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Overview: GoToWebinar will be conducting scheduled maintenance on Saturday, February 20 from 06:00 AM UTC - 10:00 AM UTC and Sunday, February 21 from 02:00 AM UTC - 06:00 AM UTC. During the maintenance window, users will not be able to start or join GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, or GoToTraining sessions.   Affected Marketo Engage Services: During the impacted timeframe, customer-facing webinars and APIs will be unavailable for Marketo Engage customers. Since APIs will be unavailable, Marketo Engage will not be able to sync, refresh, or transition records to “Registered” in GoToWebinar.   To identify and resolve these errors, you can create a smart list that filters on any program with a New Status of “Registration Error” for the necessary channels as shown below.     You can then navigate to the People tab, view the record details to see the Status Change event which failed for the record, and create a smart campaign to update the Program Status to “Registered”.   If you have additional questions or experience any issues, please contact Marketo Engage support at https://support.marketo.com, or through any of the methods listed here.
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Issue You may notice that the files under "Images and Files" folder are being crawled and indexed by search engines. Is there a way to ensure that they cannot be indexed?     Solution To disable indexing for all assets in Design Studio > Images and Files, please contact Marketo Support. Support can disable indexing for all files in this folder.  Please note, this is a global block.  Support is not able to selectively block indexing for specific files.
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Just joined the Marketo family? Want to learn more about how to use Marketo? Drop by one of our Office Hours!   Group Office Hours are one-hour sessions for you to virtually connect with a marketing automation expert when you need personalized guidance and insightful advice. Office Hours are available weekdays at different hours to meet our customers' needs around the globe.   Please note these open sessions are open to Launch Pack customers only. If you have not signed up for the service and would like to, please send an email to services@marketo.com.   Prerequisites: You must be within 90 days of your Marketo subscription start date or have signed up for the service You must have taken the Marketo Core Concepts class What to expect: Marketo Expert facilitating the open group session Types of questions: How to/Best Practices/Strategy/On-boarding   Upcoming Sessions:   EMEA EMEA Office Hours: Monday, 2 PM GMT   North America North America Office Hours: Monday, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET North America Office Hours: Wednesday, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET North America Office Hours: Friday, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET
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Issue Issue Description When adding a superscript for items like © or ® , the email editor displays the superscript correctly but when the email is received, a space is added between the descriptive word and the superscript.     Solution Issue Resolution Open the email editor and edit the HTML by clicking on the "<html>" icon. Change your <div> tags to <p> tags in the html code. Send yourself another sample email to confirm the space is removed. Be sure to review these changes with your developer to ensure no unintended changes occur due to this change.
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Traditional Bounce Codes When you add the Email Invalid Cause to display as a Column to any of your Deliverability Smartlists, you will see a code value, and potentially a suffix as well, to help you understand the reason for the Bounce.   Codes in the 400 range are generally Soft Bounces Codes in the 500 range are generally Hard Bounces Mail server administrators can create custom messages that accompany bounce codes Code Explanation 250 Mail accepted by receiving network 421 <domain> Service not available, closing transmission channel 450 Requested mail action not taken: mailbox unavailable (e.g., mailbox busy) 451 Requested action aborted: error in processing 452 Requested action not taken: insufficient system storage 500 The server could not recognize the command due to a syntax error. 501 A syntax error was encountered in command arguments. 502 This command is not implemented. 503 The server has encountered a bad sequence of commands. 504 A command parameter is not implemented. 550 User’s mailbox was unavailable (such as not found) 551 The recipient is not local to the server. 552 The action was aborted due to exceeded storage allocation. 553 The command was aborted because the mailbox name is invalid. 