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
Google has never been known for morality. Their moto is “Don’t Be Evil” which seems good, but it struck me that just not being evil leaves a lot of room for immoral things which may not reach the level of “evil” in the eyes of Google. As a secular search engine, Google has always allowed for websites related to all kinds of behavior, but is Google now officially supporting homosexuality? Read More
Google has announced that listings in Google Maps will now include descriptive phrases associated with the listing.
“Google Maps search results in the U.S. and Great Britain will include some of the phrases which are most frequently used to describe those places. These phrases come from sources all across the web, such as reviews, web pages and other online references, and they can help people quickly identify the characteristics that make a particular place unique.” Read More
Local SEO is crucial for churches. Churches and ministries who aren’t doing SEO are missing out on new visitors and hindering their ministry efforts. So, what do you need to do to get your church to show up in the local search results? Read More
The other day the folks over at Church Marketing Sucks asked their readers to show them their Easter. The idea was to post pictures that demonstrate what your church did for Easter. These could be pictures of marketing materials or pictures at Easter events. It’s a pretty cool idea.
You can see people’s Easters at: 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
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?
I came across an article from Chip Wheeler, “Top Ten Ways to Connect to Your Community“, that I thought had some great concepts. Chip’s focus is on church planting and most of his 10 ways are primarily off-line in how he talks about them, but many of these ideas can be applied online as well. Here are some ideas… Read More
The folks at the Center for Church Communications are hosting a webinar with some ideas for Pastors on creating a social media strategy for your church called, “Social Media for Pastors and Ministry Leaders: Where Do I Start?”. The webinar is scheduled for Friday (tomorrow) at 11am PDT. You can find out more and sign up for the webinar at: Read More