5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2015 1:20 PM by Rachel Egan

    Anonymous Leads?

      When going to the Lead Database tab, there is a pie chart displaying both Known Leads and Anonymous Leads. I understand that Marketo has a background process to aqcuire the Anonymous Leads.However, what factors actually go into this process? How is this number ultimately acquired? The Anonymous Leads number rises every week and our team is curious as to why that's happening.
        • Re: Anonymous Leads?
          Hi Tucker,
          Anonymous lead information is based on the users IP Address pulled by the Marketo Munchkin Code that you added to your website. Any lead that has not filled out a Marketo form on your site, or clicked a link in one of your emails sent via Marketo will be considered “anonymous” until they complete one of these actions.
          Additionally, Marketo’s Automatic Data Cleanup notes the following:
          “Anonymous leads that have had no web activity in the past 90 days are automatically removed by Marketo. These anonymous leads are unlikely to return to your site with the same cookie. The visitor is likely to have switched browsers or cleared their cookies; you may already have the same visitor as a new, active anonymous lead or known lead.”
          • Re: Anonymous Leads?

            We have also found that if an anonymous lead has their computer set to always have cookies turned off, every time they hit the site, they count as another anonymous lead. We're facing a similar issue in seeing our anonymous list continuously increase at a much higher rate than l'd like to see. We're diligently working to provide reasons for them to somehow connect with relevant content so that we can get more of them tagged.

            • Re: Anonymous Leads?
              Munchkin.js sends activities to Marketo only when cookies are turned on. Your anonymous leads could be from Private/Incognito browsing mode or actual new anonymous leads.

              Thanks Jessica for explaining how anonymous leads are acquired and converted/merged to known leads.

              • Re: Anonymous Leads?
                Trish Voskovitch
                are there best practices for cleaning up/deleting anonymous leads to keep it relevant?