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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:  APAC (no registration required - please use the links below to join a Bluejeans at the session start time)  APAC Office Hours: Tuesday 1pm AEDT, 3pm NZDT  APAC Office Hours: Thursday 1pm AEDT, 3pm NZDT     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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Offered exclusively to new Marketo Engage launch pack customers, this series of interactive group discussions offer an open forum to learn best practices from a Marketo expert and your peers.    Marketo Group Consulting Webinars are one-hour virtual meetings connecting you with a Marketo expert to expand and improve your knowledge and skills related to marketing strategy and Marketo tactical execution. Each session will include knowledge sharing from Marketo followed by an open Q&A.   *Please note these group sessions are only open to active launch pack customers.   Click below for more information and to register for an upcoming session. Act fast – space fills up quickly.   Using Programs Channels, Statuses, and Tags Manage your marketing initiatives with Marketo program channels, statuses, success, and tags. Mondays 1:00pm ET | 10:00am PT   Configuring Marketo: Basic Set Up Get Marketo configured for individual users, deliverability, and web activity tracking. Tuesdays 1:00pm ET | 10:00am PT   Understanding the Marketo and Salesforce.com Integration Gain insight into how Marketo and Salesforce.com work together. Wednesdays 1:00pm ET | 10:00am PT   Organizing your Marketo Instance Create efficiencies through folder organization and program and asset naming conventions. Thursdays 1:00pm ET | 10:00am PT   Understanding the Marketo and Microsoft Dynamics Online Integration Gain insight into how Marketo and MSD work together. Fridays 1:00pm ET | 10:00am PT (every other Friday)
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Included in this article   Overview Data you’ll get from Email Bounces Bounce Categories Hard Bounces Soft Bounces Bounce Details Building the Directory 1. Create 6 custom fields 2. Create a Program to house everything 3. Create a Static List 4. Create two Smart Campaigns Smart Campaign One - Logging Email Bounces with Bounce Details Smart Campaign Two - Remove Leads From the List After Successful Deliveries 5. Create Custom List View Showing Bounce Details   Overview Bounce activities carry details for why the email was bounced, but it’s housed within the activity log entry, not in a field on the lead record, so it’s difficult to export that data. This article will show you how to extract that information to create a directory of leads bouncing emails and how to make the list automatically update. This will also create counters for bounces and successful re-deliveries after bounces happen .   Data you’ll get from Email Bounces Bounce Categories Email bounces come in different types depending on why the email was bounced; Hard Bounces or Soft Bounces.   Hard Bounces Hard Bounces come in two types, Category 1 and Category 2. Category 1 bounces are emails that have been marked as spam by the recipient mail server. Many email servers monitor blacklists or spam traps, so after de-listing with them, leads that have had a Category 1 bounce previously may be able to receive emails again. Category 2 bounces occur due to an email address that is invalid or doesn’t exist.   Soft Bounces Soft Bounces come in three different types, Categories 3, 4 or 9. Category 3 bounces are usually temporary, caused by full mailboxes, timeouts, or throttling. Any email with this designation has been retried for up to 24 hours (36 for AOL). Category 4 bounces are caused by technical problems, Transient Failures, Admin Failures, DNS Failures. Any email with this designation has been retried for up to 24 hours (36 for AOL). Category 9 bounces are unknown, undetermined or gibberish details. Any email with this designation has been retried for up to 24 hours (36 for AOL).   Bounce Details When an email is bounced, the recipient mail server includes details of why it was bounced. These are created by the admin of the recipient mail server and vary greatly, but most will give some explanation that can give valuable information. Email Bounce Codes   Building the Directory   1. Create 6 custom fields You’ll need 6 custom fields, two DateTime fields, two Score fields, and two String fields Name the DateTime fields “Bounce Date” and “Email Delivered After Bounce”. Name the Score fields “Email Bounces” and “Deliveries After Bounces” Name the String fields “Email Bounce Details” and “Email Bounce Category” Directions for creating Custom Fields can be found here: Create a Custom Field in Marketo   2. Create a Program to house everything Use a default program type and name it "Directory of Leads Bouncing Emails". Info on creating programs can be found here: Create a Program   3. Create a Static List This static list will be your actual directory that contains all of the leads that are currently bouncing emails. Name it "Active Bounce List". Info on creating a static list can be found here: Create a Static List   4. Create two Smart Campaigns These two Smart Campaigns are what will be used to add and remove leads from your active bounce list. Info on creating Smart Campaigns can be found here: Create a New Smart Campaign     Smart Campaign One - Logging Email Bounces with Bounce Details Your first Smart Campaign will be used to listen for any email bounces that occur. The campaign will populate the “Bounce Date”, “Email Bounce Category” and “Email Bounce Details” fields. It will then add one point to the “Email Bounces” score field which can be used to count how many bounces have occurred per lead. Lastly, the campaign will add the lead to the static list which will be an active directory of leads who are bouncing emails.   