by Jay Hansborough  Dec 6, 2019

ADF for CallRail: Automatically create ADF files from your inbound phone calls

Auto-lead Data Format (ADF) has been the standard XML file format for capturing online sales leads in the automotive industry for the past 20 years. The format is used to record information from online car shoppers—including customer contact information and specifications for vehicles of interest—and transfer that information between the various software systems used for…

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by Kevin Mann  Jun 19, 2019

We built a brand new product: CallRail Form Tracking is here

When we built CallRail back in 2011, we aimed to solve a particular problem. We wanted to connect three dots for businesses: their marketing, their website, and their inbound phone calls. As I write this, over 100,000 businesses now use CallRail to connect those dots — connecting the phone calls they’re receiving with the marketing…

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by Katherine Hosmer  May 16, 2019

We’ve got a whole new look: Check out CallRail’s updated branding

So, you’ve logged into CallRail and noticed that our look has changed. The color of buttons and links are brighter, the headers on your call log and reports look a little bit different, and the top nav is no longer navy blue. What’s going on? The most important thing to know is that CallRail’s functionality…

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by Jay Hansborough  May 2, 2019

Instant call tracking notifications are easier than ever with our upgraded Slack integration

Slack recently hit an impressive milestone: According to reports, more that 10 million active users log in to Slack every day to chat with coworkers, share files, and collaborate on projects. We can’t say we’re surprised — at CallRail, we’ve used Slack as our primary messaging tool for years. We love the way it brings…

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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 Jay Hansborough  Apr 23, 2019

Enjoy seamless access to your call tracking data with our updated mobile app

The convenience and functionality of the CallRail mobile app makes it a popular choice for when you’re on the go and need easy access to your call tracking data. SMB marketers and high-volume agencies alike have given the app high marks and plenty of positive feedback for its robust feature set and ease of use.…

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by Brittney Sovik  Feb 26, 2019

Protect sensitive customer info with our PCI Redaction feature

Over-the-phone payments have become more commonplace, but phone conversations that include sensitive customer billing information can present risks for businesses and their customers. That’s why, when you’re transcribing phone calls, it’s important to provide as much protection as possible for the Personal Credit Information (PCI) contained in these calls. Our new PCI Redaction feature removes…

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by Jules Tompkins  Feb 19, 2019

CallRail’s Agency Partner Program helps digital agencies market, sell, and grow

Back in November, a crew of some of our leading agency users paid a visit to CallRail headquarters here in Atlanta. During their trip, we offered them a sneak peek of new features and shared some best practices for convincing reluctant clients to board the bullet-speed attribution train. But we also teased something else: Our…

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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 Brittney Sovik  Dec 5, 2018

CallRail’s multi-touch CPL report now includes multiple channels, interaction types

Our Product team is proud to announce some exciting enhancements we’ve made to our popular Multi-Touch Cost Per Lead report — we’ve officially graduated from our Beta release! First, we’ve expanded our ad networks so you can compare your CPL across Google, Facebook, and Bing. We also now include more interaction types so you can…

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by Madelyn Newman  Nov 9, 2018

The CallRail-Wix integration: Easy attribution for all your sites

Wix is the website builder of choice for over 110 million people worldwide — it’s simple, mobile-friendly, and requires absolutely zero development knowledge. That’s why we’re excited to announce the first official call tracking integration with the Wix platform. With the new CallRail-Wix integration, you can add CallRail’s dynamic call tracking to any Wix website…

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by Anna Niles  Oct 12, 2018

Greatly reduce time spent on call analysis with CallScribe Search

How many times have you needed to retroactively access a series of emails or documents that share a keyword or filename in the contents? (For example: “Bank statement” or “refund.”) The ability to efficiently uncover key insights via search is equally important when it comes to analyzing your past calls and conversions, which is why…

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by Anna Niles  Oct 8, 2018

Access offline conversion data inside Microsoft Advertising with CallRail’s Microsoft Ads integration

The buyer’s journey is often unpredictable and inconsistent, complicating conversion analysis for marketers. With users discovering your business from several different channels, it is crucial for marketers to understand which combination of those interactions leads to a conversion from their paid campaigns. Now, with CallRail’s Microsoft Advertising integration (formerly Bing Ads), marketers can access offline…

