A/B Test: Which Webinar Page Headline Increased Opt-Ins by 51%?

When you set out to write a headline for your webinar page, it may be obvious what you should write about: your webinar topic, of course.

But there’s another, harder question hiding behind that easy one: who should you write about? What perspective should you take?

If you’re promoting a webinar, there are usually at least three different perspectives your copy can take:

  • First-person: you, the webinar host sharing what you’ve learned and experienced
  • Second-person: your audience, the specific people whose lives will be improved by what you have to share
  • Third-person: someone in your audience’s larger demographic, who has already benefited or stands to benefit from the information in your webinar

In today’s A/B test, webinar host Steven Di Pietro tested the impact of persona and perspective through two different headlines. Check out how they use perspective differently (note for non-Aussies: “tradie” is slang for “tradesperson”):

  • Version A, first- and second-person focus: “If you’re a TRADIE running a business.’See how I doubled my turnover within three years. What would it mean for YOU and your business if you could do the same?'”
  • Version B, third-person focus: “See how a MECHANIC can increase turnover $58,605 in one year by using a simple technique, and how it applies also to other Tradies!”

Which version do you think increased opt-ins for this LeadPage® by 50.56%?

Go down to the comments and tell us which one you’d choose and why—then vote below to see if you were right!

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Winner: Version B created an overall increase of 50.56%
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If you chose Version B you are correct!

Version B, with a 97.51% probability of outperforming Version A, increased opt-ins by 50.56%.

Although we can’t say with total certainty why this change caused the increase, here are a couple of my speculations:

1. Version B’s headline specifies that the successful “tradie” is a mechanic. If a substantial proportion of the page’s visitors are mechanics, this may have made the webinar seem more relevant.

2. An increase of $58,605 in one year may have struck visitors as more substantial than a 100% increase within three years.

3. Version B mentions a “simple technique,” which may have made the webinar content seem easier to master.

Why do you think Version B outperformed Version A? Let us know in the comments!

Not all visitors are the same, but A/B testing your headlines may be something to consider for your own LeadPages®.

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What Do You Think?

Did this test’s results surprise you? Why do you think Version B increased conversions so dramatically? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.

If you’re new to LeadPages, you should know that all Pro and Advanced users can run any A/B test inside LeadPages in just five clicks.

Do you have a LeadPage® like this one that you would like to test? If so, you can set up the exact same type of test in under a minute. You can also A/B test your body copy, calls-to-action, images, and just about any other change you can think of.

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