You have created your variations in our graphical editor and are ready to launch your test. To preview your changes: use preview mode.
The "Preview" feature lets you preview the changes. This feature is only operational when the AB Tasty code is present on your site.
The preview does not replace a real test, because preview mode forces changes to be shown in order to give an overview.
To preview a variation, click the Variation menu and then click the "Preview" option.
A new tab will open in your browser with a navigation bar at the bottom of the page. It allows you to browse from variation to variation and make sure that all of your page’s elements are positioned correctly.
A fragment is also added to the URL (ex: www.myurl.com/#applyVariation=29465). This fragment only appears in preview mode and is not shown when the test is activated. You can add this URL fragment to any page on your site to force changes to be applied on the page in question. In this example, "29465" corresponds to the variation’s ID (identifier). If you change the variation, this identifier will be different, as each variation has a unique ID.
If you want to see the impact of your variation on another page, just copy the variable "#applyVariation=29465" (replacing the ID with that of your variation) at the end of the URL.
In preview mode, applying changes via this method is de-correlated from the targeting of your test.
In other words, you can force changes to be applied to a page that will not meet the targeting criteria and will not participate in the test. The navigation bar tells you, however, and for information purposes, whether the page meets the targeting criteria in Details.
This method does not replace a real test, since you can not test click tracking or targeting.
To know how to QA a test, refer to Verify a test before rollout.