15 OKR examples for Content

What are Content OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Content to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our Content OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Content Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to successfully complete 80% of the content project

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully complete 80% of the content project
  • Key ResultEnhance content quality by getting two positive feedback per week from the editor
  • TaskRequest feedback after implementing changes
  • TaskIncorporate editor's suggested changes in content
  • TaskSubmit articles regularly for the editor's review
  • Key ResultDecrease project revision rate by 15% through careful drafting and editing
  • TaskTrain staff on meticulous proofreading techniques
  • TaskIncrease frequency of project editing cycles
  • TaskImplement stringent project drafting protocols
  • Key ResultIncrease daily writing output by 20% to fast-track the project
  • TaskEnhance writing efficiency through training/tools
  • TaskLimit distractions during writing periods
  • TaskAllocate more daily hours exclusively to writing tasks

OKRs to enhance quality and reach of written content at TechnoStruct Academy

  • ObjectiveEnhance quality and reach of written content at TechnoStruct Academy
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly content output by 25% without compromising quality
  • TaskPrioritize content production within your weekly schedule
  • TaskOrganize and streamline content creation process
  • TaskInvest in automation tools for efficiency
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in reader engagement metrics
  • TaskImplement a user-friendly comment section
  • TaskDevelop and implement a personalized content recommendation system
  • TaskIncrease frequency of engaging, interactive posts
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback on 90% of content published
  • TaskConsistently create high-quality, engaging content
  • TaskRegularly solicit reader feedback to make improvements
  • TaskImplement changes based on received feedback swiftly

OKRs to implement AI for content enhancement

  • ObjectiveImplement AI for content enhancement
  • Key ResultIncorporate AI algorithms into content management system by end of quarter
  • TaskDevelop strategy for integrating identified AI algorithms
  • TaskImplement and test AI integration within the system
  • TaskIdentify suitable AI algorithms for the content management system
  • Key ResultIncrease content personalization using AI by 30%
  • TaskImplement AI-driven algorithms for personalized content curation
  • TaskEnhance user profiling for improved personalization accuracy
  • TaskConduct A/B testing to optimize AI personalization efforts
  • Key ResultImprove content discoverability by 40% through AI-based SEO improvements
  • TaskDevelop AI-driven keywords and meta tags for better search visibility
  • TaskImplement AI algorithms to evaluate and optimize SEO strategies
  • TaskUtilize AI for predictive analysis of trending topics and keywords

OKRs to deepen understanding of audience content preferences

  • ObjectiveDeepen understanding of audience content preferences
  • Key ResultAnalyze data and summarize top 3 content preferences by month-end
  • TaskCompile analysis results into a summary report
  • TaskAcquire relevant content data for analysis
  • TaskAnalyze data to identify top 3 content preferences
  • Key ResultConduct 3 audience surveys with at least 500 respondents each
  • TaskDesign comprehensive, engaging surveys for audience data collection
  • TaskDistribute surveys to at least 1500 potential respondents
  • TaskAnalyze and compile the survey responses data
  • Key ResultIncrease audience engagement by 20% through optimized content strategy
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive content strategy to boost engagement and interaction
  • TaskAnalyze current content to identify areas for improvement and optimization
  • TaskTest and implement new content formats to increase audience engagement

OKRs to enhance lead generation by delivering high-quality content

  • ObjectiveEnhance lead generation by delivering high-quality content
  • Key ResultImprove content engagement metrics by 30% to gain a qualified audience
  • TaskShare content regularly on all social media platforms
  • TaskDevelop engaging, high-quality content targeting user interests
  • TaskEnhance SEO practices to secure higher organic search results
  • Key ResultPublish 20% more high-quality, lead-generating content pieces to capture prospective leads
  • TaskAssign more resources to content production
  • TaskIdentify topics that resonate with our target audience
  • TaskTest and refine lead-generation strategies
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly MQLs by 25% through leveraging SEO in content creation

OKRs to promulgate key private market trends through impactful content

  • ObjectivePromulgate key private market trends through impactful content
  • Key ResultGarner at least 10 industry insider endorsements to boost content credibility
  • TaskDraft personal, compelling outreach letters to insiders
  • TaskIdentify and list 20 industry insiders relevant to the content
  • TaskSend endorsement requests and follow up regularly
  • Key ResultProduce and publish 5 insight-filled reports with relevant private market trends
  • TaskResearch recent private market trends and data for content
  • TaskPublish reports on relevant platforms
  • TaskDraft and refine 5 separate insightful reports
  • Key ResultAttract and retain 1000 unique monthly visitors to the trend-highlighting content
  • TaskImplement SEO strategies to improve search engine visibility
  • TaskShare content across multiple social media platforms regularly
  • TaskDevelop a consistent schedule for posting new, engaging content

