Website Improvement

Follow UND's website improvements.

Transition to GA4

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UND uses Google Universal Analytics (UA) to measure web performance. The current version will be replaced with Google Analytics (GA4) on July 1, 2023. This transition is far from a cosmetic update. GA4 is a complete paradigm shift in both how Google tracks and reports site activity. Moving to GA4 is like switching to a […]

Program Finder Fixes Live

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The following fixes to the Program Finder were made live to improve usability and accessibility. This was a 13-month project with mStoner/Carnegie. Removed the quick card preview. We now link all program titles and photos directly to the program page (eliminating an extra click). It is believed the quick card action was negatively impacting search […]

UND Calendar Improvements

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The UND Calendar feeds events automatically into web pages and the new My UND app. Improvements to UND Calendar filters were established to ensure events are getting fed into the correct places. Moving forward, please follow guidelines when submitting events. 1. Keywords May Convert to Tags Many areas across campus can benefit from tagging events. […]

2022 Program Finder Audit

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Marketing is conducting an annual Program Finder audit. UND’s Program Finder is the #1 place prospective students go to learn about academic offerings, attracting over 2.2 million external visitors in 2021. Its critical program page content is up-to-date and we need your help reviewing program page content. Refer to the Program Finder Audit for details, best practices and things to […]

New Footer Coming 2.2.22

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UND will launch a redesign footer on February 2, 2022.  Request for More Links The new footer comes after campus requests to include additional links in the footer. Thus, a usability and industry best practice study was done with mStoner – our higher ed expert web consultants we’ve partnered with for four years. We conducted […]

Updated SEO Activity Plans

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Search engine optimization (SEO) work on the Program Finder started in May 2021. Work is reversing the negative organic search traffic trend and producing modest results (up 4.3% over Q2 FY21). SEO Activity Plans SEO Activity Plans are now running for all academic programs with enough keyword search volume. Some programs have limited national search […]

Omni CMS Unavailable Thursday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m.

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Omni CMS (OmniUpdate) will be unavailable starting at 4:30 pm on 10/7/21. Maintenance is expected to be completed within 2 hours. Be sure to save any work and log out of OmniUpdate prior to 4:30pm. No content changes can be made during this time, so please plan accordingly. Public facing websites will not be affected. Omni […]

OmniUpdate Unavailable Friday, October 1 at 2 p.m.

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Scheduled maintenance on the file storage used by OmniUpdate will be performed on Friday, October 1 at 2 p.m.   OmniUpdate to be locked and unavailable from 2-4 pm.  Be sure to save and log out of OmniUpdate prior to 2pm.   No content changes can be made during this time, so please plan accordingly.  Outages […]

Get Your Program Finder SEO Results

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UND invested in an Advanced Search Engine Optimization tool to improve Program Finder organic search performance. Multiple sources indicate the number one question prospective students have is “do they have my program”. Online research is central to answer this question. Getting in the top 10 of search results is critical to being seen by prospective […]

Web Support Site Update

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The Web Support site was updated to streamline content. Knowledgebase (KB) articles previously linked in Team Dynamics were transferred to the Web Support site ensure the information you need for best practices, policies and standards are in one location. New content includes: Tips for Building a Strong Web Page Images and Template Image Specs Accordion […]