In this tutorial, what I’m going to do is walk you through one of the common mistakes that I see people making with their split testing.
All right, so there’s all this talk about split testing in the marketing community and very few people actually know anything about real split testing.
Now, how can I make that statement? Well, if you’ve studied marketing, there’s this company called Meclabs and what they do is they certify people in conversion rate optimization. These guys are the leaders in this.
I’ve gone through their conversation rate optimization certification programs, their email optimization certification programs. I took those way back in 2009.
I’ve also read every single book on conversion rate optimization and have experience in running millions upon millions of dollars of traffic to funnels and running these split tests.
We’ve actually offered split tests and conversion rate optimization services for clients in the past. I don’t do these for clients anymore.
But literally one test that I have done that had tripled one of my client’s sales, bringing in millions of dollars a month just from running tests, and it comes down to actually understanding the proper way to do testing, along with making sure you’re measuring all of your goals and your split test, and that’s the big issue right here.
What I’m going to show you here is this is a split test that I’m running on my landing page right now. The goals that we’re seeing right here are the opt-in conversions.
The goal of this campaign was to try to get more leads to convert more of my leads on my page.
Now, these numbers are going to look a little bit skewed and some people are going to be like, “Oh my god! Look at those conversion rates! It’s only 2%!” Blah, blah, blah, blah. Right? People are going to do that when they see this.
Now, I’ve got a multitude of traffic going here and a big chunk of the traffic, the majority of the traffic, which you can see I’ve sent, between these two variations, I’ve sent over 4,000 clicks now. A lot of this traffic is coming from Google Display.
When we’re dealing with traffic from multiple sources, it’s going to artificially inflate or deflate these numbers because the conversion is just going to be different across these channels. My goal is to raise up that conversion rate.
Now, when we run split tests, we run those to what we call a statistical significance level. The nice thing about using software like Visual Website Optimizer, that we’re looking at here, is it measures that stuff for us.
What we’ve done is we’ve actually sent enough traffic now to say that based on my opt-in conversion rate, my new variation has a 95% chance of beating my control or my original variation, my original winner, for my opt-in rate.
Most people would see this and be like, “Hell, yeah! I just upped my variation one, baby! I beat my control and I’m getting more leads. I’m going to go ahead and switch it to that permanently.”
The reason they do that is because they’re basing all of their decisions off of these front-end metrics. Which is the big, big, big mistake that most people make with their split testing.
See, what I’ve done up here, is I’ve set two goals onto this. I wanted to track to see how this language changes and the optimization changes that I made on the landing page, how each of those affect the sales, too. Okay?
Because here’s one thing that most people don’t get: The words that you use on your landing page, if you change them in a split test or you change your design, that can totally screw up the sales conversion when they get to the actual sales page. Let me show you, I got proof! Proof is in the pudding.
So, my variation, my control, is actually beating variation one on the sales side. At this point, I’m not going to switch to this page because I might get more leads, but I’m going to make less money!
Most people don’t look at that crap. They think, “Oh, yeah, the split tests. Oh, yeah, I got more opt-in rate,” and then their revenue goes down and they’re like, “What the hell?” It’s because they’re not measuring this part of it.
Do that in your split tests. You have to. Otherwise, you’re just going to lose.
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