Are you looking to increase your ROI?
Online advertising can be the best way to scale the growth of your business.
The most important step is to figure out your best targeting options, and the way to do that is through testing.
In this article I’ll explain what I’ve learned through my own testing and share five split tests you can use to quickly discover your ideal target audience on Facebook.
Why Use Split Tests?
If you’ve ever tried to advertise your business on Google AdWords or Facebook, you may not have been satisfied with the results. The truth is, as efficient as they are, both platforms have become quite complex. Being successful with your paid marketing is increasingly requiring more effort.
On AdWords, you need to figure out what keywords work best. On Facebook, you target potential clients based on users’ profiles. After hours of trial and error and thousands of dollars invested, I’ve discovered that nothing is obvious.
That’s where split testing (also known as A/B tests) can make all the difference.
Would you like to improve your Twitter marketing?
Are you testing to see what gives you the best results?
Traditionally, split testing is a practice that’s applied to individual pages on your website to compare page variations and ultimately determine conclusively which version results in the highest overall conversion rate.
However, implementing split tests on your website alone is short-sighted! In fact, you can harness the power of split testing to generate valuable information about your target audience and their overall engagement with your brand on social media websites.
To see how to do this, let’s go step by step through how to carry out a split test on Twitter.
Step #1 – Create Your Split Test Tweet
The first step in the split testing process is to craft the text of the tweeted message you’ll use.
As an example, suppose you want to determine when your Twitter followers are most active. While services like Tweriod will estimate popular times, narrowing down these ranges and confirming their effectiveness using split testing will help you determine when future tweets should be published to reach the biggest, most engaged audience.