554 The transaction failed for some unstated reason.     Enhanced Bounce Codes If a suffix appears after one of the codes above, it is an enhanced Bounce code Mail server administrators can crate custom messages that accompany bounce codes   Code Explanation 5.0.0 Address does not exist 5.1.0 Other address status 5.1.1 Bad destination mailbox address 5.1.2 Bad destination system address 5.1.3 Bad destination mailbox address syntax 5.1.4 Destination mailbox address ambiguous 5.1.5 Destination mailbox address valid 5.1.6 Mailbox has moved 5.1.7 Bad sender’s mailbox address syntax 5.1.8 Bad sender’s system address 5.2.0 Other or undefined mailbox status 5.2.1 Mailbox disabled, not accepting messages 5.2.2 Mailbox full 5.2.3 Message length exceeds administrative limit. 5.2.4 Mailing list expansion problem 5.3.0 Other or undefined mail system status 5.3.1 Mail system full 5.3.2 System not accepting network messages 5.3.3 System not capable of selected features 5.3.4 Message too big for system 5.4.0 Other or undefined network or routing status 5.4.1 No answer from host 5.4.2 Bad connection 5.4.3 Routing server failure 5.4.4 Unable to route 5.4.5 Network congestion 5.4.6 Routing loop detected 5.4.7 Delivery time expired 5.5.0 Other or undefined protocol status 5.5.1 Invalid command 5.5.2 Syntax error 5.5.3 Too many recipients 5.5.4 Invalid command arguments 5.5.5 Wrong protocol version 5.6.0 Other or undefined media error 5.6.1 Media not supported 5.6.2 Conversion required and prohibited 5.6.3 Conversion required but not supported 5.6.4 Conversion with loss performed 5.6.5 Conversion failed 5.7.0 Other or undefined security status 5.7.1 Delivery not authorized, message refused 5.7.2 Mailing list expansion prohibited 5.7.3 Security conversion required but not possible 5.7.4 Security features not supported 5.7.5 Cryptographic failure 5.7.6 Cryptographic algorithm not supported 5.7.7 Message integrity failure   Not all mail servers adhere to these standards.
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Issue Issue Description "${button-link}" appears on the Email Link Performance report in place of the URL the buttons point to.     Solution Issue Resolution To stop this "${button-link}" from appearing on the reports, edit the text version of the emails to replace the "${button-link}" with the URL the button points to. This occurs because the text version of the email didn't get edited to provide a valid button link. The "${button-link}" value is part of HTML templates and if the setting 'Copy HTML to Text version of email' is checked then those values get copied across. From there, if the text version doesn't get edited or reviewed after that copy over happens, tracked links for " http://$ {button-link}?mkt_tok=..." will be sent out for those leads that get the text version of the email in place of the URL the button points to. The next question after hearing this solution is often, "If this is just for the text version, who is reading the text version of emails?", and the answer is that it's probably automated link scanners or security software visiting the link and triggering the click to show on reports. 
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Issue Description Using a token in the Smart List of a Campaign yields unexpected results, an error, or the campaign to not trigger.  Issue Resolution Tokens cannot be used in the Smart List section of Smart Campaigns. Tokens can be used in the Smart Campaign Flow, in the following steps: Interesting Moments Change Data Value Salesforce Campaign Steps (add, remove, change status) Create Task
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Issue Email get delivered initially but after a while, the email bounces stating 550 error. Solution This is a behavior of a particular type of Bounce called an Out of Band bounce ( OOB). The Send, Delivered and then Bounced sequence tells us that the email was initially accepted, but then due to a variety of reasons (or categories) it was rejected. This type of bounce is not uncommon, but are relatively rare. If you look at the lead record , you'll see that there will be an "Email Delivered" activity right before this bounce message which is what makes it "Out Of Band" . There isn't really any way Marketo can control it--it's entirely up to the recipient mail server. Many times this happens when a recipient mail server takes in emails in through a main server, then dumps them over to a secondary server. The first one that takes in the email gives back the "Email Delivered" message. Then the secondary server evaluates each email based on the spam filters and against known email addresses in their system. If the secondary server gets invalid email addresses or filtered out as spam, they'll then be bounced, causing the bounced message after the delivered message. 
