(Legacy) How to create A/B notifications?

Login to your PushEngage dashboard and navigate to Notifications > Create > New AB Notifications.

Enter the notification title, message, URL, image for both the variations of the notifications.

To add a multi-action notification or large image scroll down and add the variations in the notifications. You can do AB Test based on –

  • Notification content
  • Landing page URL
  • Large Image & Notification Image
  • Multi-Action Button
  • Interaction Types

Once you have created the notification click on Send Notification.


AB notifications complete details :

To get the best out of push notification, you need to create a proper push notification strategy. To support that, you can now use AB testing to know which notification works better and accordingly create notifications.

What Is AB Testing Of Notification?

At PushEngage, we constantly work to make the product feature-rich. We understand the importance of improving the push notification effectiveness for your business and so we have now updated our AB testing feature.

This means you can do AB testing based on:

  • Notification content
  • Landing page URL
  • Large Image & Notification Image
  • Multi-Action Button
  • Interaction Types
creating ab testing push notification

You can also put different UTM parameters for each of the notification. This way you can even track the performance using your own analytics tool like Google Analytics.

How AB Testing of Push Notification Works?

Using AB notification is very simple and straightforward. AB test feature is available under the New Notification section. In the AB test notification, the number of subscribers is divided equally by the system. When you click on send, half of your subscribers will receive Notification A the other half will receive Notification B. After a couple of hours, check the analytics to see which notification performed well. Based on the result, next time when you send the notification, follow the format of the winning notifications to get better results. See the below steps and screenshots for easy understanding of the feature.

Basic Content of Notification

It will have all the details which users will see.

  • Title Of the Notification
  • Web Push Notification Message
  • Notification Icon
  • Large Image
  • Landing page URL

Notification Settings

In AB Test Notification, you can test notification interaction type:

  • Keep open 20 seconds
  • Keep notification open until an interaction

A/B Testing With PushEngage – 

  1. Login : Login to your PushEngage Dashboard and navigate to Notifications > Create > New AB Notification.
  2. Add Details : Then add the notification title, message, URL, and image for Notification A. once this is done you can select another type of notification title, message, URL, and image for notification B. You can try adding a different image or another notification image can be Large Image Notification or with multiple CTA and different texts.
  3. Submission : Once this is done click on Submit and notification will be sent to your Subscribers.
  4. Analytics : After some time you can navigate to Notifications > Sent Notification and check which notification out of two has the higher view and click count.
AB Testing Push Notifications Analytics Data

Best Practices For AB Testing –

  • Segment your users based on their demographics, buying patterns, or site actions. Then you can send an A/B test notification. It would help you achieve better results.
  • Do not overuse A/B Testing by using it before each and every campaign.
  • Plan to run a test with a large number of variants, ensure you are targeting a large audience. It would give you better results.

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Last updated on March 1st, 2022

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