Unbounce Answers/FAQ/A/B Testing

Is it possible to discard the Champion Variant?

Toni Lopez
posted this on January 25, 2011 03:39 AM

To do discard the champion variant access the Page Overview for the page in question and scroll down to the A/B Test Centre.  Click the gear menu next to the challenger you'd like to replace your current champion and click "Promote to Champion."  Make sure you Republish your page to see the changes reflected on your live landing page.

 

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Jennifer Sipala

I was wondering as well if it is possible to delete the current variant and upgrade a challenger variant to the current variant. My current variant was a rough draft. I'd really like to not recreate the challenger variant from scratch in a new page. I tried adjusting the current variant's weight to 0% but I was unable to do so.

February 08, 2011 01:22 PM
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Jennifer Sipala

I knew I should've read the Unbounce User Manual first! I didn't see this option since my page is still unpublished.

 

To promote a variant to champion: 

  1. Make sure your page is published and the variant you want to promote has some traffic weight assigned to it: Your page must be published in order for you to promote a challenger page variant to champion.
  2. Use the gear menu corresponding to the variant name in the page details screen. 
  3. Select ‘Promote to Champion’. 
  4. The challenger variant will be promoted to Champion and the old champion will be placed in the ‘Discarded Variants’ area of the A/B Test Center.
February 08, 2011 01:25 PM
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Yann Dautais

It is a really a pain not having the possibility to swap champion & challenger before publishing... I was preparing my champion creating different versions and now I am stuck with an old version as champion. Any clue what I can do here?

July 26, 2011 04:14 AM
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Jason Pruitt

I'm having the same problem as Yann, seems like a pretty huge oversight that you're stuck if this happens. Sheesus.

March 22, 2012 08:43 AM
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Ryan Engley
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Hi everyone - you can indeed discard the Champion variant but since you can't run a test without it, you have to replace it with a challenger.

To do this, access the overview screen for the page in question and scroll down to the A/B test center.  Click the gear menu next to the challenger you'd like to replace your current champion and click "Promote to Champion."  Be sure to then republish your page to send the new changes live.

You can do this either before or after a page has been published.

Hope that helps!

July 31, 2012 11:00 AM