We’ve talked a bit about hosting online events, but what about using real world events as online events? Should churches allow or even encourage members to use Facebook or Twitter in the church? Read More
Earlier this week Paul Steinbrueck (Christian Web Trends) posted a two part article, “18 Ways Pastors Can Ruin their Reputation on Facebook” which I mentioned on our blog here. Yesterday, he followed that article up with things Pastors should be doing on Facebook called, “8 Things Pastors SHOULD Do on Facebook.” There are some good tips.
Check it out: Read More
Here’s another interesting church video from Imago Dei Community which a friend of mine posted on Facebook. It’s certainly a creative way of doing the church announcements. I’m guessing this bit of creativity caused some people to pay attention to the church announcements for the first time in a long time.
Check it out!
Has your church made any creative church videos? Share them in the comments.
Online communities are a great opportunity. Getting members connected through Facebook and Twitter is great. But as much as all these online activities can help build community, real-world, in-person meeting is still very important. Read More
Google announced they are attempting reach further into the social networking arena with the launch of their new +1 feature. So, what is this +1 feature and how does it effect churches? Read More
Every website should be optimized. Especially church websites. People use the search engines to find churches and find answers…answers churches have. Not optimizing your church website is like building a church and then not bothering to put up a sign or tell anyone.
So, what is on-page optimization and how do you do it? Read More
Social media, especially Facebook, is fantastic opportunity for churches and Pastors to connect with church members and members of their community. But, like most things, Facebooking as a Pastor can cause more harm than good if not done right. Read More
There are certain practices that the search engines tell us they do not approve of. This is generally known in the SEO world as “Black Hat” SEO. The search engines warn that they will punish website that employ these tactics and possibly ban the site. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of do-it-yourselfers use use these tactics simply out of ignorance. They heard using keywords in their text was good, so they just started sticking a bunch of keywords in the text without realizing that’s keyword stuffing and could hurt their site.
So, to be very clear. I’m telling you about these things so that you DO NOT do them. There are plenty of legitimate ways of ranking well in the search engines. There is no need to go to the dark side.
Here are a few of the more common “Black Hat” practices: Read More
If you put a group of people together in a room, do you have real community? What if none of them know each other? What if some of them do know each other, but don’t like each other? How do you create real community? Read More
Kent Shaffer over at Church Relevance has posted his top 200 church blogs. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the cut…this year. Of course we only restarted a little over a month ago ;). There are some great blogs listed that I thought you might want to check out.
What church or marketing related blogs do you read?