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Issue Description Tracked links in emails resolve to "Your connection is not private", or other security warnings in the browser, when clicked. Issue Resolution The browser is expecting the branded link domain to be secured with a SSL certificate. Subscriptions without Secured Domains for Tracking Links: Please contact your Customer Success Manager to discuss purchasing a subscription to Secured Domains for Tracking Links. Subscriptions with Secured Domains for Tracking Links: Please contact Marketo Support to provision a SSL certificate onto your tracking link domain. More information can be found here https://nation.marketo.com/docs/DOC-6231-overview-faq-secured-domains-for-tracking-links
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Issue A lead has the same email address as another lead, but it was not deduplicated, or Marketo did not update the existing lead with the same email address.     Solution The lead was not created via one of the areas below (e.g. the lead was created via Salesforce.)  By design, Marketo ONLY deduplicates leads if they were created via one of the methods listed below. Web form fillout Munchkin API Web service API List import Web service API - Import to list NOTE: Marketo will accept duplicate leads from the API if the API call is to create the lead rather than update or create/update  
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Issue In the attempt to create or invite a new user with email address " john@mail.com ", the message appears "The user id is in use. Choose another email." even though the user was already deleted from the other instance it was being used in. Solution This message can appear as at the time the user " john@mail.com " was being created or invited to another instance, after deleting " john@mail.com " from another instance, the user was not completely deleted from the other instance. At times it can take about 5-15 minutes for a user to be completely deleted from the system, so allow some time before re-creating the user.
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Want to gauge how many leads clicked through a link you have in your social media or other outlets? This can be done using URL Parameters at the end of the URLs you use. Basically, you just add a little bit of code to the end of the hyperlinked URL. When leads click through and arrive at your Landing Page, that code can be captured into a hidden Form field. Here’s how to do it.   Quick Overview of URL Parameters In the structure of a URL, there are two main parts. The first part is used for navigation, and the second part is used to pass data along. The two parts are separated by a question mark. For example, let’s look at this URL:   www.myawesomewebsite.com?URLParameter=ThisIsAParameter   The first part of the URL, “www.myawesomewebsite.com” is the main part of the URL used for navigation. The whole rest of the URL from the question mark on, “?URLParameter=ThisIsAParameter” is referred to as a querystring. It isn’t needed for navigation to the page specified, but can be used to pass the extra data you want to include.     The querystring contains the URL Parameters, which are used to push data into the hidden Form fields. In the querystring “?URLParameter=ThisIsAParameter” used here, “URLParameter” corresponds to the name of the parameter you use when designating the value for the hidden Form field, and “ThisIsAParameter” will be the value that is actually entered into that field. You can add additional values into additional other fields by adding those into the format of the URL separated by an ampersand like this:   www.myawesomewebsite.com?URLParameter=ThisIsAParameter&URLParameter2=ThisIsValue2&URLParameter3=ThisIsValue3   In this example, you’ve got the same initial value being pushed into the first hidden field, but now two more hidden fields will store the next two values as well. The name of the parameter for the second hidden field would be “URLParameter2” and the value put into it would be “ThisIsValue2”. The third hidden field parameter name would be “URLParameter3” and the value put into this field would be “ThisIsValue3”.   Applying This to Social Media Use So, how does this let you track leads coming from each of your social media sources? Well, in setting up your different promotional channels, when adding the hyperlink, you can customize the URL parameter for each channel so that the values passed will input the information specific to where they came from. The parameter values will change from one social media outlet to the next, but the structure and format will stay the same.   