Did you know anywhere from 80% to 90% percent of A/B tests do not produce any significant results?
Only 1 out of 8 A/B tests drive significant change.
Done incorrectly, some marketers have begun to question the value of A/B testing…
…their A/B test reports an uplift of 20% and yet, the increase reported by the AB testing software never seems to translate into improvements or profits.
“Most winning A/B test results are illusory.” (Source: Qubit)
Furthermore, the majority of arguments that call for running A/A testing consider it a sanity check before you run …Read More
This article has been updated to reflect the more current process in 2018 June
Marketing projects can be complicated. Conversion optimization projects are even more intense. They require a very diverse set of skills, a lot of time and patience. It isn’t enough to just have an “eye” or know a few CRO “best practices” (whatever that is).
You see, when conversion rate optimization first gained momentum, a lot of sites lacked basic usability fundamentals. Finding “low hanging fruits” and making UX fixes, was a treat and usually ended with big revenue and conversion rate increases and wins. As companies …Read More
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Last week Ayat spoke about the SHIP method (Scrutinize, Hypothesize, Implement, Propagate). She honed in on the first letter in SHIP, Scrutinize. She summarized what it takes to build out your conversion roadmap so you have a plan for testing and moving forward.Read More
Khalid recently wrote a post on why most case studies suck. Well, it wasn’t actually that case studies that suck, but rather that the AB experiments conducted within these case studies are simply not valid. We also had an interesting discussion about in the Invesp linkedin and the Invesp facebook pages and tweeted about it as well.
The point of this long week debate came down to: process, process, process.
If you follow a sound CRO process and are careful about missteps when it comes to AB testing, you can achieve amazing results and have a successful program.
But for …Read More
The CRO industry have evolved tremendously over the last twelve years.
I still recall conversations we used to have with CMOs and VP of marketing at large online retailers trying to introduce them to conversion optimization.
We would first try to determine if they even knew what were even talking about (it was that new): “Have you considered CRO?”
The first response for the most part was, “CRO? You mean SEO. Yes, we are working on increasing traffic to our website.”
“No, I am not talking about SEO, I am talking CRO…conversion rate optimization. Increasing your website conversion rate.”Read More
You must cover all the bases to get reliable results from your A/B tests.
A/B testing mimics scientific experiments, and similarly will not provide you a 100% certainty in 100% of tests that you run. Only few marketers are aware of the limitations of the method and know how to run it to get valid results and minimize the risk of false positives and false negatives.
That’s why Martin Goodson, now the Chief Scientist at Evolution AI, wrote a paper called “Most Winning A/B Test Results Are Illusionary.” In his paper, he explained that badly performed A/B tests are more …Read More
“Why do I need to learn about statistics in order to run an A/B testing?” You may be inclined to wonder, especially considering that the testing engine supplies you with data to make a judgement on the statistical significance of the test, correct?
As a matter of fact, you have plenty of reasons to learn statistics.
If you’re conducting A/B tests, you need to understand some basics about statistics to validate your tests and their results.
Nobody wants to spend time, money and effort on something that will turn out useless at the end. To use A/B testing efficiently and effectively, …Read More
What to test next in your SaaS website?
Great question. Increasing the conversion rates of a SaaS (software as a service) provider is part science, part art. That means, you need to take a look at the numbers and data from visitors’ behavior, while also looking for unique insights and solutions to some of the problems you uncover with the data.
To help you out with inspiration for future testing, we compiled real-life examples and case studies of successful and surprising A/B tests on SaaS websites.
But, first, a fundamental rule of thumb for A/B testing your way to higher conversion …Read More
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