Knowledge Base

What do Sitemorse Surveys test?

Surveys check the top 125 pages of each website, Sitemorse measures performance, tests functions and checks compliance (HTML/eGMS/Accessibility) thoroughly on each of the tested page, and then ranks the site based on the weighting detailed further below:

  • Function

Testing how well will the website function for a user, examples of the tests include checking if there any broken links or missing downloads, illegal characters used, DNS issues or emails that will not work.

  • Code Quality

Thoroughly checking the build (HTML) code of the site and checking against the recognised web standards (poor website code can hamper performance and cause serious display issues)

  • Accessibility

Based on the available tests that can be carried out automatically on a site, e.g. is there an 'ALT' text tab on the images to allow screen readers to advise a visually impaired user to be told about the image, we are testing the site for both A & AA compliance reporting on page failures.

  • Performance

Checking the ability of the servers to react to page requests and look at your ability to manage pages deliver - not just on one page but we report the average performance across the site - providing a valuable indication of the experience a site visitor would receive.

In this report we do not comment on any measure of site sensitivity, popularity, ease-of-use, effectiveness or the commercial objectives, considerations and constraints, which may have been applied to site direction, development, design and performance criteria.

Full description of Sitemorse Benchmark Ratings

The Sitemorse Knowledge Base is the repository of knowledge about the Sitemorse system.

Every time a new feature is added, a question asked or anything our technical team believe might be appropriate is recorded here.