Entries by Brian Massey

9 Lessons On Home Page Optimization From A Multiple Choice Test

When my daughter was choosing colleges to apply to, two of the key drivers in her decision were here scores on the SAT and ACT. These aptitude tests, in part, determined two things: Her ability to answer multiple-choice questions. Her ability to get into certain colleges. I was interested in the psychology of this staple of standardized testing: the multiple-choice test. […]

Multivariate Testing: Promises and Pitfalls for High-Traffic Websites

Multivariate testing offers high-traffic websites the ability to find the right combination of features and creative ideas to maximize conversion rates. However, it is not sufficient to simply throw a bunch of ideas into a pot and start testing. This article defines what a multivariate test is, explains the advantages and pitfalls of this kind of testing, and offers some ideas for the future.