Often times SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is referred to in the context of business websites and blogs, even on ChurchMag. Although this is one of the more common references, SEO is something that every church should consider: You need good church website SEO!
A church website may be thought of as a tool or resource for church members, as it’s usually full of current events, announcements and Bible study schedules; but it’s actually one of the best ways for potential church attenders to “visit” your church. In fact,
“In the past 12-months, over 17 million American adults who don’t regularly attend worship services, visited the website of a local church or place of worship.”
This is all fine and good, but without decent SEO, how are seekers going to find you?
Take this story for example:
SEO is important. It’s huge.
But, what happens when it becomes more important than your writing?
I read an article a while back on DZINE PRESS titled: Tips to Get Better Feedback on Your Website
The keyword for the post was Feedback, I think.
Call me crazy.
The word was used over 60 times.
Here’s one of the paragraphs:
If you’re blogging or building a church website, Search Engine Optimization is something you need to keep in mind.
What’s the point of pushing your content onto the web, without making sure it can be found?
These three infographics on Search Engine Optimization are sure to give you some nuggets to chew on.
There are a number of reasons why your church, ministry or non-profit should be on Google+, but the latest reason is probably the most important.
Google has been slowly tying all of its services together into Google+, as part of creating a more personal search experience.
This can be seen in the “introduction of Knowledge Graph last year, when Google started showing information on the right-hand side of search results to help you figure out if you’re searching for the right thing, be it a person, place or thing.”
As seen here:
Although I love dissecting data, tracking website statistics feels like a chore. It’s important to know my audience and what brings them to my blog, but I’d rather spend that time producing great content.
I have tried half a dozen solutions and most often use Google Analytics or WordPress Site Stats. WordPress gives me most of the simple, everyday things I might want to know. I turn to Google Analytics to answer further questions like:
“Am I getting new visitors?”
“How well am I connecting with the audience?”
Now, there’s an impressive new tool from Visual.ly which converts Google Analytics data into an infographic that balances simplicity with depth.
Here’s what it looks like:
Although this list has a Valentine’s Day feel to it, we all want some Google love no matter what time of year it is!
Many of these may seem like ‘non-brainers’ and you may be looking around for some ‘magic solution,’ but the fact of the matter is, there isn’t one. Having Google ‘love’ your website takes hard work–plain and simple.
Take a look at these 14 ways for Google to love your site, and you’ll see what I mean:
Have you heard about the new Reddit called, Google Poems?
Here’s the premises:
Before you even begin to think about working on your SEO, whether it be your blog, organization or ministry website, you need to know the language.
The following recipe outlines some major definitions that are key to building good SEO.
This ‘recipe’ not only outlines these key words, but it also has some good tips, too.
Take a look at these ingredients and start cooking up some awesome SEO!