Through his website SixPackAbsExercises.com (now Dr. Muscle), personal trainer Carl Juneau teaches men the best ab exercises for getting six pack abs.
Carl heard his top competitor doubled his sales after he started using video to market and demonstrate his products, so he decided to test video on this website.
Carl carried out 3 split URL tests.
A/B Test #1 (call-to-action test)
In the first split URL test, he tested 2 variations of the call to action on his sales page.
Variation 1 of Carl’s sales page with Call to action: “Next Page Watch Video Preview”
Here are the results for this test (goal being click the call to action and go to the next step in the funnel). Both calls to action that hinted at a video significantly increased the number of visitors who clicked to the sales page (step 3). The best-performing variation (variation 1) increased conversion by 14.18%.
Variation 1 Results
A/B Test #2 (salesletter test)
In the second split URL test, Carl tested 1 variation of the sales page:
Variation 1 of Carl’s Second Sales Page
Here are the results for test #2 (the goal was to go to the next step of the funnel). The video sales page significantly increased the number of visitors who clicked to the price/guarantee page, by 46.15%.
Results of Test 2
A/B Test #3 (Follow-up test)
The third split URL test was a follow-up test. Through this test, Carl tested:
To his surprise, the video-only page won. Here are the results. Adding the long sales letter below the winning sales video significantly reduced the number of visitors who clicked to the price/guarantee page by 35%.
Test 3 Results
Carl couldn’t explain these results. He shared his best guess:
“I’m guessing visitors were intrigued by the sales video and clicked through to the price/guarantee page to get more info. They may have been turned off by the long salesletter when I added it to the video and lost the excitement created by the short, punchy video.“
Adding the long sales letter below the winning sales video significantly reduced the number of visitors who clicked in the price/guarantee page, by 35%.
Video converts! It did so when mentioned in a “call to action” (a 14.18% increase) and also when used to sell (35% and 46.15% increases in 2 different tests).
As more and more surfers have broadband Internet and powerful computers, video seems to be slowly taking over the web. Carl increased his conversions with video…why not test it and see if it increases yours?
I carried out these tests using VWO. It’s easier to use, faster, and more user-friendly. VWO’s website itself is faster. It loads in a flash. Creating tests is intuitive, quick, and easy. It’s done through a “visual” interface. In short, VWO loads the page you want to test. One last word on customer support: in two months, I’ve emailed the team 26 times. On average, I’ve gotten a response the same day. VWO team is smart and dedicated. This level of customer support is unheard of.
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