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New Study Assesses Content Quality on Public University Websites

11-15-2011 08:00 AM CET | Science & Education

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Minneapolis, MN November, 2011: A new study researched by Siteimprove, known for their website governance tools making content quality assurance easier and more affordable since 2003, scanned the top 25 public college websites. The data collected from the study was an overview on each website and broken down into categories. The list used to implement this study is from US NEWS best national public college rankings of 2011. Gathering the data, Siteimprove ran a website check on the first 2,000 pages of the top 25 public college websites. The findings show an average of 709 broken links. 75% of the broken links were internal and 25% were external. The average number of unique misspellings found on the first 2,000 pages is 105. The five most common misspelled words are: opportunities, technology, accessibility, chemistry, acquisition, coordinator, sustainability, according to the findings from Siteimprove. For accessibility, the data shows 21 out of 25 websites did not have appropriate alternative text on more than 100 images.

Siteimprove’s office in Minneapolis, MN has been in operation since 2007 providing services to US and Canada, currently working with more than 250 higher education clients. They have over 900 SiteCheck subscribers that also include hospitals, government agencies, private sector, and law firms. Their internet-based website services specialize in the field of web analytics, internal site search, content quality assurance, website monitoring, and search engine optimization. In the world of academia, websites hold a vast majority of information to bring in visitors such as but not limited to: future students, prospecting professors, research opportunities, and funding projects. Universities benefit from the easy to use products offered by Siteimprove as a cost effective solution to their website maintenance and monitoring. Web teams of any organization, one or several hundred web editors, can access the effective tools to ensure having quality websites. Siteimprove prides themselves on excellent client service with each client receiving a dedicated account manager and technical support system to assist your web maintenance team.

Siteimprove
1422 West Lake Street, suite 314
Minneapolis, MN 55408
www.siteimprove.com
612-545-5662
Melanie Elliott

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