Joined: 14 Jun 2005
|Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:49 am Post subject: Webmaster newsletter - May 2006
|Hello OurChurch.Com webmasters,
Hard to believe it but summer is almost here (in the northern hemisphere anyway). The weather's warming up and school is finishing up. The big news in Christian circles in the U.S. is The Da Vinci Code movie which opens Friday. We'll talk more about that in a moment. We've also got some great special offers going on.
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IN THIS ISSUE
1) Two Days Left to Save on Search Services
2) May Special on Domain Package and Ad-Free
3) Could Your Site be a Featured Sample?
4) Addressing the Da Vinci Code
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1) TWO DAYS LEFT TO SAVE ON SEARCH SERVICES
OurChurch.Com is providing one last opportunity to save on its Christian Search Engine Registration (http://marketing.ourchurch.com/view/page113660.php) and Guaranteed Top Search Ranking services (http://marketing.ourchurch.com/view/page189752.php). With the Christian Search Engine Registration service, we'll register your site with 50 Christian search engines, saving you many hours and ensuring the forms are completed accurately. With the Guaranteed Top Search Ranking, we'll research the best search phrases to target, optimize your site for those phrases, register your site with major search engines, and send you a comprehensive search ranking report showing you the results. We guarantee you'll receive at least five top 10 rankings and ten top 20 rankings or we'll give you a full refund.
At 5 PM EST Friday May 19, the price of the Christian Search Engine Registration will increase from $60 to $89. The price of the Guaranteed Top Search Ranking service will increase from $249 to $299. Additionally, the prices of all our Website Service Bundles, which include hosting, the ad-free option, and search services, will be increasing as well. Because of the great value these services offer and the tremendous response we've received, it may take up to four weeks to complete your order. But if you want your site to be found in the major search engines and Christian search engines, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the current prices by placing your order before 5 PM Friday.
2) MAY SPECIAL ON DOMAIN PACKAGE AND AD-FREE
OurChurch.Com is also offering a great price when you purchase a year of the Domain Package and Ad-free option together. Separately, these services cost $150, but for this month only you can purchase them together in the "May Special" for only $99. That's a savings of $51, or one third, off the regular price. To order, click the "Order & Renew Premium Options" link on your webmaster page. For more information about the Domain Hosting Package and Ad-Free option see our Packages and Prices page.
3) COULD YOUR SITE BE A FEATURED SAMPLE?
Every month we feature four real OurChurch.Com-hosted websites on our Sample Sites page (http://www.ourchurch.com/hosting/sample-websites.php). Sample sites often receive hundreds of extra visitors as a result. What does it take to be featured as a sample site? First, the site must be nominated. All you have to do to nominate your site or another site is enter the OCC ID# on the nomination page (http://www.ourchurch.com/hosting/sample-suggest-form.php).
Second, the site must look good. We look for a clean, uncluttered appearance, nice graphics, and an organized menu. Third, the site must demonstrate as much of the functionality of the hosting package as possible. We are especially interested in featuring sites that have a calendar (with events scheduled in the current month), photo album, announcements, prayer request page, and a newsletter sign-up page. Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze accounts should include audio, video, and/or make use of one or more of the programs that can be installed through cPanel/Fantastico like forums, chat rooms, and shopping carts. For more details and to nominate a site, go to:
4) ADDRESSING THE DA VINCI CODE
This Friday, The Da Vinci Code movie will open in theaters in the United States. Millions of people will see this fictional movie in which Jesus never claimed to be God, never rose from the dead, was married, and had a child. Many Christians have been outraged by the book and now the movie because of the "alternate reality" it portrays. However, many Christians and many Christian churches are also using this as an opportunity to discuss the most important question anyone can ever ask, "Who is Jesus?"
Join us in the OCC forums as we discuss the film. What claims does it make? Is it a threat to Christianity? Is it an opportunity? What if anything is your church doing to address The Da Vinci Code? What resources are available?
Thanks for hosting your website at OurChurch.Com. Post your comments and questions concerning this newsletter here in our forums.
In His Service,
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"What do you think of The Da Vinci Code? Is it a threat to Christianity? Is it an opportunity?" - pdstein
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