When Your Facebook Page Takes a Hit – How to Address Negative Comments

When Your Facebook Page Takes a Hit – How to Address Negative Comments
Conflict. It doesn’t matter what the disagreement is about, it gives me the heebee-jeebees. I am a people pleaser and if someone has an issue, I want to make them happy. So, what do you do when you can’t make them happy? What do you do when you can’t come to an understanding? What do you do when they don’t stop? I wish I had a good answer. In my position as social media manager, we are periodically hit with people who vocally (sometimes intensely) oppose our stances. While this in-itself is fine (freedom of speech, right?), it can be very difficult to address each comment and...
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Experimenting with Periscope – 3 Keys to Successful Broadcasting!

Experimenting with Periscope – 3 Keys to Successful Broadcasting!
Here is a great case study of how a Baptist State Convention is using Periscope successfully to reach their audience and expand their brand. The principles here can easily be applied to churches, ministries, non-profits and businesses. [Ed Note: If you have not yet heard of Periscope, read our previous post, “New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!” ] Guest Blogger: Brian Harris, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Recently we held our first Periscope broadcast to announce the Christmas Backpacks for the Mississippi River Ministry...
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How Landing Pages Market Your Church and Grow Your Audience

How Landing Pages Market Your Church and Grow Your Audience
What Exactly Is A Landing Page? Think of it as an online flyer. It is typically a single web page with a very clear product offering and call-to-action for that product. Here is a quick crash course in great landing pages. Simply click on the three examples: > Industrial Strength Marketing > Landing Page Conversion Course > PeaPod Clear Products, clear offers, and clear call-to-action. Simple right? How Can A Church Market and Build An Audience with Landing Pages? Another name used for landing pages is “Squeeze Page”. The page is designed to squeeze the viewer into a conversion...
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Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!

Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!
WebReadyChurch is expanding! After 2+ years of supporting churches with our blog and training events, this latest offering is in direct response to our number one request, “How can I get a simple and inexpensive church web site up and running when I don’t know anything about the web?” Introducing WebReadyChurch.net Ordering A Web Site for Your Church Is Easy: 1. Select A Theme > Click for live demos 2. Complete the Request Form Only $595.00 includes: set-up, domain name, design and the first year of hosting. Then only $10 per month for domain renewal and yearly hosting after the...
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How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization

How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization
If you do not yet have a Facebook page for your church, business or organization then wait no longer. You can set-up a Facebook page quickly and easily in just a few minutes! All you need is a personal Facebook profile to set-up a Facebook Page for FREE. A friend asked me to help their church set-up a Facebook page and I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick screen capture so you can see just how easy the process is. (Please ignore the background noises in the audio. I borrowed a faulty mic and there are no retakes when setting up a live Facebook page…) Why have a Facebook page for your...
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Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!

Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!
Whether you are a pastor, author, business leader or professional, you need to have great influence to accomplish great things. Influence is built over time by networking, serving and giving yourself away for the good of others. When you help someone, you influence their life and they in-turn give you permission to influence them even more going forward. This is why it has been said that “Leadership is Influence.” If you want to be a leader, you must first become an influencer. The internet allows us to network and influence like never before. There are many opportunities and platforms...
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The Secrets to Becoming an Influencer in Your World

The Secrets to Becoming an Influencer in Your World
“Influence is moving from your best to the best of others.” I do not remember where I read the quote above but I did write it down because it is the essence of influence and it is not easily reached. Life is a journey not a destination and I’ve been on the path to growing my influence for years. I think the Christian word equivalent would be “Discipleship”. Influence, Discipleship, leadership, or however you word it, we should always be striving to make a positive difference in the lives of others. When I was a young man, people poured into my life and it has helped me to go...
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FREE Web Real Estate to Claim Supercharges Search Engine Results!

FREE Web Real Estate to Claim Supercharges Search Engine Results!
Did you know that you have FREE web real estate just waiting to be claimed? If you have a church, non-profit or business with a physical address, it is very likely that it is already all over the web. To find out, all you have to do is search your business name on google. You will likely discover that there are multiple pages of results. Everything from maps to city pages. Did you know that claiming this real estate will improve your search engine results? Watch this video to learn how… So claim all that FREE web estate! Top places will include google maps, yellowpages, citysearch, yahoo, and...
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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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Fast Facts: Which Social Networks Are Most Loved? (Infographic)

Fast Facts: Which Social Networks Are Most Loved? (Infographic)
Did you know… the highest percent of social networking is done in bed? Yes 44%. Second to that is on the job 34%. Do you know… of active internet users, what percentage of women and men are engaged in social networking? 74% of women and 70% of men. Wow, that’s a lot! Do you know why this is important to your church? If you want to touch people’s lives you have to know where they are. When you think about fishing (Jesus said we are fishers of men) one thing is certain. You do not want to fish in a pond that has no fish! Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn are all big ponds...
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