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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Marketing][UX] Who wants to do a Content Experiment?
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:33:13 GMT
KG01 - See comments inline

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 2:44 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM, Paolo Pozzan <paolo@z2z.it> wrote:
> > Il 08/06/2012 15:54, Rob Weir ha scritto:
> >
> >> A "Content Experiment" is when we create several version of the same
> >> web page and test it with users to see which version performs best.
> >> Google Analystics has a feature where it can run such experiments for
> >> us automatically, tracking all the statistics for us, and telling us
> >> which version of a page gives the optimal results.
>

KG01 - Iterative development like this is great. Check out a great resource
that performs such A/B testing.
See: https://whichtestwon.com/past-tests


> >>
> >> One particular scenario I think we could really improve on is what I
> >> call the "Windows Unrecognized ODF File" scenario.  It goes like this;
> >>
> > [cut]
> >
> >>
> >> So here is the experiment.  Let's try to get a handful of alternate
> >> destination pages that speak to this scenario and provide the
> >> information that would be most useful to this kind of user.  It could
> >> be a modified version of the download page.  It could be a new
> >> intermediate landing page that provides context and then links to the
> >> existing download page.  Whatever you think would work best.
> >>
> >> We can then run the experiment, say for a month,  letting Google
> >> randomly present users with the various alternate pages and measure
> >> what the download %'s are for each version.  The winner will gain
> >> eternal fame and glory, maybe even a blog post.
> >>
> >> I'm willing to do the technical work on setting up the experiment and
> >> prepping the website to support it.  What I need are volunteers to
> >> come up with alternate landing pages for this scenario, ones that we
> >> can include in the experiment.
> >
> >
> > Do you also have statistics of where in the world this referrals come
> from?
>
> I can tell you that the top countries for this referral are:
>
> 1. US
> 2. Poland
> 3. Russia
> 4. Brazil
> 5. India
> 6. France
> 7. UK
> 8. Philippines
> 9. Indonesia
> 10. Canada
>
> So this is quite different from what the normal distribution if visitors
> is.
>
> > It will surely help users to have that page in his/her own language and I
> > think it wouldn't be difficult to set this up with what we already have.
> > You talked about IE6 but from what I can see here [1] english speaking
> > countries are not on the top list.
> >
>
> Interesting.  I checked the top Windows version for this page and they are:
>
> 1) XP
> 2) 7
> 3) Vista
>
> So that is not what we see with general downloads.  In general Windows
> 7 leads, but in this scenario Windows XP is almost twice as popular.
>
> > About other kind of pages to Content Experiment them, do you need an
> HTML, a
> > mock-up, just the basic concepts or what? I can work on creating some
> > alternatives.
> >
>
> I'd need something that we can put on the website.  So HTML (or
> Mdtext) is ideal.  But even if you can mock something up in an email
> or on the wiki, I can help convert that to a webpage.
>
> > Paolo
> >
> > [1] http://www.ie6countdown.com/
>

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