Split-testing headlines in multiple locations
We run a blog. We'd like to do split-testing on headlines. However, we want to be sure that any particular user sees the correct headline regardless of where it is seen. Headlines are visible:
- On the article page,
- On the home page, and
- In the archives.
How would we accomplish this?
P.S. As a side note, if someone shares an article on Facebook, how can we ensure that users who click that headline get the same headline as the sharer?
The scenario you describe seems to be best solved using our Multi-Page test feature. I'm assuming that the page layouts for each of the pages is different - e.g. the headline appears in different places or different HTML elements. Using the multi-page test feature, you can load multiple pages into the test, and tell us what to do for a given variation. Once a user is bucketed into the experiment and sees a variation, they will see the same variation on any other pages included in the test.
Here's a link to a page on our Academy that that covers how to set up Multi-page tests.
Regarding the second piece of your question. That scenario is a bit trickier to solve for. In the settings to share the page, you'd have to add a query parameter to help identify what version the user saw. You'd then have to set up another experiment that targeted the URL's in question and force the user to a specific variation. This piece is a bit more involved. Feel free to reach out to our support team - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.