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Content Inventory

What is Content Inventory?

A content inventory is a detailed and comprehensive list of all the digital content assets that an organization has, typically associated with a website, social media profile, or other digital platform. It includes various types of content such as articles, images, videos, infographics, PDFs, and other media. The purpose of a content inventory is to create a structured and organized overview of all the content assets, which serves as a foundation for content evaluation, optimization, and management.

Why is Content Inventory important?

A content inventory provides valuable insights into the content landscape of an organization, allowing stakeholders to have a clear understanding of the content assets that are available, their locations, and their status. It helps identify content gaps, duplications, and inconsistencies, as well as opportunities for content optimization, repurposing, or consolidation.

How to use Content Inventory?

Here are general steps on how to conduct a content inventory

Define the goals and objectives: Clearly define the purpose and goals of the content inventory 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 inventory 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 inventory. This will help you track the effectiveness of the changes and make further adjustments as needed.

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About Akendi

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.