Over the last few years, I have specialised in what can loosely be called “website optimisation”. Across the online industry, this might variously be known as “conversion rate optimisation” (CRO), “revenue optimisation”, or more specifically “multivariate testing” or even “web analytics”.
Well I finally did it. I left my office job, handed in the notice for my flat, and went off travelling in Spain. This trip is a lot of things, ambition and folly in equal measure. Certainly not a drastic undertaking on a global scale, but a scary enough proposition for many in the privileged “West”: having to deal with a non-Anglophone society and being removed from our carefully-curated circles of allies. Here are some observations from Month One: