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Making Experimentation Part of Your DNA


Making Experimentation Part of Your DNA

Your customers are connecting with your company across multiple touchpoints and expecting a lot more from these interactions than ever before. To stay competitive and relevant, you need to be able and willing to adapt quickly to customer expectations and industry trends. That means getting ahead of your customers’ needs and delivering memorable experiences. That’s […]

Founding Moment


Reid Hoffman has popularized the notion of multiple “founding moments” in the life of a company: the key inflection points when leaders decide to change a path in order to better, or more quickly, realize their mission. Today is one of those moments. We have hired Jay Larson to succeed me as our CEO! I […]

How Early Adopters are Seeing Big Experimentation Impact


How Early Adopters are Seeing Big Experimentation Impact

Measuring the true influence of your marketing initiatives on business growth has always been a tricky undertaking, especially in today’s multi-touch, hyper-competitive, lightning-paced digital marketplace. However, the practice of experimentation has become increasingly valuable in helping companies to solve this dilemma by allowing them to test, iterate, and ultimately double-down on the tactics that are […]

3 Steps to Personalization


3 Steps to Personalization

As customer expectations rise, the ability to deliver both tailored offers and content that reflect customer interests consistently is becoming imperative. Those organizations that successfully take the first, easier steps of providing consistent cross-channel messaging as well as leveraging on-site behavior will gain confidence in personalization techniques and develop an appetite for further investing in […]

4 UX Trends You Should Be Implementing on Landing Pages


4 UX Trends You Should Be Implementing on Landing Pages

There’s nothing more annoying than browsing online, clicking an ad you’re interested in, and being directed to a poorly designed landing page that doesn’t offer you what was promised in the ad. People are impatient. If your landing page doesn’t correspond to the ad they clicked or they can’t easily see the benefits offered and […]

Why Experiment Server-Side?


Why Experiment Server-Side?

Before joining Optimizely, I spent six years at Google working on the Search Quality Team.  Experimentation was a core tenet of our development process: every change to Google search results was A/B tested on a small fraction of users before launching to everyone.  During my time there we made thousands of improvements to Google’s search […]

Enhancing Optimizely X with PCI Compliance


Enhancing Optimizely X with PCI Compliance

The total volume of online transactions has grown at breakneck speed over the last decade, and is showing no signs of slowing down, as consumers increasingly purchase products, services and content on the web. In fact, it is estimated that there will be over 2 billion digital buyers worldwide by 2019. However, shopping-cart abandonment is […]

Volaris: Building an Optimization-Driven Company Culture


Volaris: Building an Optimization-Driven Company Culture

Volaris, an ultra low-cost airline based in Mexico City that transports an average of 15M travelers annually. Volaris’ commitment to customer service and the company’s deep understanding of their travelers’ needs distinguishes them from other airlines. However, being the second largest airline in the region, the company faces stiff competition from rival airlines looking to […]

How to Solve the ‘What Should I Test?’ Problem


How to Solve the ‘What Should I Test?’ Problem

One of the most common and mundane questions people ask about conversion optimization is “what should I test?” Usually, this is the wrong question to begin with. Good experimentation tends to be hypothesis-driven, led by quality research and a solid reason for experimentation. Starting off with the “what should I test” question tends to lead […]

4 Growth Hacking Tips from the Experts


4 Growth Hacking Tips from the Experts

Ahead of the global Growth & Conversion Virtual Summit, which takes place on May 2nd,  we asked some of the featured expert speakers for their top tips into how to growth hack your business. Without further ado, we share their insights  below. #1: Use a Strategic Approach to Harness the Power of Personalization Personalization is all the rage […]