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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