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Step 1 – Ordering a Content Brief

Creating a Content Brief is a three-step process:

  1. Ordering a Content Brief 
  2. Creating the Sections
  3. Reviewing and Editing

This document covers step 1.

Different Ways to Get a Content Brief

Content Briefs can be ordered the following ways:

  1. Using the inline adder.
  2. Selecting an Inventory Item (In Topics or All View)
  3. When viewing Related Pages in Topic Detail view.
  4. While viewing Ranking Topics in Page Details view.
  5. While viewing All Briefs

Ordering a Content Brief requires that you have at least a topic and optionally a URL.

Using the inline adder.

The inline adder can be used to add new topics and/or pages to your inventory. It can also be used to create an association between an existing topic and an existing page.

Click Add to inventory in the top right section of the action bar.

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Fill in the topic and the URL (optional)

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Click Get Brief and press Finish.

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Confirm your order.

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Selecting an Inventory Item (In All or Topics View)

Using this method while in the All View will order an Optimize Brief because there is a page associated with the topic. In Topic View this method will order a Create Brief as there is no page associated with the topic.

Click on the checkbox beside the row for wish to order a content brief, then click on Order Brief in the top action bar.

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Confirm your order

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Click on a row in the Inventory > Topics view.

Click Related Pages in the left navigation bar.

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Mouseover the row you want and click Get Brief.

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Confirm your order.

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When Viewing Ranking Topics in Topic Detail view.

Click on a row in the Inventory > Pages view.

Click Ranking Topics in the left navigation bar.

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Mouseover the row you want and click Get Brief.

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Confirm your order.

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While Viewing All Briefs

Click Briefs in the left navigation bar.

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Click Order Brief at the bottom of the left navigation bar.

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Fill in the topic and the URL (optional)

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Click Get Brief and press Finish.

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Confirm your order.

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Those on a self-serve plan (you signed-up and purchased online) must continue the brief generation process by choosing their titles. Otherwise, the order will remain in Create Sections status. See Step 2 – Creating Sections of a Content Brief.

Viewing Brief Order Status

To view the status of your order, click Brief in the left navigation bar.

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To further filter this list, click on one of the status filters in the left navigation bar.

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Brief Statuses
Updated on September 20, 2021

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