Watch the Data Flow into Pardot with Zapier

If you’re like me, then you often work with marketing tools that do not integrate nicely with Pardot forms.

Maybe they claim to have a ‘direct’ integration with the tool. However, we all know it’s nothing more than a Salesforce integration.

#annoying 

Don’t give up! There is a way around this common frustration. 

Enter Zapier webhooks, which you can use to bring data into Pardot.

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How to address Pardot issues related to the Salesforce outage

On May 11, 2021, Salesforce and Pardot users experienced a Salesforce outage related to a domain name service (DNS) issue. Salesforce was down for about four hours because of an “emergency break fix” that wasn’t successful.

The Salesforce outage affected Pardot. However, Pardot remained up and running even if marketers couldn’t log in to their specific instances.

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Upgrading to the Salesforce-Pardot V2 Connector

Did you know there are actually two versions of the Pardot to Salesforce connector? If you purchased your Pardot account after February 2019, you’ve likely always had the newer V2 Connector, however, if you purchased before February 2019 and haven’t upgraded, you will still be on the V1 Connector. Pardot released a path to upgrade from V1 to V2 in the 2020 Summer release, but I’ve found that a lot of Pardot admins are still hesitant to upgrade. In this post I’ll cover all the considerations and options you have when upgrading your connector and help you squash those “this upgrade is irreversible” anxieties. 

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Getting a List of Pardot Business Units For Your App – Programmatically

As our Pardot integrations are coping and adjusting to using the Pardot API with Salesforce SSO users, one of the new requirements is to provide the Pardot Business Unit ID in each API request. It is easy for Salesforce Administrators to get the ID, but what if we could do this with code? 

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Pardot Goodies from the Salesforce IdealExchange

This past year has been a great year for Pardot Admins everywhere. With each new release, Pardot has grown in functionality and has also become more integrated with Salesforce. This is fantastic as it allows for tighter data control, better personalization when communicating with prospects, improved user management processes. and an overall better user experience. In the wake of the new year, check out the newest Pardot features and updates on the Salesforce Spring 21 release notes to gain insights into what is coming in 2021.

As Pardot Admins, we often run into corners of the platform that require a little more creativity in order to solve a specific business need. Oftentimes, you can just “Google it” and voilà! Many in the Pardot community have the exact same question or problem you do, and although you find the answer (which is a huge relief), wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was a way for Pardot simply to add a fix for everyone?

Well my friend, grab a seat and let’s head over to the IdeaExchange!

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Considerations for Integrating Pardot + Sitecore

Pardot and Sitecore

Sitecore is a powerful Website Content Management System. We can use Sitecore and Pardot together to great effect. There are a few Sitecore capabilities which we will want to use to compliment Pardot, and a few features we want to use in conjunction with Pardot.

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Drawing a Blank: How Pardot Handles Empty Field Values

One of the tricky and little-known-things about Pardot is how the system handles blank values.

If you’ve never had a reason to, you probably haven’t thought about it.  But when it DOES come up — here’s what you need to know to be ready. Continue reading Drawing a Blank: How Pardot Handles Empty Field Values

How to Turn on User Sync: A Guide for Paranoid Pardot Admins

One of my favorite Pardot AEs texted me about the Pardot user sync as soon as it was publicly announced, asking what I thought of it.  I told her people would have one of 2 reactions:

  1. Wait, this doesn’t already exist
  2. It’s about damn time

Either way — this is one of those features that once you turn on, you can never backpedal away from. If this instills you with mild terror, read on for a summary of next steps on getting this up and running in your org. Continue reading How to Turn on User Sync: A Guide for Paranoid Pardot Admins

Pardot Social Data: That FullContact Thing Everyone Forgets

Does this look familiar?

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I can’t tell you how many Salesforce orgs I log into that have the “Pardot Social Data” Visualforce page added to the contact/lead page layout, and it displays a big window of nothingness.

But it’s not that hard to set up, so consider: a) taking 5 minutes to do so, or b) removing it from your page layout already. Continue reading Pardot Social Data: That FullContact Thing Everyone Forgets