Most B2B marketers track metrics such as click-through rates and site visits, but fewer drill down into conversions and revenue -- which could put them at odds with business leaders. according to a study from Spiceworks.
For 81%, the focus is on measuring total site visits. And 77% look at traffic by sources and channels, including email, while 51% track bounce rates.
In addition, 79% analyze click-through rates, while 65% rate marketing-qualified leads, 63% rate content downloads and 57% rate cost per click.
Spiceworks notes that “57% track total deals closed/won…but only 45% of marketing departments track total influenced revenue, and only 44% track the number of pipeline opportunities they’ve influenced.”
Of the business leaders polled, 79% are interested in conversion metrics, versus 66% of the marketers. And 77% of the businesspeople want to see revenue metrics, compared with 67% of the marketers. The business leaders are also more interested in customer satisfaction.
Marketers are most focused on lead metrics (72%).
The study also found that 54% measure the cost per acquisition. In one area for improvement, only 56% examine campaign ROI.
Why measure at all? Companies do so to optimize future campaigns (79%) and evaluate the most effective marketing channels (77%).
Their primary marketing objectives in 2018 are:
Only 15% see increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty as a goal this year.
Spiceworks surveyed 185 B2B marketers in North America and Europe.