According to Wikipedia, “A/B testing or split testing is a randomized experiment with two variants, A and B. It includes the application of statistical hypothesis testing or “two-sample hypothesis testing” as used in the field of statistics. A/B testing is a way to compare two versions of a single variable, typically by testing a subject’s response to variant A against variant B, and determining which of the two variants is more effective”.
A/B testing is a method of testing through which marketing variables (e.g. copy, images, layout, etc) are compared to each other in order to identify the one that brings a better conversion rate. The element that is being tested is called the “control” and the element that is argued to give a better result is called the “treatment.”
Running A/B tests in your marketing initiatives is an excellent way to figure out how to drive more traffic to your website and how to generate more leads from the visits you’re getting. And the good news is that chances are your competitors aren’t doing A/B testing right, giving you more room to grow and create better content that converts.
In other words, if you’re not doing A/B testing, you’re missing out on great opportunities to boost your conversion rates and glean learnings to improve your marketing content over time.
In this regard, Kissmetrics and HubSpot have launched this Complete A/B Testing Kit for Marketers teach you how to use split tests to optimize your landing pages, emails, and calls-to-action.