Think of the siteIQ eBusiness Index as best practice homework. We do.
We launched the siteIQ eBusiness Index in 2000 to do four important things.
Identify which Websites are setting best practice standards on the IT Web.
Track and report on innovations, capabilities, & strategies that are changing the rules.
Identify exactly what these sites deliver, where it is, and why it matters.
Create a competitive blueprint other Web teams can use to lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Trusted. Fact-Based. Results.
Opinions are good. Facts are better. eBusiness Index results give you the facts you need to build a Website your visitors love to use.
How We Do It
We Pick the Players
Each year we pick 23 Websites to be on the siteIQ eBusiness Index. These sites are selected from six industries that represent different business models on the Web. Each year, the roster includes the usual suspects that everyone wants to know about (IBM, HP, Dell, Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, Apple) – plus competitive sites that are doing interesting things.
Put them through their paces
Twice a year we evaluate and audit these Websites using the siteIQ Best Practice Benchmark – which is based on the 1,300 types of content, features & capabilities found on these leading Websites – and measures usability from the visitor’s point of view. All of this criteria is organized into 18 categories that map to the major areas of a Website that caters to B2B and B2C technology buyers.(Oh, and one more thing. We update our benchmarks every year.)
Pinpoint moments of brilliance
Each month, we complete in-depth best practice scans to identify new designs, innovations, and moments of brilliance delivered by these sites (plus the 30 additional sites on our Watch List). We drill down into these best practices – and why they matter – in our best practice case studies.
"In 2013 the Networking Systems and Enterprise Software sites held onto the Usability Top 5 rankings. But with 3 of those 5 sites showing downward scoring trends, and HP Software’s triumphant debut at first place, there is no guarantee those spots will be available for them next year."
We’re an intrepid band of Website evaluators, analysts, and professional nitpickers who burn the midnight oil evaluating B2B Websites — and publish all of the best practices and moments of brilliance we find in our Case Studies Library.