Site Redesigns: Data Is Your Friend

Everyone who’s ever been through a complete site redesign knows they are, at best, frustrating and difficult processes. With seemingly endless meetings, constant efforts to please all the stakeholders, and the need to juggle schedules with your designer and your IT department, the efforts generally take far more time than they are worth.

Why You Should Outsource Your Optimizely Engineering

Partnering with a top-rated Optimizely solutions partner is invaluable to your testing and development process for several key reasons. You might think that you’ll be able to use the software’s visual editor to set up your experiments, or that you’ll give your engineers access to Optimizely and they’ll code experiments for you. Both of these are viable options—up to a point.

Optimizely Full Stack

If you want want to grow your company through data-driven experimentation, you now have a more diverse set of tools to use. Optimizely Full Stack brings the ability to create and run experiments and implement learnings anywhere in your technology stack, leveraging the Optimizely interface, stats engine and developer ecosystem.

When Harder Isn’t Necessarily Better

There’s no disputing that A/B testing can be a fruitful way for companies to determine which design and language leads customers act. But after a recent study we conducted about test complexity, we learned something surprising: Complex tests are no more or less likely to win than easy ones.

Test Ideas, Not Designs

One of the cornerstones at CROmetrics is rapid iteration. We work hard to get our clients quality results as quickly as possible. In this process, as with any venture, there are always challenges and roadblocks to be understood and resolved. As a designer, it pains me to admit that a consistent roadblock we’ve encountered is pushback from designers.

What’s Better Than Best Practices?

So you want to start A/B testing your site. OK, great! But where do you begin?

Most experts (including us) will advise you to look to best practices and go after “low-hanging fruit” first. That’s great advice, but you’ll soon find out that some best practices are … better than others. And, not all low-hanging fruit is worth picking.

Case Study: Mobile Email Capture

Not all A/B tests are about turning buttons red or green. Here’s a quick rundown on one of the more interesting experiments we’ve run lately.

5 Optimizely Query Parameters You Can’t Live Without

Here’s a quick reference for five query parameters you can append to your site’s URL in order to preview, QA and debug your Optimizely experiments.

A/B Testing an AngularJS Site? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

AngularJS sites are a joy to build, maintain and visit. But testing them? “Joy” is probably not the word. The dynamic, single page nature of these sites means that most of your standard testing approaches have to be thrown out the window. Here are a few common mistakes and how to prevent them.

Engineering Blog Initiative

Onboarding is a challenge for all kinds companies and at CROmetrics we’ve come up with a creative solution. We will be releasing our engineering onboarding materials to the public through our blog at crometrics.com. The blog is still under development and this solution offers a double sided benefit.