Pattern #49: Above The Fold Call To Action

Pattern #49  Tested 11 timesFirst tested by Daniel Shapiro Recently tested by Ardit Veliu on Oct 30, 2021

Based on 11 Tests, Members See How Likely Version B Wins Or Loses And By How Much

LOSSES
-5
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-1
FLAT
+1
+2
+3
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+5
WINS

Measured by the sum of negative and positive tests.

A B
Above The Fold Call To Action (Variant A) Above The Fold Call To Action (Variant B)

Expected Median Effects Of B

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Progression

(8 tests)

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Leads

(5 tests)

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Signups

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Engagement

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Sales

(6 tests)

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Revenue

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Retention

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Referrals

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ANY PRIMARY

(11 tests)

Tests

Pattern #49: Above The Fold Call To Action
Was Tested On Expertinstitute.com by Ardit Veliu

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Test #381 on Expertinstitute.... by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Ardit Veliu Ardit    Oct 30, 2021 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 2,970 Visitors

  • Measured by clicks on button

  • Measured by new inquiry form completions

In this experiment, an extra button to a signup lead form was placed above the fold. In the control, the same button appeared further down on the page.

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The Same Pattern Was Also Tested Here

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Test #361 on Chaosgroup.com by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Velin Penev Velin    Jun 22, 2021 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 49,030 Visitors

  • Measured by completed transactions

In this experiment, a pricing plan selector was shifted from the very bottom of a long product page towards (almost) the top. Impact on any transactions or sales was measured.

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Test #349 on Backstage.com by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Stanley Zuo Stanley    Apr 27, 2021 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 950,043 Visitors

  • Measured by subscription starts

  • Measured by completed membership sales

In this experiment, a simple "Join Now" button was added inside an expanded mobile navigation menu. Clicking the button would start a multiple step membership subscription process. Impact on subscription starts and final sales were tracked.

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Test #320 Tested on An Anonymous Site    Oct 20, 2020 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 2,908 Visitors

  • Measured by completed purchases

An extra "Place Order" button was duplicated above the fold on this checkout page. The control had a similar button further down at the bottom of the screen. The impact on total sales was measured from this change.

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Test #244 on Mt.com by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Vito Mediavilla Vito    Jun 06, 2019 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 3,711 Visitors

  • Measured by form fill starts

  • Measured by successful registrations

A product landing page with an image was tested against one without - raising the call to action above the fold.

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Test #221 on Microsoft.com by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Ronny Kohavi Ronny    Jan 27, 2019 Test link

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  • Measured by users adding any product to cart

  • Measured by total orders

Microsoft Store ran an experiment on the Office 365 Home product page. The treatment raised the purchase calls to action higher by removing the hero image.

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Test #185 on Retrome.pl by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Grzegorz Jancewicz Grzegorz    Jul 03, 2018 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 823 Visitors

  • Measured by visits to quote page

  • Measured by successful quote submissions

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Test #170 on Goodui.org by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Jakub Linowski Jakub    Apr 24, 2018 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 11,616 Visitors

  • Measured by visits on any 3 links to search results

  • Measured by adds to cart

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Test #160 on Examine.com by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Martin Wong Martin    Mar 15, 2018 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 25,025 Visitors

  • Measured by checkout visits

  • Measured by bundle and individual purchases

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Test #141 on Trydesignlab.com by $conducted_test->test->user_->first_name . ' ' . $conducted_test->test->user_->last_name Daniel Shapiro Daniel    Jan 05, 2018 Test link

Find Out How It Performed With 5,789 Visitors

  • Measured by form submits

The variation introduced a call to action at the top of the screen that linked to a form deep down on a long course page.

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For each pattern, we measure three key data points derived from related tests:

REPEATABILITY - this is a measure of how often a given pattern has generated a positive or negative effect. The higher this number, the more likely the pattern will continue to repeat.

SHALLOW MEDIAN - this is a median effect measured with low intent actions such as initiating the first step of a lengthier process

DEEP MEDIAN - this is derived from the highest intent metrics that we have for a given test such as fully completed signups or sales.