Source Attribution - Direct Traffic

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Source Attribution - Direct Traffic

I know every company does it differently and that it's a complicated process, but I'm working on setting up source attribution in Marketo.

First, I would like to know....are we using the Not Visited Web Page filter correctly for our Direct Traffic smart list?:

(Since this could be a double negative, should we be using "Querystring is not empty" or "Querystring is empty"?)

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Next, how do we keep people out of our Direct Traffic campaign (smart list image above) who should be falling into our Paid Search - Google campaign (smart list image below)?

(These people are clicking on our Google ads but still being attributed to direct traffic for some reason.)

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Re: Source Attribution - Direct Traffic

Please run a search on Attribution modeling in the Community. There are many threads dedicated to this topic. Here are great posts created by Justin Norris and Erik Heldebro

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First, Last and Multi Touch attribution for UTM parameters and auto tagging emails