The Conversion Attribution report measures the effectiveness of all touchpoints that led up to a customer's conversion. The information presented in this report uses a last-touch attribution method. This means that we'll display the final touchpoint (platform, source, or medium) that convinced the customer to convert. This can help you measure end-of-funnel activities, identify paths to success, and shape your marketing strategies.
With this report, you will be able to:
Holistically summarize conversion trends
See the value of a contact's activity over time
Identify which touchpoints your customers interacted with before converting
Make data-based decisions after learning which touchpoints were the most effective in your strategy
In this article, you'll learn how to access the Conversion Attribution report and understand the data it contains.
How to access the Conversion Attribution report
To access the Conversion Attribution report:
Click Reports in the left menu.
Click the Conversion Attribution option.
The report will automatically load metrics for all conversions that took place within the last 7 days with a 7-day attribution window.
Filtering data in the Conversion Attribution report
The filter bar at the top of the report will allow you to view data by:
Filter by all conversions or by a specific conversion in your account.
Filter data by count or value of your conversions. If filtering by value, you'll also be able to filter by currency.
This filter is only available when viewing Value as the selected Measure. This will display a dropdown of all currency types you have set up for your conversions. It will not convert data or values from one currency to another.
You can set a date range to view conversions that happened within your selected timeframe. You can choose from today, yesterday, last 7 days (default), last 30 days, last 90 days, or set a custom range.
Also known as lookback window or a conversion window. This is the period of time that a touchpoint occurred that led to the conversion. You can choose from 7 days (default), 14 days, 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, or 365 days.
To use these filters, click the dropdown you wish to filter data by then click any one of the options in the dropdown.
The report page will load your conversion data according to the parameters you set.
Note that the filter bar at the top of the page will also display the dates for the previous period. The dates displayed here are the trailing days selected on the Conversion Date filter.
Information included in the Conversion Attribution report
Conversion Attribution Stats
The three stats listed at the top of the report display quick, top-level conversion data for the current date period you set in the Conversion Date filter. It also shows data for the previous period. The stats displayed are dependent on the option you select in the Measure filter.
If you chose Count in the Measure dropdown, you'll see the following:
Conversion (Current Period)
The total number of conversions for the current period selected.
Conversion (Previous Period)
The total number of conversions for the previous period. The date range of the previous period is displayed in the filter bar next to the Conversion Date dropdown.
% Change of Conversion
Displays percent of change from the current period to the previous period.
If you chose Value in the Measure dropdown, you'll see the following:
Value (Current Period)
Value of conversions for the current period selected.
Value (Previous Period)
Value of conversions for the previous period. The date range of the previous period is displayed in the filter bar next to the Conversion Date dropdown.
% Change of Value
Displays percent of change from the current period to the previous period.
Attribution Source Over Time
Attribution Source Over Time shows you the count or value for specific sources that led to a conversion. The data displayed in this graph is dependent on the option you select in the Measure filter.
If Count is selected in the Measure dropdown, you'll see the total number of conversions over specific periods for each touchpoint.
If Value is selected in the Measure dropdown, you'll see how much money was generated by each touchpoint over specific periods.
Top Conversions shows you all high-performing conversions that took place during current and previous periods. The current period is defined by what you selected for the Conversion Date timeframe.
If you're reviewing a specific conversion, the chart will show you how well that one conversion performed in the current period and the previous period.
The data displayed in this graph is dependent on the option you select in the Measure filter.
If Count is selected in the Measure dropdown, you'll see which conversions happened the most during the current time period.
If Value is selected in the Measure dropdown, you'll see the monetary value of your top-performing conversions during the current time period.
This table lists the source, medium, count, and percent of each conversion that occurred during the selected timeframe. The source listed in this table is the last source that the individual interacted with before converting.
Let's take a look at the Facebook example in the graphic above. When reading this, we can see that three out of X individuals who visited your Facebook page (Source) clicked your banner (Medium), then converted. This makes up for 25% of your conversions for the selected timeframe.
This pie chart lets you quickly see which sources led to the most conversions. The sources and their percentages will be the same as the Percent of Total column contained in the Source-Medium Pairs table.
Touchpoints Leading Up to a Conversion
This graph illustrates the journey that individuals took that led to their conversion by showing their last three touchpoints.
You can use this graph to see which touchpoints led to the most conversions and the path that customers typically take before converting.
For example, we can see that one customer interacted with an email sent from a QuarticOn account, which prompted them to view a video on Instagram, then click a banner on Facebook.
Conversion Attribution Details table
The Conversion Attribution Details table breaks down conversion data on a more granular level. The data displayed will be within the time range you set. Here, you'll see every occurrence of your conversions, when those conversions happened, and individual contacts converted.
Details in the table include:
The date that the conversion took place.
Name of the conversion you created in your QuarticOn account.
What kind of conversion occurred. It can be a URL, tracked event, or manual.
Will appear if Value is selected in the Measure filter. Will show the currency of the conversion.
Where the conversion came from. It can be your website, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
How the conversion happened. This can be from a campaign you sent, a video that a contact watched on Instagram, or someone subscribing to your blog.
A UTM term identifies keywords your visitors looked for.
First name of the contact who triggered the conversion.
Last name of the contact who triggered the conversion
The email address of the contact who triggered the conversion.
Phone number of the contact who converted.
Note that you can click on any column header to sort the information in alphabetical order, or reverse alphabetical order.
Exporting the Conversion Attribution Details table
You can download the Conversion Attribution Details table and share it with your team and stakeholders. To export the report, follow these steps:
1. Hover your mouse over the table. You'll see three vertical dots appear on the top right of the table.
2. Click the three vertical dots then click Download Data.
3. In the modal popup, click the File Format dropdown and select the format you wish to download the data into. You can choose from CSV, TXT, Excel (2007 or later), JSON, HTML or Markdown file.
4. Click the Download button.
The table will download to the file you selected and will be saved on your computer.