So what is A/B testing?

Also referred to as ‘split’ testing, this is the process of comparing two different versions of a web page to similar audiences at similar times in order to find out which one has a better conversion rate.

You can then implement the page which performs the best!

 

Why does A/B testing work?

Every web page on your website should have a goal; whether it is to fill in a contact form, pick up the phone and call you or to make a purchase. A/B testing allows you to work out the most effective way of getting your audience to complete that goal.

By making design, layout and/or content changes you can monitor the different pages’ performance to establish the most successful page and then implement that page to increase business.

 

How do I implement A/B testing?

You first need to decide what you are going to test and when.

It is important to only make one change at a time to really see how it affects users’ experiences.

Almost anything can be tested but here are a few examples to get you started:

  • Image position and size – play with the layout of images to see if users are more attracted to them in certain positions
  • Length of contact forms – are users more likely to fill in their details if the form is shorter?
  • Video – does the use of video keep users on your website for longer?
  • Call to Action buttons / links – play around with position of your call to action buttons and links and monitor which positions generate the most clicks
  • Colour – colour psychology is very important for the effectiveness of a website, if you know who you target audience is you can tailor the colours of your webpages to entice them (Keep an eye out for my blog on Colour Psychology…coming soon)

 

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