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An A/B Test That Shows the Value of Color

For part of our franchise selection experience, we use a “jumper” as one of our calls to action. Essentially when a user selects one of the franchises on our category pages, a bar “jumps” down from the top of the page to ask them to take them to a lead form:

FranchiseHelp Category Page Example Jumper

We thought that the gray we originally used for the jumper may have been a bit blah. We really needed a user’s eyes to jump to the top of the page, so we ran a test where we sent 1/3 of each of our traffic to a webpage coded up with a jumper of a different color.

Control (Gray):

FranchiseHelp Sample Gray Jumper

Test 1 (Bright Yellow):

FranchiseHelp Sample Yellow Jumper

Test 2 (Sky Blue):

FranchiseHelp Sample Blue Jumper

Any guesses as to which one won? (Ok, you could definitely cheat by looking at our website...)

Here were the results:

Jumper Color Split Test Results

Can you believe it? 30% higher conversions from people who were shown the bright yellow.

Can you imagine having a 30% more efficient strategy simply by changing the color of something? The answer is YES!

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I’d say that we have a bit of an odd curiosity with offline marketing here at FranchiseHelp. In one way, we’re completely obsessed with marketing in general. On the other hand, we really don’t know much about how the majority of marketing dollars are spent in the world.

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Text ads in LinkedIn appear in a few different places; at the top of the page or on the right rail. Even though they are far less likely to be clicked than sponsored posts, the payment and ad serving mechanism is the same for both ad types. You choose a bid per click and you pay that bid every time a user clicks on one of your ads. The frequency with which your ad is shown is based on the value of your bid relative to bids of other advertisers targeting the same audience.