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7 winning SEO tests

Craig Bradford

2 min read

Something we are very often asked during the sales process is what are some examples of winning tests? It comes up so often that I put together a resource listing some interesting winning tests - some predictable, some less so, ranging from modest uplifts that you really need to be running a statistical testing program to be sure worked to some stonking winners where it’s great to be able to know just how good they were.

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1. Winning SEO test: increasing the number of related article links

A customer tested increasing the number of linked-to article pages on each content hub page, taking it from two article pages to four.

The result was an 11% increase in organic traffic.

Winning SEO test: increasing the number of related article links

A customer tested adding over 70 additional links to the homepage.

The result was a 5% increase in organic traffic.

Winning SEO test: adding internal category links to the home page footer

3. Winning SEO test: localising/localizing product content for a US website

A customer tested localizing ecommerce product content from the UK market for the US market.

The result was a 24% increase in organic traffic.

Winning SEO test: localising/localizing product content for a US website

4. Winning SEO test: adding the current month and year to title tags

A customer tested adding “December 2020” to their title tags (in December 2020!).

The result was a 5% increase in organic traffic.

Winning SEO test: adding the current month and year to title tags

A customer tested adding informative content aimed at winning featured snippets.

The result was a 25% increase in organic traffic.

Winning SEO test: adding content to target featured snippets

6. Winning SEO test: including the brand at the beginning of the title

A customer tested putting their brand at the front of their title tags.

The result was a 15% increase in organic traffic.

Winning SEO test: including the brand at the beginning of the title

7. Winning SEO test: bringing content out of tabs

A customer tested removing the tabs and accordions that were concealing product information on initial page load.

The result was a 12% increase in organic traffic.

Winning SEO test: bringing content out of tabs

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