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Content Audit

What is Content Audit?

A content audit is a systematic review and evaluation of all the content assets, such as articles, images, videos, and other media, that are present on a website, social media profile, or other digital platform. It involves analyzing the quantity, quality, relevance, and performance of the content to identify strengths, weaknesses, gaps, and opportunities for improvement.

Why is Content Audit important?

A content audit helps organizations assess the effectiveness of their content strategy, optimize content performance, and make data-driven decisions for content creation, curation, and management.

How to use Content Audit?

Here are general steps on how to conduct a content audit:

Define the goals and objectives: Clearly define the purpose and goals of the content audit. What are you trying to achieve? What specific aspects of your content are you evaluating? This could include factors such as SEO performance, engagement metrics, content quality, and relevance.

Create an inventory of content assets: Compile a comprehensive list of all the content assets that are part of your website, social media profiles, or other digital platforms. This could include articles, images, videos, infographics, PDFs, and other media.

Collect data and metrics: Gather relevant data and metrics for each content asset, such as page views, engagement metrics, social shares, conversion rates, and other performance indicators. This data will help you assess the effectiveness of your content.

Evaluate content quality and relevance: Review the content assets based on predetermined criteria, such as content quality, relevance to target audience and business objectives, accuracy, freshness, and alignment with brand guidelines. This evaluation will help you identify content assets that are performing well and those that need improvement.

Identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities: Analyze the data and evaluation results to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement in your content strategy. This may include identifying high-performing content that can be optimized, low-performing content that needs to be updated or removed, and gaps in content coverage that need to be filled.

Create an action plan: Based on the findings of the content audit, create an action plan that outlines specific recommendations and steps for optimizing your content strategy. This may include content updates, revisions, repurposing, consolidation, or removal, as well as content creation plans and content governance strategies.

Implement changes: Execute the action plan by implementing the recommended changes to your content strategy. This may involve collaborating with content creators, designers, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure that the changes are implemented effectively and efficiently.

Monitor and measure results: After implementing the changes, monitor and measure the results using the same or similar metrics used in the content audit. This will help you track the effectiveness of the changes and make further adjustments as needed.

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Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts experience research and creative design excellence. We provide strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour and combine this knowledge with inspired design. The results enable organizations to improve effectiveness, engage users and provide remarkable customer experiences to their audiences.