Knowing where your contacts are coming from is important for several different reasons.

  1. It gives you insight into your marketing efforts and highlights where ad spend is the strongest and the weakest.

  2. It enables you to set up automation in kvCORE that is specific to the different types of leads you are generating which helps you convert at a higher rate.

  3. It empowers you to better organize your database and streamline your lines of communication to current and past Clients.

Your kvCORE account automatically tracks where each of your contacts come from and displays that source, along with other helpful information, in the contact's record.

By and large, sources are created at the same time leads are created. When multiple leads come from the same place, they will have the same source name.

Source Terminology

There are two types of source data you will see in your Smart CRM within kvCORE:

  1. Source

  2. System Source

'Source' is the high-level view of where the contact came from: did you manually add them, did they naturally come across your website, or were they generated by an ad?

'System Source' drills down deeper and shows exactly where the contact came from and how they registered. That way you can see the difference in leads generated by your agent website versus leads that came from your Office or Team.

In order to truly understand and leverage these two source data points, you will need to know what each source and system source term means.

Contact (Basic) Sources

The Source column will display one of the below labels for each of your contacts:

  • Direct Website - the contact typed the website's domain directly into their browser or clicked a link in a kvCORE-generated email or registered from a landing page or squeeze link.

  • Organic Website - the contact clicked on an outside link (from your bio on the Office website or from a social media post, etc...) or registered from a landing page or squeeze link.

  • Paid Marketing (PPC) - Pay Per Click marketing. The Pay Per Click Parameter is a piece of a Squeeze Page link that tells kvCORE that the link was used for advertising (you should use Squeeze Page links for ads!). If a source is not set for a Squeeze Page this will show.

  • Referrer - The page the person was on before clicking through to your kvCORE website. The source you set in your Squeeze or Landing Pages will be reported here as the "referrer."

  • Dropbox - This is the email import service that you can use in kvCORE to funnel new leads from 3rd parties via email. They could be your dropbox, the Offices, Teams, etc. that were routed to you.

  • Tracked Call - the contact called or sent a text to your Smart Number (Office, Team, or personal).

  • Manual Add - you manually added the contact to your Smart CRM and didn't select or create a unique source.

  • Lead Import - the contact was imported from a list via the bulk import tool either from yourself manually or through kvCORE's Lead Configuration team.

  • Zillow Tech Connect - the contact came from the Zillow integration you or an Admin set up.

  • Zapier - the contact came from the Zapier integration you or an Admin set up.

  • PropertyBoost - the contact was generated from a boosted listing using CORE PropertyBoost.

  • KVFacebookPaid - the contact was generated from a paid Facebook ad using kvCORE's Facebook Ads offering.

  • CORE Messenger Bot - the contact was generated from the CORE Messenger Bot installed on your kvCORE website.

  • Office 365 - the contact was synced from your Office 365 account.

  • Gmail - the contact was synced from your Gmail/G Suite account.

In addition to displaying in the Source column in your Smart CRM, the contact's source is accessible in the Summary section to the left of their contact record.


Detailed Source Information

You can see more specific source information by going to the 'Profile Details' tab at the top of the contact profile.

Scroll down until you see the source information. The capture method contains the URL that the lead signed up for.

Using the definitions in the yellow notes box above, you can decipher the true source of the lead in the above example.

 

Source - Paid Marketing: The lead signed up on the kvCORE website, after clicking from a Squeeze Page link that was posted. The Squeeze Page did not have a source set.

System Source - Agent Website: The lead signed up on the Agent's personal kvCORE website. It was not routed from the Team, or Office, etc.

Referrer - l.facebook.com: The website the lead was on before click through to the Agent's personal kvCORE website was Facebook.

Capture Method - [URL]: This is the specific page the lead signed up, on the Agent's personal kvCORE website.

 

Putting that all together you can assume that most likely, this Agent has posted a Squeeze Page link on Facebook, which this lead found interesting. They clicked on it and were brought to the Agent's personal kvCORE website, where they registered and became a New Lead when they were prompted to sign up.

 

Please Note: In the sources dropdown (when manually adding a lead or creating a routing rule), only sources from your scoped contacts, not from all sources in your account will be visible.

  • Admins will have access to all sources under their entity (Team, Office, or Company)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change or control a Lead's/Contact's source?

You can, but only in a few circumstances. Just note that once the Lead has been added into the kvCORE system you CANNOT change the lead source (you would have to delete re-add the lead if you want the source changed.)

  • If there is a source in the email that is sent to the lead dropbox, it can set the source.

  • If a lead is being imported from a file, the source can be set in the file and used.

  • If a lead was manually added by you, you can choose the source when adding the contact.

  • In Zapier, the lead source can be set manually or automatically. It's one of the fields you can set up when configuring a zap.

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