How to Use the A/B Tester

How to use the A/B tester

Fetch has an exciting feature called A/B testing. This is a powerful tool enabling you to test thumbnails or titles before they go on your video. Allowing you to see what is most appealing before you upload.

This tutorial will take you through the basics when using this system.

You can access this here - http://veryfetch.net/page/thumbnail-tester

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How to use

When you first get to the A/B tester, you should see a screen like this:

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From here you can click on thumbnails or text items to vote on them, this will give feedback to whoever created the poll (and is generally a nice this to do, treat this like a Newtubers critique thread).

Creating a poll

To create a poll, click on the “Create your own” button, you will then be taken to a screen like this:

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To go back to the main screen, press “Home”.

To go through and create a poll, click on either “Thumbnails” or “Titles”.

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If you clicked on “Thumbnails” when creating a poll, you will be directed to this screen:

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Click on “Browse” and select your image:

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Then press upload, it should place itself into one of the thumbnail spots on screen:

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Go through the rest of the process uploading the rest of your 4 thumbnails, they should populate in the other image boxes:

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Once complete, you will be shown this page containing links to the results and the poll itself:

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Make sure to note these links down in notepad or word. Alternatively, open each page in a new tab and bookmark them. Do not bookmark the page you created the poll on as it will not store this info permanently.

You are now done, send these links around and wait for the results to come in:

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If you want to vote on the sample one created for this tutorial. you can follow this link - http://veryfetch.net/public/voting_roulette/index.php?id=211

Title poll

If you clicked on “Titles” when creating a poll, you will be directed to this screen:

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Enter your titles and press “Submit”, for the purposes of this tutorial I am using hypothetical channel trailer titles:

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Once complete, you will be shown this page containing links to the results and the poll itself:

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Make sure to note these links down in notepad or word. Alternatively, open each page in a new tab and bookmark them. Do not bookmark the page you created the poll on as it will not store this info permanently.

You are now done, send these links round and wait for the results to come in:

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If you want to vote on the sample one created for this tutorial. you can follow this link - http://veryfetch.net/public/voting_roulette/index.php?id=212

What to do with this information

Now you've created a poll you can do several things with it.

I'd personally create polls before you finish your video, allowing you to collect and monitor votes during production. This can then help you select the best title for your video before it's even finished, rather than finishing your video and holding off on publishing due to a lack of votes.

Make sure to send the poll to others within the YouTube community (the #video-creators channel of the NewTubers discord is a good place to start, try not to add to the spam however), your friends, family or even fans.

Also, make sure to be polite and vote on others polls if you are using this system. This will only work with your participation.

After creating a poll, it would only take you two minutes to vote through a few others polls.


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