Content Strategy for the Web

Content Strategy for the Web

by Kristina Halvorson, Melissa Rach

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Overview

FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS

BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term success?

For organizations all over the world, Content Strategy for the Web is the go-to content strategy handbook. Read it to:

  • Understand content strategy and its business value
  • Discover the processes and people behind a successful content strategy
  • Make smarter, achievable decisions about what content to create and how
  • Find out how to build a business case for content strategy
With all-new chapters, updated material, case studies, and more, the second edition of Content Strategy for the Web is an essential guide for anyone who works with content.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321808301
Publisher: New Riders
Publication date: 02/24/2012
Series: Voices That Matter Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 391,988
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kristina Halvorson is the founder and president of Brain Traffic, a nationally-renowned agency specializing in content strategy and writing for the web.

Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading content strategists, Kristina speaks regularly to audiences around the world about how to deliver useful, usable content online, where and when your customers need it most. She has led content projects for hundreds of websites across dozens of industries. Her presentations about web content are consistently given top ratings at conferences and by clients alike.

In 2009, Kristina curated the first Content Strategy Consortium to facilitate a national dialogue about this emerging discipline. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Rapid Rise of Content Strategy at Facebook and Beyond
Before We Begin

REALITY
1 NOW: Hit the ground running.
2 PROBLEM: Why does your content (still) suck?
3 SOLUTION: Content strategy to the rescue.

DISCOVERY
4 ALIGNMENT: Down with silos, up with people.
5 AUDIT: Take a close-up look at your current content.
6 ANALYSIS Your content lives in a complicated world.

STRATEGY
7 CORE: Core strategy: the center of it all.
8 CONTENT: Substance and structure: the stuff they come for.
9 PEOPLE Worldflow and governance: the path to victory.

SUCCESS
10 PERSUASION: Making the case for content strategy.
11 ADVOCACY: Get out there and do something.
12 HERO: Save the content, save the world.

Content strategy reading list
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
About Brain Traffic
Index

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Content Strategy for the Web (Voices That Matter Series) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
paulsignorelli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kristina Halvorson, in "Content Strategy for the Web," offers a concise and well produced introduction to a subject of interest to those of us involved in workplace learning and performance (training)--and anyone else interested in knowing how to reach online audiences effectively through well designed and engaging content. The book itself is an example of what it promotes: rich content provided in a graphically interesting format that leaves readers with "a high-level overview of the benefits, roles, activities, and deliverables associated with content strategy" (p. ix). "Content Strategy" takes a simple--but never cursory--approach to the subject; it begins with reminders that great online content is the result of a cohesive strategy including analysis, structure, creation, extensive revisions, formatting, publication, updates, archiving, and a willingness to revisit that entire cycle as needed rather than a one-time start-to-finish process. "Web content is never really finished," she suggests. "Sorry" (p. 131). That straightforward confirmation leaves us with a lesson well worth remembering and an invitation to further exploration.
Dirka More than 1 year ago
Nice
hip2hop More than 1 year ago
I rented this book for a class. The information helps experienced web developers manage their content. I liked the ebook format and I saved money too.
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