Benchmarks

Overall Sitemorse Mark

Also, the following additions and subtractions are made:

  • If the "first page metadata" test is failed, 0.25 is subtracted.
  • For each of the ADSL and Corporate "first page timings" tests, 0.1 is subtracted for each "fail".
  • For UK government sites the eGMS score (which consists of the pages which correctly provide the mandatory eGMS data, as per the "Compliant pages" table below) is included at a weighting of 10%

The minimum score is 0, and the maximum score is 10. Scores exceeding these limits are brought back in range.

The Overall Mark is calculated as follows:

  • 36% weighting to Function diagnostics
  • 26% weighting to the Performance Mark
  • 20% weighting to the Accessibility Mark
  • 18% weighting to Quality diagnostics

Example Overall Sitemorse™ Mark calculation

This is how an Overall Mark would be calculated for an example website.

Sitemorse™ Test ResultsIndividual Mark (out of 10)Weighting
Function diagnostics< 0.040 problems per page6 + 6 x 36% (2.16)
Quality diagnostics< 7 problems per page7 + 7 x 18% (1.26)
Performance< 1,100 ms
>= 270kB/sec
7 + 7 x 26% (1.82)
Accessibility>= 60% of pages pass A
>= 5% of pages pass AA
4+ 4 x 20% (0.80)
MetadataFirst page FAIL- 0.25
ADSL speed testFirst page FAIL- 0.1
Corporate speed testFirst page FAIL- 0.1

Overall Sitemorse™ Mark Total :

6

Function diagnostics

The following diagnostics count as Function. The mean number of diagnostics per page is calculated, and converted to a score out of 10 using the table at the end of this page.

  • Function: All diagnostics
  • Email: Function diagnostics, and url/mailto link problems.
  • Metadata: file/html/notitle

Quality diagnostics

The following diagnostics count as Quality. The mean number of diagnostics per page is calculated, and converted to a score out of 10 using the table at the end of this page.

  • Code Quality: All diagnostics
  • Email: Quality diagnostics
  • Metadata: All file/html diagnostics except file/html/notitle

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Individual Marks

A summary of how all the individual marks are calculated.

Benchmark score
(10=Best, 0=Worst)
Function
(per page)
Quality
(per page)
Response Time
(milliseconds)
Download Speed
(kilobytes/sec)
Compliant pages Failing words
100< 0.8< 100>= 270100%< 2%
9< 0.010< 2< 150>= 210>= 94%< 2.8%
8< 0.018< 4.5< 225>= 150>= 80%< 3.45%
7< 0.030< 7< 350>= 120>= 60%< 3.85%
6< 0.040< 10< 500>= 96>= 50%< 4%
5< 0.075< 13< 700>= 72>= 40%< 4.5%
4< 0.090< 20< 900>= 48>= 27%< 5%
3< 0.150< 30< 1,100>= 30>= 15%< 5.5%
2< 0.200< 50< 1,300>= 18>= 10%< 7%
1< 0.250< 100< 1,500>= 6>= 5%< 10%
0>= 0.250>= 100>= 1,500< 6< 5%>= 10%