In the realm of digital optimization, the pursuit of higher conversion rates is paramount. And it's needless to emphasize the importance of segment analysis to understand the behavioral orientation of the different cohorts on your website, much like an e-commerce website that personalizes product recommendations to fit individual preferences. However, relying solely on the overall conversion rate of your website can often obscure valuable insights lurking beneath the surface.
Let's say you have an e-commerce platform with tech-savvy and fashion-focused customer segments. While the overall conversion rate is 3%, a closer look reveals a fascinating contrast. Tech-savvy visitors achieve a remarkable 5% conversion rate, while fashion-conscious shoppers lag at 1.5%, marking a substantial 50% drop compared to the average conversion rate.
Besides rendering a granular perspective of the segments involved in your campaigns, a deeper segment analysis can also offer insights into any bugs or issues with a newly launched feature that may affect specific segments disproportionately.
For instance, a new feature may not work as expected for iPhone users, who constitute a significant portion of your visitors. Segment analysis can unveil that the conversion rate of the faulty feature is significantly lower than the average, providing a mechanism for quality assurance.
But to get there is easier said than done. Leveraging tools like VWO's post-segmentation feature, you can dissect your data segmentally. However, as the number of segments grows, the analysis may become overwhelming, making it challenging to derive actionable insights.
To bridge this gap, VWO introduces the Interesting Segments Discovery feature that automates the identification of segments exhibiting significantly different behaviors from the overall visitor base. Now, you needn’t worry about the critical visitor groups. Just sit back and watch VWO fish the odd ones out for you, empowering personalized experiences for improved business metrics.
But What Qualifies a Segment as "Interesting"?
The classification hinges on a couple of factors - the segment's proportion within your total audience and its experience score.
- Step 1: The primary requirement for a segment to qualify as interesting calls for its ability to stand out with a considerable weightage over the total population. Segments with larger populations have a more substantial impact when personalized experiences are tailored to them.
Say there are four segments, each with a population percentage of 2, 8, 47, and 25. Then, the ones with 47% and 25% will be regarded for the classification.
- Step 2: Next up, the segments with experience scores significantly different from the average experience score are identified. These segments are pivotal in either driving up or down your conversion rate.
For a successful online business, it is pivotal to safeguard its top-performing segments from any potential disruption caused by upcoming updates. On the flip side, recognizing and addressing underperforming segments can empower businesses to boost their overall conversion rates.
As the digital landscape continues to evolve, segment analysis will remain at the forefront of strategies aimed at boosting conversion rates and enhancing the overall visitor experience. Indeed, the finer the segment analysis, the better the decisions you can arrive at.