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"It is only a matter of time before blogs become a standard practice at your college, university, or program"

Blogs for Higher Education

"EDU Internet Strategies offers a blogging starter package. Not only do we provide our services to you, but more importantly, our knowledge. "

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Blog Services, Blog Support and Service for Higher Education

Blog was identified as word of the year! A "blog" is an interactive journal available 24 hours a day on the Internet. A person who creates a blog is a "blogger," and updating a blog by writing new posts is called "blogging."

EDU Internet Strategies has a happy history with blogs. It began with the creation of, a place where students going abroad could share their experience with family, friends and others. From there, we created a blog for University of Rhode Island Study Abroad, Vermont Law School and Shawnee Admissions and Alumni. All of these programs discovered the benefits of these dynamic communities.

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Blogs utilize cutting-edge software that enables people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog as often as they like. Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in chronological order with the most recent entries appears first.
(Source: Matisse's Glossary of Internet Terms)

If you have heard or read about "blogs" in the past year, there is a good reason for that. "Blogging" is the fastest growing technology on the Internet today, aided in part by a heavy surge of blogging during the last presidential election. Presidential candidates, advertising companies, and more have begun using blogs to reach out to a broader audience than ever before.

Traffic to blogs is skyrocketing. The Pew Internet & American Life Project reported that blog readership increased 58 percent in 2004. Blogs made the cover of Business Week, with "Blogs will Change Your Business.

Your students have not only heard about blogs, they most likely have their own. There are dozens of websites offering students the chance to share their life with fellow bloggers. It is only a matter of time before blogs become a standard practice at your college, university, or program. It is a great promotional tool and a wonderful way for parents and potential students to learn about college life first-hand.

Not only are blogs search engine friendly, but links from blogs seem to significantly improve the search engine ranking results of linked sites. Build a blog and link it to a program and your linked page will benefit. Blogs create tremendous cross linking and content integration opportunities for web developers. Examples of blog link volume

Blogs allow for a broader, candid view of a topic. Blog readers are drawn to a more open, less formal way to learn about a subject. Blog readers tend to follow a topic rather than look for simple answers. Therefore blogs can be used to create a community servicing repeat visitors. Blogs are not going to deliver compelling first impressions, but they are going to help develop a following among interested parties. As soon as the word spreads, so does the size of the audience.

Blog Bytes:

  • Blogs enable the sharing of information in real time with many prospects and students simultaneously.
  • Blogs allow visitors to submit comments on the blogger's entries, creating an interactive recruiting experience.
  • Blogs are EASY to use! If you can write an E-mail, you can post a blog.
  • Blogs can serve as a frequently updated "Frequently Asked Questions" page.
  • Blogs are cutting-edge Internet technology. They are the wave of the future.
  • Blogs are search engine friendly and come with a built-in audience of hundreds of thousands of current bloggers.

Example Blog: StudyAbroad's BlogAbroad project.

For those eager to get blogging, many sites offer free or minimal cost hosting. These include and, but before you charge into this new medium, there is much to consider.

EDU Internet Stategies can help you develop content, editorial policies and business practices that can give you a marketing advantage while covering the legality, confidentiality and political fallout that this outspoken media provides. Blogging without a plan can be very disruptive!

For details on what EDU Internet Strategies can do for you, please contact Vicky Jillson at or call