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How soon will visitors show in my experiment results?

mkstvnsn 01-04-17

How soon will visitors show in my experiment results?

I thought it was almost instant, but I created a test about 30 minutes ago that I have visited a few times to make sure it's working, but Optimizely is showing 0 unique visitors. The content is changing on the page like it's supposed to.

 

How can I make sure that it's recording visitors properly?

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robertchan 01-05-17
 

Re: How soon will visitors show in my experiment results?

This is very much so dependent on the amount of traffic your website receives. Have you used the sample size calculator? Here's a link to it: https://www.optimizely.com/resources/sample-size-calculator/

According to Optimizely, visitors are included as follow:
"When visitors are bucketed into an experiment, they receive an optimizelyEndUserID cookie. This cookie is used to determine whether a unique visitor has been included in an experiment."
https://help.optimizely.com/Get_Started/Frequently_asked_questions_in_Optimizely_Classic#conversions

Your best bet is to QA the experiment using the force preview mode, and checking that your tracking has been implemented correctly. You can also force yourself into certain Optimizely buckets to ensure your visitors are seeing what you expect them to see.
Robert Chan

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Leandra_Kim 01-06-17
 

Re: How soon will visitors show in my experiment results?

Hello!

I agree with Robert's recommendation to use force preview mode to QA an experiment but I can also take a look at your experiment if you willing to provide the title of the experiment.
Optimizely

Re: How soon will visitors show in my experiment results?

I dont have a better answer than Robert
SEM and CRO Specialist