As an add-on package, SiteSpect Enhanced Analytics combines two powerful tools to fortify and finely tune campaign data:
  1. Outlier Data: To identify and mitigate anomalous data that can skew data-driven decision making.
  2. Real User Monitoring (RUM): Capture & analyze actual user interactions and layer performance metrics into any campaign report.
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More information about SiteSpect’s CCPA support is located on our Customer Notice On EU GDPR and CCPA Support page.SiteSpect will dedicate resources to the equivalent of a full-time employee to work with your team at your offices.SiteSpect will dedicate resources to the equivalent of a half-time employee to work exclusively with your team across any of the professional services.SiteSpect will dedicate resources to the equivalent of a full-time employee to work exclusively with your team across any of the professional services.SiteSpect provides on-site training sessions custom designed especially for your business and IT teams to help you achieve your business goals.SiteSpect has a curriculum of training modules and best practices that you can take advantage of to increase your team's adoption and mastery of the user interface.We offer training to get you up and running quickly, including test building courses & analytics interpretation.Take advantage of SiteSpect's premium help and knowledge portal where you will find FAQs, how-tos, and detailed step-by-step instructions for successful use of the SiteSpect platform.We offer monthly webinars on SiteSpect featured functionalities and best practices for increased value and success.Identify additional testing and personalization opportunities from the results of past campaigns.Our professional services team will work with you to create visualizations to demonstrate how SiteSpect affects your revenue.Optimization Consultants will provide full analytical reports on campaign performance, highlighting KPI impact, segment analysis, and key insights.Optimization Consultants will show you the best way to get the most out of your traffic across a large number of tests and personalization campaigns.Learn how to track and monitor running tests and personalization campaigns.Learn best practices for efficiently creating and executing tests and personalization campaigns.Design, develop, and optimize all of the components for your program.Learn how to structure experiments to maximize learning and efficiency. 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You will also get ROI (return on investment) modeling backed by Forrester.Depending on which package there are countless tests, segmentations and optimizations within your control across almost any digital touchpoint.Run as many Campaigns as you want.Our optimization experts work with you to recommend 10 impactful test ideas to improve customer experience and impact your bottom line, and build 10 Campaigns so you can quickly benefit from our platform.Directly ingest SiteSpect traffic logs into your monitoring infrastructure to diagnose underperforming applications/servers and identify site errors in near real time.SiteSpect sends a sample of log data to, a log visualization service. This service offers full flexibility to view and analyze logs relating to traffic health and routing. Your network operations center can also use this service to build your own visualization and dashboards or integrate into existing systems.SiteSpect is GDPR Compliant. 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An Analytics Framework for Optimization

August 5, 2015



An Analytics Framework for Optimization

Analytics-Driven Campaign Monitoring

To get the most out of your testing program, Analytics should be a milestone in every step in the process – from ideation to decision-making. How you leverage data – and when – is key to your success. The following research-backed tips will help you create an analytics framework for your optimization program:

  1. IDEAS. Gut-based planning and risk-reduction testing are typical ways organizations begin testing. These approaches tend to be focused on validating beliefs, and as such suffer from confirmation bias, according to research published by Brooks Bell. Using a data-driven approach to plan new tests will dramatically increase your chances of finding big success. Analytics data provide insight into customer behavior and help clarify the most effective ways to reach and engage your target audience. Be sure to revisit analysis from both winning and losing campaigns when you’re assessing the potential impact of a new test.
  2. HYPOTHESIS. A richer hypothesis will help you create a stronger test and will help you defend your idea against a long list of other test ideas. Rich Page recommends listing analytical insights and reasons for each test, and then rating your ideas in terms of both the likely conversion lift value and the difficulty of implementation. The test ratings validate that you are not just testing something for the sake of it, and will be essential for helping you gain approval, prioritization, and the necessary resources to run the test. Make sure your hypothesis includes not only a prediction of the potential outcome but also specifies the basis for the prediction. If you expect to impact conversions as a result of changes being tested on your Home Page, be sure to identify and quantify the anticipated behavioral impact of the changes. Specifically, what behaviors will change – from the Home Page though the Order Confirmation Page – as a result of what you are testing and by how much. An Analytics-driven hypothesis is an important part of a successful testing strategy not only in terms of your roadmap but also for making decisions during and after each experiment.
  3. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN. There are several components that constitute a good test design, such as what type of test to run (A/B or multivariate), how many variations to test, choosing the relevant audience, defining success criteria, estimating test duration, and scoping resources required. Analytics from previous tests help guide each of these components. Avoid common missteps like running a series of A/B tests when an MVT would allow you to test multiple changes concurrently or testing a single change when you could learn a lot more from testing several versions relative to each other. Often times these small improvements to your Experimental Design can add up to a big difference in the impact and insight gained from each test.
  4. CAMPAIGNS. Once your test goes live you’ll want to keep an eye on the data to ensure that your experiment is working as expected but avoid getting too excited or concerned about the early results. Wait until your data falls into a stable, predictable pattern before making any decisions regarding pruning underperforming versions or declaring winners. The most common misstep at this stage is to share early results with stakeholders. Watch your critical success metrics closely but also look for a correlation between the impact on your critical metrics and secondary, supporting metrics. Make sure that your data represents a credible story; avoid focusing on a single metric that doesn’t line up with the others.
  5. DECISION-MAKING. This part of the framework is about aligning results with your hypothesis and communicating the outcomes. Focus on your prediction of the behavioral and quantitative impact and provide context for your analysis. If your hypothesis was incorrect and the test yielded marginal results, demonstrate what you’ve learned about your customers and what value those learnings provide. If you’ve seen a significant lift in conversions, you can use those learnings to start the cycle again to create follow-up campaign ideas.

Don’t wait until the end of your optimization process to use analytics. Leveraging data throughout each stage of the process will help you increase the value of your testing program, scaling up the volume and impact of each experiment while improving the efficiency of your optimization team.

To get the most out of your testing program, Analytics should be a milestone in every step in the process – from ideation to decision-making

Source: SiteSpect, Inc.


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