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Content maintenance checklist

Review your content for relevance and accuracy. Analyse performance metrics against any KPIs you’ve set.

Use these checks and indicators to decide what to do, to improve your content.

Relevance


  • Check if your business and user needs have changed.
  • If your content has an expiry date, check when it needs to be removed.
  • Is your content user-focused?Accuracy
  • Apply any factual updates that need to be made.
  • Advise on any other recommended changes. For example, this may be as simple as changing an image.
  • Assess whether the content needs to be removed or changed. If not now, when?

See Remove content

Accuracy


  • Apply any factual updates that need to be made.
  • Advise on any other recommended changes. For example, this may be as simple as changing an image.
  • Assess whether the content needs to be removed or changed. If not now, when?

See Remove content

SEO


  • Check if your content is findable by external and internal search.
  • Decide if you need to update your keyword strategy.
  • Could you improve on the call-to-action in your metadata?

See Writing for SEO


  • Check that your internal and external links work.
  • Are the links still relevant?
  • Could your hypertext be improved?

See Content Guide hyperlinks

KPIs


  • Review analytics and performance reports.
  • Assess the metrics to know how the the content is tracking and performing against any KPIs that you’ve set.

Your success measures will include:

  • Usability - do the results indicate you need to do further research?
  • Findability - do you need to revise your metadata or keyword strategy?
  • Accessibility - do your metrics indicate issues with readability, WCAG 2.0 compliance, or cultural and linguistically diverse users?

See Set goals and measure success