Church Marketing Online From OurChurch.Com

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: church marketing ideas, Homepage, Local, Original, SEO


People Are Looking For a Church…
Help Them Find You!

You are looking for a church.  So, like most people, you go online and use the search engines to find a church near you. You find a church from the first few results in the search engines and visit their site…and then visit the church.

Church Marketing for People Searching for a ChurchThis is something people do everyday.  Maybe they are moving to a new town.  Maybe they are looking for answers.  They are on the web, looking for your church.

If you don’t make sure your church’s website ranks well in the search engines, you will miss out on new visitors, new members, and being able to share the love of Christ with them.

Top Rankings in Google, Bing, and Yahoo…Guaranteed!!

We guarantee at least 100 Top Ten Rankings!

  • You’ll be listed in the Top Ten Rankings in Google, Bing, and Yahoo and local search engines, like Google Maps.
  • You will be listed in other places people look for churches, such as church directories, local review sites, and the Internet Yellow Pages.
  • We target your church’s city and surrounding cities.

Learn more about OurChurch.Com’s Church Marketing…

Does Your Church Send Out Press Releases? Why not?

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: church marketing ideas, Homepage, SEO

Press Releases for Churches
We talk a lot about SEO and social media on the Church Marketing Online, but one thing I haven’t talked much about (if at all) is press releases.  Often times I think people think of press releases as being something for businesses or politicians or that something has to be amazingly spectacular to be worthy of a lofty press release, but that isn’t the case, especially in the Internet age. Read more…

10 Facebook Ideas For Your Church – Inward Outreach

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: Homepage, social media, Social Networking

Facebook for Churches
A lot of what we focus on here at Church Marketing Online is reaching out to share the Gospel and bring people into your church.  But it is also important to reach out to those who are already in your church.

I’ve seen many a church who did some great work in outreach and were bringing in lots of new people, but the church never seemed to grow.  The reason was that they were doing such a poor job with their existing members that people were leaving as fast as new people were coming.  Not good.

There are many elements to keeping people as members of a church. Read more…

Giving People A Reason To Come To Church

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: church marketing ideas, Homepage, Original

Church Message
I ran across an article by Dean Seddon recently about why people don’t come to church and it got me thinking…not so much about those specific reasons that he mentioned, but rather about the church marketing approach that we churches use.  There are reasons people don’t come to church.  Are we making sure that we are addressing those reasons in our marketing campaigns?  More than that, are we giving people a reason to come to church? Read more…

Pass The Plate and TAKE Money? You Heard Me!

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: church marketing ideas, Homepage, News

Reverse Offering - Liquid Church Marketing

This past weekend, Liquid Church in New Jersey passed the offering plate like every other Sunday, but this time, instead of asking people to put money in the plate, they asked people to take money from the plate.  Why? Read more…

The Ever Changing Landscape Of Church SEO

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: church marketing ideas, CMO University, Original, SEO, website analytics

The Ever Changing Landscape of SEOThe search engines are constantly changing. New sites area being created and shut down every day. More sites are realizing the value of search engine optimization. New strategies for SEO and link building are developed. Even the search engines themselves change as they try to refine their algorithms to produce the most relevant search results.  So, what do you do? Read more…

How Many Conversions Happen At Your Church…Website

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: church marketing ideas, CMO University, Original, SEO, website analytics

Tracking ConversionsIn our last article in this series we started looking at website analytics and how you can use analytics to track the traffic on your website.  In addition to tracking things like how many visitors you are getting and from where those visitors are coming, most analytics solutions have a feature for tracking your website conversions, an invaluable piece of information.

Online Goals
Every website has a purpose (or at least it should).  In many cases the webmaster wants the visitors to the site to do something.  This may be wanting people to buy a product, download a document, make a donation, submit a contact form, etc.  These are all goals, goals that can usually be tracked by analytics. Read more…

Pulling The Curtain Back On Your Website Traffic

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: church marketing ideas, CMO University, Original, SEO, website analytics

website analyticsThroughout this series we have compared SEO to trying to loose weight (the SEO Diet).  When trying to loose weight, most people have several aspects to their strategy. They do cardio workouts, aerobics, and weight lifting as well as eating certain foods at certain times.

Now imagine you are dieting and exercising and someone tells you they can tell you exactly which foods are helping you loose weight and which are hurting your weight loss efforts. They can also tell you which exercises are most effective and which you are wasting effort on, not just because they know what tends to work, but because they can monitor exactly how your individual body is being affected by each food choice or exercise.

In the same way, when trying to get more traffic and more conversions through your website, Read more…

Don’t Loose Your Message In Your Creativity

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: Homepage, News

McElroy Road Church of Christ billboard
There’s an interesting thing happening in Mansfield, OH.  A church put up several billboards, but people thought the billboards were actually put up by an antheist group.  Why?  Because the church got a little too creative with their marketing and lost the message.

Here’s what happened: Read more…

Church Video: Mom and Dad Get an Amazing Surprise

Author: Kurt Steinbrueck  //  Category: Homepage, Social Networking, Video

Church Video - Mom and Dad Get an Amazing Surprise in Church
I usually post more humorous church videos simply because I like funny videos, but church videos don’t have to be funny to be good.  Certainly serious or touching videos can be great for church members and church marketing alike.

This week we have a touching video that is getting a lot of attention lately.  It’s a special Father’s day surprise.  It’s a great video, though I wish the poster would have mentioned what church this was at.  It’s another great example of how a viral video doesn’t have to be a professional video. Read more…