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What are Performance Ratings?
The SafeShoppingNetwork Performance rating system is designed to answer the question: Does everything work? This is a case where things can look good and the site can test safely, but may have slow downloads, broken links or poor HTML coding.
Don't let the fancy words scare you. Performance ratings are simple. Our technology does all the work. Performance ratings bring up test results for the following three criteria:
What is Download Time?
Download time is the amount of time it takes for a page to actually come up on your screen.
What is Link Validity?
Link validity determines whether or not a link works. When you click on a word or a direction, does it actually take you there? Or do you get a page that "cannot be displayed" or is completely irrelevant?
What is Html Validity?
Html validity is the heart and soul of a website. It determines whether or not the site works. It is the foundation. If something is wrong with the html programming, then the structure of the website is weak. You'll either get broken links, missing parts or a long drawn-out load time. Nobody wants to waste time. Most internet users are in a hurry. If a page doesn't load quickly users immediately click off the site and a potential sale is lost.
Why are these ratings so important?
Performance testing is critical because it tells you how well the website is put together. You can easily look at the meters to see how well a site tests and decide if you want to even visit a particular site. Performance ratings give the consumer power in making individual decisions on whether or not a site is safe and reliable.
How do I know what “Good” and “Bad” Performance Scores are?
When you look at the SafeShoppingNetwork Web Site Performance Score, you are seeing the total score that results from the addition of the individual Download Time, Link Validity, and HTML Validity scores.
The maximum Total Performance Score possible is 100 points.If you look at the chart below, you can see how web sites generally score when tested for Performance Ratings.The SafeShoppingNetwork excludes those sites that score below 70 points from our listings.
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