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Lessons We Learned from Email A/B Tests in 2014

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This year, the Marketing Automation team at Optimizely got serious about tracking our email A/B tests. In 2015, Optimizely will be taking experience optimization to the next level, and continue to rigorously test campaigns in order to provide the best experience for our customers.

Looking back at some A/B tests we ran this year, here are some lessons learned, along with where I hope to take our email experiments in 2015.

Unconventional Places to Find Ideas for Your Next A/B Test

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Before you can come up with meaningful A/B tests for your e-commerce store, you need to understand what your customers value when making purchases and what turns them away. The traditional method of collecting customer feedback via surveys has drawbacks.

Other, more unconventional, sources of information exist that can be extremely helpful in generating ideas for A/B tests. They are your customer service records, public forums, competitor data, and internal search keywords.

How HubSpot Personalizes Every Customer Touchpoint

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At HubSpot, optimization is something we focus on every single day. It helps us deliver more engaging experiences to our customers and see greater returns on the content we push across our marketing channels.

We test and personalize just about everything. Here are a few examples of experiments we’ve run that have measurably improved our marketing programs.

The Impact of Symmetry in Online Marketing

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You may have heard that keeping your ad consistent with your landing page is good. But is that a myth? And if it isn’t, how can you quantify the impact of this symmetry? In early 2013, we performed an experiment on our Pay Per Click landing page aimed at answering these questions.

Our goal was more to answer an interesting question than to find a conversion lift, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover that making our landing page mirror our ads led to a tremendous lift in conversions.

Why the ALS Association Is Leaving Millions on the Table

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If you’ve checked a social platform in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen at least one friend donning the latest summer trend: a soaked outfit, courtesy of the ALS #icebucketchallenge. If ALS Association isn’t already testing their donation form, they should be—they’re leaving millions of potential donation dollars on the table.