? Many…

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by Katherine Hosmer  Jan 8, 2020

CallRail 2020: New Year, New Global Navigation

Here at CallRail, we’re always building and iterating on our product to help businesses of all sizes understand their marketing campaigns and leads. As part of our growing product roadmap, we recently added a brand new navigation bar to your account. This global navigation is an important first step to building seamless user experiences for…

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by Darren Shaw  Jan 7, 2020

How to use call tracking numbers in Google My Business

This is a guest post from Darren Shaw, the founder of Whitespark –– a local search software and services company. He has been working on the web for over 19 years and loves everything about local SEO. Darren leads research initiatives such as the annual Local Search Ranking Factors survey and the Local Search Ecosystem. He…

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by Maritza Henriquez  Jan 6, 2020

Better attribution reporting with Marketo and CallRail integration

For years, you’ve been able to easily track where people go on your site, and what makes them click a link or submit a form. But what about when the phone rings? How did they find you, and why did they call? Any data set that doesn’t answer these integral questions provides an incomplete picture…

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by Jules Tompkins  Dec 30, 2019

8 call tracking metrics your agency should be monitoring for clients

One of the most important features of call tracking is its ability to illuminate offline marketing and customer activity. This is made possible by the wealth of data points that are accessible only when you’re using software that can generate call tracking metrics from each inbound call. These metrics can provide valuable insights to improve…

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by Dedra Mitchell  Dec 23, 2019

6 Ways to optimize your website to get more phone calls

Traffic to your business’s website is great — but if you can turn that traffic into a referral stream for inbound calls, that’s even better. Research shows that customers who make phone calls offer much more value to a business. In fact, six out of 10 prospects report wanting to jump straight to pricing discussions…

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by J.R. Rund  Dec 9, 2019

Three codes and 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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