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Getting Started: Content Inventory

Content Inventory helps you monitor and track the performance of your existing library of content within Clearscope.

It’s your starting point in Clearscope to audit and assess your existing content.

And it’s also where you’ll come to monitor and refresh content as it ages.

Your Content Inventory is designed to empower you to take proactive measures to ensure existing content maintains or increases in important metrics such as Content Grade, clicks, average position, and SEO value.

How do I start using Content Inventory?

Auditing and refreshing your existing content is the key to ranking and performing well. Content Inventory analyzes your content library over time and alerts you when pages are losing traffic, rankings, and topical relevance.

In order to get up and running with Content Inventory, follow these steps:

1. From the Clearscope Home page, select the Pages tab underneath Content Inventory on the left-sidebar menu.

Access Content Inventory from Clearscope's homepage

2. Start monitoring your content by connecting your Clearscope project to a Google Search Console (GSC) property.

Select the "Connect Google Account" button to verify the property.

Start monitoring your content by connecting your GSC account

3. Complete the Google sign-in authorization.

4. You will then be prompted to create a new Clearscope project that's associated with a GSC property you have verified.

Select the corresponding GSC property and locale then click the "Create verified project" button.

Create a new Clearscope project associated with a verified GSC property

5. You will be brought to the Add pages screen where you can add the page URLs that you want to monitor.

There are two options for adding pages:

  • A “bulk add” option that allows you to auto-import pages from your site. You may later add monitored queries to each page from the Content Inventory.

  • A “manual add” option where you can include individual page URLs and your chosen monitored queries for that page at the same time if you already have a list of pages and associated queries.

For the auto-import feature:

Select the pages you’d like to add from the listing.

You can use the Search feature to search for specific categories within your URLs to bulk-add pages of the same type. Examples could include /blog/ or /articles/.

When you’ve selected all the pages you’d like to include, click the Add pages and continue button.

You will see this screen. Select “Go to content inventory” to add your Monitored Queries for each page.

Note: This is an important step. Clearscope needs Monitored Queries associated with each page in order to grade your content.

Click “Add query” to add up to 3 queries to monitor per individual URL. Clearscope provides suggested queries for your consideration based on GSC data.

Type in the query you’d like to monitor, and select add.

Repeat this process for each query you'd like to monitor for each individual URL in your Content Inventory.

For the manual-add feature:

Select “Add them manually” instead of using the auto-upload.

On the next screen, add your page URLs to the left side of the table and up to 3 queries that you want to track for each individual page in the right column.

Use a comma to separate each query. Select the “Add pages” button when you’re done.

"Add pages" screen to track and monitor published content in Content Inventory

Note: You can only enter 100 URLs and their queries each time you add more pages to Content Inventory.

6. You will then return to the Content Inventory Pages screen. Here, you'll see URLs start to populate with information such as Content Grade, clicks, Inventory Links, and SEO Value.

Fully populated and GSC-connected Content Inventory view

Note: It takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours for Clearscope to grade your content based on your selected Monitored Queries and for all metrics to show up on your Content Inventory table.

7. Moving forward, whenever you or someone on your team publishes a new piece of content, you can add that URL to your Content Inventory using the same method as described above.

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