Results: Does Search Bar Size Matter?

Does Search Bar Size Matter?

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Difference Between Versions:

Version A – Larger search bar, doubled in size, shown on the homepage

Version B –  Smaller search bar, shown on the homepage

Key Performance Indicator (KPI): 

Total revenue

Test Goal:

Increase on-site searches and revenue

Traffic Source: 

Organic, direct, search, referral, paid, social, email and affliate

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Winner: Version A

Elite SEM, an award-winning digital marketing agency, conducted this smart search bar test for their client Natchez, an outdoor products and survival gear supplier.

Doubling the size of the search bar – on the homepage only – the team found conversions increased all the way down the funnel.

On the homepage itself, the larger search bar created a 7.9% gain in search bar clicks, compared to the smaller sized bar.

Site-wide, the larger search bar resulted in a 2% increase in search bar clicks.

At the end of the funnel, the larger search bar translated to a 7.5% increase in revenue, at 99% confidence.

Why did making such a small change on the homepage impact results all the way down the funnel?
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