Growing your group and audiences

Tips for designing a website for your group, part 3: Visibility

In the final part of our three-part guide on creating a website, we'll cover ways to increase the visibility of your website to bring in more visitors; something worth thinking about before you start to build your site, as well as when you're looking to make ongoing improvements to it in the future.

We'll start by looking at how to make sure your pages are appealing to search engines, move on to using social media and inbound links, then cover how you can apply for free advertising from Google and finally look at ways to monitor your progress.

Tips for designing a website for your group, part 2: Design and copy

Now that you've worked out what you and your users both need on your website (see part 1), you're ready to move on to what it might look like and how you might display your content to users. Whether you're creating it from scratch, choosing a ready-made template or paying a professional, these tips will help you evaluate your design options and make your site as effective as possible.

Free event poster templates

If you struggle to put together posters for your concerts, we've created these templates in Word to help you on the way.

Top 5 tips for designing posters

A poster isn’t just for showing the details of an event (often it isn’t even mostly for showing the details of an event): it’s for enticing people into wanting to go.

Highnotes - Autumn 2016

In this edition of Highnotes, find out about what stops young people from joining groups, tips on developing young audiences, online learning and much more.

 

Survey Results: Young People and Participation in Amateur Music Groups

Research published today by Making Music sheds new light on the obstacles amateur music groups face when attracting younger members.

Ticketing case study: Sidmouth Concert Society pricing strategy reverses membership decline

Stephen Huyshe-Shires of promoting member group Sidmouth Concert Society explains how they reversed a decline in membership by investigating the cause and adjusting ticketing options to address the key problem.

Highnotes - Spring 2016

In this edition of Highnotes, find out about the rules for digitising your music library, Streetwise Opera's latest project, getting men singing and much more.

Information and advice event (Worcester): get the most out of Facebook

Have you considered creating a Facebook page for your group, but aren’t sure how to start? Or perhaps you already have a page, but don’t know what to do next?

Location

YMCA Worcester
Henwick Road Saint Johns
WR2 5NS Worcester
United Kingdom

Top tips for planning a 'Fantastic for Families Event'

Fantastic for Families is a year-round arts listings website and national promotional campaign to families, run by the Family Arts Campaign. It provides an easy way for groups to communicate their commitment to families and connect with new family audiences, with targeted event feeds to a wider range of third-party partners including the likes of Netmums Local, Hoop and many more.