Functionality of testing a good website

essential elements of good website testing

Since now websites have become more adaptable people prefer to have a website for their business. All web development companies are thus forced to build the website with advanced features mentioned by the client. Therefore it is to be built to avoid all kinds of errors in the website. Even a single error could affect the clients business.

To avoid these errors testing is now taken as an essential step while doing a website project and to deliver the website confidently to the clients. Thus testing has a greater role in developing a website increasing the customer experience.

However when a good test is said to be done? Tests may be done on something which you are not sure about either based on the analytics or a wild guess. In a good test you will learn some even if it's a failure, but it will be worse if you don’t use those learnings further. It may show much worse than resulting bad performance by doing a bad test. Good tests are done to form a testing framework on the basis of business matching the company.
There are 3 key ideas for good website testing with essential elements.

  1. Starting with insight and hypothesis
  2. Starting in a question format is not a good beginning. Be alert for the cases when things are standing out badly and and feel unusual. Once you have an insight in which you try to build a hypothesis with that. Like always try to view things from the user's point of view. Like if the insight you have is working well remember how it will be beneficial for the users and where you can use it more beneficially. Do compare the speed and conversion rate both in mobile and desktop, obviously the conventional rate is more for mobile so try to improve it in both desktop and make mobile rate better. And if it is bad then try to improve the features. If you start to view things from the user's point, then you can always do your work better and can analyze the difference between the best and worst.

  3. Come up with a lot of small ideas
  4. Bring out some new ideas in a broader approach than usual which could create more impact while testing your hypothesis. It's worth testing to recreate something like a call-to-action button with changing its text with slight changes. But coming up with ideas in a small and creative perspective could give a huge impact. Think of it in a slightly different way. Start with small tests then making big changes.You will get to know how much difference a small alteration creates.

  5. Opt for simple and best work
  6. Try to start with the hypothesis that is easy to understand and run. Once the project starts it is not easy to test it always so it's better to use the simpler one from the beginning. Testing using less time and with limited resources is what we prefer the most. In the other case it will be time consuming and difficult to follow it always. Taking more time to test even a single page might take a lot of time causing the lag of the project. Always work for the conversion rate so it will be easy for the business conversion and development.

  7. Stick with it
  8. Test regularly using the approach chosen and compare the results. This also makes a way to learn. Website performance can be improved a lot more with proper testing . There needs to be a proper framework for your team to test in a comfortable manner. Follow this framework without any hurdles and will be on the right track.