2015 Testing Year in Review: 2 key discoveries to increase clickthrough and conversions

Tweet As Test Database Specialist at MECLABS Institute (parent company of MarketingExperiments), my days are spent sifting through thousands of tests, analyzing the results and searching for insights to inform future testing. While looking through our hundreds of tests from 2015, two top testing categories emerged for increasing clickthrough and conversion rates: value copy and friction reduction.   Value copy Value copy testing stood out in 2015 with high rates of success and low levels of failure. Testing in this area was often successful and appears to be of high value to Internet users. Specifically, improving product descriptions and differentiation had the highest number of favorable tests for MECLABS. Understanding the motivation and pain points of your customers can help you tailor a precise, powerful message that will allow them to discover that your product is perfect for them.    Friction Friction is the second largest category of testing. The chart above shows that reducing friction often results in an increase in clickthrough and conversion rates. Let’s look deeper. Compare presentation to layout and process. Presentation, process and layout all had high success rates last year. Presentation had a 24% failure rate. Layout and process had the lowest failure rate at 5% and 9%. Presentation is the way a site looks, layout is more about how it feels and flows when you use it. The distinction between these two is functionality.   Functionality Think of your website as a hotel. Part of what people love about a staying at a…
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