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How to Supercharge Your Online Store with User Generated Content


How to Supercharge Your Online Store with User Generated Content

Today, any business owner can take advantage of the wealth of direct customer communications that are available thanks to the opportunities that the online realm affords them. Want to show how happy your customers are with your products? In the past, you had to explain that.  Nowadays, you can illustrate this with images taken by the customer […]

4 Uncommon Conversion Rate Optimization Tips


4 Uncommon Conversion Rate Optimization Tips

If you’ve read a few articles on conversion optimization, you’ve read them all. That’s the way it seems, anyway. While the advice is usually on point (have a process, statistical significance does not equal validity, prioritize your tests so you don’t waste time/traffic on silly things), these things are common knowledge now. We recently put […]

How an Experimentation Mindset Drives Innovation at IDEO


How an Experimentation Mindset Drives Innovation at IDEO

Today, customers have higher expectations than they ever have before. A recent IBM Institute survey reported that 76% of consumers expect organizations to understand their individual needs, meaning it is increasingly important for companies to be pushing the envelope of how they’re connecting with their customers on an individual basis. Competition is also fiercer than […]

Experimentation Comes to Over-The-Top TV Apps


Experimentation Comes to Over-The-Top TV Apps

A ‘cord-cutter utopia’ is quickly becoming a reality, as over-the top viewing goes mainstream—as many as 24% of American adults don’t have ‘traditional’ cable or satellite subscriptions according to Pew Research, and 49 million households now have at least one connected TV device. What’s more, most consumers now access content on multiple devices, with different […]

3 Key Takeaways from eTail West – and How to Apply Them


3 Key Takeaways from eTail West – and How to Apply Them

Optimizely participated in the eTail West event in Palm Springs this year, where the main focus concerned how retailers are using technology in innovative ways to exceed shopper expectations. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight three takeaways from what we learned at the conference that retailers like yourself could put into action. Focus on Each […]

Till Data Do Us Part: How CRO & UX are a Perfect Match


Till Data Do Us Part: How CRO & UX are a Perfect Match

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) and User Experience (UX) are two terms that are commonly thrown around whenever a discussion about website performance takes place. As practices, the two are quite similar to each other in the sense that both work on analytics and feedback to meet similar end goals. The terms are occasionally used interchangeably, […]

5 Ways to Improve the CRO of Free Trial Landing Pages


5 Ways to Improve the CRO of Free Trial Landing Pages

When you’re trying to get people to spend on your service, it’s hard to imagine there’s anything more persuasive than a money-back guarantee. But, according to an experiment run by one of the world’s most well-known marketers, it’s at best the second-most compelling thing you can offer. The Test When Neil Patel’s website, QuickSprout.com, reached […]

Continual Optimization Drives Huge Value, but Magnifies ‘Alignment Gap’


Continual Optimization Drives Huge Value, but Magnifies ‘Alignment Gap’

Some businesses, particularly digital-first companies (such as Priceline Group, Airbnb, Atlassian and Netflix) are setting the standard for how a process of continual optimization, that is, to adopt a core philosophy of experimentation, drives growth. At these companies, their primary website and application experiences are not only a channel, but serve as the product itself. Their focus on and investment in […]

A Roadmap to Creating An Effective Personalization Strategy


A Roadmap to Creating An Effective Personalization Strategy

From simple message segmentation to programmatic ad buying and individual-level website customization, the combination of big data and technology is transforming the possibilities of personalization. But the rise of personalization tools and popularity has also meant the rise of marketers doing personalization the wrong way. I’ve lost track of the number of times we’ve seen: […]