As a marketer, you know that generating leads is only half the battle. The other half is figuring out which marketing efforts are actually driving those leads. This is where lead attribution models come in. By understanding which touchpoints are contributing to lead generation, you can make better decisions about where to allocate your marketing budget. Hubspot, a leading CRM platform, offers several lead attribution models to help you make sense of your marketing data. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different Hubspot lead attribution models and how they can help you optimize your marketing strategy.
1. What is a Lead Attribution Model?
2. Hubspot’s Default Attribution Model: First Touch
3. Hubspot’s Multi-Touch Attribution Models
a. Last Touch
b. Last Touch Attribution with Revenue Attribution
c. Last Touch Attribution with Weighted Revenue Attribution
d. U-Shaped Attribution
e. W-Shaped Attribution
f. Full Path Attribution
4. Choosing the Right Attribution Model for Your Business
What is a Lead Attribution Model?
Lead attribution models are used to track and assign credit to different marketing touchpoints that contribute to a lead conversion. This could include things like social media ads, email campaigns, or website visits. By tracking and assigning credit, you can understand which touchpoints are most effective at generating leads and adjust your marketing strategy accordingly.
Hubspot’s Default Attribution Model: First Touch
Hubspot’s default attribution model is First Touch, which assigns all the credit for a conversion to the first touchpoint a lead encounters. This is a simple model that is easy to understand and implement, but it may not give you a complete picture of your marketing efforts.
Hubspot’s Multi-Touch Attribution Models
To get a more complete understanding of your marketing data, Hubspot offers several multi-touch attribution models. These models take into account all the different touchpoints a lead encounters on their journey to conversion. Here are the different multi-touch attribution models offered by Hubspot:
Last Touch attribution assigns all the credit for a conversion to the last touchpoint a lead encounters before converting. This model is useful if you have a short sales cycle and want to focus on the touchpoints that are most likely to generate immediate conversions.
Last Touch Attribution with Revenue Attribution
This model is similar to Last Touch, but it also takes into account the revenue generated by each touchpoint. This is useful if you want to prioritize touchpoints that not only generate leads but also contribute to revenue.
Last Touch Attribution with Weighted Revenue Attribution
Similar to the previous model, this takes into account revenue generated by each touchpoint, but it assigns more credit to touchpoints that generate more revenue. This is useful if you want to prioritize touchpoints that have the most impact on your bottom line.
U-Shaped attribution assigns 40% of the credit to the first touchpoint, 40% to the last touchpoint, and the remaining 20% is distributed among the touchpoints in between. This model is useful if you want to give credit to both the touchpoints that initiate the lead and those that help close the deal.
W-Shaped attribution is similar to U-Shaped, but it also assigns credit to a touchpoint that occurs after the initial conversion. This is useful if you have a longer sales cycle and want to give credit to touchpoints that help with upselling or retention.
Full Path Attribution
Full Path attribution assigns credit to all the touchpoints a lead encounters on their journey to conversion, regardless of whether they were a first or last touchpoint. This is useful if you want a complete picture of all the touchpoints that contribute to lead generation.
Choosing the Right Attribution Model for Your Business
Choosing the right attribution model for your business depends on a variety of factors, including your sales cycle, the complexity of your marketing efforts, and your business goals. It’s important to experiment with different models and analyze the data to see which one works best for your business.
Lead attribution models are crucial for understanding which marketing efforts are driving lead generation. Hubspot offers several multi-touch attribution models that can help you make sense of your marketing data and optimize your marketing strategy. By experimenting with different models and analyzing the data, you can make informed decisions about where to allocate your marketing budget and maximize your ROI.