The tables of results allows you to consult the details of your results, per variation or per goal.
Ventilation tools, filters and customized display are there to help you read the results of your experiment. Learn how to use them and you’ll become an expert!
The result tables are located at the bottom of the page, under the graph area.
By default, the table of the main goal is unfolded, its results are directly visible. The tables of secondary goals are folded; just click on it to display their content.
View per goal and view per variation
The display of the tables differs depending on whether you have chosen the variation or goal view in the “Actions” menu of the results page. To learn how to choose between the two types of views, see our article about the actions on the results page.
If you have set the view by goal (default view), each table shows the results of each variation for a goal. Conversely, with the variation view, each table presents the results of each of the goals for a variation.
This article will treat the results tables from the view per goal.
The header of each table contains the main information about the table:
- The name of the goal;
- A tooltip displaying, on hover, the tag(s) and description associated with the goal;
- The type of goal (primary or secondary)
- The status of the goal (active or inactive).
You will also find, for the goals added after the launch of the experiment, the date on which the goal was added.
Click on the header of a table to fold or unfold it.
Unlike a filter tool, breakdown allows you to view the results in more detail. Click on “Breakdown” above the table.
You can display the details of your results by browser, operating system, days of the week, etc.
Choose your breakdown and click on the “Validate” button. You can also apply this breakdown to all goals by checking the corresponding box below the drop-down list.
Note: Only available breakdowns are clickable.A padlock may appear in front of some of them to indicate that they are not available.
After validation, you obtain a display of the results corresponding to the selected breakdown. In this example, the selected breakdown concerns the new/returning visitors. The results are distributed between new visitors and returning ones.
Click on the variations to display the results associated with them, according to the chosen breakdown. To do this, click on the arrows on the left of each variation line.
The results then take place taking into account the chosen breakdown.
You can hide these details again by clicking on the same arrow.
If you want to delete a breakdown to return to the default view, click on the cross in the label of your breakdown.
You can also visualize the data with a graph. It only concerns the goal presented in the table. To do so, click on the “Display graph” button, just to the right of the “Breakdown” one, in order to make the section appear.
When you activate the graph display, the “Display Graph” button changes to “Hide Graph”.
Note: If you have already set a breakdown, it automatically applies to the graph. By clicking on the point, you can display the breakdown on the graph; when the circle is empty, the breakdown is hidden; when full, it is displayed.
To learn more about viewing and adjusting the graph, you can visit our “Evolution curve” article.
Read the results tables
The name of the winning variation (for the goal) appears in bold so it is immediately recognizable.
Organization of columns
When view per goal is selected, each table displays the results related to a goal.
Each line represents a variation and each column a data.
Note: With variation view, each table presents the results related to a variation.Each line represents a goal and each column a data.
To scroll the table and view the following data, click the arrow on the right of the table.
By default, all columns are displayed. However, you can show or hide some of them by selecting/de-selecting them.
To do this, click on the settings icon located at the top right of the table and check or uncheck the data columns.
- Those that are checked appear;
- Those that are unchecked do not appear.
Still in the settings menu, you can change the order of the columns by clicking on “Change order of columns”.
With click-and-drop, you move the labels to rearrange your table.
You can re-switch to the “choice” mode by clicking on “Choose displayed columns”.
Note: The proposed data depend on several criteria: the type of goal (for example, for the goals of the “Transaction” type, the data “Average basket value” is proposed); the type of view (for example, in the view per variation, the “Number of visits” column is never displayed.
When you click on the title of a column, the table is automatically reordered (with the exception of the original variation, which always remains at the top of the table) and the variations lines are organized:
- In descending order if the arrow is pointing down (this is the case by default);
- In ascending order if the arrow is pointing upwards.
For example, if you click on the title of the column “Number of visits”, the variation presented first will be the one that counts the most visits, and so on until the variation that counts the least and is at the bottom of the board.
Only the variation column is not clickable.
