Check out this overlay headline test, conducted by a German copy.
We have provided for you the English translations of the different sites.
Here’s Version A:
The Top of the Headline reads “Best Deals for You.”
Here’s Version B:
The headline here reads: “Welcome to Star-Kauf.”
So, which one got the better response?
Most readers select version A, but Version B had the higher conversion rate!
There’s a lesson to be learned from this: every audience is different, and it is essential to test every direct marketing campaign, regardless of established best practices.
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