Leeds City College Facebook Page

Over the weekend the Leeds City College Facebook page has passed over 5000 likes, a huge milestone for us.  When I started as the Social Media Developer last September we had 4256 likes and this number has increased significantly recently partly due to to the snow.

Here's to the next 5000!

There's no business like snow business

Monday 21st January 2013 has been chaos for Yorkshire, over 10 inches of snow fell over night.  As most of Yorkshire ground to a halt, cyberspace was booming more than usual.

On an average Monday, the Leeds City College website usually gets around 3000 visits for the entire day, on the 21st we had just over 13000 hits! with over 300 realtime active users.  most of the traffic was in the early hours of the day as staff and students wanted to know if the college was open.

It was great to watch the live stats on the site which adds the emphasis how important Real-time Analytics are to us.

The Snow hasn't just had an impact on our website analytics but our social profiles too.  Our facebook page has seen an increase of 300 new likes over the past week with 200 new followers on twitter.

Leeds City College Blogs


After much tweeting and fiddling the Leeds City College blogs are now live. so far we currently have the Marketing blog but there will be many more to follow. leave a comment and let us know what your think.

January Leeds City College Stats

Another Stats update for January 2013 for Leeds City College

Facebook 4774 Likes
Twitter 2322 Followers
Youtube 26,045 Video Views
Flickr 57,940 all time photo views
Google+ 66 followers
Instagram 30 followers

as my previous post, I've decided to no longer support Pinterest for Leeds City College.

Time to deactivate Pinterest

Pinterest for Leeds City College has been used for a about a year now, even before I started this role.  I think it's the right time to deactivate the account as I feel that's we're not really gaining much from it at the moment, not to say that this won't change in the future.

Pinterest make it very easy to deactivate your account, maybe a bit too easy with a huge deactivate button on the settings page, it's almost as if Pinterest want you to deactivate your account.

During the deactivation process they inform you that all your pins will be removed and that your username not not be freed up.  This has it's good and bad points.

It means that cyber-squatters can't hog your username but it also means that I won't be able to re-register the same username in the future.

after taking this into consideration, I've decided to keep the Pinterest account active but remove any corrospondance to the fact we use pinterest from our website

Pinterest may still be useful to us in the future, maybe for our cookery or hairdressing courses, but I guess that's something we'll have to wait and see.