REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Click Summit 2018 To Kick Off May 7, 2018 in Raleigh, N.C.

Get ready for Click Summit 2018! This is THE event for open conversation about experimentation, featuring leaders in the industry. If you’ve been before, you know what we are talking about, but if you’re new to Click, read on. You’ll learn why you want to request your invitation today to begin the registration process. Space […]

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MOBILE-IZE THIS: Consumers are Mobile-Obsessed – Is Your Company Ready?

Before you invest in mobile solutions of any kind, including optimization and testing, we want to help you understand the ever-changing, fast-paced mobile environment. In this series, we’ll take you on a four-part deep dive into all things mobile: Part 1:  Key Insights Into Top Mobile Trends Part 2:  Native Apps vs. Mobile Web – […]

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How to Use A/B Testing and Personalization Best Together

If you ask most marketers, they will tell you that A/B testing and personalization are two completely different things. I respectfully disagree, and I think this disagreement is at the root of how to use them best together. We as growth/performance marketers are accountable for results, often measured with conversions, new customers, or revenue. Every […]

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“Oh, BEhave!” – Even Experimentation Experts Get Surprised

Brooks Bell and Irrational Labs Share Their Most Memorably Unexpected Results We’ve seen the positive influence behavioral economics has made on programs and user experiences, and this series will teach you the basics, provide ideas on how to insert behavioral principles into your process and culture and share some of the surprises we’ve encountered along […]

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On the Road Again with Brooks Bell

At Brooks Bell, we believe in pursuing knowledge. Becoming experts. Being curious. And improving a little every day. Every now and again, this requires leaving our Raleigh, NC offices and hitting the road to pick up new insights from industry partners and drop some of our experimentation expertise along the way. Our latest travels took […]

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Who’s Hiring in October?

If your next career move is in optimization, testing, analytics, data science, UX, behavioral economics, or personalization, learn which movers and shakers are hiring. With 150,000 digital marketing jobs forecasted by 2020, according to Silicon Republic, your future outlook is strong. Director, Site Optimization and Web Analytics RingCentral San Francisco, CA Manager, Media Personalization and […]

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“Oh, BEhave” Series: Creating Experiments with Behavioral Economics

At Brooks Bell, we’re obsessed with behavioral economics (BE). We’ve integrated the principles and experiments explored by Ariely and Cialdini into our methodology and everyday conversations with our clients. We’ve seen the way this knowledge can positively influence experimentation programs and create better user experiences. In a recent post, I shared my must-reads for those […]

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Glossary: Bandit Testing

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A term used to describe test methods or algorithms that continuously shift traffic in reaction to the real-time performance of the test. Also known as “multi-armed bandit testing”, the name is derived from the behavior of casino slot machine players who often play several machines at once in order to optimize their payout. Rather than stay with a single machine, the gambler will often play some percentage of the time on several other nearby machines. In this way, the new “hot” machine can be identified without leaving the original machine behind. When used in website testing, bandit testing represents a…

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How to Blend Google Analytics & Crazy Egg for Conversion Boosting Glory

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Most A/B test and conversion optimization ideas have their beginnings in web analytics reports. And there are countless types of reports that can provide inspiration for meaningful A/B testing. But still, it is extremely hard to come up with a successful test hypothesis using only quantitative data. Why? Because it simply doesn’t tell you the whole story. To cite Avinash Kaushik: Web analytics will show you where your website is leaking money. But you need qualitative research to find out why it does so. This is where data from Crazy Egg heatmaps and scroll map reports comes in handy. It…

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How to Develop a Winning CRO Testing Roadmap

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If you’re reading this post, you already know how CRO (“conversion rate optimization”) can help you increase revenues and create better customer experiences. The problem now is: how do you decide what to test? Successful testing is almost always strategic in nature. You can’t just fire up your testing tool, plug in a couple of page variations and expect to meet your business goals – at least not consistently. Instead, you need to plan out a long-term strategy, prioritize tests based on business goals, and develop an execution timeline. This, in essence, is the testing roadmap. And when done right,…

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