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Which One Won? Anticipating App Icon Expectations

Viewers can draw strong conclusions from the tiny app icons in an app store. In that split second that they view the icon, they determine not only what type of app it is, but if they want to download it.

We saw this play out recently with a PickFu poll.

A company tested out two app icons and asked the panel, “Which icon is more appealing to you for a mobile strategy war game? Why?”

Option A showed a man with glowing eyes. The left half of his face is the face of a king and the right side of his face is a knight.

Which One Won? Anticipating App Icon Expectations

Option B displayed a knight looking intensely and shouting, with flames surrounding him.

Which One Won? Anticipating App Icon Expectations

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Connecting Your Book Cover With Emotions

When designing a book cover, it’s important to consider the emotions that you want your audience to feel. This often determines whether the person buys the book.

In other words, people buy with their emotions.

We saw this connection between emotion and book design in a recent PickFu poll.

Two authors recently tested two different covers for a book targeted at cancer patients. The authors targeted a female audience and asked which cover they preferred. … Continue reading

Which One Won? Getting Dynamic With eCommerce Photos

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I’m sure you’ve been there — that gut-wrenching moment when your phone fell from your hands and into water.

You try the rescue tactics: blowing on it. Sticking it in a bowl of dry rice. Then you wait and hope that your phone somehow survives.

One phone case company targeted this pain point by split testing its ecommerce photos of product with PickFu. The company asked the panel, “Which design is more usable for a first Amazon listing image?

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Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design

The logo is one of the staples of your business. It establishes your brand. It distinguishes your company from others. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you have tested your logo design on a target audience. It might surprise you to find that one of your creative design choices doesn’t fly with your audience at all.

A company recently experienced this when testing its logo using a PickFu poll. It asked the test panel, “Which logo is more appealing?”

Both logos are all black. Option A shows the words “SAVAGE GENERAL” with a sprocket wheel behind it.

Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design
Option B has the words “SAVAGE” and below it, the words “GENERAL” are upside down.
Which One Won? Getting Risky With Logo Design
Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Why Target Audiences Are Crucial

When designing an ad, app, book cover, or any piece of marketing, it’s important to consider the target audience. Results from a recent PickFu poll show how filtering a target audience down to a particular age group could provide startling results that may impact product sales and downloads.

In this particular poll, a health company wanted to test two different images for its pregnancy app, Ovia.

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Which One Won? Standing Out on Amazon

A common question polled on PickFu is which featured photo would work better on Amazon. It’s an important question for vendors, especially considering there are over310 million Amazon customers. And given that Amazon sells over12 million products, a company needs to stand out.

The responses from one recentPickFu poll provide fantastic insight into what makes a potential customer click on an item to buy.

Scratch Magic Notes, a creative stencil product, asked 50 respondents, “Which Amazon main photo works better?”

Option A featured a box of the product with the stencils laid out and a sample drawing from the stencils.

Which One Won? Standing Out on Amazon

Option B showed the same product from a further distance, with the stencils displayed underneath the box.

Which One Won? Standing Out on Amazon

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Make Your Ads Stand Out

When marketing a product, it’s important that potential customers have a clear understanding of what the product does. The benefits need to stand out clearly in the ad. But what is the right amount of information to provide? 

A recent PickFu poll for a workout supplement can help us answer that question. The company Nutritive Vitality asked the test panel to indicate which ad they would click on first.

Option A features a man with defined muscles leaning over to pick up a barbell. The headline “Train More Gain More” is in large, bold text, followed by a detailed description of what the customer could get from the product.

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Option B shows a muscular man facing sideways, pushing a large tire over. In the background are the words “Superior Ingredients for Superior Results,” and in the bottom right corner, we see a picture of the supplement pill bottle.

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Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Photo Editing and Book Covers

Even the smallest tweaks on the design of a book cover can have a positive impact on book sales. One recent PickFu poll demonstrates how photo editing and object placement can significantly alter the reactions of readers.

Author Amber Zygutis asked the test panel participants which cover they preferred for her novel The Siren’s Violin. Option A presents a dark red-haired woman staring at readers with alarming, orange-colored eyes. Option B features an underwater shot of a red-haired woman with eyes closed and her head turned to the side. Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? Hungry Tummies and Sexy Honeys

T-shirt company Honey Coast donates a meal to someone in need for each t-shirt or accessory sold. Honey Coast conducted a test on PickFu of two potential Instagram bios. The test was conducted on a respondent pool of 100 women between the ages of 18-34.

Honey Coast followed the testing best practice of keeping the pages similar in order to only test one thing at a time. The two options displayed the same set of photos and the same tagline, “For honeys who love adventure, positive vibes, and slaying hunger.” However, Option A added a hashtag “#GivingNeverLookedSoSexy” to the tagline, while Option B added a slogan, “Feel sexy. Fill a tummy.”

Which Instagram bio resonated with the test audience? Take a guess, then check out the poll results here. … Continue reading

3 Data Insights for Authors

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Caleb Kaiser at Reedsy.com for contributing the following guest post.

The publishing world earned its reputation for being opaque. If you want even basic data points, like book sales for a given title, you’re forced to cobble together numbers from a variety of sources — Nielsen BookScan, Amazon rankings, etc — just to get a vague estimate.

This dearth of data is part of what makes PickFu valuable to authors. PickFu gives you a quantifiable way to approach decisions like picking a cover image, writing a book description, or settling on a title based on data.

If you’re an author interested in taking a more analytical approach to your writing and/or publishing, you should know a handful of insights. We’ve listed our top three below, starting with… … Continue reading