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A/B split testing
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moose606




msg:679071
 2:51 pm on May 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am considering some A/B split testing. This uses redirects to different versions of a home page, for example, and then tracks conversions. Is this considered cloaking? If so, what do all the major players do for split testing (ie: Dell, Amazon)?

 

volatilegx




msg:679072
 2:31 pm on May 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

> Is this considered cloaking?

No.

But, it might be considered "using sneaky redirects".

> hat do all the major players do for split testing (ie: Dell, Amazon)?

Their pages are written dynamically. There is no need for redirection.

moose606




msg:679073
 4:07 pm on May 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks.
What is a static site supposed to do if they want to do split testing?

volatilegx




msg:679074
 1:56 am on May 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

It isn't as easy to do split testing with a static site. I don't recommend using JavaScript/CSS to do it because you could get a hidden text penalty.

Maybe you could use Server Side Includes to do it?

moose606




msg:679075
 3:27 pm on May 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the help.

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