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
In 1979, psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky published a paper titled, “Prospect Theory: An Analysis Of Decision Under Risk”
The theory states:
“People make decisions based on the potential value of losses and gains rather than the final outcome.”Read More
The worse thing to do when trying to refine a product, despite its nature, is to ignore the need for testing and rely on guess work under the pretense of scarcity of resources, time limitation, lack of knowledge or whatever your excuse might be.
Regardless that many think of usability testing as hill climbing, instead of seeing it as a solution, because there is much unknown, and they may lack experience.
The bottom line is that the data you can attain through usability studies is unmatched. Usability testing uncovers issues, alludes to possibilities, and provides a roadmap for immediate necessary …Read More
The question of website redesign vs. conducting CRO optimization is familiar to companies with a strong online presence. In some instances, gradual conversion optimization effort is the way to go, sometimes a redesign is inevitable.
However, there is a dilemma here.
Although getting new customers to convert remains to be a challenge, once they do convert, returning customers love the site and experience. Would you disrupt and invest in something loyal customers seem pretty okay with?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
Product recommendations engine is a vital feature in e-commerce.
There is no way to argue against it. E-tailers widely use it (particularly top e-tailers, just go on Amazon.com), shoppers already expect to see it and the benefits are indisputable (the statistics below are cutting evidence).
This comprehensive piece will give you a full understanding of the world of product recommendations.
You will discover how product recommendations are generated in a personalized and dynamic manner, the types of recommendations you could use, and the locations in which you could implement them.
You will also learn some tips for best practices and …Read More
Heuristics or heuristic evaluation is one of those terms that have become associated to conversion rate optimization projects. Whether you were a CRO expert or new to this field, certainly you have spotted the high recognition heuristic evaluation receives among usability testing methods.
Heuristic evaluations are commonly used by most conversion experts. However, keep in mind that you cannot learn the heuristics by heart and just loosely apply them. You need knowledge and resources to conduct an evaluation adequately. Besides, not all heuristics are applicable to every website.
This guide provides you a full explanation about the 10 heuristics and …Read More
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