Website Testing Checklist

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Website Testing Checklist

Website testing main aim is to check for website bugs and errors.

Website testing can greatly impact how well your new website performs and affect your website SEO. Sounds obvious, but testing helps identify simple errors to more complex issues that can greatly affect user experience and results.

Testing can identify issues like basic functionality failing, accessibility to users, security vulnerabilities, and the site’s ability to adapt to different pressures.

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Website Testing Checklist

How well your website performs.
Quality Error Testing

Common error issues like broken links, images not loading, search functions not returning results, and forms not submitting correctly.

Useability Testing

How easy is the website to use using real people.

The website should be easy to use with clear instructions.

Cross Browser Compatibility Testing

Testing that your website displays on as many browsers as possible including mobile browsers.

Speed Testing

Test page loading times on both desktop and mobile devices.

Speed can impact your search engine rankings so effecs basic website SEO.

Use Free Google’s PageSpeed tool to test the loading speed.

A/B Testing

Comparing two versions against each other to determine which one performs better.

Performance Testing

Can the website sustain to heavy load of request? The website should handle many simultaneous user requests at once.

Security Testing

Identify potential vulnerabilities using penetration testing and secure them.

Interface Testing

Test whether the submitted requests are being sent and received correctly.

Application, Web, and Database Server.

Database Testing

Test if any errors shown when executing queries along with response time and fine-tune where necessary.

Accessible Testing

Is your website accessible to people with disabilities? Website accessibility is for example being able to use website without a mouse, or with a screen reader.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Web Standards Testing

HTML and CSS validation

Web standards often means a more accessible and user friendly website which displays more consistently across different web and mobile browsers.

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