Is Your Website A Clunker Or A Keeper?

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Is Your Website A Clunker Or A Keeper?

Are you getting the most from your website? Take this short quiz to find out. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Let’s start with the basics. How long does it usually take for your homepage to fully load?
    • A. 

      A. 0-3 seconds

    • B. 

      B. 4 or 5 seconds

    • C. 

      C.5 or 6 seconds.

    • D. 

      D. You know that tie-a-knot with a cherry stem trick? Let;s just say I've had plenty of time to perfect my craft waiting for pages to load.

  • 2. 
    Does your site have animated graphics?
    • A. 

      A. Of course, with flashing lights, dancing bears, and scrolling neon text.

    • B. 

      B. Yes, but we keep it tasteful.

    • C. 

      C. Yes, buy we've made sure the text in the graphics is search engine readable and/or we only use flash from one or two outside widgets we've embedded, such as a video player.

    • D. 

      D. No flash/animated graphics.

  • 3. 
    How consistent is your website when it comes to layouts?
    • A. 

      A. I used the same layout on every page

    • B. 

      B. I use a small variety of layouts so visitors don’t get bored

    • C. 

      C. I like to mix it up. New pages are an opportunity for variety

    • D. 

      D. Every page is a beautiful and unique snowflake

  • 4. 
    When you search for your website or keywords relating to your site in search engines, where is it located?
    • A. 

      A. My website is first on the list!

    • B. 

      B. My website is on the first page.

    • C. 

      C. My website is on page two or three.

    • D. 

      D. My website exists on the web, and that’s what matters

  • 5. 
    How socially active is your website?
    • A. 

      A. My site is a social butterfly: we're all about Tweeting and Facebooking. We're proud to show of our social status on the site, and we're all about linking to our latest site activity.

    • B. 

      B. My site gets around a bit, with links out to our Twitter or Facebook accounts.

    • C. 

      C. My site feels left out. I'm out there using Twitter and/or Facebook, but I don't really include my website in the conversation.

    • D. 

      D. My site is a social pariah. Stay back!

  • 6. 
    How often do you update your website?
    • A. 

      A. At least once a day

    • B. 

      B. Whenever there is a dead link or new news is published

    • C. 

      C. Once a year, no matter what

    • D. 

      D. At least once a month

  • 7. 
    How much text is on your homepage?
    • A. 

      A. 100% images, reading is for nerds

    • B. 

      B. 50% text, 50% images

    • C. 

      C. 75% text, 25% images

    • D. 

      D. 100% text, images are for hippies

  • 8. 
    How is information organized on your site?
    • A. 

      A. I try to fit as much content as possible onto a standard browser window

    • B. 

      B. I try to fit two paragraphs of information on a standard browser window screen

    • C. 

      C. I prefer to have people scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll

    • D. 

      D. I have a small amount of scrolling without information overload

  • 9. 
    Let’s look at your site’s interactivity. How connected are you are with your readers?
    • A. 

      A. My site has a blog with a comments section, a way to contact us, and that's about it.

    • B. 

      B. I have an interactive forum including user profiles; we have a contact form; and we have comments/ratings on my site’s blogs, images, articles and other content

    • C. 

      C. I have a link to my email address and a phone number

    • D. 

      D. My website might as well be a reprinted vacation brochure: you can read it, but don't expect some tour guide to pop out and tell you the weather.

  • 10. 
    My website updates are usually about:
    • A. 

      A. New products or services

    • B. 

      B. About my cat’s toilet training progress and other fun stuff in my personal life

    • C. 

      C. About major structural changes to my company

    • D. 

      D. Information that my site visitors could find useful in their lives, which also positions me as a subject matter expert

  • 11. 
    Let’s see if your site is search engine friendly. Which of the following best describes your site’s URL and title tag?
    • A. 

      A. Our site’s URL is clean (www.wonderfulsite.com) and our title tag is search-friendly (Wonderful Site)

    • B. 

      B. Our site’s URL is messy (www.212.20.1.wond.erf.ulsite.com) but our title tag is search friendly (Wonderful Site)

    • C. 

      C. Our site’s URL is clean (www.wonderfulsite.com) but our title tag is somewhat general/vague (e.g. "lawyer")

    • D. 

      D. First of all, what's a tile tag? That aside, our site’s URL is messy www.212.20.1.wond.erf.ulsite.com) and our title tag is vague (e.g. "doctor") or AWOL.

  • 12. 
    Is your site Social Media Optimized (SMO)? SMO is leveraging and integrating social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, on your website.
    • A. 

      A. Isn't an SMO one of those health plans that Congress is monkeying around with?

    • B. 

      B. Our website creates a unique perma-link for new content which then I deploy with a URL shortener, such as bit.ly, to promote our frequent updates; we also prominently display a "Share This" option, allowing visitors to promote their favorite items to their own social networks

    • C. 

      C. We liberally deploy "Share This" around our website but we're not big on promoting perma-links on Twitter or Facebook using URL shorteners such as bit.ly

    • D. 

      D. We use social media, such as Twitter and we generally just link back to our website homepage.

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