Goldsmiths University of London is a close-knit community with a rich academic heritage, it’s a creative powerhouse and a thought-provoking place. The university describes itself as a “fluid and energetic community where staff and students work in partnership to bring learning to life”.
To develop a full SEO Strategy with the help of the university’s in-house digital marketing team. Our first step was to analyse the full website to find key issues and to highlight them to Goldsmiths. We then created a number of campaigns to draw the right people to the website.
"Four fold increase in traffic"
Goldsmiths University of London had a couple of main objective; to increase keyword rankings of priority pages and to drive more traffic to their website. Additionally, we needed to gain sign ups for the university’s Postgraduate Event and create campaigns to drive brand awareness.
We analysed potential target audiences and the corresponding SEO strategies. This allowed us to create priorities and structure for the campaign based on: Key courses, Search volume, Key audiences, Key objectives, Budgets, Key conversion actions or touch points. With the research and analytics data available to us, we were then able to prioritise which SEO work should be rolled out first.
We then implemented all campaign activity and analysed the results for Goldsmiths.
We offered recommendations of other titles for all the duplicated page titles which represented a total of 7,702 pages. We also pointed out that some page titles were too long which can sometimes distract people from the real subject of the page and we also know that the young generation’s attention span is very short – They respond far better to visual content, emojis, etc.
We helped the university with their Postgraduate Open Day which was a great success and also worked on their International Branding Strategy campaign.
One of the main campaigns we did for Goldsmiths was the International Awareness Campaign. The campaign’s success is reflected in the results: