When it comes to running a website, there’s always room for growth and optimization. Putting in the work to make your website better for your customers is the easy part. It’s knowing where to optimize that presents the largest obstacles. Fortunately, A/B testing can help with that.
If you’ve visited your dashboard recently you might have noticed the newest functionality in our Audience Targeting rules creator – the ability to create A/B tests with multiple rules to see which perform best (learn how to set up your first test!). Paired with the ability to create sophisticated and customized messages, Audience Targeting is now better than ever. But why are A/B testing and personalization important? Let’s find out.
The best websites have mastered A/B testing, but they’re still leaving a lot of performance on the table. A/B testing without personalization is like peanut butter without jelly. If option A wins a test with 60% of your audience, the other 40% of your audience who preferred option B are left out in the cold when you take it away from them. That’s a bummer and your one-size-fits all website is doing a big disservice to a large chunk of your audience. With personalization you can have the best of both worlds by showing each visitor what they want most. Your visitors will have a more engaging experience and you’ll smile when you log into your analytics dashboard and see the results.
Did you notice our new home page?
We are constantly testing and fine-tuning our home page (we practice what we preach when we say perform A/B tests!) and this is the result of our latest project. Our goal was to pinpoint the best way to tell our story. In other words, how do we best layout our home page to benefit our users? Here are the steps we took to get to where we are today. Continue reading
With the new AddThis dashboard it’s easy to change the look and feel of your AddThis tools without making code changes. So the next question is: how do you know which tools perform the best? The modern way of figuring this out is to do A/B testing.