Why am I seeing PostLC Touchpoints in my Marketo Measure CRM Reports?

Marketo Employee
Marketo Employee

If you’re reporting at the top of the funnel (reports using Buyer Touchpoints) you might notice a value of “PostLC” in the Touchpoint Position field/column. If you’re curious what this is, this post is for you!


First, let’s make sure we’re aligned on the Touchpoint Position field. Put simply, this Marketo Measure (fka Bizible) field tells you where in the journey the Touchpoint happened. With a Buyer Touchpoint report the values you can potentially see are:

  1. FT
  2. LC
  3. Any custom model stages you might have added at the top of the funnel like MQL, SAL, SQL, etc.
  4. PostLC, Form


So, back to the point, what is PostLC? PostLC is a Touchpoint Position value that Marketo Measure assigns when it’s a Touchpoint that has happened, but it happened after the point of Lead Creation (LC). Essentially this means that any Touchpoints marked PostLC will not be eligible for attribution credit in the attribution models that apply to the top of the funnel (First Touch, Lead Creation, and U-Shaped), which makes sense since these models only go up to the point of Lead Creation. The screenshot lower shows this.


The idea behind PostLC is to show you as much interaction as possible. Think of the stock report Marketo Measure (Bizible) 101 | Leads by ID, this report is designed to show you the story of each Lead so by having PostLC Touchpoints, you can see more of their journey past the point of Lead Creation (LC).


Here is an example from a Marketo Measure (Bizible) 101 | Leads by ID Report: 


*Note this is a screenshot from Marketo Measure's old SFDC instance (years ago) so it's a bit different than what customers would see. You shouldn't see a Touchpoint Position of just "PostLC" , instead you should see "PostLC, Form". This is because Marketo Measure only creates Touchpoints for standalone page view sessions if it was an anonymous first touch or the very last thing before a milestone stage change (like OC). 



That said, limits on PostLC touchpoints are in your control! Most Marketo Measure clients have the limit set to 10 PostLCs on both the Lead and Contact, but you can increase or decrease this as you see fit in the Marketo Measure account.


In Marketo Measure under the CRM section, in either the Lead or Contact subsections, you can alter these limits as needed. Simply click the lock icon next to the input box for “Number of Post LC on Lead/Contact Touchpoints” and enter your new number. Don’t forget to click Save!

Recommended PostLC ConfigurationRecommended PostLC Configuration


One final note on the behavior of PostLC Touchpoints! If your max limit is set at 10, that means there can only be up to 10 PostLC’s at a time. So, if there did happen to be 11 Touchpoints that happened after the point of PostLC, Marketo Measure would swap out the earliest PostLC in order to have room for the most recent values.


Last Updated 4/5/2024