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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Minimalist Website Design Causes The Revival of The Splash Screen

Minimalist Website Design Causes The Revival of The Splash Screen daily-golden-nugget-1428-42
Mobile websites are important, but a growing trend of mobile website design has me a little worried that websites are accidentally turning back the clock to a time of poor usability.

Splash Pages

The splash page was a very popular type of website home page design prior to 2010. A splash page was supposed to welcome a visitor to your site with a pretty image or an animation, and sometimes even music. Typically, there was a big arrow or the words "enter site" lik...

AT: 01/13/2016 08:26:52 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Google Website Optimizer is Now Google Experiments #TBT

Google Website Optimizer is Now Google Experiments TBT daily-golden-nugget-1334-68
In this edition of #ThrowbackThursday, I need to jump back to my discussion about Google Website Optimizer in September 2011. In 2012, Google closed down their Website Optimizer standalone product and merged its features into Google Analytics. They now call it Experiments instead of Website Optimizer.

The old Optimizer was designed to handle A/B testing, which is when ...

AT: 09/03/2015 06:39:03 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Google Website Optimizer in Plain English

This Daily Golden Nugget is probably a little more advanced than most others. Thankfully, though, it's not too technical because the Google tool we're going to explain takes care of all the confusing tech stuff.

We want to introduce you to the world of website split testing, also known as A/B testing.

As we've said in the past, your website is never really complete. You need to keep working on it to improve your conversion rates, lower your bounce rates, and overall increase your sales. But other than simply watching the daily sales reports, how do you know if your website efforts are getting better?

The answer is A/B testing, and with it you can create 2 variations of the same web page and have Google run its magic until the better of the pages appears.

The magic is built into the Google Website Optimizer t...

AT: 09/01/2011 11:24:11 AM   0 COMMENTS
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