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Facebook and Twitter in Church?
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Facebook Tips for Pastors
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Church Video: Creative Church Announcement Video
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Facebook’s Great, But We Still Need Face Time
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Google tries to 1-up Facebook with +1
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CMO University Update: On-Page Optimization
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20 Ways Pastors Can Mess Everything Up On Facebook
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4 Search Engine Optimization Tactics to Avoid
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5 Ways to Create Real Community Online
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Top 200 Church Blogs Announced

Facebook and Twitter in Church?

Facebook and Twitter in churchWe’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

Facebook Tips for Pastors

Pastors on FacebookEarlier 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

Church Video: Creative Church Announcement Video

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.

Facebook’s Great, But We Still Need Face Time

In Person Enhances OnlineOnline 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 tries to 1-up Facebook with +1

Google Adds Plus1Google 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

CMO University Update: On-Page Optimization

People find churches because of search engine optimizationEvery 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

20 Ways Pastors Can Mess Everything Up On Facebook

Facebook and PastorsSocial 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

4 Search Engine Optimization Tactics to Avoid

Warning!!!

SEO techniques to avoid“Danger Will Robinson!  Danger!!”

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

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