Content Auditing

Stale, out-of-date content is always a problem on websites, especially those that have been around for a long time and have grown in size and content. SiteFarm gives you the ability to implement both an active and passive review system to help you keep an eye on content that needs a touch up, a complete rewrite, or to be entirely removed.

Performing these audits brings great benefits:

  • Better search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Reduced contact inquiries and confusion.
  • A better user experience for your site visitors.


Auditing at your fingertips

Each page type contains a Content Audit tab located in the Additional Options section.

Location of the Content Audit tab on a page.

When expanded, the tab contains the following settings:

  • Status - a description of the content's condition
    • None (default)
    • Redundant
    • Trivial/ Irrelevant
    • Outdated
    • Low Quality
    • Thin / Short
    • Duplicate
    • Good
    • Perfect
  • Action - a brief overview of what should be done with the content as a help to the reviewer
    • Leave As-is
    • Remove
    • Improve
  • Notes - a text area for comments to provide additional detail on what needs changing or why this has been singled out for audit
  • Mark for review - the checkbox will reveal the following options:
    • Review by Date - institute a deadline for the review to occur
    • Assigned to - this field requires that the assignee has a user account in your site with a Contributor, Editor, or Site Manager role
      Example of an assigned audit.
      Example of an assigned audit.

To use the Content Audit tab

  1. Navigate to the page content requiring a review.
  2. Click its Edit tab.
  3. Click on the Content Audit tab located in the Additional Options section on the right side of the screen.
  4. Complete the Content Audit settings as appropriate.
  5. Click Save to finish. The audit information will appear in the Content Audit tab under Shortcuts > All content or Manage > Content.

See all your Content Audits in one place

  1. Using your admin panel, use Shortcuts > All content or Manage > Content.
  2. If an audit has been assigned to you specifically, a notice will appear at the top of the main Content view letting you know you have audits requiring your attention:
    An audit notice reading "You have content audit items assigned to you. Please check the content audit list to see your items and begin taking action."
  3. In all, the Content Audit tool includes three tabs:
    1. Content Audit - Displays all pages that have an audit review assigned
      Location of the three Content Audit tabs in the Content view.
    2. My Content Audit Reviews - Displays only the audits specific to the user logged in provided any have been assigned
      The "assigned to me" content audit view.
    3. Stale Content - Displays any content that has not been touched in nine months or longer
      Stale content view with a message reading "This content has not been updated within the last nine(9) months. It is a good idea to make sure the content on your site stays fresh and up to date."
I've been assigned a Content Audit. How do I fix it and remove it from the list?
  1.  Navigate to the content and click its Edit tab.
  2. Expand the Content Audit tab to review the particulars of why this page was chosen for audit. If necessary,  speak with the person who assigned the audit for more information.
  3. Make the necessary changes to the content.
  4. In the Content Audit tab, update the settings to the following:
    1. Status: None
    2. Action: Leave As-is
    3. Mark for review: unchecked
  5. Click Save to finish.