Create an A/B Test in seconds, monitor visits and conversion in real time
Place this script on your page A to track conversions
Place this script on your page B to track conversions
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What is Splitter A/B testing?
Discover the power of A/B Testing
A/B testing consists of comparing two versions of a page in order to check which one is the most efficient. These variations, called A and B, are presented in random ways to users.
Part of them will be directed to the first version while the other will be assigned to the second. A statistical analysis then makes it possible to test the effectiveness of version A and B on different indicators such as the conversion rate. In other words, you can check which version triggers the most clicks, purchases, subscriptions,...
The results then determine the best marketing strategy to adopt.
Who should use A/B testing?
All websites can benefit from A/B testing because all websites have at least one measurable goal. Whether you are an online store, a news site or a lead generation website, you are looking to improve your conversion rate, regardless of the nature of this conversion.
In the case of the media, we speak more readily of editorial A/B testing. Indeed, in these circles close to the press, it is mainly a question of an editorial function, that is to say that one tests the success of a category of contents (for example by ensuring that they are perfect for the target audience).
Regarding e-commerce, A/B testing targets the commercial efficiency of an online shopping site or application. A/B testing verifies which version is the most efficient thanks to the sales made. In particular, we study the home page, the elements of the product sheet, but also the control elements (buttons, call-to-action, etc.).
How to use A/B testing to improve your conversion rate?
The process begins by identifying the page that you want to improve. Once you have selected your target page, you have to create a variation that can be compared against the original.You can now copy/paste the 2 URLs on the fields URL A and B.
It’s optional but Splitter also give you the ability to track conversions, to do that, you need to place a 1 line script on both your pages as explained on step 2 when you create a new test.
The last step is to click on “Create my A/B test”. You should now see your live dashboard. You can copy the Split URL in the top right corner and share on facebook, by email, in an ad campaign, ...
You can keep your browser tab open to monitor in live visits & conversions. Tests must be run long enough (sufficient sample) to achieve statistically significant results.
Once one page has proven to have a statistically higher conversion rate, implement it as the permanent page for that URL.
History & Origin of Splitter
Why i decided to spend 2 days of my life on A/B Testing
Goal of Splitter and origin of the idea
I'm Joseph Benguira, Founder & CTO of AppDrag Cloud CMS & Cloud Backend CMS & Backend in the cloud hosted by Amazon
I started to work on Splitter after a friend and bussiness partner, Maxime Seligman, challenged me to produce very quickly an A/B testing tool that he will be able to present to a big public webmarketing event : 12th Annual MEGAComm Conference on Feb 15 2018.
This was the perfect occasion to test real-time technologies like AWS IOT with MQTT and prototype all of that very quickly in AppDrag Cloud Backend.
I consider this as an experiment and a side project and a complementary tool for AppDrag users but also for anyone wanting to do A/B testing for free.
I intend to keep it free, active and maintained as a side project for AppDrag, so feel free to use it :)
Splitter: The making-of an instant cloud service
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Backend: creating the database and api for A/B testing
The database is pretty simple, there is only 2 tables:
SplitUrls: contains all the SplitUrls created, each line contains informations about url A and B, it's also containing aggregated data about the split test.
SplitSessions: this table contains sessions for the past 60 days. All informations we have about visitors are stored there (ip, user agent, referrer, unique user id, ...)
I will later use cloud functions and cloud database api to manipulate the content of the tables with SQL from Node.js functions.
I have created several cloud functions to match all requirements, some of them where created in Visual SQL, some other in pure SQL and last but not least most of them are created in Node.js
I used several NPM packages to reduce the amount of code to write like:
- aws-sdk (used to send IOT messages over MQTT)
The API documentation is autogenerated and can be viewed and tested here:
Splitter API documentation & Tester
- Tconv (track a conversion)
Frontend: UI of Splitter + client side code to call the API
All the UI and client side script where made directly in PageBuilder. This way i was able to iterate very quickly and try several things.
So after few minutes of building the page, i started to share the link with some coworkers and friends. They provided a lot of usefull feedback and remarks.
After 2 more hours i had a functionnal and nice UI ready to call my backend.
Then i just had to copy the sample code for jQuery provided by the autogenerated API documentation, and map my inputs to parameters in the API calls.
How we split the traffic between 2 routes with a cloud function
How we notify the real time dashboard through AWS IOT
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