Miracle Grow for Churches in 2015

Miracle Grow for Churches in 2015
I use ‘Miracle-Gro’ for my tomatoes because it’s EASY and it WORKS! *This is not a paid endorsement for Miracle-Gro. [smile] How would you like a Miracle Grow for your church? There are three important web realities for 2015, that are relatively easy to apply, to reach the new-comers and church seekers in your community. Get these three right and you may soon find yourself greeting new attenders who say, “We found you online.”   1. THE IMPORTANCE OF AN UP-TO-DATE CHURCH WEB SITE QUOTE: “Increasingly, people are finding their way into the pews and programs of your...
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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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How To Build Your Home On the Web

How To Build Your Home On the Web
Every Organization Needs A Home Page The home page is what your domain points to. The front door of your very own web site. It is the entry to your web home, where you entertain visitors and where your guests get to know all about you. Your Home Page Needs A Doorbell A call to action that will quickly engage the visitor. Maybe it’s a video to watch, an event to attend or newsletter to sign-up for. I love for a home page to have a rotator that offers a different feature (call-to-action) every 4 to 6 seconds. Every Heard the Saying, “Home is where the heart is”? Well it is so true. If you really...
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Phil Cooke Promotes FREE Global Video Platform for Your Ministry

Phil Cooke Promotes FREE Global Video Platform for Your Ministry
Phil Cooke, the internationally known author/speaker and Christian new media expert, refers to Truli.net as a “game changing” platform!  Phil Cooke is not alone. MercyMe, IMB, Marriage Today, Jonathan Falwell and many others have already claimed their FREE content space on Truli. Truli.net has created this global ministry platform for churches so that you may now have the capability to use a new and absolutely free way to reach the people where they live using all of the new digital technologies of smartphones, tablets, personal computers, Internet TVs and Social Media. Truli is a free...
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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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Web Design Tips: Design Above the Fold

Web Design Tips: Design Above the Fold
‘Above the Fold’ is an old newspaper adage that refers to the top half of the front page of a newspaper. This is considered prime real estate because whatever is above the fold is intended to catch the eye and hopefully sale the paper. ‘Above the Fold’ is also a good rule of thumb for web site layouts. The real estate of the home page is the most important focal point that sells your brand and invites people in. Just like newspapers, web sites have a ‘fold’ to design above. The fold is the browser height that the site is being viewed in. It is the content you see...
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The Web Is Accelerating at Lightening Speed!

The Web Is Accelerating at Lightening Speed!
One of my favorite blogs to follow is Jeff Bullas. This guy does his research and it shows in everything he writes. This morning’s post was so interesting and informative that I just wanted to share it with you. Here is what really jumped off the page as I read it… The pace of change is accelerating. To reach 50 million users: •    Radio took 38 years •    TV took 13 years •    Internet took 4 years •    iPod took 3 years Facebook added over 200 million users in less than 12 months! And if you want to be viable on the web you have to keep pace with it. What I love about...
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First Steps to a Successful Web Presence

First Steps to a Successful Web Presence
Building a successful web presence may be easier than you think. All it takes is a little time and attention to have an effective presence on the web that will present your organization, define your community, reach the unreached and touch lives! Here are the first three steps to getting started online: 1. Claim Your Web Real Estate Do a search of your church or organization’s name on the web and see what appears in search results. Wherever your name appears, try to go in and claim the profile. Top places include google maps, yellowpages, citysearch, yahoo, etc.  Read more here: Free Real Estate...
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How to Claim Your Domain Name

How to Claim Your Domain Name
One of the first steps to building your organization’s web presence is to claim your domain name. The biggest challenge you will likely face is finding one that is available. This is especially true for churches (firstbaptist.com, org or net, are long gone!). The easiest way to see if a domain is available is to search for it. If you type the desired domain into your browser and a web site opens, then the name has been claimed by another organization. If your church has a more common name like “Bethel” you may have to get real creative to come up with an available domain. Today there...
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#1 Reason for A Church Web Site? Visitors!

#1 Reason for A Church Web Site? Visitors!
By far, the number one reason your church needs a web site is for potential visitors. According to a survey conducted in 2009 by Monk Development, “16 percent of the people surveyed said the website was the first place they learned about the church prior to attending. Filtering down the results to people who have attended their church for less than three months, more than 30 percent said it was where they first learned about the church. In all, 77 percent of people attending a church less than three months said the website was important in their decision to attend.”...
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