Higher Education

2020 Google Analytics Benchmarks for Higher Education Websites

January 21, 2020

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, 2019 to December 15, 2019 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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10 Must-Attend Conferences for Higher Education Marketers in 2020

December 13, 2019

Each year, higher education marketers have dozens 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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5 Tips for Successful College Landing Pages

October 31, 2019

The straightforward and unambiguous purpose of a college landing page is refreshing in the digital marketing landscape. As a stand-alone page, it serves one purpose — to capture a lead or make a sale. The page isn’t trying to serve multiple audiences or convey various messages, it’s entire reason for being is to make that sale or capture users’ contact information so they can continue along the customer journey. 

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Student Recruitment: How SEO Can Drive Enrollment

October 17, 2019

Higher education marketing professionals often wear many hats when managing digital efforts at their institution, either with the partnership of an agency or in a smaller in-house team. Often, SEO is misunderstood as a channel that can be funded in the same way a paid search or digital media campaign may be.

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Panel Highlights: What Prospective Students Expect from College Websites

August 08, 2019

At OHO’s second annual Higher Education Digital Marketing Bootcamp, six junior and senior high school students joined us on a panel to discuss their college search experiences. They shared their entire search process — from start to finish — and offered invaluable insights on how colleges and universities can improve the website experience for prospective students.

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Measuring Social Media Success in Higher Education

August 02, 2019

What’s considered a “success” in social media? 

Is it the number of likes a post gets? The ratio of retweets to impressions? The overall quality of the discussion? A net increase in followers over time? 

Yes to all of those, but it's more than just tangible data points, as was discussed during OHO’s 2019 Higher Education Digital Marketing Bootcamp

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Recap: 2019 Higher Education Digital Marketing Bootcamp

June 27, 2019

In 2018, OHO Interactive held the first Higher Education Digital Marketing Bootcamp to help higher ed professionals understand how other colleges and universities structure their marketing departments, prioritize projects, and set budgets. OHO also took note that in their survey, The State of Higher Education Web Teams, communications departments at both large and small colleges and universities wanted to build digital marketing skills in-house.

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7 Ways Your College or University Blocks Effective Content Strategy (and How to Get Around Them)

June 21, 2019

Content strategy succeeds best not as an individual crusade, but as a group effort across your organization. But in higher education, the kind of culture change that content strategy often calls for can be hard to come by.

There are a few ways these challenges may present themselves within a college or university. We’ve broken those challenges down here, paired with clarifying GIFs — plus a few strategies for overcoming them.

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Level Up Your Digital Marketing at the OHO Bootcamp 2019

June 10, 2019

Building digital marketing capacity in-house is the top skill college and university web teams want according to The State of Higher Education Web Teams survey and the top request we hear from our client partners.

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The Only Way to Market to Stealth Applicants

May 29, 2019

“What scares me the most? The 80 ‘stealth admits’ that could either make or break our year.”

A university president recently confessed this fear to me highlighting the challenge stealth prospects pose for college and university enrollment teams.

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