[Split Test] Which Call-to-Action Button Copy Increased Conversions by 54.44%?

What if I told you that simply changing the copy within your call-to-action button could increase your conversions by 54.44%? That’s exactly what happened in the test below from LeadPages™ user Trevor Page.

Trevor tested two different lines of copy (“Start the Free Java Email Course Now” vs. “Click Here to Start the Free Java Email Course”) on the button at the bottom of the following two pages:

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Winner: Version A created an overall increase of 54.44%
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If you chose Version A, you are correct!

Version A, with a 99.28% probability of outperforming Version B, received a 54.44% increase in conversion. Since the button copy was the only change that was made, these results indicate to us that it was at the root of the major conversion rate boost.

Although we can’t say with 100% certainty why Version A received the increase, here are a few of my speculations:

  1. Utilizing the term “Click Here” may have made the button copy too long for the visitor.
  2. As “Click Here” may have made the button copy too long, the value within the copy was pushed further down the button.
  3. “Click Here” focuses on the action on the page, while “Start” focuses on the visitor’s desired action.

Button copy can sometimes impact conversions in a major way. In this test, that was certainly the case.

What Do You Think?

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

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Do you have landing page button copy 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 split test headlines, colors, backgrounds, opt-in forms, and just about any other change you can think of.

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  • I notice that you have a “Click here to get the free tutorial” button right beneath this post – have you split tested the copy there to see if there’s any difference with the “Click here to”?

    • John Nye

      Hey Rachel! We are currently looking at testing a few things with our blogs. Stay tuned!

      • Cool – look forward to reading about it. I’m interested because I’ve never really liked “Click here” on buttons but they’re very common!