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6 Free Google Tools that Schools Should Be Using

  Jan 10, 2023 7:15:00 AM / by Angie Ward

While there are dozens of free digital marketing tools available from Google, school marketers have a lot on their plate and can’t be expected to master them all. We narrowed it down to the top 6 that we recommend: Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager, UTM Codes, Google Search Console, Google Trends, and Google Business Profile. 

Here are the most beneficial ways schools can leverage these free Google tools effectively to maximize their digital marketing ROI.

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How to Build an Email Marketing Strategy for Your Private School

  Oct 27, 2022 7:15:00 AM / by Katie Bero

Independent school marketers work extremely hard to get qualified prospects, or “leads,” into their pipeline. Whether you’ve purchased lists, launched a digital marketing campaign, or planned an on-ground admissions trip, building a lead funnel is a huge investment. That is why keeping those leads engaged and moving through the funnel by way of email marketing is a critical tactic for schools.

According to data by Nutshell, it takes an average of three to four emails before getting a response from a lead—but with those long admission- and marketing-team to-do lists, sending each lead regular communication can be a challenge.

Here’s how your school can develop an email marketing strategy to nurture leads—for FREE!, maximize your efforts, and ensure prospects take those next steps to visit, apply, and enroll.

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How to Optimize Your School’s Landing Page for Google Ads

  May 25, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Mannello

Landing pages are one of the most important elements of a digital marketing campaign. A landing page is a simple, standalone page that gives users relevant information, provides a call to action (eg: form), and allows them to quickly and seamlessly convert. 

However, when it comes to school pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, landing pages are often missing the mark on a few key items that can make or break a campaign. 

Here are some steps you can take to optimize your landing page, drive conversions, and maximize that paid click.

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Should Your School Bid on Its Brand Name in Search Ads?

  Apr 28, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Angie Ward

If you’re running a Google Ads campaign, you’ve probably wondered: should I bid on my school’s own brand name? At Enroll Media Group, we partner with schools across the country to help them manage their Search Ads (Google Ads and Microsoft/Bing Ads)  to drive enrollment. In short, our answer is yes, schools should bid on their brand when running a paid search campaign as part of an overall brand strategy.

Here are the top 10 reasons why schools should bid on their own brand name.

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Why School Marketers Need to Get Started with Google Analytics 4 Now

  Mar 28, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Angie Ward

If you’re a school marketer who relies on Google Analytics for things like advertising attribution, website design enhancements, or other marketing performance reports, then you will want to set up GA4, aka Google Analytics 4, as soon as possible. (See our post from last year introducing the rollout of the beta product.)

Many school marketers have been slow to adapt—until now. Follow the tips below so you don’t get left behind…

Google Analytics 4 is replacing Universal Analytics in July 2023

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How Schools Can Use LinkedIn Ads for Enrollment Marketing

  Jan 18, 2022 11:12:07 AM / by Angie Ward

Are you a school marketer looking for a new way to expand your enrollment marketing efforts online? In addition to having a LinkedIn page, and optimizing your school’s LinkedIn presence, schools should also consider LinkedIn Advertisements. 

Here’s how you can incorporate LinkedIn Ads into your school’s marketing plan.

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What Happened to My School's Google Reviews?

  Dec 1, 2021 10:18:00 AM / by Angie Ward

You may be one of the many schools wondering what happened to Google Reviews. Many organizations, including schools, are experiencing a range of issues as it relates to users being able to review a business. This poses a challenge for schools that use Google Reviews as a way to manage their brand and communicate with prospective and current families.

So what happened to Google reviews for schools?

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How to Optimize Your School's Admission Events for Search

  Sep 22, 2021 11:19:41 AM / by Angie Ward

Is your independent school planning an in-person, virtual, or hybrid admissions event this fall? If so, it’s critical for your school’s event to be optimized on search engines. Many private school marketers know that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a relatively large undertaking.

But did you know that you truly can take SEO one page at a time?

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5 Ways Schools Can Plan a More Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

  May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Angie Ward

Each year presents its own unique marketing challenges for independent K-12 schools, and this year is no exception. On the heels of a global pandemic, a drastically shifting economy, and a privacy-centric online advertising space, schools need to allocate annual marketing dollars smarter and leaner than in the past in order to more effectively reach right-fit families online. 

Here are some tips for schools looking to develop a stronger and smarter digital marketing strategy this year: 

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Five Digital Marketing Strategies to Boost Summer Program Registrations

  Mar 2, 2021 1:23:07 PM / by Angie Ward

Families are eager to see what opportunities await their children for both in-person and virtual summer programs this year. While summer camp marketing should be a year-round strategy, now is a great time of year to take digital marketing to the next level. Whether you focus on test prep, arts, athletics, STEM, or nature-based themes, digital marketing is a great way to boost those summer registrations, and quickly. 

How Your School Can Market Your Summer Camps and Programs Online:

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