Website of the Swedish municipality of Stockholm, the City of Stockholm.

Screenshot of Stockholm stads's web site

stockholm.se April 2012

The City of Stockholm’s website provides information about the region and the council for both visitors and residents as well as a number of e-services. The municipality covers the most central part of Stockholm with a population of over 800,000. Work on “stockholm.se version 2″ has been ongoing during the winter with a number of changes being made to the site. “version 1″ of the current site was launched in May 2008.

Rating breakdown

Stockholm stads website received a suprisingly average score. As with a number of websites rated so far, Stockholm scored particularly poorly within SEO. The website offered positive examples of many of the criteria in the Beantin Index, but was let down by inconsistency.

The City of Stockholm would benefit from better governance and guidance for its numerous web editors. After a little bit of a follow-up and some refresh-training, consistent publishing standards would allow the site would pick up a number of additional points.

Spider chart showing the breakdown of the rating

Spider graph showing the breakdown of Stockholm stad's rating

As with Skatteverket and Polisen, it was surprising to find such a large and well visited site that doesn’t have gzip compression enabled. This would speed up the site and save the council significant bandwidth.

Plus points to stockholm.se for using a standard login for their e-services (in the form of BankID) rather than creating their own.

Minus points for showing signs of so much good work, but failing to maintain quality across all pages within the site. Some examples being; inconsistent alt attributes, poor implementation of canonical links, neglect of how pages appear in the search results of external search engines, lack of captions on videos.

Rated using Beantin Index V1.0.

Stockholms stad, reviewed by James on 2012-04-11T15:22:00+00:00 rating 6.6 out of 10

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