University Website Programme

Site appraisal tools

We offer support for a range of tools that will help you to monitor how people are using your site. These are available for everyone using the ed.ac.uk domain name, regardless of whether you use EdWeb.

Google Analytics

The University web stats are collected using a free tool called Google Analytics. Web stats can give you all sorts of useful information about your site visitors, such as how many of them there are, where they are from, and what keywords they used to find your site.

Further information is available on our wiki.

Google Analytics [EASE login required]

Sitebeam automated site checker

Sitebeam  is an external service that reports on a wide range of aspects of website quality including spelling mistakes, broken links and missing accessibility information.

Read the information on the wiki and then get in touch if you'd like us to run a report for your website.

Sitebeam [EASE login required]

Writing for the Web

If your website analysis shows you might want to update or tweak your website copy, you might want to refresh your writing for the web skills to ensure your website content is working as well as it should for you.