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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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What’s the deal with this “Social, Local, Mobile” thing? And what should franchises do about it?

In 2014, the internet marketing community is all abuzz with the phrase “Social, Local, Mobile” There isn’t a week that goes by that you don’t hear someone espousing the merits of these three words. As with all buzzwords, there’s likely more glitz than substance, but let’s do our best to try and make sense of what’s going on here on three levels:

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It’s the middle of November, so that means that FranchiseHelp is continually getting one of my favorite inquiries: How do the holidays affect franchise lead gen?

Five Terrible Franchising Display Ads and One That Worked

For those of you who have been in the internet game for a long time, you know way more than I do about display ads. It seems that as long as people have been clicking around the internet, there have been advertisements ready to meet them. Anyone remember when banner ads used to look something like this?