Most website owners understand the importance of publishing great content on their website, but many do not understand the importance of managing web content effectively. Proficiency in creating and publishing content is a must for maintaining a quality website experience for website visitors.
Below we share four ways to improve your web content management skills:
In-Person Training. The most efficient and impactful means of improving content management skills is having someone train you in-person. While publicly available in-person content management training can be hard to find, a skilled web designer or web content manager could possibly provide in-person training.
Online Video Training. Online training via video is a great way to get up to speed on any number of web related activities. Video training requires dedication and commitment, especially in terms of time. But several resources exist to get started, such Lynda.com or Udemy.com, each having thousands of training videos available on a myriad of subjects.
Online Instructional Material. Copious amounts of instructional material about web content management exist online. The best way to find instructional material online is to search, via Google.com for example, specific tasks. For example, an effective search for online instructional material would be, “How do I manage posts in Wordpress.” An ineffective search would be, “How do I manage Wordpress content.”
CMS Manual. A CMS manual with detailed instructions on how to manage web content can be a great way to improve and maintain content management skills. On the downside, few CMS manuals focus only on content management and often lack information pertinent to managing content on a specific website. Search Amazon.com for available web content management manuals.
Also, consider having a custom manual created for your website specifically. Creating a custom manual is time-consuming, but can be worth the cost. A custom manual should explain in detail how to manage content on a specific website, not websites in general. The manual can also be updated over time as well as handed down to new content managers as staff turns over.
If you are interested in learning more about content management training, contact us today.
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