There's a lot of great info on Topliners about how to execute A/B tests using either the Campaign Canvas or Program Builder. So what should you be testing? There are the obvious choices: subject lines and CTA. But there are more!

 

Use this list below for more ideas on possible email features to test.

 

Best practices:

  • Test only one email feature at a time to accurately read results.
  • Keep a record of your testing and share it with others in your organization.

 

Buttons: color, size, text

Call to Action (CTA): location, copy, color, navigation path

Color: background, header, footer, text, buttons

Copy: text font, text length, text order, subject line, CTA

Design: total redesign, clean vs. clutter, images vs. icons

Form Elements: number of fields, size, copy, location

Frequency

Funnel: tie-in vs. independent from other parts of the funnel

Images: size, placement, clickable vs. not clickable, images vs. icons

Navigation: click path, conversion path, multiple landing pages vs. one

Offer: type, price, copy, location, size

Personalization: location, name vs. more details

Search Box

Social Share: placement, choices, default copy

Subject Line: personalization, copy, humor, offer

Testimonials: included vs. not included

Timing

Video: size, placement, clickable vs. not clickable

 

More resources (must join or be a member of the Eloqua Insiders group to access):

 

Sample Email Testing Matrix

Sample Landing Page Testing Matrix

Sample Form Testing Matrix

A/B Testing Summary List

 

Please comment below if you have more ideas!

 

Happy testing.