In today's digital age, it's more important than ever for education and training providers to have a strong online presence. However, simply having a website isn't enough to attract new learners, parents, or employers. One of the best ways to keep your website active and improve your search engine ranking is through the use of blogs.
At Capella Systems, we work with many clients who struggle with low search engine rankings due to a lack of online activity. We often find that there was some initial activity in the first few months after a site was launched, but then it tapers off into nothing. By consistently blogging, you can keep your website active and attract more visitors to your site.
So, what should education and training providers keep in mind when starting a blog? Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Know your audience: Before you start blogging, think about who your target audience is. Are you writing for learners, parents, or employers? The type of content you write will depend on your audience, so make sure you're tailoring your posts to their needs.
Stay focused: Staying focused on a specific topic when writing blog posts is important. While it might be tempting to cover a wide variety of topics, this can dilute your brand and make it harder for people to recognise your blog. Instead, try to focus on a specific area of expertise and become known as an authority in that area.
Use catchy headlines: With so many blogs out there, it's important to ensure your headlines stand out. A catchy headline will grab readers' attention and encourage them to click through to read your post.
Promote your blog: When you're just starting out, you may not have a large audience for your blog. That's why it's important to actively promote your blog on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Engage with your followers and start building a community around your blog.
Write in a personal tone: Blogs are meant to be more personal than other types of online content. Writing in a formal tone can make it difficult for readers to connect with you on a personal level. Instead, try to write in a more conversational tone to make your readers feel like they're conversing with you.
Keep it simple: When it comes to the design of your blog, less is often more. A plain white background without distracting images or colours will help to keep your readers focused on your content.
Use visuals: Adding relevant images and videos to your blog posts can help stimulate your readers' senses and make the experience more enjoyable. Just make sure you're not violating any copyright laws when using visuals.
Starting a blog can be a great way to build an online presence and attract new learners, parents, and employers. However, it's important to keep in mind that building an audience takes time. Consistency is key, and the more you blog, the more likely you are to build a loyal following.
At Capella Systems, we offer advice and guidance to education and training providers looking to improve their online presence. If you're interested in developing your blog or other online channels, please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements further.