We recently had a prospect ask what they needed to consider as part of their taxonomy RFP. Here are some things to include:
1. Specific approaches to taxonomy development: steps for term extraction, approaches for automated and manual content audit procedures
2. Taxonomy testing: What are the methods by which the taxonomy will be tested prior to deployment? What usability tests would be performed and what data would be collected?
3. Metrics: How will search engine and web tracking metrics be used in deriving the taxonomy?