Interactive website review checklist

Interactive Website Review Checklist for Solopreneurs & Small Businesses

Have you ever used a website review checklist? Between us: I’m not a fan.

They manage to be overwhelming and incomplete at the same time. And the worst thing of all is that they are just collections of single tips with no strategy behind.

Yet, a checklist is a great tool to find out how you can improve your website.

So I created one that actually helps you do it. In a strategic, pain-free and fun way. Watch this 3-minute video where I show you how it works.

Note: This video has subtitles, so you can watch it with sound muted.


Video: Introducing interactive website review checklist

Video transcript

Hi. I’m Gill Andrews, a content creator and a web consultant. Today, I’m going to share with you a pain-free method of how you can review your website like a pro.

It will help discover what’s missing on your website, what you’ve been doing wrong and how you can do it right to make your website finally work for you.

If you have to take care of your website yourself I’m sure you’ve seen many articles with website review checklists. Maybe you even used one for your own website.

The problem I have with those checklists is that they are overwhelming, with many points and lots of text to scroll through. It’s easy to lose perspective and difficult to filter out new information if some points are already familiar to you.

Many of those checklists are also incomplete, as they focus only on a particular aspect, like SEO, web design or user experience.

But most importantly: Those checklists are just collections of single tips. Yet, single tips won’t work unless they are a part of a bigger strategy.

But generally speaking, a checklist is a great tool for reviewing a website.

I’ve even created one for myself to use when I’m doing website reviews for my clients.

But then I thought, why not share it with everyone?

So after reading over 50 articles to make sure it’s as accurate and as complete as possible, I’ve created this:

A free interactive website review checklist, designed specifically for solopreneurs and small businesses.

It is based on a 4-step strategy of how to get people to buy your product, and it takes into account every aspect of running a successful business website. But because of its special structure, it’s not overwhelming.

After you’ve used it to review your website for the first time and crossed off things that you’ve already done, you’ll be able to see a clear picture of where you are. In particular:

  • What’s missing on your website.
  • What have you been doing wrong.
  • How you can do it better.

Going forward, you can use it as an on-going todo list for your website and as a tool to organize new information you find online.

Click on the button below to get this free website review checklist together with video tutorials that will help you use it more effectively and make your website finally work for you. (End of video transcript)

In this download, you’ll immediately get:

  • Website review checklist file.
  • Detailed instructions on how to get started.
  • Links to 12 free tools that will make your life easier.
  • Links to two video tutorials on how to use this checklist effectively.

Download, unzip and start reviewing your website right away.

Interactive website review checklist

I won’t blame you if you are not a fan of the “usual” website review checklists you see online.

They are overwhelming, have a narrow focus, and – most importantly – are just collections of single tips.

Single tips won’t work here unless they are a part of a bigger strategy.

On the contrary, this website review checklist:

  • Is based on a 4-step strategy of how to get people to buy your product or services.
  • Takes into account every aspect of running a successful business website.
  • Is not overwhelming because of the way it is structured.
  • Is flexible, and you can add points that are specific only to your website

After you’ve used it to review your website for the first time you’ll be able to see what is missing on your website, what you’ve been doing wrong, and how to do it right to make your website finally work for you.

Going forward, you can use this list as an on-going todo list for your website and as a tool to organize new information you find online.

Apart of its usability advantages, this checklist will also automatically teach you the “why” – the reasons behind this or that check point without much text around it.

If you want your website to do better but don’t know how, this is your answer.

P.S. If mind maps are not your thing, here’s the same website checklist as PDF.

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About the Author
Gill Andrews is a versatile content creator and web consultant for small businesses and solopreneurs. When she is not writing blog posts or reviewing websites, she is probably running after her toddler son or eating chocolate cake (because reviewing websites and running after toddlers requires energy no salad can provide).

12 thoughts on “Interactive Website Review Checklist for Solopreneurs & Small Businesses

  1. Wow. This is an impressive resource, Gill. I love how you’ve divided the checklist into (a) get more traffic, (b) make people know, like and trust you, and (c) drive sales; and then have listed specific action points for each of these. And then listed additional resources. It’s almost like a whole book in one blog post. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Henneke 🙂 I thought I’ll share this list, and that would be it. But now it became clear to me hat it is just the beginning , “the Volume #1 of the encyclopedia”, because it is too complex of a concept for me to leave my readers alone with it.

      So I’ll take a couple of days to think about how I can make it even easier to apply and will probably do more quick video tutorials on each subsection of the checklists.

      Happy to know you found it useful! 🙂

  2. Hey Gill,

    This is a very smart way of organizing a ton of information. How very clever to just put it in a free mind map tool! That makes it extremely useful indeed.

    I am getting lots of ideas while browsing through the mindmap. I reminds me of how very useful a strong visualization of information is – I mean I knew, but am seeing it all over again. I liked your infographic of a few posts back a lot, too. It actually makes me think I should make a visual representation of my own website content, just for myself, to better get a grasp of which subjects I am forgetting.

    Yes. A brilliant idea. Nothing less.

    1. Thank you so much, Kitty! 🙂 Glad (and relieved) to know you think it’s a good idea. I wasn’t sure till the end whether others will find it useful or whether it’s just me 🙂

      I think when it comes to complex things – which running a successful business website certainly is – visual representation is a must. I often draw mind maps if I feel overwhelmed with the information I have to deal with. I even draw mind maps as post drafts if it’s a big post. My “mind mapped out” feels more at peace and can generate more ideas based on what I see on that map.

      Looking forward to what this checklist will inspire you to! 😉

  3. Awesome checklist Gill. By including resources you’re helping people fill the gaps they find on the checklist instead of just leaving them hanging. Well done!

    1. Thank you, David! Glad you found this useful. I guess you can use it for your own website and for the websites of your clients, too 🙂

  4. Thanks for the website review checklist.
    I’m impressed. The mindmap is a great visual tool for me.
    I’ve been reviewing websites of my friends and this checklist is just what I need.

    1. Hi Barry. My pleasure. Happy to hear this checklist will help you in your work. Happy website reviewing! 🙂

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