Hey there! I’m Caroline, the website design intern here at Chloe Creative. If you’re anything like me, the phrase “website audit” just flies over your head. Well, two weeks ago I finally learned the ins and outs of a website audit and I’m here to fill you in! Let’s discuss what a website audit is, why they are important to both designers and the businesses, and a few key items to look out for in a website audit.
A website audit consists of looking over an existing website and taking notes on what you would change. These changes may include anything from copywriting, to user experience, to design. I see it as a peer review… lots of times we overlook a mistake or need some fresh eyes to check out and make suggestions to our work. Website auditing is essentially the same thing!
It is helpful to see what a client wants to portray in a fresh website if we (the designers) have somewhere to pull from. Website audits are a way for businesses to upgrade their websites on their own with some designer feedback. Audits also help clients to look at their website from a design perspective – oftentimes clients get feedback on things they didn’t even think about or haven’t even heard of before.
Website audits are always important when developing a website. Think about if you were turning in a paper and didn’t get it peer reviewed… odds are there would be lots of mistakes. Audits are always a great idea when it comes to developing/upgrading a website!
You can actually sign up to receive a free website audit from us here at CCS – sign up via the form here and either myself or Chloe will get in touch ASAP with ways your website can be improved!