O CPL é muito idêntico ao CPA, mas com uma pequena diferença: a validação das leads. No CPL, você não é remunerado pela ação, mas sim pelo fato de a ação ser validada. Um bom exemplo de um programa deste gênero é o programa de recrutamento de novos afiliados para plataformas como a UpRise40, Netlucro, Netfilia, Netaffiliation ou a Public-Idées, por exemplo. Nestes casos, o afiliado não é remunerado pelos usuários que se inscrevem nas plataformas, mas sim pelos usuários que se inscrevem e são aceitos pelas plataformas para começarem a correr as campanhas de afiliados. Esta é a grande diferença entre a ação e a lead válida.
Shifting the focus to the time span, we may need to measure some "Interim Metrics", which give us some insight during the journey itself, as well as we need to measure some "Final Metrics" at the end of the journey to inform use if the overall initiative was successful or not. As an example, most of social media metrics and indicators such as likes, shares and engagement comments may be classified as interim metrics while the final increase/decrease in sales volume is clearly from the final category.
Collaborative Environment: A collaborative environment can be set up between the organization, the technology service provider, and the digital agencies to optimize effort, resource sharing, reusability and communications. Additionally, organizations are inviting their customers to help them better understand how to service them. This source of data is called User Generated Content. Much of this is acquired via company websites where the organization invites people to share ideas that are then evaluated by other users of the site. The most popular ideas are evaluated and implemented in some form. Using this method of acquiring data and developing new products can foster the organizations relationship with their customer as well as spawn ideas that would otherwise be overlooked. UGC is low-cost advertising as it is directly from the consumers and can save advertising costs for the organisation.