Analytics: Google Analytics

Use:  Test different versions of a page to see which one drives more action or engagement.

Google Analytics has updated its content experiments feature which allows media companies to easily test five different versions of a landing page to see which better meets desired metrics (e.g.  visit duration, start a subscription, make a purchase, etc.)  According to Google, content experiments allows you to:

  • Compare how different web pages perform using a random sample of your visitors
  • Define what percentage of your visitors are included in the experiment
  • Choose which objective you’d like to test
  • Get updates by email about how your experiment is doing

You can also use Google’s Experiments API to test versions of apps and Web pages.


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