A Split Test That Shows The Power of One Word
For part of our franchise selection experience, we use a selection button as one of our calls to action. Essentially for a user to select one of the franchises on our category pages, they must click a button:
We thought that the word “Add” we originally used for copy of the button may have been a little too e-commercy. (That is definitely not a word.) We really needed a user to express real interest in opening a franchise, so we ran a test where we sent 1/3 of each of our traffic to a webpage coded up with buttons that said different things.
Test 1 (“Interested”):
Test 2 (“I Am Interested”):
Any guesses as to which one won? (Ok, you could definitely cheat by looking at our website...)
Here were the results:
Can you believe it? 18% higher conversions from people who were shown the "Interested."
Can you imagine having a 18% more efficient strategy simply by changing one word? The answer is YES!
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When Should You Serve Facebook Ads. AKA We Tried to Outsmart Facebook
We love Facebook ads here at FranchiseHelp. They’re a great tool to use to reach a very specific audience with a more narrative message than you can usually accomplish with search ads. But beyond that we love the details you can get out of the data and the amount you can tweak your campaigns to take advantage of all sorts of small details. That’s why we figured that Facebook would be the perfect place to run this experiment. We created a set of ten different ads and then ran each ad in 24 different adsets, one for each hour of the day. We let these ads run for a full month and believe it or not, a best time started to emerge.
The Death of "Franchising"
Before we get to the meat of today's topic, let’s play a quick game of word association. I’ll say (write) a word, and then you say (think) the first things that come to your mind.
The Only Article I’ll Ever Write About Monthly Unique Visitors
Only 16 months ago (August 2014), we were sitting at 139,463. That’s an over 250% increase in traffic to FranchiseHelp in less than a year and a half!