8 Christmas Gifts FREE to Share on Your Social Networks!

8 Christmas Gifts FREE to Share on Your Social Networks!
SHARE THE CHRISTMAS JOY! Christmas is just around the corner and to get you into the spirit of giving I want to offer you some gifts to share. The following list of Christmas gifts are definitely worth sharing and FREE to share on all your social networks! I first learned of them when I worked at BellSouth and found them one year in our December company newsletter. Since then I have made it a point to share them every year with anyone and everyone by email, Christmas cards and copies handed out. This year I am having fun sharing then on all my social networks and I decided to create a series of images...
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5 SEO Tips to Help Foreign Language Sites Improve Google Search Results

5 SEO Tips to Help Foreign Language Sites Improve Google Search Results
Recently I got call from a Vietnamese pastor who was concerned that his church could not be found in Google search results. He ask me to review his site and offer any advice I could. By the way, I am more than happy to review any web site belonging to a church or non-profit and offer advice to improve your web presence. If you would like a review all you have to do is complete this request form > Free Web Score. Turns out that the entire site was written in the Vietnamese language. In this case you could not expect the site to show up in any English language search engine because search engines like...
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Now it’s official: Google favors mobile-friendly sites!

Now it’s official: Google favors mobile-friendly sites!
For years Google has been pushing for web sites to become “mobile-friendly” because that is where search growth is coming from. People are searching from their mobile devices now more than ever before, while desktop searches are dropping off. Now it’s official. On April 21, 2015 Google released it’s latest formula that will favor mobile-friendly sites. Basically what this means is, when a search in performed from a mobile device, Google will index results with mobile friendly sites first in line. This will not affect searches on desktop or laptop computers, but don’t...
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SEO: Improve Your Organization’s Search Engine Results FREE!

SEO: Improve Your Organization’s Search Engine Results FREE!
Why Are Search Engine Results Important for Your Church? Because the first time visit to your church often happens online. Imagine a family just moved into your community and they are looking for a church to attend. Most likely they will do a web search for “[denomination] church” and the results will be a list of local churches along with a map of churches within a small radius of the local area. Will your church appear in the results and on that map? If not guess which church they will not be visiting on Sunday. This is why search engine results are so important! Not Happy with Your Search Engine...
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Google Plus is About to Minus Out!

Google Plus is About to Minus Out!
Is Google Plus Shutting down? Right now it’s unconfirmed by Google, but when sites like Tech Crunch and US News start reporting something you have to take notice. I heard the rumor yesterday afternoon in a meeting and could hardly believe my ears so I did some quick research and sure enough it may be happening. “Google+ Is Walking Dead” This was the headline on Tech Crunch and they have an image of the Google+ logo on a tombstone, which I am using as my banner for this post. Both articles refer to three primary reasons that lead to the conclusions of Google+ being mothballed: 1....
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My Ongoing Love/Hate Relationship with Google!

My Ongoing Love/Hate Relationship with Google!
On most days I love Google, but other days not so much. Really my “Don’t Like” list is short. I simply do not like the way Google has become so invasive into my web browsing life. Trying to convince me that things just will not work well if I do not make Google Chrome my default browser. If I have a business they are putting me on Google+ whether I want to be there or not. Lately I’ve noticed that Google map details about a business now opens to a Google+ page! Google, stop pushing yourself on me! Now for the things I Love… 1. Gmail – Great email without the spam. 2....
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The Ultimate Social Media Networks Image Sizing Chart (infographic)

The Ultimate Social Media Networks Image Sizing Chart (infographic)
One of the most important marketing upgrades to accomplish on each of your social networks will be to create a consistent look for banners, profile images and icons. This is easier said than done because every social network has it’s own specific sizes for these all important items. Thankfully LunaMetrics has come to the rescue by creating “The Ultimate Complete Final Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet” infographic. This is the most current and complete resource I have found for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Youtube and Pinterest. It goes way beyond just the banner and profile...
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FREE “Web Ready Church” Seminar 1-29-13 LaFayette, GA

FREE “Web Ready Church” Seminar 1-29-13 LaFayette, GA
Is Your Church Web Ready? Join us for a day filled with useful tips and information on how to get your church web ready and online. If you are responsible for the web content and social media of your church (paid employee or volunteer) then this FREE training seminar is for you. If you have a wireless laptop or tablet, bring it to get the most out of our hand-on sessions. Web Ready Church Seminar Tuesday, January 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. First Baptist Church LaFayette, GA Session 1 > 5 Top Tips for a Successful Web Presence How to claim your Church Real Estate on the Web and build on...
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FREE “Web Ready Church” Seminar 11-6-12 Thomson, GA

FREE “Web Ready Church” Seminar 11-6-12 Thomson, GA
Is Your Church Web Ready? Join us for a day filled with useful tips and information on how to get your church web ready and online. If you are responsible for the web content and social media of your church (paid employee or volunteer) then this FREE training seminar is for you. If you have a wireless laptop or tablet, bring it to get the most out of our hand-on sessions. Web Ready Church Seminar Tuesday, November 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Baptist Church Thomson Session 1 > 5 Top Tips for a Successful Web Presence Hand-on: Claiming Your Church Real Estate on the Web Instructor: Barry...
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Google Drive – Get 15 GB for free!

Google Drive – Get 15 GB for free!
GOOGLE DRIVE > Keep Everything. Share Anything. [Disclaimer: I love and use Dropbox so this is not a slam on them, but when I got the message offering me 15 GBs of cloud space for FREE, well who can turn that down? You can’t have enough cloud space!] Do you worry about needing file storage space, your computer crashing or your smart phone taking a plunge? Well the solution is to have a cloud back-up and sharing service of all your important files. There are a lot of solutions out there but I have not seen any others that give you 15 GBs free right out of the gate! GOOGLE DRIVE > Access...
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