Welcome to The BestTest Directory -
"The Best Test site on the Internet SM."
Frequently Asked Questions About The BestTest Directory
What Directories are included in The BestTest
What is the process?
Since we first established this most useful test place in 1998, we have
changed it to a database we call SmartTest TM.
SmartTest performs the following functions:
- Provides listings of existing entries in each of the different directories
- Enables all registered users to search for and propose adding
appropriate information to any of the directories
- Provides for an authentication process, whereby proposed information to be
added can be authenticated by referenced test vendors and/or A.T.E.
Solutions, Inc. before posting.
What makes this site Unique?
What makes this site unique is that it enables you and your nearly
100,000 test professionals around the world to contribute and add to each of
these information sources - at NO COST to either vendor or visitor.
Besides the ability to add information and to use SmartTest as a test
community information warehouse, this site is unique in that it is geared for searchers. Rather than
simply list companies, this site allows you to search for test products and
services by their capabilities. A sophisticated three-tier
classification system allows us to classify products by
- Main Category
Additionally, you can search for a product by text. In seconds you can
find a large selection of the product/service meeting your qualifications.
How complete is The BestTest Directory?
With the NEW BestTest Directory, test vendors
are able to add, modify, and edit their product and service listings any
time. Since all listings are FREE, we expect that every test vendor will
want to put their products and services on the web site.
Can we be sure the Information is Accurate?
We take great care to ensure that the final say about the capabilities and
specifications of the items we list have been approved by the authorized
representative of the test vendor. While we cannot guarantee that errors
will not occur, we make a company representative aware of any modifications to
one of their products. Also, we generally include links to the source of the information or where you
can go to get further verification of the product's or service's capabilities.
How many Test Vendors are Included?
We know of approximately 3,500 test vendors and we are attempting to contact
all of them.
Is this site intended for Advertisers?
This site is primarily designed to disseminate information about test to
visitors. In order to get as much information about test products and
services, legitimate test vendors can list their products here FREE of charge
and without obligation.
Advertising is available, however, for those who wish to promote their
products in a better light. For complete details, go to Advertising.
We are also open to exchanging advertising banners. Contact us at experts@BestTest.com
How is The BestTest Directory tied in with The
The BestTest Newsletter is emailed twice each month to those members of
the BestTest community who wish to receive it. (You can Edit your profile
and change this request.) The BestTest Newsletter provides the following
in each issue:
- Focus on a Product or Service. e.g. one issue may be on
"oscilloscopes" while another is on "testing
services." For past and upcoming issues see The
BestTest Newsletter Index.
- An article on how to select the feature product/service.
- A survey question about the feature product/service
- A direct link to the various directories dealing with the focused
- The latest News in test for the past half month, including Test
Publications and new product releases.
- List of upcoming events
- Links to advertisers and those having Embedded Image Ads.