Let’s use the social media sources of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as examples. Since you’re looking to identify the source of these leads, you’d likely want to name your parameter as “Source” so that it’s easily identifiable. Using the same base URL, let’s see how you’d structure the URLs. For hyperlinks placed on Twitter: www.myawesomewebsite.com?Source=twitter For hyperlinks placed on LinkedIn: www.myawesomewebsite.com?Source=linkedin For hyperlinks placed on Facebook: www.myawesomewebsite.com?Source=facebook   When leads fill out the form on your landing page, the Source field will then tell you exactly where they came from! The best part, this is completely customizable and scalable. You can add more parameters and hidden fields to capture additional information like what campaign it is for.   Documentation How to make form fields hidden: https://docs.marketo.com/display/public/DOCS/Set+a+Form+Field+as+Hidden How to define hidden form field value: https://docs.marketo.com/display/public/DOCS/Set+a+Hidden+Form+Field+Value (Look for the section on URL Parameters in particular) Using the URL builder to generate the URLs you’ll be using: https://docs.marketo.com/display/public/DOCS/Using+the+URL+Builder    
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Overview These instructions will show you how to add a filter to Segments that will prevent a visitor from seeing the same campaign twice. When done this way, each visitor will only see the associated Campaign once and won't see it again.     1. Locate and select the User Context API filter (in the API category).     2. Select "Campaigns - Viewed" from the "Select field to add" drop down.   3. Select "is not" and insert the Campaign ID.     Where to find the Campaign ID The Campaign ID is the identifier used by RTP to specify which Campaign you are referencing. It can be found in the URL for the campaign once you've navigated to it. Look for the number in the end of the URL, just after "reactionId=".             4. Click the plus sign to add a second field to the filter. Choose "Campaigns - Viewed" as the second field, same as the first.   5. Select OR from the AND/OR field. 6. Select "is empty" for the second Campaigns Viewed filter option. S     Finally please make sure that the campaign is not marked as "Sticky", as this will make it appear every time.   You're all set! This segment will now only match visitors who have not seen the campaign yet.
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NOTE: As of late-2019, a Secured Domains 'base' offering is now automatically included in all new customer subscriptions, and existing customers upon next renewal. This secures your first landing page domain and first tracking link domain. To make any domain changes, or purchase coverage for additional domains, please contact your Marketo Engage Customer Success Manager (CSM) for more information.   Marketo’s Secured Domains for Landing Pages secures any and all landing page domains defined in your instance to be served via HTTPS. Serving your pages securely assures that you’re providing critical security and data integrity for both your pages and your visitors’ personal information.   Below you’ll find the 5-step process to secure your Marketo landing pages with Marketo’s Secure Domains for Landing Pages. Please note, there is an automated support case that gets created on your behalf when the purchase of Secured Domains for Landing Pages is completed.     Step 1. Verify your Landing Page Domain, CNAMEs and any Domain Aliases are setup Before you can secure your landing page domains and any domain aliases (subdomains), you must first set these up in Marketo. If you are a new Marketo customer working through your implementation, please work with your implementation consultant on the landing page domain(s) setup and timing to cut over to HTTPS. If you’re securing your landing page domains for a previously implemented instance, please verify that your domains and domain aliases (subdomains) are set up in your instance. Below are some links to help: Edit Landing Page Settings – to set you Landing Page Domain Customize Your Landing Page URLs with a CNAME – to understand and set up CNAMEs (subdomains) Add Additional Landing Page CNAMEs – to set up multiple CNAMEs in your instance (subdomains) Be sure your redirect rules and domain aliases are updated to use https://  instead of http://    Step 2. Edit and update the HTML code of your existing landing page templates to HTTPS Next, you'll need to review and update your Marketo landing pages to ready them to be served securely. Please complete the following two actions in order before moving on to Step 3: If you purchased Marketo before January 2016, please un-approve and immediately re-approve all landing pages last updated before January 2016. This can be done in bulk in the Landing Pages section of Design Studio by selecting a group of pages for un-approve/re-approve via the “Landing Page Actions” menu. We recommend completing this step in batches of a maximum of 10-20 pages at a time. Instructions for doing so can be found here: Approve Multiple Landing Pages at Once - Marketo Docs - Product Documentation. You can see the "Last Updated" timestamp in the Landing Pages section of Design Studio. Open the HTML code for each landing page template. C hange all URLs listed in the HTML currently formatted as "http ://" to instead read "https://" TIP: Ctrl+F "http" to automatically highlight all URLs that must be updated: Simply add "s" after each http reference until ALL have been updated to https Missing even one URL's http reference will cause the "Mixed Content" browser warning:   vs.  