Campaign Smart List Use the two triggers of “Email Bounces” and “Email Bounces Soft” in the Smart List. Set both triggers to “is any” so that they will fire whenever any email bounces for any reason.   Campaign Flow The Flow of the campaign will have 5 flow steps. The flow will use a System Token and some Trigger Tokens, which can be used to pull details out of the action that activated the trigger. In this case, the Trigger Tokens will be pulling out the details on why the emails were bounced. That info is in the bounce message and is logged in the lead's activity log. Normally you'd have to comb through the activity log one at a time to find these details for each individual lead. This method, however, will pull the details out automatically for all leads.   Flow Step 1: Change Data Value Attribute: “Bounce Date” New Value: {{system.dateTime}}   Flow Step 2: Change Data Value. Attribute: “Email Bounce Category” New Value: {{trigger.category}}   Flow Step 3: Change Data Value Attribute: “Email Bounce Details” New Value: {{trigger.details}}   Flow Step 4: Change Score Score Name: “Email Bounces” Change: +1   Flow Step 5: Add to List List Name: “Active Bounce List”   Smart Campaign Two - Remove Leads From the List After Successful Deliveries   Campaign Smart List The Smart List of the campaign will need a trigger for “Email is Delivered” set to “is any” and also a filter of “Member of List” looking just for leads that belong to your Static List. This way, the campaign will only apply to leads who have had an email bounce but have then had an email successfully delivered afterwards.     Campaign Flow The Flow of the campaign will have 3 flow steps to do the following; log when the email was delivered, add a point to the "Deliveries After Bounce" Score Field, and remove the lead from the "Active Bounce List".   Flow Step 1: Change Data Value Attribute: “Email Delivered After Bounce” New Value: {{system.dateTime}}   Flow Step 2: Change Score Score Name: “Deliveries After Bounces” Change: +1   Flow Step 3: Remove from List List Name: Operational.Active Bounce List   5. Create Custom List View Showing Bounce Details The custom fields you’ve created for email bounce information won’t show automatically in the view of your list. You can create a new view of the list to show just this information so that when it is exported it will give you only the email bounce information you need. Once the list has the necessary details, it can be exported with those columns included so that you can work with it. You can identify emerging trends and issues with your deliverability by looking for common themes among the bounce details. Directions for creating Custom Views can be found here  
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Marketo offers a number of ways to contact Marketo Support directly for assistance from our different support regions.   Support Portal (https://support.marketo.com)   The Marketo Support Portal features a web form submission to submit support cases to Marketo Support.  The form gives authorized support contacts the ability to provide details on the support issue that allows Marketo Support to efficiently and effectively assign your case to the best suited available support engineer.   Email to Case Submission Authorized Support Contacts can email their cases to: support@marketo.com Reminder: Cases submitted by email are all submitted with a P3 Priority   Regional Phone Contact Information Marketo does feature the tried and true means of contact support, by the phone.  Authorized Support contacts with any support entitlement of Business level or higher can contact Marketo Support by calling one of the regional phone numbers listed below.   Region Contact Details Observed Holidays North America Hours: M-F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Toll Free US: +1 877 270 6586 Direct: +1 650 376 2303 Languages Supported: English, Spanish New Year's Eve and Day Independence Day Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Christmas Eve and Day Europe, Middle East, Africa Hours: M-F, 8am to 5pm GMT Europe: +353 (0)1 511 9556 UK: 0800 151 3030   Languages Supported: English, French, German, Portuguese New Year's Eve and Day Easter Monday Christmas Eve and Day St. Stephen's Day Asia Pacific Hours: M-F, 9am to 6pm AET ANZ: +61 2 8031 8188 Language Supported: English New Year's Day Good Friday Easter (following Monday) ANZAC Day Christmas Day Boxing Day Japan Hours: M-F, 9am to 6pm JST JPN: +81 3 6478 6080 Language Supported: Japanese New Year's Day Coming of Age Day National Foundation Day Emperor's Birthday Spring Equinox Showa Day Constitution Memorial Day Greenery Day Children's Day Marine Day Health and Sports Day Respect for the Aged day Fall Equinox Labor Thanksgiving Day
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Issue When adding new IP Address to the IP Restrictions list on Admin > Login Settings > IP Restrictions, you receive this error message: "Your current IP address (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX) cannot be blocked."   Solution Ensure that you have Admin Access to the Marketo instance and that you have logged into the Marketo instance via one of the IP Addresses listed on the IP Restrictions list.  Root Cause User logging into the instance with an IP Address not on the IP Restrictions list.  Environment Admin IP Restrictions Login
