To make use of best practices online, you need to know how to organize your content properly. Whether you need to organize your content for advertising campaigns, other professional projects, or personal projects, making sure to keep your content in a structure you can quickly access and understand is critical for long-term success and usability as you develop various projects.
The Basics Of Online Content
When creating any project, you need to have a content outline. This outline keeps your project organized and on the correct path. Whether you are creating a website or writing a book, make sure to review your content outline often to verify you are producing the correct content for the project.
In many cases, the content outline on a website should follow a path to make it easy for search engines AND users to understand what your content is about. Start with broad content and continue drilling down further until you are as detailed as you need to be with the content on your page.
How Do You Organize This Content?
To provide an example structure, let’s look at how you could organize content if you were (1) writing articles on your own website and (2) submitting articles to other sites.
You will begin with a folder that will be specifically for content you will write. There will be two folders inside of that one. One will be specifically for website content, and the other will be for submissions. Inside of those folders, you will then designate where the content is going to go. In the website content folder, there will be individual folders for each website or page you want to build. In the submission folder, there will be a folder for every place that you will submit this content, allowing you to keep track of everything.
Finally, it is important to keep all of your content further organized. You can create an Excel spreadsheet or other tracking document to use to keep track of your content for your website and everywhere you send to. Additionally, you could use Sorc’d software to organize everything if necessary. If you use a spreadsheet, you will be able to track which content is bringing the most visitors, and also, see where most of the visitors end up.
Once you have this system set up, you should have no problem at all monitoring everything. Your ability to track your content and the results that you get will mean the difference between failure and success.
Tools For Organizing Content
Depending on your goals, you can use a variety of tools for content curation or aggregation. If you want to simply aggregate your content and compile it in a specific area, it would require less work on your part than if you were to execute content curation in some fashion. Many people are making use of an online content curation app to solve their needs. Regardless of what you decide, making use of some structure is bound to make your job easier.
The Importance Of Quality Content
It is recommended that you use excellent content, regardless of its purpose. Even if you plan to submit to blogs, article directories, and other locations, using high-quality content is a must. If a person reading the content is motivated by its quality to click the link to see your actual website, this is reason enough to make sure that these articles are also of high quality. It is recommended that you use a tool like a speech-to-text software program so that you can write as fast as possible. The speed at which you are able to do this work will also play a large role in how much success you will have with this endeavor.
Content organization does not need to be difficult. In fact, depending on how you are doing it and with what tool, it can be a super quick and easy process.
The video I’ll share below will outline one strategy for effectively organizing your content online with tags using a program called Evernote. Take a look and let me know if any of it doesn’t make sense!