I just received an email with this question:
I’m trying to set up an GWO A/B test, but I’m having a problem
completing the set-up of the test because the confirmation page
requires a login. It’s not a public page because there’s sensitive
order info on there. So we’ve got the CWO code posted on the
confirmation page but GWO can’t validate it because it’s not
a public page.
fire and it should work okay. Any idea how I can complete the set-up
of the test without going through successful validation? Right now I’m
stuck because I can’t hit the continue button in GWO to get past the
“Validate pages” step.
So I checked and indeed Jonathan is right.
You can’t continue without a “live” conversion page that is publicly accessible.
When creating a Multivariate experiment, this is a non-issue because you can upload the conversion page from your local file-system, bypassing the need for the file to be publicly accessible.
Hope that helps
November 20, 2007 at 5:29 pm
what if the landing page is private too? How do i pass the validation?
January 5, 2008 at 3:32 pm
If the original landing page is private – just create a dummy page and use that URL.
If the non-original landing pages are private – you’re out of luck with A/B split tests – you’ll have to use the multivariate experiment (which allows you yo upload the files).
June 5, 2008 at 5:32 pm