Step by Step Guide to Split Test Monkey

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Split URL Test

Say you have your home page http://www.healthelicious.com.au/index.html and say you want to test whether your readers prefer

  • green header, menu bars, green background, green titles, etc OR
  • yellow everything OR
  • blue everything

In this case you would create 3 "home" pages on your server:
http://www.healthelicious.com.au/index.html   This is your original "green" one
http://www.healthelicious.com.au/index-yellow.html
http://www.healthelicious.com.au/index-blue.html

(Please note: this is an example and these pages do not exist!)

You would then set up a test in Split Test Monkey with these 3 URLs in the one test.  

Split Test Monkey will give you a special clik2it URL that we are calling a "rotator".... 

You drive traffic to this clik2it URL and Split Test Monkey will show each of your 3 pages to your viewers in rotation - all we are "storing" are the script (which the clik2it URL identifies), the associated URLs and the stats - the pages are still on your server. You would then put the Split Test Monkey tracking link on http://www.healthelicious.com.au/Gluten-Free-Trial-Pack.html (your "destination page").  Now Split Test Monkey will tell you which of your green/yellow/blue page leads to the most "conversions



A/B Dynamic Test

Say you have your home page http://www.healthelicious.com.au/index.html and say you want to test various versions of your header graphic on this one and only home page

You would upload to your server the various graphics.for your header.
You do need to know a teeny bit of HTML for this!  To tell your page to show this graphic the code is:
<a href=" http://www.healthelicious.com.au/images/HealtheliciousHeader.jpg"></a>

So to test three different graphics, you would put this code into 3 Elements in the Split Test Monkey "create test" BUT change the URL of the image... kind of like:
<a href="http://www.healthelicious.com.au/images/HealtheliciousHeader1.jpg"></a>
<a href="http://www.healthelicious.com.au/images/HealtheliciousHeader2.jpg"></a>
<a href="http://www.healthelicious.com.au/images/HealtheliciousHeader3.jpg"></a>

Split Test Monkey will give you a "script" that you put in your page on your server (using cPanel or whatever you find easiest) instead of the code already there.  

Now when prospects view your home page (using your original URL http://www.healthelicious.com.au/index.html ) Split Test Monkey will show your different header images in rotation.  Again, you put the tracking code on your destination page (http://www.healthelicious.com.au/Gluten-Free-Trial-Pack.html) and Split Test Monkey will work out which header graphic converts the best.

Enjoy!