Call Tracking Glossary

CallRail’s Call Tracking Glossary answers your most basic questions about call tracking software including, “What is Call Analytics?,” “What is a Google Forwarding Number?,” and “What is Call Tracking Software?” Our glossary is here to help readers better understand the basics of call tracking as well as the marketing and sales efforts that call tracking can enhance. Read more below to learn about call tracking glossary terms.


What is sales prospecting?

Posted by
Melissa Garner
on July 18, 2019
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Sales prospecting is the process of identifying potential new customers and proactively reaching out to them with cold calls, emails, and social messaging in an effort to convert them into paying customers. For most businesses, this is typically done by representatives of the sales team. Why businesses should use outbound marketing, not just inbound Inbound…

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What is lead tracking?

Posted by
Jules Tompkins at CallRail
on April 2, 2019
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Lead tracking is the process of determining the source of leads, actively monitoring where leads are in the sales and marketing funnel, and pursuing the appropriate actions to move the lead to the next stage and close the sale. Jules Tompkins and Carolyn Lyden contributed to this post. Why do sales and marketing need lead…

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What is conversation analytics?

Posted by
Melissa Garner
on April 2, 2019
Robot hands holding a smartphone.

Conversation analytics is the evaluation of voice data from phone calls between two or more people in order to gain insights on customer behavior. By recording and transcribing call data, marketers can better understand and target leads. How does conversation analytics work? Conversation analytics requires several moving parts in order to turn conversation into data.…

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What is multi-touch attribution?

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on January 10, 2019
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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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What is internal linking?

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Melissa Garner
on October 10, 2018
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Internal linking is the use of hyperlinks that target and lead to other sites within the same domain, as a way to drive visitors from one page to another. Why is internal linking important to your site? As usual, all roads lead back to SEO. Links have been and continue to be ranking factors in…

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How to choose a digital marketing agency

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Melissa Garner
on September 7, 2018
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Research what each agency offers and compare that to your needs Don’t opt for the best price, opt for the best value Determine if the agency’s work matches your industry and niche Figure out if the company is open to change and new technologies Get references and word of mouth recommendations Communicate early, openly, and…

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What is VoIP?

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on August 21, 2018
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A virtual phone number is a number that isn’t associated with any specific phone line, and is used to route calls to the proper receiver. These calls can then be rerouted to a phone line, app, site, or voicemail inbox. A virtual phone number works in the same way as a mall directory or guest…

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What is HIPAA?

Posted by
Melissa Garner
on August 10, 2018
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HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a US law which establishes privacy standards that protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. What is PHI? Protected Health Information (PHI) under HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections…

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What is Geo-Routing?

Posted by
Melissa Garner
on August 2, 2018
Top-down view of woman walking in the street while using her mobile phone with a map onscreen

Geo-routing (geographical routing) is an algorithmic tool that routes phone calls to a set destination based on the geographical location of the caller. With geo-reouting, callers are automatically routed according to the area code provided through caller ID, by manually entering the zip code of where they are located. Benefits of Geo-routing for Franchises With more…

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