26 Jan A/B testing — getting it right to see bigger wins

71 A/B testing ideas. Almost anything can be A/B tested online. The team at Optimizely have come up with 71 in fact, including copy, visual media and calls to action. The question remains however; what are you going to do with the answers?

3 real-life examples of incredibly successful A/B tests. To help you figure out how A/B testing can have an impact, Robin Johnson has detailed 3 interesting examples. Finding a variation that drives up revenue by 43% like Electronic Arts did, truly underlines the importance of this practice.

A or B. For a more generalized overview of A/B testing, it’s good to go to the folks at NPR. The team explores how the practice is invading, if that’s not too strong a word, every part of our lives. Ultimately, the question is whether we are seeing real improvements around us or if the world is getting more effective at telling us stories.

7 A/B testing blunders that even experts make. There are pitfalls to the practice of A/B testing. Neil Patel lists a bunch of potential blunders such as switching the test off after you’ve reached a statistically significant number, believing that variations are always going to be game changers and testing too many variables at once.

Paul McAvinchey
Paul McAvinchey
paul@productcollective.com

For over 15 years, Paul has been building and collaborating on digital products with fast growing startups and global brands, including AOL and WMS Gaming. Currently, he's a co-founder of Product Collective, a 10,000+ strong worldwide community of product people. Members collaborate on Slack, meet at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, listen to Rocketship.fm, learn at Product Lunch and get a weekly brief that includes best practices in product management. In recent years he led business development at DXY, a leading product design firm in the Midwest, and product innovation at MedCity Media, a publishing startup acquired by Breaking Media in 2015.

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