points to noted for web credibility assessment

Essentials things to take care of during web credibility assessment

Owning a website do wonders to your business and it’s something every business owner is well-versed with. As we head towards 2016, there are speculations regarding the fate of the World Wide Web. What every business owner fears the most is failed investment. Here you get a quick glance at the statistical data of recent times that will satisfy most of the business owners:

  • Recent study has shown that worldwide internet population increased from 6.7% in 2000 to 40.4% in 2014.
  • There has also been huge increase in the number of mobile internet users than other platforms.
  • Escalation has been noticed in the total number of websites, like from approximately 17 million in the year 2000 to almost 1 billion in the year 2014.

This way it’s quite clear that a website is an effective way to do business and this is expected to remain same in the coming future as well, which is the reason more and more firms are offering web development services. But it is needed to be careful as you opt for a development agency as you need to pick a firm that offer varying and dynamic services. For instance, it must discuss about the website design and functionality required by you as well as helps you in developing the content for your website.

However, the case is that most development firms aren’t keen on discussing the advantageous factors, such as how to form the content, the design elements making your website more appealing or the functionality that is going to be effective.

Though it’s necessary to make the website look attractive, there are other things also need to be considered to assess the quality of the credibility of a website. Credibility assessment can be done on the basis of following measures:

  • Accuracy
  • Aesthetics
  • Authority
  • Professionalism
  • Impartiality
  • Current trend
  • Quality
  • Popularity

Here are the tips to go by in order to assess the credibility of a website:

  • Even though there has been endless studies done on the issue of credibility assessment of a website over the years, still every year there are more advancements in technology thus making the previous studies redundant.
  • In some studies, close relation was found between the user preference for visual design and the credibility of a health related website.
  • Social networking has had a huge impact on the digital marketing and when this kind of activity is focused on a brand or a product, then it has far reaching impact on business credibility.
  • The above mentioned factors have made experts to believe the importance of web credibility assessment as nowadays it’s even harder to make a difference between authentic and fake information.
  • Often it happens that the user have difficulty in assessing the credibility of a document when they are short of skills or ability to collect evidence from reliable source to support it.


Now it’s quite clear that the credibility of your website is extremely essential and it helps you in dealing with a situation in a much better manner.

Octal Info Solution is a web and mobile development company running successfully in countries like India, USA, UK and recently started business in Singapore. We have successfully handled innumerous projects over the years and look forward to serve you better.

Sumit Garg

Project Manager @ Octal Info Solution