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brittany
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-=====Testing 101=====+====== Testing 101 ======
  
 Here is our guide for running a successful, fool proof test. In this guide, we are going to cover a few of our main principles of running a test: Here is our guide for running a successful, fool proof test. In this guide, we are going to cover a few of our main principles of running a test:
  
-**Principle 1:** Use an incognito window for every test you run.+===== Principle 1:Incognito/​Private Browsers ===== 
  
-This will prevent any caching errors could ruin your test. You can open a private browsing window on most browsers by clicking file in the menu bar and then clicking open new (private browsing window) the verbiage will vary depending on the browser+ Use an incognito window for every test you run.
  
-**Principle 2:** Create an email account specifically used for testing.+This will prevent any caching errors could ruin your test. You can open a private browsing window on most browsers by clicking file in the menu bar and then clicking open new (private browsing window) the verbiage will vary depending on the browser.  
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 +If you don’t know how to find your incognito/​private window, here are some links to instructions on clearing the cache for common browsers: 
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 +  ​[[https://​support.microsoft.com/​en-us/​help/​4026200/​microsoft-edge-browse-inprivate|Microsoft Edge]] 
 +  ​[[https://​support.google.com/​chrome/​answer/​95464?​co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&​hl=en|Google Chrome]] 
 +  ​[[https://​support.mozilla.org/​en-US/​kb/​private-browsing-use-firefox-without-history|Mozilla Firefox]] 
 +  ​[[https://​support.apple.com/​guide/​safari/​browse-in-private-ibrw1069/​mac|MacOS Safari]] 
 +  * [[https://​blogs.opera.com/​news/​2014/​10/​how-to-open-private-window-opera-for-computers/​|Opera]] 
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 +===== Principle 2: Create an email account specifically used for testing ​=====
  
 When you use a personal email or an agents email there is a much higher chance that your test will not actually end up testing what you set out to test in the first place. Your test results will be much clearer if you use a new email that you create for testing. When you use a personal email or an agents email there is a much higher chance that your test will not actually end up testing what you set out to test in the first place. Your test results will be much clearer if you use a new email that you create for testing.
  
-We recommend using a gmail or yahoo email for your tests: +We recommend using a gmail or yahoo email for your tests: ​
  
   * https://​accounts.google.com/​signup/​v2/​webcreateaccount?​hl=en-GB&​flowName=GlifWebSignIn&​flowEntry=SignUp   * https://​accounts.google.com/​signup/​v2/​webcreateaccount?​hl=en-GB&​flowName=GlifWebSignIn&​flowEntry=SignUp
-  * https://​login.yahoo.com/​account/​create?​specId=yidReg   +  * https://​login.yahoo.com/​account/​create?​specId=yidReg ​  
 OR OR
  
-You can use a https://​www.mailinator.com/​ email address to sign up on your site. You can then check the inbox of the Mailinator address ​that you used to see what kind of auto response ​emails your site is sending depending on where/how you sign up +You can use a https://​www.mailinator.com/​ email address to sign up on your site. Mailinator is a 100% free public email creation service that you can use to create a short-term email for testing (the emails are deleted after a few hours). This system is used by developers and professionals across ​the globe to test emails without bombarding their emails with tests. You can insert a mailinator email (you can create your own email simply by typing out your email @mailinator.com. for example, you could use **rgtest@mailinator.com** or **bestagentever@mailinator.com**) then you can go to mailinator.com and search for that email you used in your test to review any emails/​autoresponders on your site. 
  
-**Principle 3:** Use a test phone number.+To learn more about Mailinator, you can head over to https://​www.mailinator.com/​faq.jsp 
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 +===== Principle 3: Use a test phone number ​=====
  
 The phone number you use can be any random string of numbers, for example 123-456-7890. It must be 10 digits long. The phone number you use can be any random string of numbers, for example 123-456-7890. It must be 10 digits long.
  
-**Principle 4:** Sign Up on your account+===== Principle 4: Signing up on your website =====  
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 +When you are creating a new lead to run a test, you should always sign up on your website as if you were a user accessing your site for the first timeThis is a good idea for two reasons:
  
-When you are creating a new lead to run a test, you should always sign up on your website as if you were a user accessing your site for the first time. This is a good idea for two reasons. First, you gain a better understanding of how your site works from a new lead's point of view. More importantly,​ signing ​up on the site allows you to properly test many of the Lead Managers features such as lead assignment, text notifications,​ and so on. +  - You gain a better understanding of how your site works from a new lead's point of view.  
 +  - Signing ​up on the site allows you to properly test many of the Lead Managers features such as lead assignment, text notifications,​ and so on. 
  
-**Principle 5:** Delete ​the test Lead from the CRM after running the test.+===== Principle 5: Deleting ​the test lead when you're done =====
  
-You never want to use the same test lead account for multiple tests.  +You never want to use the same test lead account for multiple tests. ​Deleting the lead frees you up to be able to run other tests on your website in the future without creating multiple emails. ​
  
-**Checklist for running your test:**+===== Checklist for running your tests=====
  
 +  - Open up your incognito window to view your website as a new lead would
   - Use your test email   - Use your test email
   - Use a test phone number   - Use a test phone number
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