Making the case for data-backed design featuring Brian Massey

Data-backed web design refers to the approach of utilizing empirical evidence and user insights to inform the design and optimization of websites. By analyzing data such as user behavior, click-through rates, conversion rates, and heatmaps, designers can make informed decisions about layout, navigation, content placement, and visual elements. A data-backed approach helps identify user preferences, pain points, and areas for improvement, resulting in enhanced user experiences. A/B testing, user surveys, and analytics tools are commonly employed to gather data and validate design choices. By leveraging data, web designers can create user-centric interfaces that drive engagement, conversions, and overall business success.

How to Maximize Hypotheses Testing ft. Eduardo Marconi Pinheiro Lima

In the world of Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Eduardo, a seasoned practitioner, shares his journey and the evolving landscape of CRO in Brazil. He underscores the importance of maintaining a problem-solution mindset and learning from mistakes to drive meaningful impact. One core principle he highlights is the need to focus on hypotheses that yield significant results, comparing them to squeezing fruit for juice. This strategy involves exploring promising hypotheses further and discarding those with neutral or unimpressive outcomes, a practice essential for effective experimentation, whether in-house or at an agency. The key takeaway is to persevere with ideas, akin to squeezing every drop of insight from hypotheses, and leveraging comprehensive data for a deeper understanding, a competitive edge held by in-house roles in the experimentation field.

What you need to know about Landing pages with Claire More

Integrating landing pages is crucial for tailored user experiences. Without it, visitors are directed to generic pages lacking personalized messaging. Landing pages are designed to enhance conversion rates and ROI. E-commerce companies benefit by using various types of landing pages, like the classic hero for focused products, listicle hero for storytelling, collection hero for multiple items, and content advertorials for top-funnel content. Mistakes include using one-size-fits-all pages and lacking customer-oriented content. Improve by collaborating with ads teams, using customer voices, and continuous experimentation. Claire More from Splitbase shared insights on optimizing landing pages for effective campaigns.

Don’t test everything with Oliver Palmer

Don’t test everything. Experimentation isn’t about proving how clever you are. Mistakes in testing ideas from your own head are common; personal bias clouds results. High-performing experimentation needs executive buy-in and integrated roles. Successful teams engage diverse players with vested interest, ensuring hypotheses formation and metric selection are comprehensive. Valuable experimentation saves time by testing what not to do. Rather than just chasing conversion lifts, recognize when improvements won’t make a difference. Cultural shifts, humility, and prioritizing efficient use of time are key components of effective experimentation programs. Test what makes sense.

The truth about building an Experimentation Culture with Mark Eltsefon

In this podcast episode, Mark Eltsefon, a senior data scientist and experimentation evangelist, discusses building an experimentation culture in different companies. He shares his journey from starting as a software developer to becoming passionate about data science and experimentation. He contrasts the experimentation culture at TikTok, where data-driven decisions were central and democratization was encouraged, with his current role at an e-commerce company specializing in print-on-demand. He emphasizes the importance of educating stakeholders about data-driven decision-making, and he highlights the need for strong experimentation infrastructure and high-quality hypothesis testing. He believes that while democratization is valuable, it’s important to balance it with maintaining the quality of ideas and statistical rigor.

How to get Personalization Right with Juliana Amorim

Juliana Amorim emphasizes that personalization is not a silver bullet and recommends its use when aligned with strong hypotheses and business goals. She co-founded Croct, a personalization experimentation platform, focusing on adapting user journeys to context. Examples include tailoring websites for diverse buyer personas within B2B companies and customizing content for users at different stages, like newcomers or existing customers. AI-based personalization and rule-based personalization can coexist. Brands should prioritize personalizing their websites and consider first-party data support.

Stop limiting yourself – build your CRO brand today with Carlos Trujillo

Building a personal brand as a conversion rate optimizer is crucial in today’s competitive digital landscape. Your personal brand serves as a powerful tool to establish credibility, showcase expertise, and attract new opportunities. By cultivating a strong brand identity, you position yourself as an authority in the field, gaining trust from potential clients or employers. A well-developed personal brand helps differentiate you from others, highlighting your unique approach and methodologies. It opens doors to collaborations, speaking engagements, and thought leadership opportunities. Additionally, a strong personal brand creates a lasting impression, leading to increased visibility, a larger professional network, and ultimately, a steady stream of clients or job offers.