OKRs to elevate content quality across all social platforms

  • ObjectiveElevate content quality across all social platforms
  • Key ResultIncrease average engagement rate per post by 20%
  • TaskCreate content targeting audience interests and preferences
  • TaskInitiate interactive activities like poll or contest
  • TaskBoost posts with high engagement rates
  • Key ResultImplement a rigorous content review process leading to 100% checked posts
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive content guidelines and review checklist
  • TaskEstablish quality control with routine audits
  • TaskDesignate and train content review team
  • Key ResultReduce content-related complaints and reports by 30%
  • TaskImplement regular content quality checks
  • TaskProvide user-friendly reporting mechanisms
  • TaskImprove content moderation with AI and manual strategies

OKRs to streamline the process of posting on multiple users' pages

  • ObjectiveStreamline the process of posting on multiple users' pages
  • Key ResultReduce the average time taken to post on 50 users' pages by 35%
  • TaskAutomate posting process using social media management tools
  • TaskTrain team in fast, effective posting techniques
  • TaskPrepare content in advance for scheduled posts
  • Key ResultImplement a new automated posting system tested by 90% of all users
  • TaskIdentify a compatible automated posting system for implementation
  • TaskTrain 90% of users in using the new system
  • TaskConduct system testing with selected users to gauge effectiveness
  • Key ResultEnsure 98% of posted content matches the individual user's page criteria perfectly
  • TaskTrain team on user's page criteria
  • TaskDevelop a rigorous content verification system
  • TaskImplement regular content audits

OKRs to use Content Marketing for growth

  • ObjectiveContent is a significant driver for growth
  • Key Result20 partners have joined our content partner program
  • Key ResultIncrease traffic to our blog to 3k visits/week
  • TaskCreate a new microsite optimised on targeted keywords
  • TaskCheck Ahrefs report and fix SEO issues
  • TaskHire writer to post every week
  • Key ResultIncrease content-to-lead conversion to 9%
  • TaskAdd CTAs on all content websites

OKRs to improve lead generation with gated content for 20% more qualified leads

  • ObjectiveIncrease qualified leads with gated content
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% with SEO optimization
  • Key ResultCreate and distribute 2 new high-value gated pieces of content
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% conversion rate with targeted email campaigns
  • Key ResultImplement lead scoring and increase qualified leads by 20%

OKRs to increase website traffic by 30% through SEO and content marketing

  • ObjectiveBoost website traffic
  • Key ResultAchieve 50% higher engagement on social media posts
  • Key ResultImprove website ranking on targeted keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease organic traffic by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease backlinks by 15%

OKRs to expand content distribution through podcasts or videos

  • ObjectiveIncrease content reach through multimedia channels
  • Key ResultIncrease podcast listener retention rate by 20%
  • Key ResultCreate and publish four high-quality videos per month
  • Key ResultLaunch two new podcast episodes per month
  • Key ResultBoost video engagement rate on YouTube by 15%

OKRs to improve content conversion rates through A/B testing

  • ObjectiveIncrease content conversion rates through A/B testing
  • Key ResultReduce bounce rate by 10% on tested content
  • Key ResultRun 10 A/B tests on website content
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in conversion rate
  • Key ResultImplement winning variations on all website content

OKRs to consistently publish high-quality content aligned with audience needs

  • ObjectiveIncrease audience engagement through high-quality content
  • Key ResultAchieve a minimum of X% engagement rate on all social media platforms
  • Key ResultImplement X new content formats to diversify and expand our audience reach
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by X% through SEO optimization
  • Key ResultIncrease email open rates by X% through personalized and segmented email campaigns

OKRs to boost overall community engagement on the platform

  • ObjectiveBoost overall community engagement on the platform
  • Key ResultBoost comment count by 15% from the previous period stats
  • TaskSchedule regular posts to maintain audience engagement
  • TaskRespond, like, and share user comments to foster community
  • TaskEncourage audience participation with interactive posts
  • Key ResultDrive up shares of content by 30% advancing our community visibility
  • TaskImplement a robust content sharing strategy across all social media platforms
  • TaskDevelop intriguing, high-quality posts to stimulate sharing and visibility
  • TaskEncourage user-generated content to increase engagement and shareability
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of likes by 20% by the end of quarter
  • TaskPromote liking and sharing contests on all platforms
  • TaskDevelop engaging daily content to improve user interaction
  • TaskImplement advertising campaigns targeting potential likers

Best practices for managing your Content OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Content OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Content OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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