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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 Corinne Cordasco  Sep 28, 2018

Streamline client management with CallRail’s newly-refreshed Account Center

Your CallRail account comes equipped with the tools you need to gain valuable insight into your customer base, but did you know there’s a new tool that helps you easily manage all of your CallRail accounts? For marketers, agency staff, and anyone else who supervises more than one CallRail account, Account Center is a seamless way…

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by Jules Tompkins  Sep 25, 2018

Earn better marketing insights & ROI with the new full-width waveform

Full-width waveform hits the call log in the latest CallRail update When it comes to user experience, sometimes it’s the most minor of tweaks that make the biggest difference. Consider, for example, Control Center on your iPhone. This wasn’t the noisiest thing Apple ever made. It wasn’t billboard-worthy. But it’s now where we can quickly…

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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  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 Trishawn Brown  Aug 21, 2018

Zapier Integrations: Google Sheets and CallRail

Google Sheets is a spreadsheet app that can be used to create, edit, and share spreadsheet documents — all you need is an internet connection. Why use the CallRail + Google Sheets Zap? Digital marketing is becoming an increasingly data-driven (and data-centric) line of work. Google Sheets is a way for marketers to easily organize…

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by Kevin Mann  Aug 15, 2018

No more CPL headaches: Seamlessly calculate cost per lead with our new tool

In 2018, businesses are accustomed to validating decisions with data –– especially budgetary decisions. This makes reporting for cost per lead (CPL) and return on ad spend (ROAS) critical for today’s marketers. Mining and surfacing this data is the name of the game. Of course, that’s easier said than done. There are high-funnel proxy marketing…

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by Anna Niles  Jul 13, 2018

CallRail onboarding made easy: Testing DNI with a single click

When it comes to achieving a complete understanding of the buyer’s journey, CallRail’s Dynamic Number Insertion feature is a must-have for marketers who work with call data. By installing a snippet of code on your site, you’ll gain a better understanding of the sources and channels that are driving calls to your business — unlocking…

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by Madelyn Newman  Jul 12, 2018

CallRail’s A/B testing integration with Optimizely X

We’re excited to announce our A/B testing integration with Optimizely, the world’s leading experimentation platform. The Optimizely X platform is a simple and powerful way to test variations of your website and its content to determine which version is driving the most conversions. With the integration we’re announcing today, CallRail users can now count phone…

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by Jarrett Harber  Jul 2, 2018

Building CallRail: An inside look at our development process

We obsess over creating a product that drives real value for our customers, and the CallRail development process is an integral part of this. Recently, we’ve received several questions in the CallRail Community forum about our product development process, so we’d like to break down how we make CallRail the best it can be. Requests…

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by Anna Niles  Jun 13, 2018

Improve bidding strategy with new Call Highlights report

With the launch of Call Highlights last quarter, users have been able to gain a better understanding of the content of their calls, with no action needed. We’ve made some additional improvements to make this data more valuable for our users. Introducing the new Call Highlights report If you’re a Keyword Spotting master, you’re likely…

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by Brittney Sovik  May 24, 2018

The CallRail-HubSpot Integration: Workflows for better lead nurturing

We recently created a new HubSpot integration that sends calls to your tracking numbers directly to your HubSpot dashboard as a call activity, rather than a form submission. We’re also excited to share that call activities can be linked to the very popular HubSpot workflows, so you can instantly follow-up with leads that call your…

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by Anna Niles  May 22, 2018

Introducing keyword indicators to maximize marketing campaigns inside CallRail

As we all know, conversations often hold the most important pieces of information about your customers, but listening to thousands of calls to obtain that information isn’t realistic. With the introduction of Keyword Spotting and Call Highlights, we have helped businesses bridge the conversation gap, providing the tools to collect the exact information needed in…

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by Carolyn Lyden  May 21, 2018

Using call tracking with Salesforce: All your lead data in one place

What is Salesforce? Salesforce is the leading CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platform. Technology like Salesforce helps companies keep track of their customers, as well as their information, interactions, stages of sales development, and more. The CallRail integration for Salesforce adds another level by helping sales and marketing professionals keep track of their calls in the…

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by Brittney Sovik  May 16, 2018

