Insights by Eric Grzymkowski

404 Error Pages: Crafting a Good Error Message

March 12, 2019

No matter how hard you try, at some point your website users are going to attempt to access pages on your site that no longer exist — or never existed in the first place. Maybe they bookmarked a page you’ve since removed or simply made a typo when entering a URL directly. Regardless of how the mistake was made, your site now has to decide what to do with this lost user – and get them to a relevant spot on your website..

Enter the humble 404 page.

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2019 Google Analytics Benchmarks for Higher Education Websites

February 01, 2019

At the start of each year, we review website analytics data from a variety of colleges and universities to paint a broad picture of higher education website traffic trends. The data we reviewed spans from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 and includes graduate programs, law schools, liberal arts colleges, universities, and adult programs. Whenever possible, we exclude internal traffic data to ensure the insights accurately convey the behaviors of prospective students, alumni, parents, and any other external visitors.

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8 Must-Attend Conferences for Higher Education Marketers in 2019

January 02, 2019

Each year, higher education marketers have dozens (perhaps hundreds) of higher education marketing conferences to choose from. Depending on your budget, you might only be able to attend a small handful — or even just a single conference. So it’s important that you get the most out of the event.

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Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

July 06, 2018

At this very moment, thousands of Webmasters around the world are microwaving sad, lonely Hot-Pockets for lunch.

They deserve better.

This year, you could win a chance to celebrate International Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day in style with a $100 Visa Gift Card courtesy of OHO Interactive.

Don’t have a Webmaster? You can use your prize to treat your whole team to lunch, or perhaps even to post a LinkedIn ad to hire a Webmaster to celebrate with in 2019.

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The State of Higher Education Web Teams

May 16, 2018

We surveyed marketing and communications professionals at 130 different higher education institutions to better understand the current state of higher education web teams. How are they structured? What skillsets are they adding? Are team sizes growing or shrinking?

We've analyzed the data to determine how higher education web teams are evolving, and what steps you can take to ensure your team is performing to its full potential. By filling out the form below, you'll receive immediate access to a wealth of information including:

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5 Content Accessibility Issues and How to Fix Them

April 17, 2018

For many web teams — regardless of the industry — site accessibility remains a reactive issue. Too often, the drive to adjust site content to make it more accessible comes on the heels of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) complaints filed against the organization.

While that approach does ensure that the web continues to evolve toward a more accessible space for all users, it also ensures that process will be a slow, uphill battle for both users and content creators.

The ideal approach is to evaluate and adjust your own content proactively.

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Best Practices Guide: 7 Key Steps to Preparing for a College or University Website Redesign

March 19, 2018

Do you ever feel like your website is a mess?

It’s like a cluttered garage that you wish someone else would just clean out–get rid of the trash, sweep it out, and put anything of value back on some nice shiny shelves.

You could turn around, walk away, hire an agency, and tell them — fix it!

But, it’s your job to clean it out.

To help you dive in, we’ve outlined a seven-point action plan — if you follow it, you’ll end up with a good understanding of what’s in your “garage” and some first thoughts on all of the key areas for a new website.

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Best Practices Guide: The State of Higher Ed Web Teams

March 19, 2018

We surveyed marketing and communications professionals at 130 different higher education institutions to better understand the current state of higher education web teams. How are they structured? What skillsets are they adding? Are team sizes growing or shrinking?

We've analyzed the data to determine how higher education web teams are evolving, and what steps you can take to ensure your team is performing to its full potential. By filling out the form below, you'll receive immediate access to a wealth of information including:

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Best Practices Guide: Real Time Personalization

March 19, 2018

Websites have long been “one size fits all” experiences, but now marketers have access to more effective ways of leveraging user data to make web experiences more pertinent.

Personalized content can be based on visitor attributes including geographic location or device type, or by tracking site interactions such as current click path, menu selections, or past browsing history.

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Best Practices Guide: ADA Website Accessibility Compliance

March 13, 2018

In the past year, the number of ADA complaints has risen steeply: “The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which enforces [ADA] Title III, received 6,391 accessibility complaints in fiscal year 2015 – representing a 40% increase over claims in the prior fiscal year.”

To ensure that your college or university remains in compliance, we've compiled a comprehensive guide to educate your team on the steps you need to take to update your website to make it accessible.

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