I graded the website www.waterstones.com on Tuesday 19th of October 2021 and scored speed at 48 out of 100, mobile at 100 out of 100, security at 88 out of 100, accessibility at 96 out of 100, search at 76 out of 100, readability at 38 out of 100, and technology at 32 out of 100. This resulted in an overall score of 68 out of 100.
Rob Gowans, Founder WebsiteGrader.Org
|80 to 100||Excellent||Website perfoming exceptionally well|
|60 to 79||Good||Website perfoming fairly well|
|40 to 59||Acceptable||Website has some issues|
|20 to 39||Marginal||Website has many issues|
|0 to 19||Poor||Website has severe issues|
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You have 2.7 seconds to grab the attention of your target audience. The best websites achieve this with a unique brand identity, strong visuals, and a clear message. I analyzed a screenshot of the home page of www.waterstones.com and was able to detect the following primary visual themes:
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A slow website reflects poorly on any business with the majority of people expecting a page to load in less than two seconds and Google now taking website speed into account for search result rankings. I've measured the overall speed of www.waterstones.com and it scored 48 out of 100.
|80 to 100||Very Fast||Website perfoming exceptionally well|
|60 to 79||Fast||Website perfoming fairly well|
|40 to 59||OK||Website has some performance issues|
|20 to 39||Slow||Website has many performance issues|
|0 to 19||Very slow||Website has severe performance issues|
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Websites are being accessed more and more on mobile devices, so you need to make sure that your website is mobile friendly so that visitors have a good experience on mobile devices such as tablets, or smartphones. I've measured the mobile friendliness of www.waterstones.com and it scored 100 out of 100.
|80 to 100||Excellent||Website has few mobile usability issues|
|60 to 79||OK||Website has some mobile usability issues|
|40 to 59||Poor||Website has many mobile usability issues|
|20 to 39||Very Poor||Website has severe mobile usability issues|
|0 to 19||Terrible||Website has extreme mobile usability issues|
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A secure website protects both visitors and the website owner from hackers and cyber criminals who are continuously scanning for weak websites to attack. I've measured the security of www.waterstones.com and it scored 88 out of 100.
|80 to 100||Excellent||Website has few security issues|
|60 to 79||Good||Website has some security issues|
|40 to 59||Average||Website has many security issues|
|20 to 39||Poor||Website has severe security issues|
|0 to 19||Very Poor||Website has extreme security issues|
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Many websites are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or even impossible for visually impaired and other disabled visitors to use. I've measured the accessibility of www.waterstones.com and it scored 96 out of 100.
|80 to 100||Excellent||Website has few accessibility issues|
|60 to 79||OK||Website has some accessibility issues|
|40 to 59||Poor||Website has many accessibility issues|
|20 to 39||Very Poor||Website has severe accessibility issues|
|0 to 19||Terrible||Website has extreme accessibility issues|
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People search on Google every day to help them find whatever they are looking for, but how do you encourage Google to display your website in search results ahead of your competitors? I've measured the search ranking potential of www.waterstones.com and it scored 76 out of 100.
|80 to 100||Powerhouse||Excellent search ranking potential|
|60 to 79||Strong||Strong search ranking potential|
|40 to 59||Good||Favorable search ranking potential|
|20 to 39||Moderate||Fair search ranking potential|
|0 to 19||Weak||Limited search ranking potential|
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Readability is the ease with which a visitor can understand the written text on your website. If your website content isn’t easily readable, no amount of clever words will get your message across. I've measured the readability of www.waterstones.com and it scored 38 out of 100.
|90 to 100||5th Grade||Very easy to read|
|80 to 89||6th Grade||Easy to read|
|70 to 79||7th Grade||Fairly easy to read|
|60 to 69||9th Grade||Plain english|
|50 to 59||12th Grade||Fairly difficult to read|
|30 to 49||College Undergraduate||Difficult to read|
|0 to 29||College Graduate||Very difficult to read|
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Choosing the right technology to power your website can often mean the difference between staying one step ahead of your competition or falling behind in the race to engage with customers online. I've analyzed the technology of www.waterstones.com and it scored 32 out of 100.
|80 to 100||Exceptional||Exceptional use of website technology|
|60 to 79||Superior||Superior use of website technology|
|40 to 59||Advanced||Advanced use of website technology|
|20 to 39||Moderate||Moderate use of website technology|
|0 to 19||Basic||Basic use of website technology|