Ask any marketer running a lead generation campaign and they will probably agree that lowering Cost Per Lead, or CPL, is always on their mind. For some it’s the ultimate goal, while others may consider it secondary to quality leads and recognize that some leads simply cost more. Still, no one wants to pay more when they can get the same leads for less. How low your CPL can be is based on a variety of factors, including industry, size of desired audience, and targeting methodology. But many look at CPL as strictly a measurement of the cost to acquire leads, and nothing else. This can provide an incomplete picture of your lead generation efforts and prevent you from fully optimizing your campaign. To truly measure actual cost per lead, you need to develop a lead nurturing CPL that measures past acquisition and tracks performance.