In this section:
- Gather all the information you can
- Prepare your spreadsheet
- Define your assessment criteria based on current state
- Assess your pages
A content audit provides a current-state picture of your content.
In a content project it helps you work out the action for that item, based on qualifiers like how old it is, who owns it and what the quality is like. You may also conduct audits on existing sites to target maintenance efforts.
The content audit template is set up to capture the information outlined in this section. Use it in conjunction with the explanations on these pages.
Content audit guide and template (4syllables — and the original source for some of the detail on this page)