Streamline your inbound marketing with CallRail’s HubSpot integration

CallRail recently updated our integration using HubSpot’s new engagement API. That means your inbound calls, text messages, and form submissions will automatically populate in your HubSpot lead timelines, creating a unified view of each contact and making lead management easier. Here’s an overview of what our new integration does and how marketers can leverage it…

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by Katherine Hosmer  Apr 27, 2018

How to use CallRail phone numbers for local marketing

Note: Erica Hawkins authored the original version of this blog post and contributed to the content below. How often do you find yourself grabbing your cell phone to find a local business? Between living busy lives and having our smartphones constantly at our fingertips, it’s likely that you’re using your phone to manage the purchases…

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by Anna Niles  Apr 25, 2018

Localize Dynamic Number Insertion with CallRail’s Local Swap™

Living in a digital-first world makes life a lot easier. You can transfer money to a friend in a click, host conference calls from across the world, and even have something delivered to your door within a couple of hours. This technology brings a lot of freedom and simplicity, but that can also breed hesitation…

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by Kate McGaughey  Apr 17, 2018

Announcing the relaunch of CallRail Community

Today, we’re proud to announce the launch of a brand new user interface design for the CallRail Community! We built the CallRail Community in 2017 as a place for our customers to meet each other, share best practices for using CallRail, and submit feature requests to our team. After months of helping customers find answers…

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by Robert Martin  Apr 13, 2018

Hands-on with CallRail’s new Bulk Edit tool

The long-awaited and much-anticipated bulk edit tool has finally arrived here at CallRail, and we’ve never been more excited to help you go under the hood with your tracking numbers. Before diving in — we want to dedicate this one to the power users. You know who you are. You’ve got dozens and sometimes hundreds…

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by Melissa Garner  Apr 5, 2018

Measure PPC performance better with CallRail’s Kenshoo integration

What is Kenshoo? Kenshoo is a premium integrative solution that allows you to manage and automate your marketing strategy so you can properly attribute ROI to your SEM campaigns. How does the Kenshoo Integration with CallRail work? How do people typically use it? Marketers rely heavily on accurate conversion data to optimize their campaigns but…

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by Anna Niles  Apr 5, 2018

Product update: Make edits to your call tracking more efficiently with Bulk Edit

At CallRail, we constantly strive to simplify processes for our users. We know our customers have different goals and ways they measure success, but one key commonality amongst our customers is the need to be efficient in their day-to-day workflows. We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re excited to introduce the ability to mass edit a variety…

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by Anna Niles  Mar 16, 2018

CallRail and Facebook, plus Facebook click-to-call (update)

Updated: March 16, 2018 After the release of Facebook’s “call now” button almost three years ago, mobile click-to-call volume has continued to skyrocket year over year, with no signs of slowing down. It is expected that the annual number of mobile phone calls to businesses will reach 162 billion by 2019.   And with Facebook…

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by Madelyn Newman  Mar 7, 2018

Feature Update: Send a call’s value to Google Ads

CallRail’s Google Ads integration (previously AdWords) is one of our most popular features. Sending phone conversions directly into Google Ads helps marketers achieve full attribution for their PPC spend and make better optimization decisions about their paid campaigns. Another benefit of activating CallRail’s direct integration with the Google Ads API is the ability to match…

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by Brittney Sovik  Feb 28, 2018

Automate customer billing and payments with new CallRail-Stripe integration

Stripe is a payment processing platform that simplifies direct billing. If you’re managing multiple customers in your CallRail account, our new customer invoicing feature lets you create custom pricing plans for customers based on their usage and automate your invoicing through our integration with Stripe. All your clients will have to do is put their…

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by Zack Bedingfield  Feb 16, 2018

How to Optimize Campaigns with CallRail’s Google Ads Integration

What is Google Ads? Googe Ads (formerly AdWords) is the advertising platform Google provides for running ads on the Google search engine results page. Advertisers bid on specific keywords and then any queries that contain those keywords in some shape or fashion triggers ads to show up.   How does the Google Ads integration with…

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by Katherine Hosmer  Feb 13, 2018

Agencies: Make the switch from Account Center to Customer Invoicing to streamline call tracking billing

Great news: you can now manage and customize invoices for each of your customers from a single account. CallRail’s newest addition to its toolbox for marketers includes a Customer Invoicing feature. Previously, if you wanted to bill your customers separately for their call tracking usage, we recommended that you use our Account Center feature. We’ve…

