Micro Funnel

A Micro Funnel is a shortened version of a traditional marketing funnel.

It has a narrow goal within a shorter time frame.1

Unlike broader sales funnels covering the entire customer journey from awareness to purchase, a micro funnel focuses on a small, specific step within that larger journey.2

Visual Representation

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Key Components of a Micro Funnel

  1. Target Audience: The specific group of people the micro funnel is designed for, often defined by their stage in the buyer’s journey, behavior, or demographics.
  2. Entry Point: The starting point of the micro funnel, which can be an ad, email, landing page, or any other form of initial engagement.
  3. Engagement Steps: The series of actions or interactions the audience is guided through, such as clicking a link, filling out a form, or watching a video.
  4. Conversion Point: The final step where the desired action occurs, such as purchasing, signing up for a newsletter, or downloading a resource.

Benefits of Micro Funnels

  • Precision Targeting: Micro funnels focus on a specific audience segment, delivering highly relevant content and offers.
  • Higher Conversion Rates: Tailored experiences and clear calls-to-action lead to higher engagement and conversion rates.
  • Efficiency: Smaller, more manageable campaigns make adjusting and optimizing based on real-time data easy.
  • Better ROI: With precise targeting and higher conversion rates, micro funnels offer a better return on investment than broader marketing strategies.3


A company launching a new software tool might create a micro funnel targeting tech-savvy professionals who have shown interest in similar products.

The funnel could start with a targeted social media ad that leads to a landing page offering a free trial.

Visitors who sign up for the trial receive onboarding emails to help them get the most out of the tool, culminating in an offer to purchase the full version.

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1. Pearce, B. P. (2023, April 17). Micro funnels: What they are and how to use them. CXL. https://cxl.com/blog/micro-funnels/ 

2. A Digital Marketing Journey: A Beginner’s Guide To Digital Marketing. (2022). (n.p.): Mayowa Adenekan. https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Digital_Marketing_Journey_A_Beginner_s/V5WGEAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

3. Digital Marketing Funnel: The ultimate guide to creating one: Marketer milk. RSS. (n.d.). https://www.marketermilk.com/blog/digital-marketing-funnel

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