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A/B Testing your layouts

Head over to the Layout & Design tool link in your hamburger menu.


You will see that all pages (Post Page / Home Page / Section Page, etc) have this A/B testing button here:

This will allow you to create new layouts to test.


Creating a new A/B testing layout

You can create a new B test in two different ways.

1) With the + New Test Case button.

2) By copying a specific layout with the Copy button that's in the settings.


CRUD operations for your layouts

You can Duplicate, Delete, see the Settings and Make this layout the default one with the 4 handy buttons at the top of each A/B test.

You can also change the name of your layout in the Case Title field in Settings.


Share it on social with our custom Query Param

Different A/B testing templates are identified in the URL of the page by a query param. You can see it and change it in your A/B layout's properties.

This Query Param can be customized by clicking on the variable and value fields and just changing what's written in them:

For example, the regular Home Page in this test site is http://dokidoki.rebelmouse.com
But you can see one of the A/B home page tests we've set up by going to http://dokidoki.rebelmouse.com/?heading=3

Our A/B Testing Query Param allows you to, for example, share the same article with two different layouts on social:
- Article 1 with Layout A goes to Facebook
- Article 2 with Layout B goes to Twitter

We can also track the performance of each layout via a GA integration.


GA tracking with UTM campaigns

In each layout that is created, you can track their performance via GA. We have a default set up, but if you wish to customize it it's easily doable in the Settings card on the right side.

You can easily update the UTM campaign name so you can recognize it in your GA campaigns dashboard, as well as other UTM variables such as source, medium and content.


You can see some live examples of A/B testing here:

Home Pages

http://dokidoki.rebelmouse.com?splash=true

http://dokidoki.rebelmouse.com?splash=false

Section Pages

http://dokidoki.rebelmouse.com/tests?section=basic

http://dokidoki.rebelmouse.com/tests?section=three

(Please make sure that if you're testing a Section Page, Article Page or any other pages that are not the homepage, you should open one of them and then add the query param.

i.e:

Click on any section page in your site (like 'tests' on the demo site we showed) > then add the query param.

Click on any article page > then add the query param.

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their posts dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

Higher SEO Audit Scores With RebelMouse

SEMrush Reports Help Keep Our Sites Optimized for Search

Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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