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by David Schroeder  Feb 13, 2018

How to get the most out of CallRail’s VWO integration

What is VWO? Visual Website Optimizer (VWO) is an online software used to A/B test different versions of webpages for effectiveness in achieving specific results. For example, if you wanted to know whether your website would convert more visitors into customers by changing the main headline on the homepage. VWO would allow you to easily…

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by Melissa Garner  Feb 2, 2018

A Brief Overview of CallRail’s Zapier Integration

What is Zapier? Zapier is an application software that connects multiple apps you use daily in order to automate your workflow. Many web applications offer open APIs to allow developers room to build additional functionalities, but one of the main benefits of using Zapier is that you don’t have to have the experience of being…

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by Anna Niles  Jan 30, 2018

Meet the Newest Addition to Conversation Intelligence: Introducing Call Highlights

A solid understanding of what happens during phone conversations is fundamental for reaching marketing or departmental goals. CallRail alleviates much of this frustration by providing predefined keywords via Keyword Spotting. While this is a game-changer when it comes to categorizing and scoring calls, it is only as effective as the words or phrases you know…

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by Anna Niles  Jan 29, 2018

Route Calls with Ease: New Out-of-the-Box Call Flow Builder Templates

Determining how to to successfully route calls can be a daunting task. Taking into account staff availability, schedules, and location, has historically been a manual, painful process. CallRail’s Call Flow Builder revolutionized this process, giving users the freedom to completely customize the way calls are being routed. With multi-step options, the customizable flows ensure your…

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by Anna Niles  Jan 23, 2018

Streamline Agent Management with the New Calls by Agent Report

Reporting on your team’s success at an individual level is an integral part of your organization’s success as a whole. However, when managing a team, working towards a quota, or striving for customer satisfaction, reporting can often become a secondary priority. With CallRail’s newest reporting feature, it’s never been easier to streamline performance management. In…

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by Madelyn Newman  Jan 9, 2018

CallRail Quarterly Product Update: What’s New in Q4 2017

We ended 2017 with a bang and a lot of great new releases! We added a Facebook integration, improved user workflow and permissions, and introduced some great new features to the CallRail API. Want to see what we built? Here’s everything we shipped in Q4 of 2017. CallRail’s Facebook Integration Although CallRail has always been able…

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by Madelyn Newman  Dec 14, 2017

How to use Facebook Custom Audiences with Call Insights

Pro Facebook marketers know that campaigns succeed or fail because of audience targeting. After all, advertising on any channel is all about hitting the right person with the right offer at the right time. Luckily, Facebook Custom Audiences help you define a clear audience for each of your Facebook ads, which ensures you aren’t wasting…

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by Madelyn Newman  Dec 7, 2017

Introducing CallRail’s Facebook Integration

It’s no secret that Facebook marketing is an integral part of any data-driven marketer’s playbook. Just last quarter, Facebook reported marketers spent over $9 million in advertising on their network. And with the launch of Facebook’s Call Now button nearly 2 years ago, phone call and text message conversions from Facebook have been growing. BIA/Kelsey estimates…

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by Madelyn Newman  Dec 4, 2017

Edit Caller Names for More Efficient Lead Handling

Whenever phone calls or text messages are made, there are typically two pieces of information that can be used to identify your new inbound lead: a phone number and a Caller ID Name (CNAM). Here at CallRail, we display both the phone number and the calling party’s name inside the Call Dashboard and Lead Center to…

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by Madelyn Newman  Nov 2, 2017

Meet the New Keywords Spotted Report

In the age of big data, having a clearer send of advertising ROI is crucial for marketers in any size organization. That’s where we come in – call tracking and analytics can help you figure out what marketing campaigns are driving valuable phone call leads and which are missing the mark. And with the added…

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by Madelyn Newman  Oct 16, 2017

CallRail Quarterly Product Update: What’s New in Q3 2017

This past quarter we saw some great new releases inside the CallRail application. We were focused on improving our overall user experience, increasing the power and usability behind our Call Flow Builder, as well as introduced some great new reporting features. Ready to check it out? Here’s everything we shipped in Q3 of 2017: CallRail’s…

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