2018 siteIQ eBusiness Index | Movers & Shakers

Every year the siteIQ eBusiness Index sees sites moving up and down the rankings. But this year was more active than most.

Aligning the siteIQ Index benchmark to current “less is more” content approaches left a bit of impression. However, the advancement of big-picture digital strategies was more influential than even the siteIQ team could have predicted.

So, what were the driving factors that launched some sites up the Index and made others sink like a stone? The results – and what’s happening behind the scenes – may surprise you.

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If you haven’t done a deep dive into the 2018 eBusiness Index results yet, then that should be your next stop. Also, don’t miss the Index rankings of your favorite industry segment or category.

About the siteIQ eBusiness Index

siteIQ evaluated the twenty-five Websites listed on the 2018 siteIQ eBusiness Index. These Websites are categorized into eight industry-specific segments including:

  • Business Software (Adobe.com, Microsoft.com, Symantec.com, Citrix.com)
  • Cloud (Salesforce.com, Netsuite.com)
  • Enterprise Software (CA.com, IBM Software, Oracle.com, SAP.com)
  • Enterprise Systems (Dell.com, IBM.com, HPE.com)
  • Network Systems (Brocade.com, PaloAltoNetworks.com, Cisco.com, Juniper.net)
  • Professional Services (Accenture.com, Capgemini.com, Cognizant.com, IBM Global Services)
  • Consumer Systems (HP.com, Apple.com)
  • Enterprise Storage (EMC.com, NetApp.com)

These in-depth evaluations were conducted using the 2018 edition of the siteIQ eBusiness Index Best Practices Benchmark, which includes 18 distinct categories. Within each category, sites are scored based on three unique criteria:

  1. Website Features: The content, resources, assets, and collateral provided on any given Website. The siteIQ Best Practices Benchmark currently identifies & tracks over 1,000 types of Website features that represent typical competitive requirements. Within each category siteIQ analysts track the number — as well as quality — of features provided.
  2. Website Usability: The overall practicality, versatility, usefulness, and convenience of any given Website. The siteIQ Best Practices Benchmark currently includes 145 metrics that measure usability from the visitor’s perspective. Within each category siteIQ analysts score usability questions based on a strict set of standards to award between 1—100 points per question.
  3. Overall Performance: The aggregate suitability of any given Website that factors Website Features and Website Usability scores.

The 2018 evaluations were performed during the first quarter of 2018.

Category: Index Rankings

Class: Website Reviews and Rankings

Websites Profiled: siteIQ eBusiness Index Websites

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About the Author:

President of siteIQ :: I focus on best practices – and share with our clients and Library members how leading Web teams deliver world-class user experiences. My job is to find best practices and illustrate why they work. How the smartest Web teams innovate – and solve common problems. How leaders put the right pieces together to perfect effect.

2 Comments

  1. Richard Mr. Rubin January 25, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    Great stuff….Thanks.

  2. siteIQ Team January 25, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    Hi Richard, it’s great to see you! I’m so glad you like the post. IBM’s trends are quite fascinating, aren’t they? We’ll be closely watching their strategy play out over 2019. Should be interesting!

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