Step 1: Create a New Test
Select Create Test and Enter Name and Description.
We provide suggestions on titles and descriptions here.
Step 2: Inspect Structure
Select the section of the website you would like to test (Inspect Structure)
Note: This step is not required but is often helpful in selecting pages.
Step 3: Filter Pages
This is where additional sorting and filtering can be done. You can also add a custom URL list here.
You want to ensure that after you are done sorting, the pages you want are represented here:
Step 4: Create Rules
Below are 5 common tests that SplitSignal users run:
Title Test: Add Brand
Select Change the text content of the element and enter “title’ in the CSS selector box:
After you select Current in the Paste variable drop-down, you want to add the desired brand in the Test value template box:
Meta Test: Add Date
Select the Change the element attribute and enter “meta[name=description]” into the CSS selector box:
Select the Extract from page button (this allows the test to use current on-page elements):
Name the variable, then press the Select on page button:
Select the element from the preview:
This is what is received after you select on page:
Then add the date from the Paste variable section:
If you would like information about the import from file option (custom variables), see here.
Heading Test: Change h1 to h2 and h2 to h1
Select the Change the element type and use the Select on page to pick your CSS selector:
Select the element:
Then add the h2 element type in the Element type box:
Add a new rule (you can create multiple rules for a test as needed):
NOTE: The more rules added in a test, the less likely a test result can be tied to a specific change. Use the add rule option wisely.
Select the h2 CSS selector and then press the second one on the page:
Enter h1 in the Element type box:
Move Element: Move Breadcrumbs down on page
Select the Move Element option, then Select on the page:
Select the Element:
Repeat this step for the Target CSS selector box:
Then select the After option for the Placement:
Delete Element: Delete the Home Breadcrumb:
Select the Delete element, then Select on the page:
Then remove the element:
Then click See preview to ensure that this is what you want (this is best for any on-page change):
Check out the change:
Select the next button when you are happy with the test:
Step 5: Review and Launch
Review the test here before launch:
Please check out the SplitSignal Pre-SEO Test Launch Checklist before launching the test.