Cover Story: How Engaging Is Your Website Design?

Friday, July 9, 2010 News

During the past two decades, the Web has grown from an interesting academic oddity to one of the most powerful platforms for commerce in any era. Through it all, marketers have been playing with the design of the basic website to come up with the ultimate digital sales tool.

Best Practices in Multivariate Testing for B-to-B Companies

Monday, July 19, 2010 News

Testing websites and campaigns is key to improving performance. A/B testing—trying two versions of a website landing page and comparing how they perform with your target audience—is often used for this, but it only allows you to test one factor at a time. Multivariate testing, on the other hand, enables you to test many changes simultaneously.

When Multivariate Testing Is Better than A/B Testing

Monday, July 26, 2010 News

Marketers know that testing and tracking different elements of their campaigns is the best way to understand what works with their intended audience. Common methods for running controlled experiments range from simple A/B testing to sophisticated multivariate testing. You can test pretty much anything, particularly in the online world—from e-mail to video to mobile content to advertising. For the purposes of this piece, I’ll focus on testing Web content.

Page Tests Cut Mobile Bounces 22%: 3 Steps to Improve Experience for Mobile Visitors

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 News

Consumers using mobile Web browsers are visiting your site -- whether you have pages designed for them or not. If they don't find what they want, their visits will be short before they go somewhere else.

See how a travel website responded to growing mobile traffic by testing mobile versions of selected pages. The new pages decreased bounce rate 22%, while increasing page views and conversions. Includes creative samples of the test pages.

Hot Landing Page Optimizers to Watch

Thursday, August 26, 2010 News

In the offline world, once the buy is completed and the ads are sent to the publishers, the work is virtually done. In the online world, once the buy begins, the work has just started.

SiteSpect to Manage Military Advantage's Website Content

Friday, August 27, 2010 News

SiteSpect, a provider of non-intrusive multivariate testing and behavioral targeting technology, announced that Military Advantage, an online military destination, with more than 10 million members, has selected SiteSpect as its testing and targeting solution.

E-Commerce Prep (PDF)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 News Optimizes Landing Pages to Boost Search

Monday, September 13, 2010 News is an online military and veterans membership organization serving some 10 million subscribers. A Monster Worldwide company, provides service information to military members and their families through a multitude of websites and newsletters, all supported by advertisers.

Small, Site-Wide Conversion Changes To The Rescue

Thursday, September 16, 2010 News

Ever feel like a marketing castaway? You know what I mean: you want to improve conversion rates, but your site is trapped on a desert-island CMS and surrounded by hostile IT and C-level natives. The budget supply is running low and the only site elements within your reach are a few global images and CSS styles. Should you go for it? Are such small changes worth doing? Yes. Here’s why, and where to start.