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Aug 24, 2012 | 2 minute read

Is Your Testing Strategy Ready for the Holidays? [Infographic]

written by Linda Bustos

In the lead up to the holiday season, it helps to hone in on your testing strategy. This week’s infographic features figures from Econsultancy’s Conversion Rate Optimization Report 2011 remixed by Monetate.

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Not surprisingly, the majority of site testers test calls to action. What is shocking is that only 49% test the checkout process. Even if your site doesn’t have a traditional checkout, you have a conversion funnel that you should be testing on a continual basis.

This list should give you an idea of elements to test this holiday season (or whenever the seasonal spike is for your business), but understand your priorities are not based on what others are doing. And remember that tests conducted earlier in the year may not have bearing for the peak season – for example promotions and offers, copy and imagery. Customer intent and behavior changes, even in the final two weeks before December 25. Strategize accordingly, and don’t be afraid to run a series of short tests throughout the holiday rush, taking advantage of higher traffic which translates into shorter test times.

Tweetable facts:

Companies that are happy with their conversion rates test on average 40% more tests than those who are unhappy Tweet This Stat

75% of ecommerce sites that test do between 1 and 5 tests/mo Tweet This Stat

72% of ecommerce site testers test call-to-action buttons Tweet This Stat

71% of ecommerce site testers test page layout Tweet This Stat

65% of ecommerce site testers test navigation Tweet This Stat

63% of ecommerce site testers test copy Tweet This Stat

49% of ecommerce site testers test promotions and offers Tweet This Stat

Only 49% of ecommerce sites test the checkout process Tweet This Stat

43% of ecommerce site testers test images Tweet This Stat

Only 13% of ecommerce site testers test security fields Tweet This Stat