Do you use a web chat platform? If you do, you should know the ins and outs of how Bizible tracks them. It really comes down to if you are using a chat platform that Bizible has an integration with or not, so let’s dig in from there!
This can be confusing if you are expecting to see the Channel be displayed as “Web Chat.” The Channel would not be “Web Chat” as Bizible would be using the Online Rule Sheet to determine if it was Paid Search, Organic Social, Web Referral, etc. It could be any of your Online Channels defined in the rule sheet. The reasoning here is that Bizible thinks of web chats as more of the asset or content the person chose to engage with. In other words, the web chat didn’t drive the person to your site – something like Organic Search did, and then they chose to start a web chat session.
Now if you want to report on your web chat Touchpoints, Bizible’s field “Touchpoint Type” can assist with this as the value would be “Web Chat” in this case, instead of something like “Web Form” or “CRM Campaign.” An example is pictured below:
So, as you can see, tracking web chats is very simple when you are using a platform that Bizible has an integration with. There really isn’t anything you need to do other than ensuring your Online Rule Sheet is configured properly to reflect your channels and ensuring that the web chat feature is turned on in your Bizible account (it is by default). Note that if you’re using LivePerson there is one extra step you need to take.
However, if you are using a different chat platform and do want to have Touchpoints representing those chats, you’ll need to do some more heavy lifting. Ultimately your two options are to either populate CRM Task or Event records when a chat occurs or to use a CRM Campaign. Now as you can imagine, you’d probably want to automate this process as it would be very time-consuming to do manually.
What chat platform are you using, and are you tracking it with Bizible? Let me know!
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