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Issue Best practices for trigger campaigns. Solution Trigger campaigns in Marketo look for ANY activity that could be related even if there is a filter or constraint. If you have 10 Clicked Email Campaigns active, and 100 Leads click on an email. Each lead has 10 evaluations to determine if that trigger qualifies. They will still evaluate even if they will not qualify due to constraints or filters. Here are some best practices to assure your trigger evaluation step is as quick as possible: -Turn off any trigger campaigns that are no longer needed. (This will reduce the # of active monitors that will cause evaluations to fire off for a trigger event)       -Note: Once a quarter, Marketo will find smart campaigns that have sat dormant (no people trigger it) for 6 months or more and deactivate them automatically. However you can manually deactivate campaigns on your own.   - Convert Trigger campaigns to Batch if they are not needed for immediate response (for activities or campaigns that can run nightly). Batch campaigns run on a separate component of Marketo's processors which doesn't affect the Trigger qualifier speeds. Each instance's situation can be unique. Our support team would be glad to go over best practices for your instance and also review how you can self-maintain the campaign deactivation through the Campaign Inspector.   
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Full Details of all Marketo Support Offerings:   Support Levels Offered   Service Level Response Targets   Global Contact   https://support.marketo.com :             Online Support Portal for Case management and Knowledgebase search support@marketo.com :                     Email to Case Submission supportescalations@marketo.com :   Contact Support management regarding Support services marketocares@marketo.com :            Questions regarding Support or Community access   Regional Contact Information Americas: Hours: M-F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Toll Free US: +1 877 270 6586 Direct: +1 650 376 2303   Languages Supported: English, Spanish Observed Holidays: New Year's Day Independence Day Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Christmas Day New Year's Eve Europe, Middle East, & Africa: Hours: M-F, 8am to 5pm GMT Europe: +353 (0)1 511 9556 UK: 0800 151 3030   Languages Supported: English, French, German, Portuguese Observed Holidays: New Year's Day Easter Monday Christmas Day St. Stephen's Day Australia Hours: M-F, 9am to 6pm AET ANZ: +61 2 8031 8188   Languages Supported: English Observed Holidays: New Year's Day                            ANZAC Day Christmas Day                             Good Friday Easter Monday                             Boxing Day Japan: Hours: M-F, 9am to 6pm JST JP: +81.03.4233.9014   Languages Supported: Japanese Observed Holidays: New Year's Holiday                      Marine Day Coming of Age Day                      Respect for Senior Citizens Day National Founding Day                National Holiday Spring Equinox Day                     Autumnal Equinox Day Day of Showa                              Sports Day Constitution Memorial Day          Culture Day Green Day                                   Labor Thanksgiving Day Children's Day                             Emperor's Birthday Substitute Public Holiday             Year End After-hours Support for Production Down Issues: Online: Enter a Support Portal Case with Priority=P1 Phone: Call Support Line and follow the P1 prompts   Initial Response SLT We ask that you use the following priority definitions when setting your case priority: Priority Description P1 Mission Critical: Core Business function down or potential loss of mission critical data P2 Urgent: Major feature or workflow is not functioning, mission critical workflow and majority of user community is not blocked P3 Important: Normal usability or task completion is impacted but functional or workaround is available P4 Minor: Minor issue requiring a correction, normal workflow is not impacted
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Issue For an API call, you are using more than value for an input parameter Solution If your input contains more than one datapoint, the responses will be returned in the same order.   Root Cause Both the input & response are formatted as arrays Environment API
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Issue Acquisition Program is not being assigned when a new lead is created by filling out a form associated with a program.    Solution In order for a program to be assigned as the acquisition program, the form and landing page both have to be child assets of the program. If the form is embedded on an external page, Marketo has no way to associate the form fill out with that specific program. You can either use a trigger campaign that looks for the form fill out and assigns the Acquisition Program through a Data Value Change flow step, or put the form on a Marketo landing page within the program.   Environment Form embedded in a non-Marketo web page  
