Free Website Health Check


What is a Website Health Check?

A website health check is an analysis of a website to identify things such as broken links, how pages display on different screen sizes and devices, an assessment of page load times and reasons why your website may be slow and consuming lots of data, etc.

To help evaluate the quality of your website based on the above criteria, Targa offer a website health check on two levels. The first one is free (no that’s not a typo), and the more comprehensive one is at a reasonable cost based on the size and complexity of your website.

Free Website Health Check

We have a number of tools at our disposal, along with skills and experience to enable us to analyse your website and produce a basic report on things such as:

  • Broken links
  • Page load times for your home page and two other key pages on your website.
  • Image sizes, where we’ll provide feedback on any excessively large images.
  • A high level overview of the use of certain content types which could help with SEO.
  • A visual observation of your website on a laptop, mobile phone and table, and provide feedback by email, along with screenshots and comments on our observations and recommendations.

How’s that for free?

Comprehensive Website Healthcheck

Our comprehensive paid-for website health check consists of all of the above items which are included in our free website health check, but is more thorough and instead of targeting your homepage and a couple of randomly selected pages, we look at your entire site. Of course with some websites consisting of hundreds or thousands of pages, you might prefer that we target specific pages or sections of your site, and prioritise according to your objectives and you budget.

Selectivity and prioritisation in this way will of course be cheaper, and if the 80/20 rules applies, you should see the benefits for far less spend than a thorough granular analysis and report would cost.

What will a Website Healthcheck find?

Some examples of what a website health check can reveal could include:

  • Checking for errors, such as:
    • Checking for broken links
    • Checking for missing images
    • Fixing any website errors found.

  • Review for improvements:
    • Checking how the major tags such as <title>, <h1> and <h2> etc are being used.
    • Page load speed analysis.
    • Website architecture analysis.
    • Page structure validation using the W3C validator.
    • Internal links - analysis and review of existing internal links and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Can a Website Health Check improve my site's performance?

On it's own, a website health check won't improve a website's performance anymore than an annual MOT (road safety check) on a car will improve a car's performance. The objective is to identify problems and areas of improvement.

Once those problems and areas of improvement have been addressed, improvements with speed, pageload times and page stability can be expected.

The impact of speed and ease of use can have a direct impact on conversion, but different and more focussed test on how customers interact with your website can be achieved through user testing.

Get in Touch

If you would like to discuss anything further, feel free to reach us by email or phone as follows:

    Email: daron@targaweb.com
    Phone: 01406 373511


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