Which CRO tool to choose–A/B, Multivariate, or AI-powered?

Getting started with conversion rate optimization (CRO) is no simple task. It involves a lot of ideation, data analysis, and website designing among other things. With a plethora of CRO methods available on the market, it can be difficult to understand not only what each method is, but what each method does. Since every company…

The Best Testing Practices – Interview with Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer of Showmax

“One of the big mistakes a lot of people make is that they forget to look at the full funnel metrics, they only look at the top-line metrics.” What are the best practices of website testing? CRO expert and CPO of ShowMax, Barron Ernst, discusses this topic and more on this edition of The Optimization…

The Philosophy of Testing – Interview with Eric Nalbone, VP of Marketing at Bellhops

“eBay can hit for contacts, but I have to hit for home runs.” Eric Nalbone, VP of Marketing at Bellhops, was recently featured on The Optimization Podcast where he discussed his philosophy behind testing. He explains why assumptions need to be made because we’ll never have good enough data to make a definitive choice, and…

How Online Retailers Can Prepare for the Holiday Season Using AI

It may still be warm and sunny out, but as retailers know, the holidays will arrive before you know it and shoppers will be looking for the best online deals. The ubiquity of marketing tools available to retailers has complicated the process of preparing for the blizzard of holiday shoppers further, with a breadth personalization,…

Sentient Presents “The Optimization Podcast: Experts in CRO and Website Testing”

Sentient is proud to present its new podcast series: “The Optimization Podcast: Experts in CRO and Website Testing.” In this series, we interview veteran website testers and CRO experts to demystify the art of website optimization. Our experts come from a variety of backgrounds, from digital marketing teams of midsize and enterprise companies, to digital…

New Transparency in Facebook Ads Reveals Competitor Marketing Strategies

On Thursday, June 28th 2018, Facebook announced that it would provide greater transparency into the active ads on its platform and the companies that put them forth. Users can now view the “Info and Ads” section on the left hand column of a company’s Facebook page and find out information about that company’s page —…

Evolutionary Design leads the way in AI Personalized Media

Here at Sentient, evolutionary computation is the science that underlies many of our products, including Sentient Ascend, our AI-powered conversion rate optimization platform. As a sequel to our article on Intro to Evolutionary Algorithms, we thought we would demonstrate other applications of evolutionary computation, especially interactive evolutionary design—the result of using evolutionary computation to create…

Why AI is Every Brand’s Best Friend

Everyone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but what many don’t know is that artificial intelligence will soon become every brand’s best friend – especially in today’s digitized world of ecommerce, where personalization and website optimization can make or break online retail revenue. It’s no secret that the future of retail lies in ecommerce.…

5 Industry Use Cases For CRO

The landscape of online commerce has evolved. While the ability to sell your product is ultimately determined by the quality of your product, we live in an age of information inundation. With this new age comes new challenges for online marketers–optimizing their websites, digital storefronts, and buyer funnels for the most conversions. Conversion Rate Optimization…

Frankenstein Ads: Use AI to Find the Right Copy and the Right Image for the Right Audience

Optimizing your conversion funnel is about more than just your website design. The typical digital journey can cover a variety of other touch points, including social media messaging, live chat conversations, and the advertisements that attracted users to your site in the first place. Conversion rate optimization (CRO) may still seem a relatively new discipline…