One of my favorite things about actually having a live site up at Path 101 is having user data to play with.
Since we started broadcasting the availability of our personality test, we now have some neat data and feedback on it--like the fact that some people think it's too long. That begs the question of wanting better data or more completed users... and whether or not there are some people who just won't do anything longer than a minute anyway. I'm sure we could shave a few questions here and there, and provide some better motivation to strike a balance, but here's what we've got so far:
So basically, if we can get someone to the midpoint of the test, they're going to finish. I don't now if that's normal for these kinds of tests, but that's about what I would expect. At the end, about 52% percent of the people who started on Page 1 actually finish it. That's pretty good for a 90 question, 25 minute test.
One thought might be to move some of the "filling buckets" to the front of the test. People seem to really like those and mixing up the questions better might break up the monotony of the test.
Perhaps some teasers, too... like telling them we've found some industry matches for them, but they have to finish to see them or something.
Any other ideas?
What about letting people save it midway? Will you lose people who would have otherwise finished it? Will people really come back? Certainly that might drive registrations. Time for testing!!