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Understanding Social Media Outlets Social media has become an increasingly important way to connect with potential students for schools of all sizes. Facebook has long been known as the most popular social media outlet with 87% of online adults aged 18 to 29 using the platform. However, Instagram (53%), Pinterest (34%), and Twitter (37%) are…(Read More)

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Organizations (especially retail businesses and career colleges) hear a lot about “Local Search Marketing” and “Local SEO”. I put this quick and dirty guide together to help you understand the basics of local SEO and to give you some quick and easy pointers on how to improve your website’s position in search rankings. And…(Read More)

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This is part of our Higher-Education Marketing guide to Leverage Social Media and Increase Higher Education Prospects. You can also check out How To Use Facebook and How to use Instagram  or Pinterest as a college or university. Check out the infographic, but make sure to learn more about how it all works below…(Read More)

How Colleges Should Use Pinterest

This article is part of our guide to Leverage Social Media and Increase Higher Education Prospects.. You can learn more about how to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the earlier installations of this guide. Pinterest is a popular but often underutilized or improperly used platform. Founded in 2010, Pinterest has far more female users…(Read More)

Content Marketing Plan

This guide will give you an easy, step-by-step process for creating a content marketing plan. You can use it to create an overall strategy for developing blog posts, which articles you want to share and highlight in social media, and to better understand your target market’s needs. We cover: What is Content…(Read More)

Using Facebook as a College

This is part of our Higher-Education Marketing guide to Leverage Social Media and Increase Higher Education Prospects. You can also check out How To Use Twitter and How to use Instagram or Pinterest as a college or university. Facebook is one of the largest and oldest social platforms. Most people have a profile and…(Read More)

How to Use Instagram

This is part of our Higher-Education Marketing guide to Leverage Social Media and Increase Higher Education Prospects. You can also check out How To Use Facebook and How to use Twitter or Pinterest as a college or university. Check out the infographic, but make sure to learn more about how it all works below…(Read More)

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There are proven, tested ways for any business to be successful on Facebook. Do you ever wonder why your Facebook posts don’t seem to be bringing in more customers? Facebook is the third largest country on earth, but you cannot seem to get 20 people to raise their hands and buy something! (Before we…(Read More)

Welcome to the Week in PPC! Today we are talking about a recent study by Advent Communication on the accuracy of Google’s location targeting. Marketers have long suspected that Google’s ability to accurately track both mobile and desktop devices is far weaker than they have implied. Now the results are in….and they…(Read More)

Welcome to The Week in PPC! Today we discuss Facebook’s announcement that they will begin using third party tools to verify video viewing statistics. Plus we look at the different ways you can pay for Facebook ads and the benefits of Facebook’s new option to bid on “viewable impressions.” Second, we look at…(Read More)

Are you considering a Content Marketing plan for your college or university? This infographic outlines the four key steps to creating a plan that is both effective and manageable. Use this structure to develop the types of content that prospects are looking for while also creating resources that will provide lead traffic from the major…(Read More)

Welcome to The Week in PPC! Today we are talking about how Google is changing the way that Adwords reports conversions. For many colleges and universities, this may change the way you track the success of your campaigns. We have two key tips to help you prepare for this new form of reporting. Then we…(Read More)

Ready to create a social media plan for your college or university? This infographic will guide you through the process of developing your own successful plan. With this structure for your social media guide, you will engage social engagement with your brand and drive prospects! For more detail on each section of the guide, follow…(Read More)

The Week in PPC – Episode 1 Welcome to the Week in PPC! In this episode we look at the share of search across Google, Bing, Yahoo, and AOL and make some recommendations about how to spend your pay-per-click ad dollars accordingly. (Spoiler alert: We still believe that getting things in order on the…(Read More)

I often act as an interim Chief Marketing Officer for clients. The single most common challenge that I face upon starting the engagement is a trough in immediate sales. Of course this makes sense – when revenue is growing and sales are booming, an organization’s focus is on operations and servicing the business. Once things…(Read More)

This article is meant for senior level marketing VP’s or enrollment managers at businesses that have websites, but are not currently using any sort of tool to help measure their traffic and online marketing success. It is also for you if you are using an in-house hodge-podge of mysterious “reports” that are…(Read More)

Every business with a website chases elusive first page rankings for the searches that will bring them customers. If you sell a product online to a nationwide audience, then you are competing with a wide variety of big players in any of the larger retail categories. If you are a local business – or a…(Read More)

Hi folks, We post infographics and larger articles on alternate weeks. Last week, we talked about 3 proven strategies getting more customers through Facebook and for making Facebook marketing work for your business. This week, we’re offering an infographic that shows just how large Facebook’s user base has become. And the short version…(Read More)

Back in 2009, I wrote a piece about a post at Inside Higher Ed. Basically, they were trying to warn colleges of the dangers of getting mixed up in social media marketing and ran down a series of risks associated with marketing on Facebook combined with a nice “horror story” about an inept attempt by…(Read More)