|Email testing is essential to honing your email communication to reach and exceed conversion goals.
When testing, email reports show the results of email campaigns in regards to performance and delivery.
This article will detail how to create email tests.
Understanding Email Testing
Email tests are comparative assessments of emails against one another. Effectively, these are A/B testing emails. Email testing is best used when you have emails that have the same conversion goal, formatted in different ways, to understand which is getting the highest conversion result.
When testing, SharpSpring will evenly distribute the emails across one list. Keep in mind that you can create a specific list for an email test that contains list members with similar characteristics. You can also create a sample of an existing list, so you can send an email test to only a small percentage of a specific list. In addition, suppressions by engagement will affect A/B tests.
A/B testing should occur before using emails with any sort of automation. Your testing should focus on general open rates and what is most effective. From there, you use the winning emails in your future campaigns.
You can create email tests that allow you to compare different sets of data.
To create email tests, do the following:
Note: In order to create email tests, you will need to have multiple existing emails.
Creating Baseline Tests
You can create email tests to serve as a baseline.
To create baseline email tests, do the following:
Once a test has been created, you will need to review the test results.
To review the created test, do the following:
With email tests, SharpSpring will identify both an overall Content Winner and Call-to-Action Winner.
Once you review the information and make a decision on which email to use, schedule the email.
Important: You can export reviewed results by clicking Options and selecting either Export to .CSV or Export to .PDF.