Remove redundant, out-of-date content. Reduce clutter so that users can find what they need.
Why remove content
There are over 40 million GOV.AU web items across the internet today.
Reducing the clutter also helps to build user trust, maintain your digital estate and make search results better.
There are 5 steps to removing your content from the web.
How to remove content
- Step 1: Get approval to removeHow to explain to content owners why their content should be removed.
- Step 2: Create a removal planThis is for a major removal of content. It involves people, time and responsibilities.
- Step 3: Archive and record contentThis is evidence of government business and is a Commonwealth record.
- Step 4: Remove content from the webAfter archiving, follow these steps when you take content off your website.
- Step 5: Decommission a websiteTo decommission a website means to remove it from service.
Content strategy output
What you'll get
- Less content clutter
- A clearer, more accurate website
What to do
Analyse, discuss and work out which content you need to remove. Do this with your stakeholders and development team.
Develop your strategy phase
Set the foundations