Assess Your Website's Current Health and Get Helpful Recommendations
In addition, the audit will help to identify any potential security risks and vulnerabilities. We’ll look at any past threats and identify potential ones that could happen in the future.
All in all, Awesome Cause’s No Hassle Website AuditTM is a thorough and comprehensive way to ensure that your website is operating at its best.
Contact us today to learn more about our technical audit services, you can rest assured knowing that your website is in good hands.
Our 10 Point Inspection
The web host is where your website is located. We’ll take a closer look at the health of your current host, how well it works with WordPress, and make some recommendations on improvements or other hosts that might be a better value.
Malware and infiltration from hackers are real threats when using the WordPress platform. We’ll run a scan of the site’s files and identify possible points of concern that can be addressed to harden security.
It’s important to make your website accessible to screen readers and visually impaired visitors to increase supporters, prevent lawsuits, and aids in better search engine ranking. We follow the industry leading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.1. This guarantees that your site is compliant for all visitors to consume and share your content.
The page speed determines how quickly your website loads on desktop and mobile. A faster page speed means better page rank from Google and other search engines, as well as a better visitor experience. We'll see what is doing well and what could use some improvement on your most visited and major landing pages.
Your positioning on search engines is primarily determined by the way your website has been coded and optimized. We’ll take an inventory of your top 20 pages and make suggestions for improving page rank and social sharing.
The theme that has been created for the website contains all of your code that is presented to visitors. We’ll examine it for any PHP, HTML, and CSS errors. We’ll also test it against some of the more popular browsers across mobile and desktop to see how it looks.
Plugins help provide functionality to your website that the core version of WordPress doesn’t. It’s important to note that we’re not often concerned with how many plugins are running, but rather the quality of the plugins that have been used, if they’ve been updated or abandoned, and ultimately if they are necessary at all. We’ll also run some performance tests to see how much processing and memory they are consuming on your host.
Your marketing channels should work well with your website to measure how people are finding you and where they are going. We'll look at how everything is put together and any automation processes in place to other systems.
The donation process should be smooth and error free. We’ll run several test donations, examine receipt pages, and notification emails to get a full sense of how well the system is working and where it needs improvement.
Getting people to take action should be easy to implement through your use of imagery and a compelling story. We'll take a closer look to make sure the tools are in place for you to be able to do this with WordPress and whatever other systems you're using.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the Website Audit?
Everything you see above is included in the Website Audit. We create a thorough snapshot of the health of your website across all areas of importance such as hosting, theme, plugins, security, accessibility, seo, marketing, fundraising, and advocacy if applicable. We don't only take a look into your main website, but we can also examine your processes on third party systems such as MailChimp, Action Network, Engaging Networks, and the like to determine how well they are integrated and working with your website and the flow of data.
How is it delivered? Can we share it?
The report is delivered as a digital document and can be shared with whom ever you would like. It is yours to keep and share as needed once we are complete. Our clients sometimes engage us before and after a big redesign to double check the work of their web design vendor and the quality of work that they've received.
Are we legally responsible to make changes once we have a Website Audit?
You would need to refer to your legal team about that but we do know that when it comes to accessibility specifically, negligence is not a defense that has held up in most cases.
Can we engage our own web department to make the recommended changes?
Absolutely and we'd be happy to work with them to teach how to make the necessary recommendations or we can handle a portion of the tasks and they can handle the rest. We're here to work with your team however small or large that you need us to be.