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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: […]

Taking a Stand


At Optimizely, we value diversity and inclusiveness. That means more than just talking the talk, it means walking the walk. That is why we’ve decided to take a stand and publicly support immigrants. Here is the email I sent all Optimizely employees: From: Dan Siroker To: Team Subject: Supporting our colleagues Optinauts, We’ve heard from […]

Top 10 UX Hotfixes for Your Homepage


Top 10 UX Hotfixes for Your Homepage

UX (User experience) can be very time-consuming, done right it’s an ongoing process of continuous iterative tweaks and refinements. The aim of the game being to make a product, site, culture and experience that your audience LOVE. That sounds like hard work but never fear! There is some juicy low hanging UX fruit to be […]

Introducing Optimizely X Mobile


Introducing Optimizely X Mobile

Customers have come to expect consistent experiences and positive interactions with a brand’s content no matter where they access it. Nearly every consumer now owns a smartphone, and most start a task on one device and finish it on another. According to comScore, 77% of customers 18-34 are multi-channel users, accessing content and experiences across […]

The Big Book of Experimentation Case Studies [eBook]


The Big Book of Experimentation Case Studies [eBook]

Every touchpoint with a customer is an opportunity to win that customer’s heart and make them great. By experimenting everywhere, businesses have a powerful strategy for reorienting towards their customer as the true north, striving to iterate quickly, make improvements, and deliver customer experiences that are delightful and fuel growth. This is a philosophy we wholeheartedly […]

How to Plan Content Strategy for Your Ecommerce Business


How to Plan Content Strategy for Your Ecommerce Business

Too many ecommerce companies create content for the sake of creating content, mostly because their competitors do. There’s seldom a serious plan behind content publishing and hence it rarely makes any difference in terms of traffic and conversions. This guide will help you plan content creation with purpose, i.e. publish content that will drive actual […]

How Asana Removed Uncertainty and Boosted Impact from their Website Redesign


How Asana Removed Uncertainty and Boosted Impact from their Website Redesign

Done right, website redesign projects can deliver measurable returns. But many sweat at the prospect of executing these high-stakes, high-visibility projects. After all, site redesigns are usually tied to new technology or company goals. That means a lot is riding on the project’s success. And let’s not forget: redesigns usually involve numerous stakeholders – each […]