How Do I A/B Test My Sales Page? - Instapage Guide

How Do I A/B Test My Sales Page?

Last updated on May 18, 2017

A/B testing is the best way for you to increase your sales page conversions. With A/B testing, you create different variations of your page and see which variation performs better. This testing process gives you the “winning variation,” which can be shown to all visitors from that point forward.

The key to winning at A/B testing is to constantly be testing. However, remember to achieve statistical significance with each test, so your tests are accurate.

You can essentially test every element on your landing page. The first thing you need to test on your sales page is the length — whether a short or long-form page would work better with your offer.

Page Length

When Crazy Egg tested a long versus short page, the longer version grew revenue by 363%:

Crazy Egg Long vs Short Content Comparison Example

CTA Button Color

Also, test the color of your CTA button. Shopify shows an example where a red CTA button performed 34% better than a green button on a signup form:

Shopify CTA Button Color Test Example

Headline

Another element you should be testing is the headline. Clarity always does wonders for your headline. For example, an A/B test by VWO on a clear landing page headline increased conversions by 89%:

VWO Landing Page Headline Example

Performing A/B tests and interpreting the results becomes much easier with the right tool by your side. Instapage’s A/B testing tool can assist you here. With just a few clicks, you can add your variations and Instapage lets you track four primary metrics:

  • Visitors: The number of unique visitors that have seen that landing page variation
  • Conversions: The number of visitors that have filled out your landing page’s form
  • Conversion Rate: The percentage of visitors that turned into a conversion on that page variation
  • Improvement: The difference in the conversion rate tested against the original variation

Instapage Analytics Dashboard Example

Sales pages give you the opportunity to pitch your products the right way in front of your visitors. With a long-form sales page, you have the chance to perfectly explain your offer, and with the right mix of graphics and copy, you can win more customers from your sales pages.

Create your sales page here with Instapage!