General thought is , it is necessary to maintain the documents (whether it is XL sheet, PPT or Word document ) only for client side SEO projects. But it is important to maintain the record even for a single directory submission for your own sites or blogs. It will help you to analyze, your website or blog's way of promotion in future.
Benefits of SEO documents:
1. Success Analysis:
while documenting each and every step you taken for your website or blog promotion work, that will help you in future to analyze the success ways. Even if you got failure in your track, you can change the working methodology. It will help you to find which strategies will help you to have this much higher ranking and back links. Once you find that method, it will make your projects so simple.
2. Timely Work:
Whenever you are referring the document, that will surely remind the works that are pending to do. It may be in quantity aspect or quality aspect. Documentation will let you to compare today's work with previous day work and you can make a plan of tomorrow's work schedule.
3. Easy to Transfer the Knowledge:
Documentation of SEO work will help you to transfer the knowledge of the work to concern person without any confusion and time delay. Partially completed works by others can be easily finished by you if you have proper documents of that project. Especially, while you jumping from your old project to new one, you can easily transfer the old project knowledge to your trainees.
4. Success Note:
After having success in a project, which means attains particular Page rank or back links or focused keyword on first page of Google. You can write the success note for novices which let them know the ways you worked to attain the success. Documentation of the work will only help you to guide you trainees or newbies.
I have mentioned some of the benefits of documentation of SEO work, so guys don't be sluggish to do documentation work even you are doing work for your own site. So spend a little time to document the works that have been done. Documentation will definitely help you to find the success formula.
Readers can discuss : Have you ever realized the benefits of documentation?