This spreadsheet is used for taking content audits and content inventories – a task often done toward the beginning of an information architecture or content strategy project, and essential for any website or intranet content migration project.
The spreadsheet stores information about each page on the website. It allows you to get an understanding of all the content on your website, and see it all at a glance.
Before taking a content inventory, think about what you need to get out of it and what you may use it for in your projects. Think about what information you may need to collect, and only collect that – don’t collect more than you might need – it is just a waste of time and effort.
Here are two articles on how to take a content inventory: