The Latest A/B Tests
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MOST RECENT TESTS
Ondřej Ilinčev Tested Pattern #100: Postponed Registration In Test #233 On Annonce.cz
In this experiment, the old flow had a login / register / guest checkout as a second step. The variant B flow removed this step and treated everyone as a guest (and later offered to login / register). In the B version guests had a voluntary registration on the thank you page and in a confirmation email.
Sjardo Janssen Tested Pattern #6: Customer Star Ratings In Test #232 On Yoast.com
In this experiment, the Yoast team replaced one of the bulleted reassurances on their checkout page ("4.9 out of 5 stars" vs "24/7 Free support"). Raising the question - is free support or high reviews valued more? - Thanks Sjardo & Meike for sharing!
Mark Freedle Tested Pattern #20: Canned Response In Test #231 On Glass.net
Jakub Linowski Tested Pattern #56: Hover Button In Test #230 On Goodui.org
In this test we tested onhover buttons (variant) versus more traditional always exposed and visible ones.
Jakub Linowski Tested Pattern #99: Progress Bar In Test #229
Jakub Linowski Tested Pattern #99: Progress Bar In Test #228
The variation added a progress bar to one of the checkout steps for a ticket ordering site.
Alexander Krieger Tested Pattern #99: Progress Bar In Test #227 On Volders.de
In this experiment, a simple progress bar was added to a 2nd step of contract cancellation funnel. The progress bar used separate styles to show which steps were completed, what the current step was, as well as the future step.
Translation of the 3 steps from German are as follows:
- Fill out the termination
- Send termination
- Proof of termination
Ronny Kohavi Tested Pattern #96: Single Focus Photos In Test #226 On Microsoft.com
Microsoft Store ran an experiment on the Surface Book 2 product page. The treatment showed a hero image with fewer, yet larger product photos
Devesh Khanal Tested Pattern #41: Sticky Call To Action In Test #225
Alex James Tested Pattern #3: Fewer Form Fields In Test #224
This experiment reduced the search form by removing the distance field.
Alexander Krieger Tested Pattern #12: Payment First In Test #223 On Volders.de
This test deprioritized the free option (kostenlos) of cancelling a contract. It did so by placing it under the paid options as small text link / radio option.
Julian Gaviria Tested Pattern #7: Social Counts In Test #222 On Thomasnet.com
In this variation, a number of social proof references were added to a signup modal.
Ronny Kohavi Tested Pattern #49: Above The Fold Call To Action In Test #221 On Microsoft.com
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.
Alex James Tested Pattern #34: Open In A New Tab In Test #220
This experiment measured the effect of opening new listing (job applications) in a new tab, against opening them in the same window. The experiment A-B was inversed to match the pattern (in reality, the original already opened the tabs in a new window).
Vito Mediavilla Tested Pattern #95: Product Previews In Test #219 On Mt.com
Kimberly Cheung Tested Pattern #94: Visible Search In Test #218 On Yummly.com
Hypothesis: Anonymous users can't use global search while on the home promo page. We believe that if we show a global search bar to anonymous users, it presents a higher converting funnel (guided search) and will increase our sign-up rates significantly.
Control (A): Logged out users don't see global search bar.
Variant (B): Logged out users see global search bar. After searching for a keyword, the signup funnel starts with a more personalized reason to continue the signup process.
Julian Gaviria Tested Pattern #41: Sticky Call To Action In Test #217 On Thomasnet.com
Ronny Kohavi Tested Pattern #2: Icon Labels In Test #216 On Support.microsoft.co...
Microsoft ran an experiment on their Customer Satisfaction Survey at both support.microsoft.com and answers.microsoft.com (Desktop). The treatment contained two icon labels at the opposite sides of the star rating range (ex: Very Dissatisfied and Very Satisfied) - providing it with additional meaning.
Vinicius Barros Peixoto Tested Pattern #92: Already Viewed Label In Test #215 On Vivareal.com.br
The idea of this test was to add a "Viewed" label on a listing page to indicate listings which have already been viewed by users.
Marcos Ciarrocchi Tested Pattern #91: Forced Action In Test #214 On Yummly.com
In this experiment, the highly prominent "skip" button was replaced with a less prominent text link. The copy of the skip text link also clarified the consequence of the action - losing out on personalization benefits. More so, the habitual top-right cancel icon was also removed.