If you save the display settings (via the “Actions” menu), the presence/absence of the columns and their order will be saved. In this way, you will find the same display on your next visit. For more information, see our article on saving display settings.
All columns in the result tables, except for the variations, have a title with a tooltip. This tooltip appears on hover.
The column headings are explained by these tooltips. You can also consult our Results page lexicon to find the definition of all key terms.
We will only detail here the data that presents a double level of information: the improvement rate and the indicator of reliability.
This column shows the improvement rate of the conversion on your goal. It is always in comparison to the original (which always has an improvement rate of 0). It therefore reflects the improvement of the conversion rate in comparison to this reference.
The percentage in bold just above the color block corresponds to the average improvement rate observed during previous visits. Here, this rate is 3.88%. In other words, on this goal, the experiment revealed a 3.88% improvement in conversion over the conversion rate of the original.
On hover, two percentages appear: this is the confidence interval. It indicates the interval in which your actual improvement rate may be. In the example above, the improvement rate has a 95% chance of being between the minimum (-2.54%) and the maximum (+10.31%).
The colored rectangle is also an indicator: its shape indicates the possible interval in which the improvement rate is, and visually represents this interval with respect to zero. The reliability rate associated with it is of 95%.
In the example below, the improvement rate has a 95% chance of being between -1.88% and + 2.32%, so almost as much probability of being negative as positive, which is represented by the shape of the blue rectangle.
Note: When the “All conversions” option is selected in the display settings at the top of the page, the improvement rate range cannot be calculated and is therefore not displayed.
This indicator represents the probability (in percentage) that a variation would beat the original.
The experiment is only reliable if it has been applied to a sufficiently large amount of visitors. If the number of tested visitors is too low, the experiment loses its value.
Your experiment is not considered complete until this reliability rate stabilizes over time. This rate is considered stable if it remains within a range of +/- 5 points. A visual indicator reflects the stabilization of the rate: if the 3 boxes light up, your rate is stable and your experiment is over!
- Not stable: 0/3 boxes
- Stable for 1 to 3 days: 1/3 boxes
- Stable for 4 to 6 days: 2/3 boxes
- Stable for 7 or more days: 3/3 boxes
Note: This indicator makes it possible to visualize, immediately and very easily, the evolution of the reliability. However, you can also consult the graph showing the evolution of the confidence rate over time (by selecting “Reliability” in the “Graph” section of the block). When the curve flattens, it means that the results of your experiment are stabilized and that you can use this data with confidence.
Note: When the “All Conversions” option is selected, the reliability rate displayed on the page is the same as that of “Converted visits”. In fact, the calculation of this indicator assumes that all conversions are independent.
An icon to the right of each variation name allows to open the variation menu with a simple click.
Four actions are then possible.
This icon allows you to view the variation. Click to open a new browser tab showing the simulation mode, directly applied to the variation.
Click this option to display the traffic allocation pop-in.
You can then modify the allocation. There are two ways to do this: either use the cursor while holding the click, or double-click on a percentage to replace the value manually.
You can also deviate 100% of the traffic to the concerned variation. This means that all visitors will see this variation.
A pop-in opens when you click. You can then confirm the deviation or cancel the action (and change nothing).
By default, the latter is the original. For example :
- If the original is the reference, the option “Set as reference variation” is not available for the original (the line is then grayed out);
- If Variation 1 is the reference, the option is disabled for this variation; however, it is available for the original and for all other variations.
Note: By default, the box of the original is checked and it is not for variations.
Checking a variation identifies it immediately as the only reference variation.
Note: There can only be one reference variation.If you uncheck a variation, the original automatically becomes the reference.
Changing the reference variation has an impact on the results. Here is, for example, a table of results whose reference variation is the original:
Here is now the same table when one of the variations (here, “Winning variation”) is designated as reference variation:
The improvement rates are automatically recalculated according to this new reference variation.
You can also click on the variation line to deploy the data associated with it.