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Wed 18th Nov 2009

Welcome to Courses Plus


Welcome to the new Courses Plus website, launched on the 13th of November 2009. We have recently upgraded our site and wanted to tell you what we have done to improve the services we offer to you. http://www.coursesplus.co.uk is a website of training courses, in essence it is a directory with content controlled directly by training providers. Any training provider can add any number of courses for free, this has not changed. We believe that allowing any provider to add their courses for free makes Courses Plus a great resource for potential students.

We have added thousands more courses to our site to give students the maximum amount of choice. To make the site really easy to use we have added dozens more categories. This means that anybody that visits our site will be able to find exactly what they are looking for quickly and easily. As a training provider it means that you can ensure that your new courses are in exactly the right place so any visitor will be able to find the courses you offer without having to browse through overly large categories.

We have not just made our site easy to use for potential students, it is now packed with a host of features that are designed to make life simple for training providers as well. There is now a tool enabling training providers to track the success of the courses they have added. These report tools compile live data on leads and allow you to manage and monitor performance. You can see how may people have viewed your course, how many have clicked through to more information and how many enquiries you have received. This information can be displayed for all of your courses or for an individual course over a time period of your choosing. The differences will enable you to see which courses are performing better than others on Courses Plus. This information will enable you to make changes to your course descriptions, categories and titles to make them more appealing to visitors. One of the factors that affects where your courses are listed in the standard listings is how visitors interact with your course details, the more useful they find them the higher your course will rank.

We have also introduced a featured and premium listing service. This service allows you to get your courses listed at the top of a specific category for a whole year. If you choose to upgrade one course to a premium listing it costs just 40 for the year. Having your course listed at the top of the category means that you are likely to receive more enquires about your course. There is a discount system in place if you want to upgrade more than one course, this means that you could be paying only 10 per course for premium listings for a year making this option an affordable and effective form of advertising.

Another new option is becoming a category sponsor. Being a category sponsor means that your logo and message are at the top of every page in that category. Your listing will be above premium and standard listings. The sponsored advert can link to specific courses on Courses Plus or to your own website if you prefer. We only permit there to be two category sponsors at any one time and it is a strictly first come first serve basis. You can choose to sponsor a category for one month for 40 or if you want to sponsor for a longer term you can get discounts which could make category sponsorship only 12.50 a month. Being the first training provider listed will enhance your reputation and increase interest in your courses.

All of this means that Courses Plus is very easy to use for both training providers and students. The simplified navigation allows students to find what they are looking for with the minimum amount of hassle. The new provider tools allow for detailed examination of course performance and productive interaction with course details. The standard service is still completely free, so you can try out all of these great services offered by Courses Plus without paying a penny.