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Get a website health check with Snapshot – the new site analysis tool

Snapshot is an audit tool that allows EdWeb CMS editors and site managers to monitor and evaluate some key areas of their EdWeb site.

Developed by Patrick Chen, the Website & Communications summer intern, Snapshot allows you to enter a URL to gather information on:

  • the structure of your site
  • how long ago pages were edited
  • whether the site uses any data gathering techniques that could be viewed as privacy invasive.

Snapshot – site analysis tool

View your site structure

Being able to see the site structure can really help get an overview ‘snapshot’ of your site. This can be very useful when planning any site organisation or reorganisation work.

With Snapshot, you can view your site structure as a table, site tree, spider diagram or mind map.

Sometimes it’s difficult to get a large and complex site analysed in a way that can help with site restructuring, so being able to view the site in a variety of ways can help to get your site under control.

Check your content freshness

By having an easy-to-use tool to check the last date the content has been published, you can better monitor your content and find areas that need to be edited to make them current, accurate and relevant.

Check for privacy invasive cookies

With the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018, we need to make sure we aren’t in breach of data protection or privacy legislation.

Snapshot can help you identify whether any third-party functionality on your site sets cookies that gather information which can potentially identify an individual personally.

Find out more

Bruce Darby’s blog post on the Website Programme blog details more on Snapshot and what you can discover about your site with it.

Snapshot post on University Website Programme blog

(Ed. this article was originally published on 26 Jan, 2018)