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Website Functionality Testing Checklist

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Website Functionality testing is critical before the launch of any new website. It is important to made sure the website functions correctly before you start getting visitors and traffic to your site.

Website functionality is primarily how your website works and what it can do. The last thing you want is for a button to fail and crash as the link is incorrect, or imagine someone trying to buy your product or service and the payment doesn’t work and that new customer leaves.

We all use different browsers to look at websites, and they all work totally differently so you must check your website is displaying and working on each browser.

Have you thought how you will track your website visitors? Adding google analytics code to analysis data will give you great insight into who is visiting, from where and even more important your top performing pages so start gathering that information from day one. This can also be a way to get Google search console verification.

There are many things you need to test before your new website launch.

 

Website Functionality Testing Checklist

Check Forms Work. Check they send and you receive the information fully.

Especially enquiry and contact forms which enable new customers to make contact.

Make sure Thank You  and confirmation messages display.

The ‘Contact Us’ page is one of the most critical pages on your whole website.

Make it clear and simple how to make contact.

Contact details must be correct and clearly visible.

Check payments work

Make sure not in testing mode.

There are a number of website legal pages needed for your website.

GDPR, Privacy Policies, Terms and Conditions etc.

404 appear when the page is not Found its an error message.

Server displays this when it can’t find the URL requested by the user.

Custom 404 page can be fun and informative so reduce bounce rate, and keep users on your website.

Broken links are bad for SEO and user experience.

Check Internal links
Check External links

Check spelling, grammar and punctuation. 

Add links to your social media platforms.

Make sure people can easily find your social media pages to be able to follow and like.

Check social sharing options work – sharing links/buttons to every piece of content you create.

Page speed is a measurement  how fast the content on your website loads.

If your site is slow  they may not wait around for the page to load.

Check all data is correct not any missed “Lorem Ipsum” that may have been used as place holders.

Webpages can look different in each web browsers.

Check your website works in all browsers for example Chrome, Edge, Safari, firefox etc

Test how easily a visitors can see your website on a mobile device.

Smartphone traffic now exceeds desktop traffic in many countries.

Make sure your website displays well on mobile device.

Mobile-friendly design should be a priority as Google predominantly uses the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking.

SEO can help you rank better in search engine results pages.

Make sure you have a robots.txt file, rich snippets and sitemap.

Getting listed on google can be difficult so don’t forget to work on SEO.

SEO – On page SEO and off page SEO.

Think about E-A-T SEO Google-Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trustworthiness.

Add google analytics to allow traffic analysis and can help you understand you website visitors. 

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