Content modeling, Resources

All “In short” key points (kept fresh)

In Short Light bulb teaser
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Below you can find all “In short” notes from all published articles.

πŸ’‘ What is content modeling? In short:

  1. A content model consists of:
    1. Highly structured content types
    2. Relationships between content types
    3. Metadata, taxonomies assignable to content types
  2. A content model also includes the way how content is crafted, the assembly model
  3. Content modeling is the process of creating a content model and I strongly suggest to include a wide range of stakeholders and to do it collaboratively

πŸ’‘ How does content modeling look like? In short:

  1. Get a representative of each role, project sponsors, undecided into a meeting
  2. Get everyone’s buy in by looking at how a good model would simplify their day-to-day tasks
  3. Discuss items you agree on, company goals, customer goals
  4. Agree on core content and list it
  5. Link content types
  6. Assign and test if proposed taxonomies and content types would help you to discover content you now struggle to find in your current setup
  7. Break down bigger content types into smaller ones where needed

πŸ’‘ What to include into a content type? In short:Β 

  1. Remove unnecessary content (formatting, layouts, superfluous information)
  2. Check related content pieces to identify repeated content – that’s the most useful content you have, remove the rest
  3. Slowly re-add supporting content
  4. Add relationships, links, tags and metadata 
  5. Think about the users of the content model