Optimizely A/B Testing

Optimise your website visitors’ experiences and build personalised experiences to improve engagement with customers.

What is Optimizely A/B testing?

Optimizely A/B testing (also referred to as split testing) is the tactic used for experimentation by marketers to compare content versions to get the best results. Organisations can use this feature for proof of which page layouts and content drives the best results. 

After acquiring the number one company in the world in the MVT testing arena, Optimizely is the number one company in the world for multivariate testing. It has an unparalleled ability to unleash the power of experimentation to the digital editing community, making it an incredibly high-value asset to ambitious brands.

Benefits of Optimizely A/B testing

Using Optimizely experimentation establishes metrics for the digital editing community and gives marketing departments the leverage they need to increase footfall, product acquisition and a variety of other metrics. 

Optimizely A/B testing and experimentation features help to improve website and business performance,  introducing experimentation simply boosts results.

Engage your audience for longer

Time spent on site is reported to be 4% higher for brands that use testing and experimentation.

Boost Page views

A study of 35,000 businesses uncovered that where experimentation was implemented Page views were 12% higher, than websites without.

Increase revenue

Revenue is reported to have increased by 10% more than businesses without the experimentation features like Optimizely A/B testing.

Build better relationships 

Testing and experimentation allows your organisation to dig deeper into consumer behaviour. Giving you valuable insights into how to create better content, experiences and overall profitable relationships.

How does experimentation affect a company’s bottom line?

Optimizely carried out a survey of 800+ companies worldwide, across sectors and identified that 75% of businesses have increased their digital revenues by at least 5% due to experimentation. Signalling the significant financial benefits of including experimentation in your business’ digital strategy. Of the 12% that were unsure, it was noted that the teams felt they lacked the relevant metrics and knowledge to achieve their goals - this is why at Ultimedia we see the value of offering a support service for our clients to ensure they are getting the best ROI possible.

Experimentation within Optimizely can be driven at the start of the life cycle rather than just something which is performed at the end of content, features, or web development lifecycle.

Optimizely A/B testing and experimentation capabilities allows you to:

  • Create and manage audiences with standard visitor behaviours, standard elements e.g. languages.
  • Create unlimited projects within your environment, identifying different departments within your organization.
  • Create within your site snippet scripts, custom web hooks and integrations.
  • Metric and event identification and tracking.
  • Track custom activities on each page within your site with a built in editor to create variations.
  • Create Experiments which are A/B tests, Multivariate tests or Personalisation tests.
  • Enable firing of your tests over many pages or criteria within your website
  • Get information on the results of your experimentations.

How do you build an effective experiment using Optimizely A/B testing?

  • Start with your own analytics, what do your users want to do, where do they focus and is the page clear, are they getting the information they need and what do your surveys indicate?
  • Begin with the actual problem, the pain points and what are the solutions which would produce what results
  • You will typically find that a third of your experiments will deliver 10% of uplift


Why choose Optimizely?

Optimizely is a powerful digital experience software for ambitious brands that want to put their customer experience at the core of their strategy. Optimizely A/B testing is just one tool in a broad portfolio that helps Optimizely (formerly Episerver) to be the leading DXP for brands. Optimizely customers benefit from:

  • An easy to use platform.
  • One tool to test everything within your digital estate.
  • Accurate results to allow your teams to move faster.
  • Collaboration at scale.
  • Top tier website speed and security, alongside enabling scaling of experimentation.
  • Generating creative experimental ideas which lead to greater velocity and bigger wins.

Optimizely Silver Partner

We’re the UK’s most established Optimizely Partner. Since 1995 our team of experts have been helping organisations to unlock their digital potential with customer-centric and data driven digital experiences. For an Optimizely Demo and to learn how we can help your business achieve its digital goals, contact us today on 0161 260 1500.