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FORCING A SPECIFIC VARIATION TO RUN

HB959 11-04-15

FORCING A SPECIFIC VARIATION TO RUN

 

Hi

 

We want to get to send our clients customised urls so that can they preview the test/ B pages.

 

We disabled "Disable the force variation parameter" under settings and added the id etc. .

 

Below are the pages for site 1 and udnerneath the way the pages are on the site: Only the 1st one works. All the others are like they are on the site. Why is that? Please can some urgently advise?

 

Site 1: africansafaris.com

ASC Homepage https://www.africansafaris.com/?optimizely_x3711661258=1

Original: https://www.africansafaris.com/

 

ASC Londolozi https://www.africansafaris.com/?optimizely_x3709752423=1

Original: https://www.africansafaris.com/londolozi-private-granite/

 

ASC KNP https://www.africansafaris.com/?optimizely_3227941478=1

https://www.africansafaris.com/kruger-national-park/

 

ASC OD https://www.africansafaris.com/?optimizely_x3044930983=1

https://www.africansafaris.com/okavango-delta/

 

Site 2

southerndestinations.com

 

SA HP: https://www.southerndestinations.com/?optimizely_x3729552073=1

Original: https://www.southerndestinations.com/

 

SD_Londolozi V2 https://www.southerndestinations.com/?optimizely_x3696392697=1

 

SA KNP https://www.southerndestinations.com/?optimizely_x3687694598=1

Original: https://www.southerndestinations.com/kruger-national-park/

 

OD V1 https://www.southerndestinations.com/?optimizely_x3696532383=1

Origina: https://www.southerndestinations.com/okavango-delta/

 

OD V2 https://www.southerndestinations.com/?optimizely_x3726077366=1

Original: https://www.southerndestinations.com/okavango-delta/

 

Thanks.

 

Rgds
Nikki

Level 2

JDahlinANF 11-04-15
 

Re: FORCING A SPECIFIC VARIATION TO RUN

@HB959-

A couple of the links have typos in them

 

https://www.africansafaris.com/?optimizely_3227941478=1

should be

https://www.africansafaris.com/?optimizely_x3227941478=1

 

Are you expecting the experiments to run on the homepage or are you merely using those links to bucket users into the test variations?

 

I've verified that using those links, I am placed into the test variation for each experiment (the experiment and variations show up in the optimizelyBuckets cookie).

 

If experiment 3227941478 were enabled, I expect that it would have worked properly on the page for which it is defined.

 

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If you are using the links so that you can preview what the changes look like before activating the experiment, then you must use the force parameter on the page where the experiment actually runs, such as:

https://www.africansafaris.com/kruger-national-park/?optimizely_x3227941478=1