Siteimprove is a software tool used by UHD as part of the maintenance and development process for our website. It provides authorized users with a visual dashboard that indicates site-wide and/or sub-site status based on a variety of measures (e.g. “Digital Certainty Index,” “Quality Assurance,” “Accessibility,” “SEO”). UHD’s University Relations department serves as the application owner, and staff in the Webtech role for other departments use the product to troubleshoot and understand the use of their department’s content on the UHD web site.
The graphic below shows an example of a UHD site-wide view in Siteimprove. Authorized users have the ability to navigate to a sub-site view by selecting the sub-site in the dropdown box in the upper left of the dashboard.
Features of the Dashboard:
Digital Certainty Index: Make note of your site or sub-site’s most troublesome issues, and take measures to correct them.
Quality Assurance: Identify the overall quality issues on your site, including broken links, misspelled words, and any links to unsafe domains.
Accessibility: Fix headings, images, links, or forms with accessibility issues.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Make sure your intended audience can find your pages.
Usability: Graphically view your site statistics, including visits, page views, and bounce rates.
Response: Not used at UHD.
Policy: View or create policies, which are collections of tasks that can be performed on the site, such as searching for a specific URL or logo site-wide or in a sub-site.
Below are links to training materials for functions that can be performed using Siteimprove.
The most commonly used functions among UHD users are bolded and underlined. Please note that
Identifying Broken Links, which is addressed in the Quality Assurance section, and
Conducting Searches, which is handled through creating and executing Policies, are the most widely used functions at UHD.
NOTE: The training materials below are part of Siteimprove’s educational series and include some features that are not options within UHD’s Siteimprove implementation.
As an editor on the UHD website, the expectation is that you will review Siteimprove to ensure the health of the web pages you are responsible for.
IT and University Relations recommends reviewing three key areas at least once a week (these items would have a high impact on user experience on the UHD website)
- Broken links
- Image sizes
For assistance using the software, please contact Technology Learning Services (A-700, 713-221-8200). To request access or for other questions regarding the use of Siteimprove within the context of managing UHD’s web content, contact
in University Relations.
BASIC SITEIMPROVE FUNCTIONALITY