Another 5 fantastic testing tools have been added to our directory this week. To help you test your website more easily you can use these tools to gain feedback from your site users and create small online surveys, monitor your website for downtime and make sure your Google Analytics is set up correctly. There are also tools to track bugs easily and to detect any malware on your website or whether you have been blacklisted.
Let’s run through the new testing tools in more detail.
WebEngage is practically a 3 in 1 tool that we’ve termed as ‘Online Surveys’ but it is more than that. It does allow you to create short targeted surveys and present them to your users, but you are also able to gain feedback from your website visitors using the form builder. Additionally, you can create short lead generation forms and display them on pages where visitors are most likely to need assistance, such as pricing pages.
You can manage multiple accounts from one dashboard and integration with your website is straightforward.
Use WebEngage to gain feedback, convert more visitors into enquiries or sales, conduct surveys and gain more information from your site users.
WebEngage has a free plan available and paid plans start at $15 per month per website. Each paid plan has a 14 day free trial.
Uptime is important. Your site goes down and you start losing enquiries and sales whilst still paying for PPC, SEO, advertising, etc. to drive visitors to your site. If you don’t know that your site has gone down then that is even worse.
Step in SiteLog, a cost effective and straight forward monitoring service to alert you if your website ever has an outage.
There is a free plan available and paid plans start at just $1.95 per month to monitor up to 20 services at 15 minute intervals. Each paid plan has a 30 day free trial.
Millions of websites worldwide use Google Analytics, as it is excellent and free web analytics software. However, common installation and configuration problems can go unnoticed that effect the statistics you get from Google Analytics.
Analytics Checkup is a new auditing tool from Loves Data that runs a series of checks to find common tracking problems and suggests how you can fix them.
The tool is free and Loves Data are developing additional tools to complement the current features of Analytics Checkup.
A clean and simple bug tracking system that integrates with Github and jsFiddle, Snowy Evening aims to make your life easier and more efficient. The interface certainly looks great (anyone used bugzilla?) and Snowy makes adding issues easy whilst providing a simple overview for you to view a summary of each project in one place.
Snowy joins in a crowded market of bug trackers, project management apps and helpdesk software all able to track issues but seems committed to be the best. They have recognised that a range of people need to use a bug tracking tool so it needs to be easy to use.
There is a free plan available and paid plans start at $9 per month.
A problem that many of us worry about, what if my website gets hacked and starts downloading malware onto my visitors computers?
Comodo have launched SiteInspector that monitors your website every day and checks for malware, thoroughly scanning your website and alerting you if there is a problem. But SiteInspector doesn’t stop there, it checks every major blacklist service to find whether your website is listed, again letting you know if it finds anything.
SiteInspector is free for 1 site so you can sign up and have peace of mind.
Those are all the new testing tools added to our directory this week. If you know of any other new testing tools or have any opinion on those described here then please let us know in the comments.