Out of 330
websites in the sector, London South Bank University (LSBU)’s has been recognised as the best by Sitemorse, an
independent organisation that looks at websites’ quality, accuracy, design and
many other elements that constitute a quality site.
one ranking also recognises that the site is highly optimised for search
engines, offers an effective user experience no matter what device or browser
it is accessed through, and that it conforms to W3C and IETF technical
Marketing Senior Manager Joe Hoyle explained the significance of the number
is a reflection of the dedication and effort we have put in to making sure the
LSBU website is of the highest standard both in its content, design and
decision about what university to go to is a major undertaking so our objective
is to make sure all users of our site can find the correct information they
need as quickly and easily as possible.”
website is the only HE and FE sector site to exceed the Sitemorse target score
of eight out of ten, having achieved 8.3, also scoring significantly higher
than most large companies such as Apple, John Lewis and Amazon.
Sales Manager Dave Harper added, “London South Bank
University approached us at the end of 2015 and asked if we could help them to
achieve a better website with a higher ranking in our Quarterly INDEX, a report
of all organisations in a particular sector, by providing the most thorough
were already scoring well and were ranked just outside the top 10 in the
previous two INDEXes, but they wanted to improve further and to do that they
needed to be informed of all the issues affecting their website so that they
could fix them.
be ranked number ONE of an INDEX which includes 329 of your peers is a
fantastic achievement and we are delighted that all the hard work and
dedication from Joe and the team has paid off.”
Co-founder of Squiz, whose Matrix CMS software the website is built on and who
assist in developing the website, said of the award:
“We do a lot
of work within the Higher Education sector and understand that they face a
unique set of difficult problems, so reaching the top of the Sitemorse ranking
is a significant achievement for all involved - a journey we are very proud to
be a part of.
speak for themselves when the right people, strategy and technology come
together to reach a common goal and Squiz look forward to the future with LSBU.”
continued programme of improvement over the last several years, the LSBU site
has moved from 179th, to top 20 at the end of 2015 and now number one,
marking steady and consistent improvement.