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Ready for a College Website Redesign? Take our quiz!

How do you know if you’re ready for a college website redesign? We assess many colleges and see a common pattern over the years. Maybe it’s the frustrated students who can’t find the FAFSA renewal forms. Or the staff members who battle the content management system (CMS). Worst of all, are the future students who…

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Content Governance for Cool Cats and their Humans

“Creating great content is not the finish line. It’s the starting line.” – Mark W. Schaeffer, The Content Code     Very few of us have the luxury to truly start at the starting line. We enter the content role as a marketing writer, or as an expert in a particular field who is tasked…

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Seven Signs Your School Needs a New Website

Seven Signs Your School Needs a New Website

When college websites first came online, they had a dozen or so pages to give visitors an interactive overview of the school. It felt like a mashup of several flyers, including the college’s history, academic programs, campus life, and an application form. Several iterations later, it morphed into a digital version of the viewbook, which was fine and well until departments and schools were allowed to create their own web pages. Suddenly, everyone was a webmaster and a marketing guru.

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Facebook Ads for Cool Cats & Their Humans

Higher Ed Facebook Ads for Cool Cats & Their Humans

A Facebook Ad campaign should not be treated like a pay-per-click (PPC) ad. Your audience is not viewing the content based off of an active search in the search engine results pages (SERPs). You need to develop your ad creative tailored towards specific audience segments in order to generate the most meow for your efforts.

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SEO Mad Lib for Humans and Cool Cats

You’ve been tasked with increasing your college website search rankings. On-page SEO is a big part of it. Optimizing your pages can sometimes feel like a game of Mad Libs. Instead of retroactively going in and optimizing a page, why not do it from the start?

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The Future of Recruiting Students Using Pay-Per-Click (PPC)

In a recent webinar put on by one of our partners, the moderator opened the session by saying, “Don’t let anyone try to fool you; pay-per-click (PPC) is hard.” One could hear a collective sigh of relief from participants. The truth is, managing PPC campaigns, especially for a variety of subjects, is challenging. It requires…

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Your .college Domain is Waiting For You

What’s in a good domain name? As it turns out, a multi-billion dollar industry of domain retailers and domain name consultants will tell you that a lot of strategy is involved. Your institution may not have engaged in the domain name conversation in the last 30 years, as .edu first became available in the initial batch of extensions in 1985 (the internet stone age).

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Maximizing Your Website ROI

A college website is one of admissions’ most important marketing tools. To use it as such, your website should cultivate a relationship with prospective students. It must showcase what the school offers, communicate the campus culture, and encourage them to take the next step toward enrollment.

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