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System Uptime and Reliability   Month Uptime April 2021 99.942% March 2021 99.900% February 2021 99.980% January 2021 99.974% December 2020 99.988% November 2020 99.935% October 2020 99.536% September 2020 99.870% August 2020 99.947% July 2020 99.933% June 2020 98.296% May 2020 99.972%     Email Deliverability Score     Trusted IPs All IPs Month Cisco SenderBase Good/Neutral/Poor ReturnPath Sender Score 0 to 100 Cisco SenderBase Good/Neutral/Poor ReturnPath Sender Score 0 to 100 April 2021 Good 98 Good 96 March 2021 Good 96 Good 97 February 2021 Good 99 Good 98 January 2021 Good 98 Good 98 December 2020 Good 98 Good 98 November 2020 Good 98 Good 98 October 2020 Good 98 Good 98 September 2020 Good 98 Good 98 August 2020 Good 99 Good 98 July 2020 Good 98 Good 98 June 2020 Good 97 Good 98 May 2020 Good 98 Good 98
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1. Navigate to  https://status.adobe.com     2. Click Manage Subscriptions                               3. Sign in using your Adobe credentials or click Create an Account to log in                                       4. Select Experience Cloud drop-down                               5. Select Adobe Marketo Engage                                       6. Select a business service(s)                                     Prior to selecting a regional location(s), you will want to identify what data center and pod/server your instance is located in. Yo u can deduce this information by looking at the URL of your instance. The CNAME = the pod or server your instance is on.         The example above indicates that this instance is in our Ashburn data center on pod A. This user would select the regional location Marketo Ashburn, and then pod ABA, as shown below.    The abbreviations for all of our data centers are as follows:  ab = Ashburn  sj = San Jose  sn = Sydney  lon = London  nld = Amsterdam   NOTE: This method can also be used to identify what Real Time Personalization (RTP) pod/server your instance is in.    7. Select regional location(s) and event type(s)                             8. Select the environment(s) you would like to subscribe to and click Continue                                     9. Review your subscription preferences and click Done  
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Issue Email Performance Report shows different results than same audience as a smart list Solution Create a filter for the report for field Email address is not empty. Root Cause An email performance report includes activities for all people, including those that have been deleted since the email was sent. Sometimes, you want to see activities only for active people. In that case, you need to filter deleted people out of your report. Use the Smart List tab to create a smart list for the report. If you aren't filtering on any specific field, set the Email Address filter to: is not empty.
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Issue If a record which is in a Marketo Campaign Wait Step and is merged into another record, does the winner of the merge continue through the flow?    Solution Winner of the merge will continue through the Campaign flow and complete the remaining steps. To prevent this behavior, remove the record from Campaign using the 'Remove From Flow' step. Environment Records merged in Marketo  Records merged in SFDC
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Issue Single Flow Step to send an email to x number of leads failed  Solution Create a smart campaign and override the person restriction to send an email to a number of people that is greater than the campaign restriction Root Cause The number of people selected to send an email from a single flow action exceeds the campaign person restriction/limit. The campaign restrictions apply to the single flow action because a background campaign is generally created to process the single flow action. Environment Single Flow Action Send Email Campaign Restrictions Smart List
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Issue CORS Policy Error for form submission occurring intermittently   Solution   1) Confirm there is only one form embedded on the page.  2) Create a blank landing page on the same domain as the page with the issue 3) Embed your form using the exact code provided by Marketo 4) Confirm whether the error occurs on the blank page with the Market embedded code 5) If you are still experiencing CORS Errors after conducting this testing, then create a support ticket with the following details: -The form -The test landing page you used -The domain that you are experiencing issues with -Screenshots of the error received   Root Cause If you have customized the embedded code, Marketo Support is not able to troubleshoot custom code. Multiple embedded forms on a single page can cause the forms to not work incorrectly. Multiple forms embedded with different domains may require your IT team to make sure resources are requested correctly from one domain to another. Environment Marketo form embedded on a non-Marketo webpage  
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Issue LinkedIn leads generated through LinkedIn Lead Gen form does not populate Inferred State/City/Country values. Solution Use field mapping between Marketo and LinkedIn to make sure inferred State/City/Country fields are mapped to respective LinkedIn fields so that they are captured in Marketo. Root Cause The inferred State/City/Country is populated via the person tokens and that information is normally captured when a lead fills out a Marketo form. If instead, the form used is a LinkedIn form, then that information is not passed over to the Marketo lead fields. Environment Marketing Activities LinkedIn Lead Gen
