Archive | June

How to SEO a College Homepage 101

I’ve been kind of neglecting the SEO part of this blog, so lets get started. The most important page on your college site is your Institutional homepage. For Wofford roughly one third of all pageviews are this page. Because of this importance it is vital that this page is not just optimized for a human [...]

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Links of the Week June 26th, 2008

The links are coming to you a little early this week because I’m taking tomorrow off to fly to NYC for the day.  Yeah I know it’s crazy to fly up to NYC for the day, but sometimes that’s just how I roll!  So why am I flying up to NYC for the day?  Well [...]

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Do you Data Mine your Blogs?

As I introduced in my previous post this week, Information about Wofford’s Blogs and Alumni Bloggers,  Wofford has a lot going on in our Network of blogs.  Now that it’s the summer time and content is a little slow for most colleges there is the dilemma of what to feature on the main site homepage?  [...]

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The Scoop about Blogs.Wofford.Edu and Alumni Bloggers

We have just completed the third year that Wofford has had blogs on its website. The first year was about five students from different backgrounds around campus and at different stages in their Wofford experience. Last year saw us tweak this formula to include a few faculty and concentrate on first year student blogs instead [...]

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Links of the Week June 20th, 2008

Since the week started out with such a powerful debate about Higher Education bloggers and their need to market themselves…  hum…  I better just leave it at that.  If you missed out and want to read the whole conversation head on over to Andrew’s post Higher Ed Bloggers: Show Your Power! and you can follow [...]

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You want my Blogging Manifesto well here it is!

Boy did Andrew not have any idea what he was invoking the other day when he posted about the Ad Age 150. In what turned out to be an interesting Monday and I read about multiple bloggers who rejected this idea to spend two minutes to submit their blog to a Marketing Ranking service. What’s [...]

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A Lesson in Creativity and Research Direction from BMW

Have you heard about this revolutionary new car idea? BMW has a new concept car, called the Gina, with an exterior made of flexible cloth. Doors can be opened seamlessly along with the lights and it’s a car that weighs significantly less. This crazy idea isn’t even brand new as it was originally built six [...]

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Links of the Week June 13th, 2008

It’s been one of those wild weeks. I’m not really sure why or how, just seems like drama has made it to new levels on so many fronts. Summer school has been plugging away nicely and to think I only have three classes and in a week and a half will be finished with another [...]

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Making a Status Updates Across the Social Media Universe

Michael Fienen introduced this nice tip last week so I definitely want to give him a hat tip! You can read his full post about it, Pingilactic, you say?, for additional details. If you are into all the social media buzz and want to stay in touch with lots of friends across multiple sites then [...]

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Are you ready for Web Analytics 2.0?

So I’ve got some upcoming presentations this year about Web Analytics for Higher Education and me being the anti procrastinator that I am have started to think about exactly what could I possibly say, like I have EVER had a problem with that before. This past weekend one of those moments of enlightenment came over [...]

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