Creating Impactful Knowledge Base Content

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Jul 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

5 minute read

There’s a secret sauce behind creating the perfect knowledge base content. It’s called research. 

Knowing what you need to write about isn’t a simple walk in the park—it takes time to know what types of questions you need to tackle, and even more so, how to respond to them. 

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Topics: Knowledge Base

Why Knowledge Base?

Posted by Luc Vezina on Jul 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

7 minute read

On May 1, 2019, we publicly announced the general availability of Vanilla Knowledge, the newest major feature by Vanilla. The innovation we are bringing to the area of knowledge management is through combining the power and wisdom of the community with the traditional knowledge base. Vanilla Knowledge makes it easy to repurpose community generated content as KB articles.  

That being said, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss why we chose to develop a knowledge base—why this was a priority for us and what factors shaped its development.

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Topics: Knowledge Base

5 KPIs For Your Knowledge Base

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on May 9, 2019 10:30:00 AM

7 minute read

All platforms, strategies and processes in your organization need to be measured in order to identify areas for improvement and areas to build on. Your knowledge base is no exception; collecting regular statistics on the performance and health of your knowledge base is what will keep it well-oiled and running as intended.

Neglecting to collect and measure KPIs from you community can lead to the decay of useful information and an inability to provide your customers with an adequate level of customer self service.

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Topics: Support, Knowledge Base

Is Your Online Community Included in Your Knowledge Base?

Posted by Adrian Speyer on Feb 26, 2019 10:56:43 AM

3 minute read

Recently I’ve become obsessed with knowledge bases. More specifically, I’ve been fascinated with how they get constructed, what knowledge gets included, how they are structured and where the source of the knowledge comes from.

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Topics: Community, Knowledge Base

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