Will Optimizely redirect traffic multiple times while testing landing pages simultaneously?
I read through the simultaneous testing and redirect experiments articles and I am not quite sure the exact nature of my question is answered.
Here's what I want to do: I have 3 landing pages in two tests: A, B, and C
Test 1: 100 visitors visit landing page B and see A and B
Test 2: 100 visitors visit landing page C and see B and C
Will any visitors follow this track: normal landing page of C > redirected to B and subjected to test one where they are > redirected to A; I don't want any of my traffic from landing page C to see landing page A. Is there anything I can do to prevent this or will Optimizely automatically exclude users from test 2 from being a part of test 1?
Edit: After reading more, I feel I could use audiences to exclude the campaigns that bring customers to page C from ever being included in test 1. For example, if X, Y, and Z campaigns account for 100% of the traffic to page C and none of the traffic to page B (as it currently stands), I could exclude those campaign audiences from Test 1 and they would never be redirected. Am I correct in that assumption?
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@MattS - Short answer - yes. Users who are redirected to B would be eligible for B's experiment.
The easiest way to get around this:
1- When you redirect users to Page B, add a URL param such as:
2- Add an exclusion rule to Test 1 so that any URL containing opt_redir=true is excluded.
This matches the logic you mentioned for excluding the campaigns that are the traffic in Test 2 but this would make maintenance of the experiment a bit easier (in case a different campaign ever started sending traffic to Page C).
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