Schools Guide Website Advertising Options...
School Profile Pages - Features List
The following features list outlines the various options for schools.
EXPANDED LISTING +PLUS
$0 per year
$88 per year
$198 per year
$550 per year
|Basic details allowed only||Cost effective option including crest and expanded details (text up to 1200 characters or approx 150 words) plus web enquiries form and higher listing position||Upgrade to Expanded Listing level plus unlimited Open Days and Events promotion plus unlimited extra text content||
Upgrade to top position in your school's region, unlimited Open Days and Events promotion, fully-customised Feature Page with large header image, website links, 25 gallery images, 3 videos, social links, free
plus lots more...
|Bottom level alphabetical||Mid Level||Mid Level||
Top level position
Pushed to No 1 position every time you make an update.
|LOGIN / UPDATE|
|OTHER CAMPUS ADDRESS|
|LARGE PORTRAIT IMAGE|
|SMALL LISTING IMAGE|
|BODY CONTENT IMAGES|
|STANDARD TEXT FIELDS|
|OVERVIEW (150 WORDS LIMIT)|
|CUSTOMISABLE TEXT CONTENT (EDITOR TOOLBAR)|
|TAB SPECIFIC TEXT FIELDS|
|IMAGE GALLERY (UP TO 25 IMAGES)|
|LATEST NEWS ALERT BUTTON|
|LATEST NEWS ALERT|
|SOCIAL BUTTONS / LINKS|
|EXTRA CONTENT TABS|
|ADVANCED TOOLBAR FEATURE|
|PAST STUDENT PROFILES|
USER REVIEWS CONTROL
Events Calendar allows schools to easily insert a full page of content about any upcoming event.
Typical events include Open Days, School Tours, Scholarship Days, Carnivals and other school events. Each event has it's own full page of content and includes unlimited text content. Schools can also upload a school crest, an image and a standard file for visitors to download such as a brochure or booking form (Word doc. or .pfd file). Once your Event page has been saved it will automatically appear on any relevent Calendars throughout the site (Open Days Calendar, General Events Calendar and Scholarships Calendar). It will also appear on the Schools Guide home page Upcoming Events sections when the event is nearing.
|FREE LISTING||EXPANDED LISTING||EXPANDED LISTING PLUS||PLATINUM FEATURE|
|CREATE EVENTS PAGES|
|AUTOMATICALLY DISPLAYED ON ALL EVENTS PAGES|
|LINKED ON YOUR PAGE|
|HOME PAGE PROMOTION|
|BONUS SITE ADVERTISING|
|Recently Updated - Home Page banner advert
(simply make an update to your page to appear on home page)
|SCHOOL FINDER MAPS|
How does a school Platinum Feature page work?
Your school will receive a complete profile page on this site. We'll send you your login and updating your content is easy as pie. No special skills or training required.
You can login and add content as often as you like.
Your page allows for a full colour portrait header (you have the option to supply this yourself or we'll create a portrait for you based on your website at no additional cost), image gallery (up to 25 images plus titles and descriptions), up to 3 videos, up to 7 social links, unlimited allocation of text space with advanced customisation capability, extra images within your text and lots of extra tabs for adding more content.
You can also create an unlimited number of additional pages for upcoming events such as Open Days or school carnivals. Any events you create will appear on the various calendar pages throughout the site. Each one is automatically linked on your page and will also appear on the home page Upcoming Evenst section when its date approaches.
Your school will be listed at the top of the Schools Search list for your school's geographic section and highlighted by a bonus customised Feature School banner ad (you can upload an image yourself or we'll create this for you at no additional cost). Plus our 'Recently Updated' area on the home page will display a further bonus banner ad to attract viewers to your feature.
All featured schools appear on our Featured Schools pages to help attract even more viewers to your feature.
And... our expert team is constantly working on updating and improving this site for you. Over time exciting new features will be added to enhance your feature page even more... so you'll get the full benefit of the latest enhancements as they happen.
How many Hits will I get if I advertise?
That will depend a lot on where your school is located. Schools from the major cities will attract a lot more visitors than those from remote areas, naturally. But here is a general guide.
Most schools with free listings are receiving less than 50 visits to their page each month. Upgrade to an Expanded listing and you can expect well over 100 views per month. Platinum Featured School might receive up to 1000 per month or more. That's 1000 people looking at your school that would otherwise be looking at another school!
Expanded Listing: CAULFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL - 431 visitors during May 2011.
Featured School: HILLCREST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE - 1124 visitors during May 2011
How much traffic does the site receive?
August 2010 - 34,865 unique visitors, 307,232 page views
Over 12 months that will equate to 418,380 unique visitors and 3,686,784 page views. That's a lot. But it will actually end up much more than that! The site is growing all the time. And those stats are actually very conservative.
Is the site number one on Google?
Yes and no. You might have heard other websites promoting themselves as number 1 on Google. Well that is a little misleading because Schools Guide is also number 1 on Google. So is Apple, and Coca-cola and about 1 billion other websites... if you type the right keywords! At Schools Guide we don't try to trick you with fancy claims like we are number 1 on Google. We'll be honest... sometimes we are listed at the top and sometimes we aren't... it all depends on what you type and where you live.
But we can be much more specific about how we rank and we are happy to tell you all about it. Each month we have lots of visitors arrive at our site. About 86% of those come from a Google search. And each month about 10,000 different search terms bring in those visitors... what does that mean? Well some people might type 'Schools Guide' while someone else might type 'Private Schools'. So that's two(2) different search terms. There are over 10,000 different ones that bring in our visitors each month!
How many times were we number 1? Well that would take an impossible amount of research because some poeple will see our site at number one and some people from another location might see us at number 3 for exactly the same search term. Google is very organic. But we can say that around 120 different search terms used in August 2010 gave us the number 1 position most of the time.
How does the site compare with other School Directories?
Statistically the Schools Guide is easily the number one site for Private and Non-government Schools in Australia. No contest. We don't have access to every other site's traffic stats but there is a way to tell how well any site is performing. Alexa - the web information company ranks all websites and provides a number of useful stats about each site.
According to Alexa this website is consistently ranked inside the top 4,000 most-visited websites in Australia. Recently it has been as high as 2,200th in Australia. Our nearest competitor is consistently ranked around 40,000th in Australia. Those stats also show that an average visitor will view up to 20 pages of this website, while an average visitor to our competitor will view less than 3 pages.
Why? Because this site is easy to use and has lots of information. Other sites are hard to use and make finding a school difficult.
In terms of features available the Schools guide is unrivalled. This site offers each school infinite advantages over any other directory. You can include more text, more images, more links, more of everything. Plus you get the support of professional, qualified web staff. And you have the confidence of working with a reputable company that has created Australia's finest Schools publications since 1999.