How short form Facebook ad copy affects blog views Experiment ID: #9131
Ended On: 6/26/2018
In this experiment, we were promoting a blog post through Facebook ads. We had previously seen longer form ads be most effective for direct response offers, but since our primary goal was simply to increase traffic, we wondered if a short form copy approach would be most effective.
The control used a long form explanation and teaser of the post. The treatment used a short for teaser.
Will short form copy in a Facebook ad increase traffic to the blog post?
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This experiment has a required sample size of 8,462 in order to be valid. Since the experiment had a total sample size of 24,309, and the level of confidence is above 95% the experiment results are valid.
Flux Metrics Affected
The Flux Metrics analyze the three primary metrics that affect revenue (traffic, conversion rate, and average gift). This experiment produced the following results:
31.0% increase in traffic
× 0% increase in conversion rate
× 0% increase in average gift
We saw a 31% increase in traffic to the blog post using the short form copy treatment. Although longer form ads may be most effective at priming visitors to download an offer, a shorter form ad creates a bit more mystery and curiosity, driving more clicks and visitors.