Is SEO Dead?

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Perhaps you’ve heard of a thing called search engine optimization (SEO for short). SEO was defined as the intentional manipulation of on-page elements to influence the ranking of a web page in the search results. That definition no longer holds true. When Google first launched, and for several years after, the techniques of SEO worked great! But then Google got smart. …

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2018

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Hello and Happy New Year! Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I love how people seem to be a bit kinder to each other, a bit slower and more patient. I enjoy soaking in the spirit each house puts on display in the form of lights and decorations. But this holiday season, the snowflakes weren’t aligned quite …

Start With Why

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To succeed in business you need a plan with a clear goal and strategy. Selecting tools without knowing precisely what you’re trying to achieve is futile and can be costly. Just blogging without any idea of who’s reading it, why they are reading, what you want them to do, and how you can get them to do it, is a …

What makes a good digital marketer?

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What makes a good digital marketer? You don’t need a degree in anything. I think a true marketer – one that “gets it” – is born when they can see the full scope of the market and know the cards they could play to win their objective. They may not have all the answers but they can see the challenges and …

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Metrics and KPIs in higher ed

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The job of most websites is to provide sufficient information to answer the visitor’s questions and compel them to do something.  In higher ed, the action we want them to take is tied to enrollment – a business objective. The problem is, prospective students don’t visit a university website and apply as if they were buying a shirt. Their journey to that decision …

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2017 Higher Ed CMS Survey

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What Content Management Systems does higher ed use? Which CMSs are most common? This is the 2017 Higher Ed CMS Survey. Complete the survey and help the community!

Every university has story. Tell it.

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More often than not content on a website – especially in higher ed – is rather dull and uninspiring. The closest we get to creating emotion is through news posts, stories about students, alumni, faculty and staff. We can do better. The meat & potatoes of a university website is where we introduce a prospect to our schools, our programs, and administration. …