Building a CRO Culture & Ideation Strategies with Lucia van den Brink

By implementing ideation strategies and fostering a culture of experimentation, companies can drive innovation and stay ahead of the curve. Building an experimentation culture is crucial for companies that want to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. It starts with creating an environment where experimentation is encouraged and failure is seen as an opportunity to learn and improve. Teams should be given the freedom to try new ideas and test them quickly using small-scale experiments. It’s important to collect and analyze data from these experiments to make informed decisions about what works and what doesn’t. Lucas Vos interviews Lucia van den Brink in this great AMA session.

Learn from Mistakes: What Eddie Aguilar learned from accidentally taking down InVision

Eddie Aguilar, a developer and CRO specialist, shares his experience with experimentation and optimization. He discusses how he started as a developer at a young age and eventually shifted to optimization. He recounts a specific incident while working with Envision App, where he made a global change to the website that caused a significant error, resulting in a spike in error logs. Eddie emphasizes the importance of communication and collaboration in such situations. Despite the error, the test yielded impressive results, with a 227% revenue lift and 70% LTV lift.

Make Personalization Personal with Care and Competence with David Mannheim

David Mannheim, author and expert on personalization, discusses the importance of personalization in marketing. He emphasizes the need for brands to focus on building relationships with customers based on trust and care. Mannheim distinguishes personalization from segmentation, highlighting personalization as a communication principle rather than just a marketing tactic. He also mentions the challenges faced in implementing personalization, such as the pressure for immediate returns and the balance of metrics.

Customer Value Optimization Explained with Defiant’s Jason Chappel

We sat down with Jason Chappel, founder of Defiant, a specialist Customer Value Optimization agency, to discuss what sets CVO apart from CRO. Jason shares his insight on the importance of understanding and optimizing the entire customer journey, from acquisition to retention, and how CVO can help businesses increase customer lifetime value and drive sustainable growth in your business strategy.

Do 3-column layouts increase orders? with Nicoleta Danile?

Optimizing forms during checkout is crucial for a seamless user experience. By simplifying and streamlining the process, businesses reduce cart abandonment rates and increase conversions. Shortening form length, utilizing autofill options, and providing clear instructions enhance efficiency, minimize user frustration, and ultimately boost customer satisfaction, loyalty, and revenue.

Nicoleta walks us through a case-study where she explores a 1 column form vs a 3 column form in checkout.

Build or buy your Google Optimize replacement with Kenneth Kutyn

Are you looking to replace Google Optimize? On Experiment Nation’s recent podcast, Charlotte April Bomford chats with Kenneth Kutyn about replacing Google Optimize, how to select a new vendor, and whether it’s worth building your own Experimentation Platform (spoiler alert: the answer is usually no).

Sharing insights, AI and the future of CRO with Tim Thijsse

Tim Thijsse, a senior CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) consultant at Orange Valley, discusses AI and the future of CRO, and the importance of incorporating qualitative research into company-wide processes. He emphasizes the challenge of linking user behavior and mindset to knowledge and information. Tim shares his background, starting as an interaction designer and later transitioning to UX design and CRO. He highlights the evolution of CRO, the need for a culture of experimentation, and the role of qualitative insights in optimization strategies. Tim also discusses the challenges companies face in adopting an experimentation mindset, such as aligning strategy, operations, and technical aspects, and the importance of having a common metric and collaboration among teams.

Get Executive buy-in for your CRO program with Jonny Longden

Let’s face it, experimentation is completely misunderstood. The power and the benefit and potential of it is to innovate and develop a business. And when you think about it, that’s what experimentation has always been in relation to the scientific method. If you think about spaceflight, medicine, anything great that’s happened in the history of modern civilization, this has all happened as a result of the careful application of the scientific method.

Client Relationship Tips from a CRO Agency Founder with Andra Baragan

In this presentation, Andra Baragan, the Founder of ONTRACK DIGITAL will walk you through what you need to know to build a strong, successful relationship with your clients and with your team.

You will learn:

– how to set expectations with your client from Day 1
– how to leverage operating procedures and automate your work
– how to communicate with clients and get stakeholder buy-in every time

Optimize Customer Lifetime Value – NOT Conversion Rates with Valentin Radu

After decades of acquisition marketing, companies are waking up to the fact that optimising the entire lifecycle of the customer is the way to go. That happens due to rising acquisition costs, cookie deprecation, siloes, company mentalities, etc.

