WhichTestWon is a website that features results of A/B tests and visitors can vote which version of a page won. This gamification of A/B tests has resulted in a huge community built around the website and the active discussions after each test are a testament to that. At the end of the year, they conduct the Online Testing Awards, where they select A/B test entries deemed most useful for marketers and optimization specialists. Update : WhichTestWon is now Behave.org
Last year during the Online Testing Awards 2012, Visual Website Optimizer was the A/B testing software used by 9 award winners across multiple categories. The smashing bit is that we’ve repeated the performance this year too! Visual Website Optimizer is the testing tool used by 9 award winners in the Online Testing Awards 2013, more than any other tool that participated.
The thought process and reason for these awards is something that we completely agree with – to inspire marketing professionals by showcasing A/B tests that can be immediately applied on their own websites. What they were also looking to do was highlighting those that go against intuition and best practices.
Without further ado, here are the tests that used Visual Website Optimizer.
Dennis Publishing – CarBuyer.co.uk
Details: Which Position for Google AdSense Ads Increased Clicks – Bottom vs. Left Hand Rail
Award: Gold Ribbon – Ad Tests
Details: Which Call to Action Button Increased Subscription Purchases by 31%?
Award: Silver Ribbon – Cart Tests
Details: Which Copy Lead to More Clicks? ‘Customer Success’ vs. ‘Case Studies’
Award: Silver Ribbon – Copy Tests
Details: Which Add-to-Cart Creative Dramatically Increased Bra Sales?
Award: Gold Ribbon – Ecommerce Tests
Details: Which Radically Redesigned Lead Generation Page Increased Form
Award: Gold Ribbon – Form Element Tests
Details: Which Homepage Increased Student Inquiries – Click to Form or Form at End of Long Page?
Award: Silver Ribbon – Form Element Tests
Agency: Conversion Factory
Details: Creative Image-focused Homepage vs. Classic Homepage Style – Which Got More Clickthroughs?
Award: Silver Ribbon – Homepage Tests
Details: Which Increased Premium Subscription Sales — a Cheap or Expensive, Next-Best, Middle Option?
Award: Gold Ribbon – Offer Tests
Details: Which Button Copy Got More Visitors to Agree to Accept Cookies – ‘Accept and Continue’ vs. ‘Continue’?
Award: Silver Ribbon – Overlay Tests
For more insightful case studies, have a look at our case studies page.