Written by Shane Diffily.
The value of Web Governance is that it can deliver a minimum level of quality for both operations, and online experience. Get it right and you'll have happy users and happy staff.
But no online management system ever emerges fully formed. Development, evolution and sometimes revolution are all features of a maturing Web Team.
Having worked with dozens of organizations, I now visualize progress in Web Governance as a journey made up of three phases.
Use the 'Web Governance Roadmap' described here to work out the distance you have covered on this journey - and what remains to be done.
Read the blog post A New Web Governance Roadmap
As the busy holiday season starts, taking a step back to evaluate your web analytics will greatly benefit your organization’s understanding of visitors’ interests, behaviors and most importantly their intentions. However, certain industries have marketing departments buried with work during the holidays, while others focus on more strategic marketing efforts for the upcoming year. Regardless of your organization’s speed of business, it is important to review web analytics before the winter to ensure you are reaching yearly website goals. Here are some starting point tips for reevaluating your web analytics:
Read the blog post Winter Analytics Checklist for Your Website
Last Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, Siteimprove was honored to be able to compete in the annual J.Boye conference ‘Web Idol’ competition. Held in Aarhus, Denmark, the conference is a series of international events that aim to bring web practitioners together in an informative environment that fosters relationships and encourages knowledge sharing.
Read the blog post Siteimprove Wins J. Boye Web Idol of the Year Award!
The first step in changing Web Governance is often the hardest.
There is ample evidence that issues with politics in many organizations have resulted in Governance systems that are extremely resistant to reform.
Nevertheless, change must happen eventually. The framework outlined below provides a starting point for this conversation.
Read the blog post A Web Governance Framework That Works
On November 1, Siteimprove will introduce its new refreshed logo. As with all brands, occasionally you need to review your brand and design, to make sure it is keeping up with times and the goals of the company. As part of a larger redesign of Siteimprove’s design profile, the logo is a natural place to start, which will serve as the cornerstone of the rest of the design update.
Read the blog post Siteimprove's Logo Refresh Process
Written by David Herr.
PDF content on the web continues to grow each year, despite the issues of ensuring the content is accessible to everyone. It is possible to create completely accessible PDF documents that contain all the rich content and offer the many benefits that PDF files provide. But until recently there have not been good solutions. Manually tagging PDF documents using Adobe® Acrobat Professional is not an easy process and is very prone to errors. Today I will discuss the basic requirements to ensure a PDF document is accessible and can be read using screen reader technology such as JAWS® or NVDA.
Read the blog post 5 Steps to Ensure PDF Documents are Accessible for Everyone
Siteimprove unveiled a new initiative that saw Jacob Nielsen, a blind user, test websites live at the Danish Digitalization Conference as part of its initiative to bring web accessibility for the disabled and handicapped to the forefront of people’s minds.
Read the blog post Website Accessibility Testing: How does your site look to a blind person?
In 2011, Google began to hide keyword data for encrypted searches, and this only applied to users who were logged into Google. They have now announced however that this will apply to all users and as such will have a significant impact. Up until now, we have been able to provide excellent insight into what keywords our customers’ users used in search engines but in the next couple of months virtually all keyword data from Google will disappear.
Read the blog post What's up with 'not provided'?