Sitecore Experience Platform

Change the content test strategy

Abstract

We recommend that you keep the Subgroup Round Robin Sticky strategy as the default content test strategy but you can change it.

We recommend that you do not change the default test strategy because the Subgroup Round Robin Sticky strategy is the most effective strategy in all situations. However, if you want, you can change the default test strategy or you can change the strategy for a single test.

To change the default test strategy:

  1. In the Sitecore.ContentTesting.config file, go to the following section:

    <!-- CONTENT TESTING - TEST STRATEGY
               The default content test strategy.
               Default value: /sitecore/system/Settings/Content Testing/Test Strategies/Subgroup Round Robin Sticky
    -->
          <setting name="ContentTesting.TestStrategy" value="/sitecore/system/Settings/Content Testing/Test Strategies/Subgroup
    Round Robin Sticky" />
    
  2. Replace Subgroup Round Robin Sticky with the name of the test strategy that you want to use.

Alternatively, you can change the strategy for a single test in the Content Editor, before you start the test.

To change the strategy for a single test:

  • In the Content Editor, in the Test Lab folder (/sitecore/system/Marketing Control Panel/Test Lab/), on the Test Definition item, in the Test Strategy field, select another strategy from the drop-down menu.