SAVE THE PAGE AS A DRAFT Do  not approve the draft. You will approve the drafts after Support activates SSL in Step 4. NOTE: Once you secure your Marketo landing pages to be served over HTTPS, you should not link to HTTP (unsecured) assets or pages from your secured landing pages.   For more detailed guidance, please see our recorded instructions below         Step 3. Respond to the TSE via the existing support case The TSE will then begin the process on our end to generate certificates to cover all the domains and subdomains configured in your instance. Once notified, please allow 3 business days for Marketo to create your secure server endpoint. Marketo's Support team will contact you when this is complete. We appreciate your patience during this 3-day setup process.   Step 4. Marketo Support Will Activate Your Secured Domains for Landing Pages Once we've generated and issued the necessary SSL certificates for your domains, we'll notify you that it is done and activate SSL for your Landing Pages. NOTE: There will be a brief "cut-over" period between when HTTPS is enabled by the TSE and when you are able to complete Step 5 below. During this time, landing pages may show up to customers with a mixed-content warning; however, all links and emails will continue to work properly without disruption, and your customers are not at any risk. Be ready to complete Step 5 quickly once instructed to minimize this period. Step 5. Re-approve your landing pages and verify success Once your Support Engineer has activated the switch to HTTPS for your instance, y ou must immediately take the following actions: Approve all draft pages that you edited from Step 2 above. This can be done in bulk in the Landing Pages section of Design Studio by selecting a group of pages to approve via the “Landing Page Actions” menu. If you include a Marketo landing page on a secure website using an iframe, you will need update the HTML to load the secure version of the landing page, otherwise the end user will get a security warning. Verify your pages are loading and rendering as expected. Contact Marketo Support with any issues you may encounter.     Questions & More Information For more detailed information, please see the Secured Domains Technical FAQ.     Is this article helpful ? YesNo
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Issue Occasionally, you will find it useful to provide someone a direct link to an RCE report. If you merely 'Open' the report, it will open in the same tab, and the address bar URL will not change. There is a different way to obtain the direct URL to the RCE report.     Solution When opening an RCE report, if you 'Open in a new window', this will pop-out the report in a new window with the direct URL to the RCE report.     Once the report opens in the new window, y ou may Copy and Paste the URL.    
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Setting an email to "operational" does the following No unsubscribe link automatically added Email will be sent to leads set to Unsubscribed Email will be sent to leads set to Marketing Suspended   Note - when sending an operational message, Unsubscribed and Marketing Suspended leads will still be included in the "blocked from email" count on the schedule tab of the campaign.   When is it OK to use the operational setting?   Sending marketing email to unsubscribed addresses is illegal. For this reason, you should be extremely careful to only use this setting in extremely limited circumstances. Using this setting incorrectly violates Marketo's Terms of Service, and most antispam laws. There may be legal consequences for using this setting incorrectly. Good uses of the operational setting fall into two categories: Transactional messages Relationship messages   What's a transactional message? A transactional message is part of a transaction that a lead has initiated and you are responding to. Here's some examples of transactional messages: Receipts for purchases Registration confirmations Download links in response to form fill-outs Requested assets (whitepapers, spec sheets, etc.)   What's a relationship message? A relationship message describes something that affects your business relationship with the lead. Here's some examples of relationship messages: Downtime notifications Changes to terms of service Recall notices End of service notifications   Operational messages should not contain any marketing content at all. In other words, do not use the operational setting to send a message that contains a receipt and a promotion, only a receipt.
