Paid Search Sales Funnel Fundamentals
When a lead is generated through advertising, the marketing process, or another source such as a face-to-face encounter, the lead is usually characterized as a prospective customer. At that point, the salesperson will designate that the prospect is “in the funnel”. This is only the start of transit of the lead through the imaginary “sales funnel”. The early funnel area is represented by the opening at the top, in the accompanying diagram.