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Siteimprove helps you polish the content

Siteimprove is a tool that helps the editors in improving the quality of the content. It automatically scans the pages, and seeks for improvements, such as broken links and misspellings, and then guides you in fixing them according to the university’s communications strategy language policy.
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The Siteimprove tool is only visible for the editors, who are logged in to beta.aalto.fi. You can find the tool on the right-hand side of every page, please see the image below.

First, you have to log in to Siteimprove with your user name and password, sent to you in the beginning of the summer. If you haven’t received them, please contact us at [email protected]

After logging in, you can see the status of each page. For example, in the image below the small icon shows that the page has 101 issues in total. If the page is only visible to Aalto authenticated users, the tool doesn’t work, showing 'page not found'.

If the tool is in Finnish, and you want to use it in English, click on the icon and then anywhere on the tool. A new tab opens up, and in the top right-hand corner you can click and open your profile, where you can change the language.

Siteimprove icon on the frontpage

After clicking on the tool, the tool opens a larger window showing you information about the quality of the content on the page. On the first line, you can see that the tool is showing issues regarding the page you are browsing. You can also choose to see a site overview, or your history.

The first issue you see is the readability of the page. The tool shows the readability of the content, based on, for example the sentence and word lengths on the page.

Besides the readability, the sections that the editors should check are

  1. Broken links
  2. Misspellings
  3. Links to the old services – These are important to check, so that we only link to the new site
Siteimprove window

By clicking on any of the three sections above, Siteimprove opens up a new tab with all the issues regarding the page you are browsing. You can easily check, where to find the broken links, and the misspellings on the page by clicking on the texts on the left.

For example, by clicking on the broken links, you can see the links on the page that are not working. The tool highlights the links, so they can be easily found. You can open the broken link in a new window to see where it leads to. By clicking on the “Edit in CMS” button, you can go back to the page that has the issue, and edit it through the Edit button.

Siteimprove broken links page

When editing a page, you might notice that next to the Save button there is also a Siteimprove recheck button. By clicking on the button, Siteimprove rechecks your page for issues. After the error browsing is complete, you can see the issues, as explained above.

In case you are even more interested on what other options Siteimprove, you can click on the Page Inspector button. You can find information, for example, on the overall quality of your page.

Siteimprove page overview