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Siteimprove and Vision: A Dynamic Duo in Digital Government Experience

by Natalie Meshbesher, Partner Marketing Specialist at Siteimprove
Post Date:07/23/2018

Picture an average day as a website manager. When creating fresh new content for your website, the process may look something like this:

  1. Log into your content management system
  2. Write and edit content
  3. Preview on your website
  4. Edit for typos and broken links
  5. Hit “publish”
  6. Update content a few days later after reviewing analytics data

Sound familiar? While it may look like six simple steps to creating quality website content, there is often more to the process since you’re likely having to click in and out of multiple pages and programs – which can eat up a lot of time and resources better spent elsewhere.

That’s where the Siteimprove CMS Plugin comes into play. Now while you're uploading and editing content within the VisionLiveTM CMS, you can streamline that process with valuable content insights and analytics data from the Siteimprove CMS Plugin.

Siteimprove's automated intelligence platform crawls your website to identify areas of improvement like content errors and digital accessibility issues, plus it delivers a wide variety of analytics data to help you further optimize your website.  

How does the Siteimprove CMS Plugin streamline your work process? 

The new Siteimprove CMS plugin works seamlessly with Vision’s user-friendly interface and   appears as a movable widget on any page you are editing. With the plugin, there's no more clicking and dragging between windows and programs, your CMS, or other plugin extensions you may be using. Scan any individual page at any time, and let the integration compile its findings into the Siteimprove Intelligence Platform – so you can begin optimizing content right away.

With everything you need right at your fingertips, you have a bird’s eye view of your website and your overall digital presence.

Screenshot of plugin overlay on the VisionLiveTM CMS dashboard.

The Siteimprove CMS Plugin helps you identify your website's analytics data, quality assurance problems, accessibility issues and more, directly within your CMS.

Create a Universally Accessible Website

The digital world is constantly changing, causing seemingly accessible websites to become inaccessible rather quickly. In addition to scanning for quality assurance, style consistency, and search engine optimization, the plugin also uses the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 ) that local governments must abide by.

The plugin alerts content contributors of any potential accessibility issues by highlighting them directly on the page, so you’ll know exactly what needs to be fixed and why. This gives joint Siteimprove and Vision customers the ability to work toward greater accessibility compliance, in real time.

Screenshot of plugin overlay highlighting various accessibility issues.

Identify accessibility issues with on-page highlighting of issues such as poor color contrast, missing alt text, and more.

Put Analytics to Use

With the integration, your analytics data doesn't have to live in a separate environment anymore. Once you log into the VisionLive CMS to edit an existing page, all the key performance metrics are right in front of you – like page traffic, page interactions, time spent on page and more. With analytics and content insights readily available, content contributors can test, fix, and optimize their work continuously to ensure a better citizen experience on the website.

Screenshot of plugin overlay showcasing sample analytics data.

Take analytics data from the Siteimprove CMS Plugin to adjust content and design for a better user experience.

Learn more about the Siteimprove CMS Plugin for VisionLive and how the integration can help increase workflow efficiencies, improve website accessibility and enable you to quickly optimize content. If you’re already a Vision customer and want to enable the Siteimprove CMS Plugin within your existing VisionLive CMS, contact support at vision.support@granicus.com.

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