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Multivariate testing case study and tutorial on increasing conversion rate

I just published a guest post on Smashing Magazine titled Multivariate Testing in Action: Five Simple Steps to Increase Conversion Rates. Essentially, there are five steps to increasing conversion rate: Identify a challenge Define your test hypothesis Decide whether to do A/B testing or multivariate testing Run the test and analyze results Derive lessons from […]

Top 10 eCommerce Websites (by Conversion Rate)

The Nielson Company regularly releases data for conversion rate of different websites via its MegaView Retail service. The data (as of March 2010) for top 10 online retails by conversion rate is analyzed in this post. The objective of this list is to give you an idea about to what extent these retailers have been […]

Impact of A/B testing on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Update: there is even an official confirmation from Google’s Matt Cutts that split testing does not impact search rankings. A lot of our potential customers are concerned whether A/B or multivariate testing will have an effect on their search engine rankings. They (obviously) aren’t looking to improve their rankings by using A/B testing, rather their […]

Rules-of-thumb for A/B and Multivariate tests

I recently got interviewed on Unbounce blog as a conversion hero. In the interview, I shared few rules-of-thumb related to A/B and multivariate testing which you may find helpful. I developed these heuristics while observing and advising hundreds of tests created by Visual Website Optimizer users. So, in this post I will paraphrase and expand […]

How to create an A/B split test in 2 minutes [video]

We recently revamped the introductory video for Visual Website Optimizer by adding a voice-over and updating it by including some new features (e.g. heatmaps). From start (entering the test page URL) to end (interpreting test results), all it takes to run your first A/B test is just 2 minutes. And you thought testing is a […]

A/B Testing + Clickmaps = Awesomeness

Do you know where visitors are clicking on your website homepage? Do you know which parts of your website are hotspots that attract visitor attention? You can, of course, fire up your web analytics tool and tell me that 20% visitors go to sign up page after visiting homepage but that information doesn’t tell you […]

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