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Marketo calls to the Salesforce API During a single sync session, Marketo makes 25 API calls to check if your Salesforce objects need updating.  Because your Salesforce sync happens in 5 minute intervals (default setting), each day Marketo makes 7200 API calls to your account to see if any updates are needed. If there are updates, more API calls are used to sync the information.  Leads, Contacts, Accounts, Opportunities, Campaigns, and Activities are synced in batches of 200 per API call. If you use a Sync Lead to SFDC or Add to Campaign flow step, each one uses one API call per lead; the API call happens when the lead hits that flow step (instead of waiting for the next sync). Any activities you've synced from Marketo to Salesforce (like "Filled Out Form" or "Opened Email") use an extra API call per event. You can use these to estimate the number of API calls Marketo makes per day.  For example, if you have 1,000 Lead and Contact updates a day and 100 Account, Opportunity, and Campaign updates, you'll use: 7200 (check for updates) + (1000 Lead updates / 200 per API call) + (1000 Contact updates / 200 per API call) + (100 Account updates / 200 per API call) + (100 Opportunity updates / 200 per API call) + (100 Campaign updates / 200 per API call) + 7200 + 5 + 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 7213 API calls When you first sync your Salesforce account to Marketo, you'll use significantly more API calls until Marketo is up to date with your Salesforce instance.  After that, you can expect the API calls to be much lower unless you make large updates to your leads (in Marketo or Salesforce) API Calls and your Salesforce edition Salesforce determines your API call limit based on the edition and licenses you have. This document from Salesforce has information on how they calculate that limit. For many Salesforce users, particularly Enterprise Edition users, the number of API calls made by Marketo is usually not a problem. If you're using a more limited edition of Salesforce or don't have many Salesforce licenses, you may hit the daily limit on your API calls.  In that case, please contact Marketo Support and ask us to decrease your sync interval.  At a 30 minute sync interval, Marketo uses around 1000 API calls per day, well under the limit for nearly every Salesforce edition. To see your API limit (per 24 hour period) and your current usage (for past 24 hours) in SFDC,  navigate to: Setup -> Administration Setup -> Company Profile -> Company Information Look for the field called "API Requests, Last 24 Hours", which will display API usage for the past 24-hour period as well as your current 24-hour limit (in parenthesis). Order of Events during SFDC Sync Marketo will sync your SFDC and Marketo objects in the following order: Lead: synch schema Account: synch schema Contact: synch schema User: synch schema Task: synch schema Opportunity: synch schema Opportunity Contact Role: synch schema Campaign: synch schema Campaign Member: synch schema Campaign Member Status: synch schema Lead: pull conversions Account: pull deletes Account: pull updates User: pull updates Lead Queue: pull updates Lead Status: pull updates Account Type: pull updates Lead: pull deletes Contact: pull deletes Lead: pull updates Contact: pull updates Lead: push updates Contact: push updates Campaign: pull deletes Campaign Member: pull deletes Campaign Member Status: pull deletes Campaign: pull updates Campaign Member: pull updates Campaign Member Status: pull updates Opportunity: pull deletes Opportunity Contact Role: pull deletes Opportunity: pull updates Opportunity Contact Role: pull updates Event: pull updates Task: pull updates Email Template: push new Email Template: push updates Task: push new Task: push updates
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Set a Form Thank You Page   What happens when someone fills out form? Where are they forwarded to? Check out how to configure it: Edit Form 1.1 Go to the Marketing Activities area.       1.2 Select your form and click Edit Form.     1.3 Under Form Settings click Settings.   1.4 Scroll down to the Thank You Page section.          Learn how to: Edit Form Stay On Page External URL Landing Page Dynamic Thank You Pages   Stay On Page   The Stay On Page option will result in the person staying on the same page when the form has been submitted. 2.1 Select Stay On Page for Follow Up With.     External URL The External URL setting allows you to define any URL as the follow-up page. Once the user has submitted the form they will be directed to the URL specified. 3.1 Select External URL for Follow Up With.     3.2 Enter the full URL.       Tip   The URL can be that of a file hosted somewhere, if you do this, the "Submit" button will behave like a "Download" button.    
