How we came up with our idea for Splitstack.co

Hi everyone 👋!

Me and my partner redChili co-founded 2 startups together.

A little background about ourselves: I'm a self-taught web developer and CRO specialist and he's a real geek.

The idea for Splitstack came out from a problem that we've encountered in running one of our startups (a real-time lead generation marketplace).

Everyday we run multiple campaigns for our clients and we need to know which landing page is performing better (= more conversions).

Of course we run all sorts of testing and we've found out that we need a better solution of what's out there.

Some cons of the majority of the tools we've tried:

  • client-side tools offer very limited capability in term of editing (you can make just some little changes on the page);
  • they often suffer from the flicker effect (when the visitor is shown the control quickly before seeing the correct variant);
  • you often need to know your stuff around analytics to understand and gather the results;
  • they are way too expensive, expecially server-side solutions, and often over-featured.

We thought there should be an easier way to do it!

Entering Splitstack, a server-side split URL testing tool at an affordable price and with easy-to-read analytics integrated. All in one.

2 tiers: free or 19$ per month.

You won't need to be an expert to use it.

Here how it will work:

  • You create and host your landing pages (no limit in numbers)
  • Upload the URLs on Splitstack
  • Decide how the traffic should be split (%) over each landing page
  • We give you back ONE SINGLE LINK, that you can place wherever you want (Newsletters, Facebook Ads, Google Ads....)
  • We'll take care of splitting the traffic over all your landing page variations from the back-end through that single link.
  • You will be able to track how every single landing page is performing in real-time, through an easy-to-use dashboard, where you will be able to monitor clicks, conversions (% and #), traffic.

We decided to build Splitstack publicly starting tomorrow and share the process along the way.
What's the best place to do it if not here on IH?

Thanks for reading and feel free to share your feedback!

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    Hi Filippo, please note that the website splitstack.co is not loading for me.

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      Hi @SkyLinx, thanks for the note, our landing page is up and running now, ready to build now

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      Hi @SkyLinx 😄 we just purchased the domain, still working on our first landing page!
      We will post our progress every week so if you're interested stay tuned 😉

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