Writing blog or website has been part of my day today activity and some people have been continuously asking me about the topics which I deal with. And my reply has been always as “Whatever seems interesting to me”. Thus I came across one more interesting thing that is Website Review. Today writing website reviews has become an effective way to increase income. People publish them for payment or shared advertising revenue to several websites or to their own blog or website. But the question arise “What is a Website Review and how it is done”? When writing website reviews, there are several elements that should be included in the review, depending upon the audience. The audience is the primary concern when writing a website review. If the audience is a group of webmasters, your review should be different than if you are writing for the general Internet user. It’s advisable to not take on more than you can handle. If you as writer do not have the technical expertise or vocabulary to write a review for website developers, then don't. Keep your reviews simple, for the more common Internet surfers. So let’s move step by step:
1. Introduce the website, its purpose and your overall opinion on the effectiveness of it providing its purpose. It involves explaining what it is the company doing and how effective it is in providing that service.
2. Review the design. Design is the first thing you notice when you open the website. It involve questions like Weather it appealing? Does the color scheme work? Consider how easy it is to navigate the site. Share your opinion on how the design and navigation work. Did you find anything that didn't work? If so, make note of it. In general you discuss about the template used.
3. Focus of the site. The focus of a website is the site's purpose. To resolve it work on questions like Is the purpose of the website clear? Can a first-time visitor easily discover what the website is trying to accomplish? If the website is advertising a product, is it clear and appealing? Would you purchase a product from the website?
4. Fundamentals of the site. The fundamentals are the basic operation of the website. How long it takes to load on different devices like PC, Mobile, and Tablets? Do the hyperlinks work? Is the navigation easily understandable? Large websites should have a "site map" for the user to easily see the navigation scheme.
5. Content is everything of the website. So check Weather the content is relevant to the purpose of the site? Is it well written? As a visitor to the website, the content should be pertinent. Read through several pages of the website's content, like anything that is published professionally, it should be free of grammatical, spelling and formatting errors.
6. Evaluate the website for its overall effectiveness. And ask question to yourself like Can you as the user easily accomplish your reason for visiting the website? Was the information or product you were searching for easy to find? Was that information up to date and accurate?
7. Most websites have an "About Us" page or other page that introduces the company, its qualifications and writer's profiles. Is the website written by one or multiple authors? With as much information that is available on the Internet, it is important to understand whether the website is accurate and that the writers are qualified to write about the content displayed. Can you easily discover whether they are qualified to write about the website's purpose? Writers should have their own profile page.
8. Beyond the basics. If the audience includes group of website developers or other group of information technology professionals, make sure you should delve a little deeper in your analysis of the website. Along with the basics discussed in the previous steps, you should discuss: color schemes, alignment and visual organization; marketing capabilities and branding; functions of widgets, forms and html; browser capability and resolution.
Well that’s something that even I learned few weeks ago. If you seems having information that can add value please do comment below and click on the links for more information on doings.