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|Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:30 am Post subject: Search Newsletter - May 2008
According to a new study from The Barna Group online search is "easily the most common online activity." More than eight out of 10 computer users (84%) searched in the last week. That's why we at OurChurch.Com are committed to being the leading Christian search marketing company on the planet. And it's why we've declared May to be Marketing Month.
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IN THIS ISSUE
1) Review your OCC Search Listings
2) Free Search Registration - Only 3 Days Left!
3) Get Listed in up to 2,000 Directories!
4) Check Out Church Marketing Online
5) The Top 10 Search Marketing Mistakes
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1) REVIEW YOUR SEARCH LISTING
Has your website changed at all in the last 6 months? If so, it's a good idea to check your listing in OurChurch.Com's Directory of Christian Websites to be sure the title, description, URL, and categories are still optimal. You can have a complete report of all your search listings emailed to you in seconds at:
2) FREE SEARCH REGISTRATION - ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!
Since you've already taking advantage of a free listing in OurChurch.Com's Directory or Christian Websites, you probably already understand the importance of being listed in major search engines like Google and Yahoo as well as Christian search directories. During May you can get our search registration and Christian Search Registration services free. Only 3 days remain, so see our marketing services site for more details.
3) GET LISTED IN UP TO 2,000 DIRECTORIES!
Links in online directories can bring new visitors to your site and improve your websites search engine rankings. With OCC's new Directory Registration Service we can list your website in 250 to 2,000 directories at a great value.
4) CHECK OUT CHURCH MARKETING ONLINE
Last month we launch the Church Marketing Online website. Since then several churches have taken strides to reach more people in their communities through our new <a href="http://churchmarketingonline.com/top-church-search-rankings/">Top Church Search Rankings service</a>. And several thought-provoking articles have been published including <a href="http://churchmarketingonline.com/2008/05/is-marketing-evil/">Is Marketing Evil?</a> <a href="http://churchmarketingonline.com/2008/05/how-do-search-engines-work/">How do Search Engines Work?</a> and <a href="http://churchmarketingonline.com/2008/05/what-is-seo/">What is SEO?</a> If you're the web administrator of a church website, we think you'll find the articles extremely useful.
5) THE TOP 10 SEARCH MARKETING MISTAKES
Kurt, our director of search marketing, has been blogging all month about search engine marketing issues. If you care about getting visitors to your website through search engines, you'll want to read his latest article, The Top 10 Search Marketing Mistakes.
Thanks for using OurChurch.Com's search engine and for listing your site(s). Be sure to check and update your search listings regularly so that they bring the most visitors possible to your site. Post your comments and questions concerning this newsletter here in our forums.
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"So, what about online marketing would you like to understand better? Are you having a tough time knowing where to start marketing your website? Or need help deciding between several options?" - pdstein
Sound off on our message boards - http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?t=4468
SEARCH TIP O' THE MONTH
The number and quality of links to your website are a huge factor in how well your site ranks in search engines. Getting your site registered in directories is the fastest way to build links and thus improve your search rankings.