In this session, Valentin will share insights from his 12 years of experience transitioning from CRO – website optimization to increase the conversion rate to CVO – experimenting towards improving the CLV.

Improve conversions with the Message-market Fit framework With Daphne Tideman

Message-Market fit is the idea that a message, whether it be a product, service or idea, needs to resonate with a specific target market in order to be successful. It involves finding the right message that effectively communicates the value proposition of a product or service to a particular audience, in a way that resonates with them.

Avoid AB Testing Statistics Mistakes with Max LI

A/B testing plays a critical role in decision-making – but so does AB Testing Statistics Mistakes. In data-driven companies, A/B tests not only prove positive impacts of product features (treatments) but also provide evidence to safely roll out neutral features that are not expected to move business metrics. When rolling out a neutral feature, we need to test if the treatment is non-inferior to control, and conventional A/B testing is not suitable in this case.

How to adopt a CRO mindset for life optimization with Ruben de Boer

Life optimization involves setting goals and creating plans for reaching them. It also involves improving physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Ruben de Boer shares with our own Richard Joe how he leverages a CRO mindset to engage in activities that bring purpose, satisfaction, and joy to life.

How to verify your data truly reflects user behaviour with Florent Buisson

Florent Buisson is a decade-long behavioral economist who published a practical guide to behavioral data analysis in business. It’s the book he wished he had when he started in analytics.

In this episode, he shares:

Why intuition can actually be a good thing in data analytics. If you need to know R or Python to understand your users. Why and when causal analytics are important.

Choosing the right A/B testing tool with Product for Product 

Matt Green and Moshe Mikanovsky of Product for Product podcast help you navigate the plethora of A/B testing tools out there.

Whether you’re in product or marketing, listen for a beginner-friendly comparison of tools like Google Optimize, Optimizely, and more.

**This episode, nor those of Product for Product, are endorsements of any of the discussed tools.**

Sina Fak on why CRO is not a person but a multidisciplinary Experimentation team

Sina Fak is the Head of Optimization & Business Intelligence at ConversionAdvocates, the #3 top CRO agency in the world in 2020. Sina shares what businesses get wrong when they hire a shiny new in-house CRO strategist, what to look out for before taking an in-house CRO role, and when a business should consider going agency vs. In-house for CRO.

Speero’s Experimentation Maturity Audit with Edgar Spongolts

Speero’s Director of CX Optimization, Edgar Spongolts, dives deep into the influential agency’s Experimentation Maturity Audit and why maturity matters. Learn about the four pillars of a successful experimentation program and what it takes to reach the highest levels of maturity. Take the audit yourself here:

Specsavers’ Steph Le Prevost on growing a top UK CRO program

Steph walks us through the challenges of growing Specsavers’ CRO team and how she overcame them, her experimentation red flags, and her take on if CRO certifications are really worth it. Plus: A comparison of the CRO job market between Canada vs. the UK, including how well you can expect to be paid as an optimizer.

Microsoft Digital Stores’ Tim Mehta on strategies for low and high maturity experimentation programs

Tim shares his tips for running low and high maturity experimentation programs, what it’s like to optimize in-house vs. agency, when it is (and is not) ok to make compromises, and to how make your program’s results actually drive action. Plus: Tim’s take on those controversial UI polls on LinkedIn.

Shopify’s Shanelle Mullin on tough buy-in conversations and how we can empower future optimizers

Tracy Laranjo chats with Shopify’s Experimentation & Analysis Lead, Shanelle Mullin, about tough buy-in conversations, her take on the “I don’t dream of labour” trend, making experimentation more representative of diverse voices, and how we can empower the next generation of optimizers.

SplitBase’s Raphael Paulin-Daigle talks about convincing clients to invest resources towards optimization

Hi Raphael, thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us! How have you been? I’ve been good! While the COVID situation here in Montreal is making things a bit boring, business has been stronger than ever, and we work with super fun clients, so can’t complain about that side of things –Continue reading “SplitBase’s Raphael Paulin-Daigle talks about convincing clients to invest resources towards optimization”

How Spiralyze’s Sophie Buonassisi demonstrates the value of Experimentation to clients

Clients are always hungry for ROI on their Experimentation efforts. I recently spoke to Sophie about 2 ways the value of Experimentation can be demonstrated for clients, how to build a Culture of Experimentation at companies, and how Experimentation is important to Growth.