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|Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:11 pm Post subject: Search Rankings & Luck - Webmaster Newsletter - March 20
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Hello OurChurch.Com webmasters,
A belated Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!
You know the real St. Patrick was a remarkable person. Born in England, at 16 years old he was kidnapped by Irish raiders. After 6 years of slavery he escaped. But God called him to return to Ireland to preach the gospel, which he did with extraordinary courage and amazing results.
Unfortunately, his story has been obscured as St. Patrick's Day has morphed into an excuse to drink green beer, pinch people, and wear "lucky" 4 leaf clovers.
As we turn our attention to website matters, it takes more than the "luck of the Irish" to bring people to your website. That's why our focus this month has been on helping you draw more visitors to your website through better search rankings.
Check out the search-related topics in this month's newsletter plus a funny Easter video and a coupon.
In His Service,
IN THIS ISSUE
1) Put Google, Bing, & Yahoo! to Work for You
2) New and Improved Search Marketing Services
3) Blog Update: Five Free Tools for Measuring Your Search Marketing
4) Survey Says: $100 Bonefish Gift Card
5) Funny Video: An Easter Moment
6) New Worship Template + More Editable Templates
7) New Coupon - Only Available in This Newsletter
1) PUT GOOGLE, BING, & YAHOO! TO WORK FOR YOU
If you're just hoping search engines will find your site, rank it well for important keywords, and send you a flood of visitors... well, good luck with that.
It's critically important that you either learn the fundamentals of search engine marketing and execute them, or hire a professional to do it for you.
March is Search Marketing Month at OurChurch.Com. Whether you choose to go the do-it-yourself route or hire a professional, we can help. Read the full announcement to learn how.
2) NEW AND IMPROVED SEARCH MARKETING SERVICES
OCC has been providing search engine marketing services for more than 5 years. Earlier this we launched a new Local Ministry Search Marketing Service and announced improvements to four of our other search engine optimization services. Whether your organization is a church, school, ministry or business, whether you serve just your local area or people around the globe, OurChurch.Com can put your organization on the first page of the search results.
3) BLOG UPDATE - FIVE FREE TOOLS FOR MEASURING YOUR SEARCH MARKETING
If you have started marketing your website in the search engines, I want to applaud you. Youíve taken a big step to making your website a success. Once youíve started search marketing for your website, itís important to track how you are doing in the search engines, measure the success of your efforts, and find ways to improve your results.
Here are five free tools to help you measure the search marketing for your website:
Other recent articles:
- Five Free Tools for SEO
- SEO & Social Media ROI: Ye Have Not Because Ye Ask Not
- Case Study: Knott Avenue Christian Church - Church Growth Through Search Growth
4) SURVEY SAYS: $100 BONEFISH GIFT CARD
OurChurch.Com is continually striving to improve our services for all of the customers we serve. One way for us to do this is to survey those who use our hosting services. Yesterday we initiated a new survey designed to gather information regarding the services and support that we provide as well as to gather demographic information to better serve our sponsors and advertisers. Members with premium hosting accounts who complete the brief survey will be eligible to win one of two $100 Bonefish Gift Cards. See the announcement for more details.
5) FUNNY VIDEO: AN EASTER MOMENT
This month's funny video was created by Igniter Media. It takes a humorous look at how challenging it can be to make Christ the center of Easter. Have a look and feel free to post it on your site to give your visitors a good laugh.
6) NEW WORSHIP TEMPLATE + MORE EDITABLE TEMPLATES
This month we've got a new Worship theme NE1 template. Plus we've made another 25 templates editable.
7) 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 searchmo.
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