We had a few questions come up during the creation and testing of this feature which we thought might be helpful for other users setting up A/B Testing on their forms. If you run into any issues using this feature or would like to share your helpful tips, please contact us and we'll get right back to you!
Note: The A/B Testing Feature is available as part of the Conversion Kit Add-on on Platinum plans and higher.
1. Do I need to modify my embed code to make use of an A/B test-enabled form?
No, you do not need to modify the embed code at all! Form A/B Testing works by automatically displaying one of your form variations to your website visitors and keeping track of each of the versions’ results within the Formstack "A/B Testing" page.
2. What happens when my test ends?
When your A/B test is completed (based on the finish date you define), we automatically select to display the original version (or A version) of your form until you select a winner from the "A/B Testing" page.
3. How much should I change from one variation to the other?
We recommend only changing a single item when you are A/B testing your forms. This allows you to fully understand the impact that change has on your form’s conversion rates.
4. What are some examples of A/B test variations that I could use?
- Changing the color scheme of a form
- Reorganizing the order of the form fields
- The addition of a form field that helps provide context to the visitor
- The removal of a form field that might be causing bottlenecks
- Making the Submit button copy more specific
5. What is an appropriate length of time to run my A/B test?
This depends on your existing conversion rate, the variations you have included in the A/B test, and the number of people who interact with both variations. We recommend running your A/B tests for at least 2 weeks (or 100 submissions per variation) to ensure you are getting actionable insights.
6. What happens to the losing form’s data?
Once you select a winner from the "A/B Testing" page, you are given the opportunity to decide how the losing variant and submission data should be handled. You can:
a. Save the losing variant and all of it’s submissions as a separate form
b. Delete the form variant and all of it’s data
c. Delete the form variant and download the submissions as a CSV, Excel, RTF, or PDF file