We are experiencing similar issue as this huge discussion Spam filters registering clicks? . However the situation is slightly different from what's reported there.
Today, after sending out an email, more than 20 leads were qualified as MQLs based on lead score they (or the spam filters) earned. In my case, they did not have "opened email" activity but have "clicked email" and "visited webpage".
I was thinking to tweak the global lead scoring for Click activity as
Clicked email is ANY
and, Opened email is ANY
then I realized that this filter may still add score for Click if someone opened Email A in person in the past and a spam filter clicked Email B that was sent out today.
Is there any way to set the trigger with Opened Email B and Clicked Email B in the global lead scoring smart campaign?
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Remember that Opened email is not reliable. It is only detected by Marketo if the leads downloads images. So it may well happen that a real human clicked an email without apparently opening it.
It might be just easier to kill the lead scoring for Clicked link. ...
I already voted for the idea
Could you tell me how I could limit the scoring campaign to run once per hour? I see an option to set date of activity but it doesn't seem liek the one you're talking about.
Go to the "schedule" tab of the scoring smart campaign and edit the "Smart Campaign settings". Then set it as is:
We modified our "clicks CTA link in email" scoring campaign to the following:
So within the lead records you've identified as false positives, are you saying that you are seeing "click" activity AND "visited web page" activity? Are you seeing this in the activity log?
In the activity log, I see both Click and Visited Webpage activities. But no Open activity. So your scoring campaign probably still adds score for our leads with false positive.
Having said that, I like your idea of filtering out the links! I can't believe I haven't thought about it...
Unfortunately, we had to remove this filter from our campaigns (including the lead scoring ones). Now that this issue was top of mind again, I decided to some additional testing. We're finding in many instances, Marketo isn't logging the "visited web page" activity until upwards of 5 minutes after the click link activity. Therefore, the trigger campaigns aren't triggering with this filter in place. Thought we had this one solved.