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Webmaster Newsletter - April 2007

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Webmaster Newsletter - April 2007 Reply with quote

Hello OurChurch.Com webmasters,

Hope you all had a great Easter and had an opportunity to interact with many non-believers who don't normally attend church. After focusing the previous two months on helping to raise awareness and usage of forums and blogs, this month we have a completely different focus. For the first time in our history, OurChurch.Com is serving directly in missions and relief work in Africa. And we've made it very easy for you and your ministry to join us.

View this message on the web with color and graphics in our newsletter archives at:
http://www.ourchurch.com/news/archive.php

IN THIS ISSUE
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1) Help Save a Child's Life with a Click
2) New Webmaster Survey
3) Frontpage Support Being Phased Out
4) Terms of Service Agreement Updated

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Tell people about your business or ministry!
http://www.ourchurch.com/advertising/
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1) HELP SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE WITH A CLICK
Last week OurChurch.Com launched the AIDS Clickathon to help children in Africa who have lost their parents to AIDS. Some of these kids are as young as young as 5 years old living on the street with no one to provide for them or protect them. The Clickathon works like an online walkathon. You click... our sponsors donate. Could it be any easier to make a difference in the lives of some children whose lives have been devastated by the AIDS crisis in Africa? Why not take 30 seconds to visit the Clickathon web page and click?
http://www.ourchurch.com/aids-clickathon.php

And if you want to make an even bigger difference take another 30 seconds to email your friends, family, and your newsletter distribution list about the Clickathon. Taking 60 seconds to do these two things could raise enough money to save at least one child's life and provide him or her with a Christian education. See the power of one message.
http://www.ourchurch.com/aids-clickathon-blog/2007/04/16/day-5-update-the-power-of-one-message/

2) NEW WEBMASTER SURVEY
Good or bad, we'd really appreciate your feedback on the AIDS Clickathon. For that reason, we held off on publishing a new survey this month until yesterday. If you're unfamiliar with the monthly webmaster survey, go to your webmaster page, look down under the "Additional Options," and click the "Complete Survey" link. It only takes a minute and it will earn you 250 points each month in the Powerpoints Challenge, which will move your site up in the OurChurch.Com search engine results.

3) FRONTPAGE SUPPORT BEING PHASED OUT
Last year Microsoft announced that it was planning to discontinue its Frontpage web development program and introduce two new web development tools to replace it. We still have Frontpage Extensions installed on our servers and have no plans to remove them at this time. However, because MS is not supporting FP Extensions any more it's hard to say how long they will continue to function properly. We are encouraging all Frontpage uses to begin looking for another web development program. For more details or to post comments and questions, please see the announcement in our forums.
http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?t=2734

4) TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT UPDATED
We recently updated our terms of service agreement in an effort to clarify our refund policy. Please take a moment to review the updated ToS.
http://www.ourchurch.com/hosting/build-a-website.php?pageProc=1

Thanks for hosting your website at OurChurch.Com. Post your comments and questions concerning this newsletter here in our forums.

In His Service,
OurChurch.Com

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OCC Quick Links
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- OurChurch.Com homepage - http://www.ourchurch.com
- Website hosting - http://www.ourchurch.com/hosting/
- Custom website designs - http://www.ourchurch.com/design/
- Marketing services - http://marketing.ourchurch.com
- Partner/Affiliate program - http://partner.ourchurch.com
- Christian Search - http://www.ourchurch.com/search/
- Daily scripture - http://devotions.ourchurch.com
- Christian Web Trends Blog - http://blog.ourchurch.com
- OCC message boards - http://forums.ourchurch.com
- OCC status board - http://status.ourchurch.com
- OCC help pages - http://www.ourchurch.com/help/
- OCC help desk - http://www.ourchurch.com/support/

OCC's NEWEST ADVERTISERS
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- Today's Work From Home Business - http://www.ourchurch.com/ads/click.php3?bannerID=1278

MARCH AWARD-WINNING WEBSITES
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- BENDICIONES - Poemas De - http://www.bendicioness.com/
- Narrow Path Westerfield Family Farms - http://www.westerfieldfamilyfarms.com/
- Unrapped Ministries - http://www.unrapped.org/
- Serving Jesus for REAL! - http://www.servejesusforreal.com/

Info on PowerPoints Challenge - http://www.ourchurch.com/help/help-powerpoints.php

OVERHEARD...
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"On the homepage of our site, some of the lettering is font [size] #4 and shows up on Firefox, BUT on Internet Explorer and Google, the letters stay small?? Why is this?" - MHG
http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?p=7316#7316

Sound off on our message boards - http://forums.ourchurch.com

BEACON TIP O' THE MONTH
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Anyone with any hosting package can begin accepting donations online in just a few minutes with no set-up fees using PayPal.

WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT: Jesus Christ Chapel Worldwide Ministries - http://www.jesuschristchapel.org
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Jesus Christ Chapel Worldwide Ministries is led by Brother Cornelius Duncan and his wife, Sister Maggie Anna Duncan. Their ministries include local elements such as radio programs and magazines in Kentucky as well as global components which minister to people around the world. Their website is a Custom CMS Express site developed earlier this year by OurChurch.Com and includes a calendar, newsletter, PayPal shopping cart and much more.
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