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Experiment Ideas: Tactics and Templates for Consistent, High Quality Ideas

Experiment Ideas: Tactics and Templates for Consistent, High Quality Ideas

I’m Becca Bruggman, Optimizely’s Experimentation Program Manager. My job is to make sure we are “drinking our own champagne” and run a best-in-class experimentation program.  This is the fourth installment of a six-part series designed to help you run a best-in-class experimentation program. In the series we are covering everything you need to build your […]

Experiment Team Meeting: How to Run an Experiment Review Meeting that Elevates Hypothesis-Driven Thinking

Experiment Team Meeting: How to Run an Experiment Review Meeting that Elevates Hypothesis-Driven Thinking

I’m Becca Bruggman, Optimizely’s Experimentation Program Manager. My job is to make sure we are “drinking our own champagne” and run a best-in-class experimentation program.  This is the fourth installment of a six-part series designed to help you run a best-in-class experimentation program. In the series we are covering everything you need to build your […]

Scaling Experimentation: How to Build, Launch & QA High-Quality Experiments

I’m Becca Bruggman, Optimizely’s Experimentation Program Manager. My job is to make sure we are “drinking our own champagne” and run a best-in-class experimentation program.  This is the second installment of a six part series designed to help you run a best-in-class experimentation program. In this series we are covering everything you need to build […]

Building a Modern Marketing Stack at Optimizely: Personalization & Extensions

Building a Modern Marketing Stack at Optimizely: Personalization & Extensions

This is the second part in a 4-part series about how Optimizely has rearchitected our marketing stack to support experimentation and personalization. Read Part 1, Choosing a CMS. Our marketing team’s goal is to provide a website experience that helps each visitor understand how Optimizely can help them reach their business goals. Our hypothesis has […]

Improving Snippet Performance and Matching with 3rd Party Analytics

Today, we’re pleased to share a pair of new updates to the Optimizely JavaScript snippet which are launching in general availability: a more performant event logging endpoint (/events), and new JavaScript methods for event timing. /events Logging Endpoint: Better performance through batching Our customers care a lot about the performance impact of including our snippet […]

Scale your Experimentation Program with Optimizely’s REST API

When most people think of Optimizely, they picture a visual user interface: filling in forms to create experiments, dragging and dropping content to make variations, and clicking on buttons to track conversions. This visual interface is a great way to get started with experimentation, but what many users don’t realize is that it’s just scratching […]

Introducing Extensions – Helping Teams Collaborate Better

Introducing Extensions – Helping Teams Collaborate Better

No one wants to write code for one-off use cases. However, too often developers have to build one-off solutions to help a marketing team run a promotion or make a change to their marketing site.  We created extensions, reusable templates built using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, to help both technical and non-technical teams run experiments […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Optimizely

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Optimizely

Optimizely gives us a strategic advantage when building and validating solutions for our clients. To date, we’ve used the platform to run hundreds and hundreds of tests. During this time, we’ve discovered that we can dramatically scale our strategic advantage by becoming more nuanced in how we craft and deploy Optimizely experiments.

Specifically, my Rocket Code colleagues and I have discovered eight core insights and workarounds that empower us to deliver some truly awesome e-commerce firepower. Collectively, these tips will help your Optimizely experiments run faster with fewer errors and more visibility into how users are interacting with the test variants.