Website Improvement

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Tera Buckley

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 […]

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 […]

Update on COVID-19 Alerts

Categories: Evolve

Demand for COVID-19 notifications across the UND website is strong. To quickly address needs, we issued a post on how to use the available alert snippet. The alert snippet is a universally accepted color system used to report technical issues for systems such as Blackboard, Campus Connection etc. After consultation with UIT, it was determined […]

Great Websites Are Never Done

Categories: Evolve

Six years of minimal website maintenance dug the University of North Dakota’s web presence into a deep hole. Our last sitewide redesign was in 2010. Since then, everything digital changed. New technologies emerged, social media became part of our everyday lives and the mainstream adoption of smartphones all drastically changed user expectations. We needed a […]