Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) offices should review and maintain their online content throughout the year. This technical maintenance and content maintenance. Websites that are no longer being maintained should be archived.
Required Website Maintenance Tasks
All EERE websites need to be reviewed periodically. Offices should ensure that they:
- Perform ongoing content maintenance.
- Quarterly: Technical Maintenance. Complete the tasks listed under "Technical Web Maintenance" each quarter.
- Annually: Content Analysis. Identify content that needs to be updated, and then add, remove, and edit content throughout the year.
- Complete website maintenance reports twice a year and submit them to the Web Governance Team.
Technical Web Maintenance
Run Link Scans
Run link scans to identify broken and redirecting links. You can use tools such as EERE's SiteImprove account to identify broken links on your website.
Some content is date-specific, but would not be appropriate to update with new links and content over time. For example, old news stories may link to websites that have since been retired, but should not have their content or links updated. In this case, remove the broken links entirely.
Evaluate Your Redirects
Web Content Maintenance
Content maintenance is the process of reviewing and improving website content. EERE expects each office to do a content analysis of its website(s) every year, if possible.