Avoid these 5 crucial content audit blunders

Want to optimize your content for SEO and business success? Then don’t commit these common snafus when auditing your website.

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Content audits of websites and marketing campaigns are essential, but most business owners despise them.

This is not a post on how to conduct one, though. You can read guides from Quick Sprout, Mightybytes, Majestic, and Duct Tape Marketing if you want step-by-step content audit instructions.

Instead, let’s focus on content audit mistakes people make. These five blunders are common but easily avoidable:

Mistake 1: You have no concrete goal.

Before you begin the process, establish why you’re doing the audit in the first place.

Maybe your sales and marketing departments aren’t playing well together, which is costing you potential business.

Perhaps you’re seeing plenty of traffic arriving at your site, but it’s not creating leads and revenue.

Maybe your content is failing to attract a crowd.

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