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Hello OurChurch.Com webmasters,
I hope you've had a good summer (those of you in the northern hemisphere anyway.) It's been kind of a crazy month around here with vacations, conferences, and even a new baby. (Congrats Jon!) In the midst of all that, ministry continues, and so good communication must continue as well.
Whether you're using our NE1 web builder or we've developed a Custom CMS solution for you, one of the best features is how conducive it is to travel. You can update your website anywhere you can access the Internet - a hotel in Honolulu, a library in London, Cafe in Cairo... Or you can give administrative access to other people in your organization, so they can update the site while you're out of town. That's what OCC is all about - making it easier for you to communicate better and more consistently.
In this month's newsletter we've got a special on hosting, a coupon you can only find here, and a video - The Best Wedding Entrance Ever! - that's been taking the Internet by storm. Enjoy!
In His Service,
IN THIS ISSUE
1) Save Big on Bronze/Ad-Free
2) Blog Update: Study Shows Organizations That Blog Get 55% More Website Visitors
3) Funny Video: Best Wedding Entrance Ever!
4) More Editable Templates
5) New Coupon - Only Available in This Newsletter
1) SAVE BIG ON BRONZE/AD-FREE
We know finances are tight for everyone these days, including missionaries. So, this month only you an get a year of the Bronze Hosting Package and Ad-Free Option for only $149. That's a savings of $50. The Bronze package includes your own domain name, a calendar, blog, photo galleries, and an eNewsletter. These are tools any organization serious about communicating with people can't do without. This offer is only available to those with Free and Starter packages and only during the month of August. Order now!
2) BLOG UPDATE - STUDY SHOWS ORGANIZATIONS THAT BLOG GET 55% MORE WEBSITE VISITORS
Rick Burnes at Hubspot posted an interesting article yesterday titled: Study Shows Small Businesses That Blog Get 55% More Website Visitors. He looked at data from their customers and found those that blogged got 55% more visitors, 97% more inbound links, and 434% more indexed pages. Impressive!
He was careful not to say the blogging caused the better visitor, link, and indexed page results. Itís a correlation. It is possible the organizations that blog are also on average bigger or better at other forms of online marketing (he didnít say).
But itís more evidence that blogging is one of the best ways to increase visitors to your website. And (apart from your time) itís free.
Do you blog? If not, why not?
Other recent articles:
- Is the End Near for Social Networking?
- Find Leadership Summit Speakers on Twitter, Facebook, and Blogs
- Why Willow Creek and Saddleback are Losing Influence While North Point and LifeChurch.tv are Gaining Influence
3) FUNNY VIDEO - BEST WEDDING ENTRANCE EVER!
This month's funny video has become an Internet sensation with more than 20 million views. Check it out! Embed it in your site to give your visitors a good laugh.
4) MORE EDITABLE TEMPLATES
We don't have any new NE1 templates this month but we have made another dozen editable. You can check them out at...
5) NEW COUPON - ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Click on the coupon below to "claim" it. After claiming the coupon, it will appear in the order form for all of your OCC websites until it expires. It can be used once per site. If you have any problems clicking on the coupon, you can also claim it by going to your order form and entering coupon code aug09.
Thanks for hosting your website at OurChurch.Com. Post your comments and questions concerning this newsletter here in our forums.
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Did you travel on vacation this summer?
- Yes, I traveled to another country.
- Yes, I traveled to another state/province of my country.
- Yes, I traveled but within my state/province.
NE1 TIP O' THE MONTH
You can update your NE1 website from any Internet-connected computer in the world.
WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT: Grace Baptist Church - Tyler, TX Ė http://www.gracebaptisttyler.com
Grace Baptist Church is an independent, Baptist church where hymnals are used during the song service and the King James Version of the Bible is used for preaching and teaching. In June they asked OurChurch.Com to develop a Custom CMS Pro site for them. In less than 6 weeks we created a unique site with an animated Flash header. Among the many features of the site is a sermon manager, which Grace Baptist uses to post audio and video of each week's message. As a part of the Pro Package OCC is also optimizing the website for search engines, so people in the Tyler area searching for a church will see Grace Baptist at the top of the search results.
- Share Christ - http://www.sharingchristonline.org
- From My Heart - http://www.frommyheart.org
- Abiding Peace Community Church - http://www.abidingpeace.net
- Christian GOODNEWSLetters - http://www.christiannewsletters.com
Info on PowerPoints Challenge - http://www.ourchurch.com/help/help-powerpoints.php