Snapshots for External A/B Tests
Heat mapping variants of an A/B test is a great way to gain valuable insights on what your visitors respond to best. Setting up Snapshots for A/B tests require that you use Page Camera with our advanced Track by Name feature. You can only use Track by Name with individual Snapshots - you will not be able to use Track by Name with a bulk Snapshot selection.
Refreshing A/B Tested Pages and Page Camera
When you create an A/B Test, you can't guarantee which version you'll hit if you don't have direct variant URLs. In order to Snapshot each variant, you'll need to use Page Camera. Page Camera is our Google Chrome extension that allows you to capture a screenshot of a specific page of your site using your local computer. You can then upload it directly into Crazy Egg.
To Snapshot your A/B test variants, open up the URL and keep refreshing the page until you hit the variant of your choice, then hit the capture button. Once the screenshot of the page has been captured using Page Camera, you'll be prompted to continue setting up your Snapshot. Make sure to choose Track by Name under Show more settings.
Track by Name
- Add a new Snapshot using Page Camera
- Set the Snapshot tracking setting to Track by Name under Show more settings
- Install the Track by Name code that is presented on the variant page
And then you're ready to go! That is unless you have multiple A/B test variants, in which case you'll need to keep repeating this process until you've got individual Snapshots of each page.