A Guide to Automated Testing: Message Testing 101

Message Testing

Message testing is a process of systematically experimenting to create marketing content that resonates more with your audience, increases their engagement, and achieves your business goals. Effective automated message testing always requires the following four steps.

1. RANDOMIZED TEST GROUP

The first step is to pull out a truly randomized test group that is representative of an entire audience segment.

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2. MESSAGE TEST

Next, send several content versions to the test group and see which version gets the most engagement.

3. FIND A WINNER

Use the engagement metrics on the test to determine the best version based on statistical significance.

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4. SEND & RECORD

Send the winning version to the rest of the audience segment for higher engagement and note any learnings for future content.

Why test anything?

ENGAGE A LARGER SHARE OF YOUR CONTACTS.

The ultimate goal of message testing and optimization is higher quality marketing that’s more relevant, valuable, and engaging to each individual customer or prospect.

Generic content results in low engagement and conversion.

Testing Before

Impersonal messaging

More sends per contact

Deliverability issues

Spam flagging

Higher unsubscribe rate

Optimized content results in higher engagement and conversion.
 
Testing After

Relevant messaging

Fewer sends per contact

Better deliverability

Spam free

Lower unsubscribe rate

 

The ultimate goal of message testing and optimization is higher quality marketing that’s more relevant, valuable, and engaging to each individual customer.

 

Looking for more? Continue on to read 4 Types of Message Testing.

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