I’m giving the site a bit of a facelift since it’s been nearly 4 years since I first rolled this out. Since I’m not technically savvy enough to…
|A simple content re-architecture brought 100+ existing keyword rich articles that were invisible to search engines to within 2 clicks of the homepage.
I went beyond the scope of the project and recommended they restructure the navigation to optimize content accessibility and add a blog-style content library that would house over a hundred articles that were already written, but buried in xml files.
Then, the navigation was re-worked to support an inverted “L”, with high priority content in the upper left of the top and side nav, and low priority content to the right and down. Drive to quote was high priority, then content about Allstate’s products and last content that was about topics related to Allstate’s products. Sub navigation was exposed to help users find relevant content and help the search spiders find content.
The last part of the exercise was to rewrite the 20 existing articles in the auto section and work with UX and design to create a solution for the new blog-style pages that would house the previously inaccessible articles.