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Issue When an A/B test is in scheduled state and you would want to cancel it. On clicking "Unapprove Program", an error message shows up saying 'Cannot unapprove program -<program name> - is in use'. Solution Within the program, go to the trigger campaign which references these assets in their smart list, for example  1. 'Program_1.Email_Asset_1' used in 'Open Emails' trigger step in smart list 2. 'Program_1.Email_Asset_1' used in 'Clicks Link in Email' trigger step in smart list Remove asset references above within the smart list of the campaign, navigate to program and click "Unapprove Program". Root Cause This is due to the program asset being used in trigger campaigns within the program. Environment Marketing Activities A/B Test
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FAQs Included in this Article:     Overview How clicks on Web Personalization assets and campaigns are recorded in the activity log How often does Web Personalization sync with Marketo Is it possible to sync multiple Marketo instances with one Web Personalization account What custom field types are supported What is a unique visitor in Web Personalization What is the time zone setting on the Marketo Web Personalization server that is used to count impressions   Overview Your Marketo instance and your Web Personalization instance end up interacting and transferring data in many different ways. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Web Personalization's integration with the Marketo instance.   How clicks on Web Personalization  assets and campaigns are recorded in the activity log These activities are recorded as the 'Data Value Change’ Activity Type . The fields ' Web Personalization  Assets’ and  ' Web Personalization  Campaigns’ are changing all the time to include all the assets and campaigns the lead clicked on.   How often does Web Personalization  sync with Marketo Lead data gets synced every 5 minutes Data regarding programs and smart campaigns is synced every 15 minutes   Is it possible to sync multiple Marketo instances with one Web Personalization  account Currently, there is no way to do this. Each Web Personalization account will be tied to one account in Marketo and vice versa.   What custom field types are supported All field types are supported except for Formula fields. For more information on custom field types, visit Custom Field Type Glossary - Marketo Docs - Product Docs   What is a unique visitor in Web Personalization A unique visitor refers to an individual that has visited your web page, regardless of how often they visit. For example, w hen an individual goes to your web page on Tuesday, then again on Wednesday, this is recorded as two visits from one unique visitor.   What is the time zone setting on the Marketo Web Personalization server that is used to count impressions The server is set to record data in U.S. Central Time (CT), but the time stamps you will see in the UI are based on your local time zone. Very rarely, a visitor might show up twice if they visited on separate days according to CT but not your time zone.
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Overview RTP works very closely with your Marketo Lead Database to pull information about previous visitors, which makes it important for Marketo and RTP to keep accurate and matching information about visitors. There are 3 scenarios that can arise based on how much information is known about the visitor, and each is handled differently. These scenarios are described below.     New Lead with no Email Address and no Marketo Cookie When this kind of lead fills out a Marketo form: Their Marketo cookie is created Lead details will be updated and the Marketo-RTP sync process is initiated The lead will then be known to RTP and potentially eligible for personalized campaigns         Lead with Email Address but no Marketo Cookie When this kind of lead receives a Marketo email campaign and clicks on a link in the email: A new Marketo cookie is created for them This creation initiates the Marketo-RTP sync process     Known Lead with an Email Address and Marketo Cookie Any changes to the lead's data will be synced between Marketo and RTP within 5 minutes
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Issue When adding 'Acquisition Program' attribute as part of 'change data value' flow step, ‘New Value’ will not get saved if it is added as a token. As an example, let's say there is a smart campaign within a program and the program has multiple tokens. One of the token is {{program.Name}} whose value is 'Sales Acquisition Campaign'. In the smart campaign, there is a 'change data value' flow step that updates the value of 'Acquisition Program' attribute to a new value. If this new value is added as '{{program.Name}}' in the flow step, and when navigating away from the campaign flow edit page and navigating back again to the same page, the 'Acquisition Program' attribute's new value will be blank. Solution Use text instead of token to update 'Acquisition Program' value. In the above example, use 'Sales Acquisition Campaign' as the new value in the flow step instead of using token '{{program.Name}}'. Root Cause Marketo does not support use of tokens to update 'Acquisition Program' attribute. Environment Marketing Activities Change Data Value Acquisition Program Token
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