Two weeks after its 2013 launch date, Electronic Arts, Inc. sold 1.1 million copies of its "SimCity 5" game, with digital downloads representing half of all sales. President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign website increased donation conversions by 49% and, ultimately, raised an additional $500 million. And Amazon famously changed its checkout button 6 years ago, increasing site revenue by $300 million. What's the common denominator in all three success stories and in countless other case studies across the internet? Each conducted A/B tests, which produced phenomenal results. And they're far from the fringe minority: 75% of strategic phase marketers rely on A/B testing to learn about customer behavior, per MarketingSherpa's 2012 "Website Optimization Benchmark Report."
Jul 19, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 16, 2012, with stories on the best time to post to social media, global mobile payment platforms, videogames on kickstarter, and more.
RESERVE CHANNEL Launches on YouTube
EBSCO Publishing's Medical E-book Collection Now Includes Elsevier Health Sciences Titles
AdJuggler Expands Exchange Media Program With Direct Link To PubMatic
Now SafetyPay Offers Global Mobile Payment Platform
Drupal Growth & Innovation Focus of Midwest Developer Summit
USA TODAY Sports Media Group Re-launches and Re-brands highschoolsports.net as USA TODAY High School Sports
The Constellations Get Kicked Off Youtube
Moon Travel Guides Offers Free eBooks to Democratic and Republican National Convention Attendees
The Next Million Dollar Kickstarter Video Game Project
What's the Best Time to Post to Social Media?
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Partner with Mobile Commons for Young Adult Text Campaign
Allure To Give Away Over $690,000 In Prizes Through Mobile Tagging
Castii App Puts a Group Spin on the Pinterest idea
Overhauling mobile.twitter.com from the ground up