7.7

Website of the Swedish municipality of Köping.

Screenshot of Köpings kommun's web site

koping.se April 2012

Köping municipality’s website provides information about the region and the council for both visitors and residents. The municipality is located in Västmanland County in the central part of Sweden with a population of just over 25000. The website tested was launched on 4 April 2011.

Rating breakdown

The Köping website scored highly across the board, with scores of over 70% in all categories apart from one. Köpings kommun scored terribly within Search engine optimisation and managed to record the lowest score ever for that category on the Beantin Index. With just a bit of housekeeping and small adjustments, the municipality of Köping would have taken the lead at the top of the index.

Spider chart showing the breakdown of the rating

Spider graph showing the breakdown of Köpings kommun's rating

In many cases where the website dropped points it was for reasonably minor (or easily fixed) issues, such as making the link text a slightly darker shade of blue to improve the colour difference between background and foreground.

Something quite concerning, but not specifically tested by The Beantin Index, was that the municipality’s old website is still online, accessible and index by the search engines. Certain searches such as eldning utomhus (Garden bonfires and outdoor fires) brings up the a link to the old site.

The existence of the old site creates a real risk for incorrect information to communicated and should be corrected (by closing the old site and redirecting the URLs) as soon as possible.


Rated using Beantin Index V1.0.

Köpings kommun, reviewed by James on 2012-04-03T13:10:06+00:00 rating 7.7 out of 10

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