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Here it is: Your guide to understanding merges in Marketo, in Salesforce, and how the two interact. Merging Two Leads We begin with two records in Marketo which have been synced to Salesforce. Both are leads in Salesforce, not contacts. Lead A, Marky Marky, has a Marketo ID of 1001446 and an SFDC ID of 00Qi000000vJ0hK. Lead B, Markee Marquee, has a Marketo ID of 1001447 and an SFDC ID of 00Qi000000vJ0hU. We wish to merge these leads in Marketo. In this example, I first select Lead B, and then hold SHIFT to select Lead A as well. Then right-click in the highlighted area to bring up the Lead Actions drop-down (or click Lead Actions at the top of the screen), and select Merge Leads from the choices. Now I see the Merge Leads dialog box, where we decide which conflicting field values we want to win. We could click the box next to "Lead 1" if I want all of Markee Marquee's values to win. Instead we check the box next to "Marky" because we want that to be their first name, rather than "Markee". Then we click merge. Note: whichever record was most recently updated will be pre-checked to win field conflicts. Here's the result. Note how the remaining single lead has the ID 1001447, that of Lead B, the first one we selected. The first record you select is the target record - this records remains while the other record is deleted, it's field values, activities, and program memberships merged into this winning record. The leads are also merged in Salesforce, and the remaining record there has the ID 00Qi000000vJ0hU (Lead B) as we would expect. Merging Leads and Contacts Here we begin with a lead and a contact. We have a lead, Marky Marquee (Marketo ID1001447, SFDC ID 00Qi000000vJ0hU) , and a contact, Joe Hill (Marketo ID 1001448, SFDC ID 003i000002KAFGa). We first select Marky Marquee (the lead) and then select Joe Hill (the contact), and conduct the merge as we did above. This time, however, the second record we clicked, Joe Hill, shows up as "Lead 1". This seems to contradict what we said earlier, but it's happening because the second record is the contact, and the contact is always going to be the target record. I want Marky's name to win out, so I check their First and Last Name and then click Merge. Note: this will cause an error if the Marketo sync user in SFDC doesn't have the Convert Leads permission. Note that the remaining record has the ID 1001448, the ID of the contact, even though that wasn't the first record we selected in Marketo. The contact is always the one which remains. Program Memberships Here we have two leads: Dexter Science (ID 1001451) and James Frankough (ID 1001452). We add James to two programs, Program Example 1 and Program Example 2. We can see this in their activity log: Now we merge the records, selecting Dexter first (so they'll be the winning record), but we check James's values for the First and Last Name. Below is their activity log after the merge. Notice that there are new Change Program Status activities - because the target record in the merge was 1001451, but the programs were associated with 1001452, the system has to copy their program statuses over during the merge. If you double-click one of those activities, it gives "Lead merge transferring program membership (transfer)" as the activity's Reason. Activities caused by merges can trigger campaigns. For example, suppose there is a smart campaign with the trigger Program Status Changes, for an old program with no activity in months. Activities caused by a merge like this could trigger such a campaign. To prevent this from triggering campaigns, we can add Reason as a constraint: Campaign Memberships Next, we have two leads: John Doe (ID 247) and Johnathon Doe (ID 248). We've associated John Doe with two SFDC Campaigns: Campaign Example 1 and Campaign Example 2. When we merge John Doe into Johnathon Doe, since the target lead is ID 248 and the campaigns are associated with ID 247, it has to copy them over - just like it did with campaign memberships. However, unlike with program memberships, it does not provide a Reason in the Add to SFDC Campaign activity following the merge, meaning there's no easy way to prevent this from triggering campaigns which use the Added to SFDC Campaign trigger.
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Issue Your IT department wants to know why they need to create separate subdomains for Marketo email tracking links and Marketo landing pages, and cannot simply use the web domain you already have.     Solution Each web domain can only point to one resource.  Your company's web domain (www.example.com) points to the server or web hosting service that handles your company's web page.  It cannot also point to Marketo's email link tracking server or Marketo's landing page web server.  Additionally, since the link tracking server is separate from the landing page server, you need two different CNAME sub-domains, one for the email links (email.example.com) and one for your landing pages (lp.example.com).    
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