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|Launched||June 1, 2012|
Google Optimize, (GO) formerly called Google Website Optimizer, is a freemium web analytics and testing tool by Google. It allows running some experiments that are aimed to help online marketers and webmasters to increase visitor conversion rates and overall visitor satisfaction.
The Google Optimize website is used to design experiments and open a WYSIWYG editor for each version tested in the experiment. The free version allows running a few experiments at the same time and a user needs to upgrade to Google Optimize 360 to run more of them. There are also other limits including limited audience targeting options.
The editor alone will not work for creating complicated tests especially on pages with dynamic content such as Angular, Vue or React. To use GO on more complicated, dynamic pages, manual work by programmers is required to integrate experiments into frontend or backend code.
On 1 June 2012, Google announced that Google Website Optimizer (the predecessor to Google Optimize) as a separate product would be retired as of 1 August 2012, and its functionality would be integrated into Google Analytics as Google Analytics Content Experiments. However, Google revived Google Website Optimizer as Google Optimize, which allows connecting to Google Analytics to run the tests and design experiments on the GO website.
Google Optimize is part of the Google Marketing Platform.