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A diagram of the entire user experience, starting with initial contact or discovery, and continuing through the process of engagement into long-term loyalty and advocacy.
The path taken by a prototypical user on a website or app to complete a task.
A method of evaluating a website or app’s readiness for release by testing it with real users who are part of your target audience.
The process of using controlled experimentation to improve a website's ability to drive business goals.
The process of creating customized experiences for visitors to a website.
The percentage of site visits that are single-page sessions, with the visitor leaving without viewing any other pages.
A method of testing two versions of a website or app against one another to see which one performs better on specified key metrics. Synonym for split testing.
A form of A/B testing that uses machine learning algorithms to dynamically allocate traffic to variations that are performing well.
A technique for testing a hypothesis where multiple variables are modified, in order to determine the best combination of variations on those elements of a website or mobile app.
A grouping of technologies that marketers leverage to conduct and improve their marketing activities.
The replacement of repetitive manual marketing processes and tasks with solutions that are automated, especially in regards to e-mail marketing.
The practice of using A/B testing to test different experiences within mobile apps.
A form of experimentation where unlike in client-side testing, the variations of a test are rendered directly on the web server before it is delivered to the client.
A landing page which is specifically designed to 'squeeze' e-mail addresses out of visitors and prospects.
A strategy for conducting controlled, randomized experiments with the goal of improving a conversion metric on a website or mobile app.
The process of dividing your visitors to your website based on a specific criteria, such as demographics or user behavior.
The path taken by a potential customer through a website or app as they move towards becoming a customer.
A digital marketing strategy used to increase the visibility of a website in search engine results pages, especially with regards to paid advertising.
The likelihood that the difference in conversion rates between a given variation and the baseline is not due to random chance.
When a potential customer starts a check out process for an online order but drops out of the process before completing the purchase.
Evidence that a product or service is popular with a large number of people.
A business marketing strategy that concentrates resources on a set of target accounts within a market.
A method of comparing multiple versions of webpage or mobile app against each other to determine which performs best.
The process of building a mobile application to meet the needs of specific audiences.
A method of comparing two versions of a webpage or mobile app experience against each other to determine which performs best.
The concept of how visible ads on a website or mobile app are to users.
The average dollar amount spent each time a customer places an order on a website or mobile app.
The top most portion of a webpage that is visible without users having to scroll.
A software development process for getting code changes into production quickly and safely.
The percentage of people that click on an element that they have been exposed to.
The process of increasing the percentage of conversions from a website or mobile app.
The number of conversions on a webpage or app divided by the total number of visitors.
A call to action or CTA is a prompt on a website that tells the user to take some specified action.
The process of improving elements on a landing page to increase conversions.
The process of generating consumer interest for a product or service with the goal of turning that interest into a sale.
A statistics term used to refer to an error that is made in testing when a conclusive winner is declared although the test is actually inconclusive.
The process of running a controlled experiment comparing one or more versions of an iOS app against the original to improve certain metrics.
Visual and textual cues that provide website vistors with hints on what information a site contains.
A marketing methodology that is designed to draw visitors and potential customers in, rather than outwardly pushing a brand, product or service onto prospects.
An oversized image or video at the top of a website, often extending full-width and featuing a CTA and/or value proposition.
A graphical representation of data such as clicks and scrolls that uses a system of color-coding to represent different values.
The essence of the value that your product or service provides to the customer.