It’s the Internet marketing age. David Hoffmeister Church Youtube and Christian churches have the opportunity like no other time before to cast out our nets and become fishers of men. Christians can now communicate on a personal level through the Internet to reach other Christians and non-believers.
As Christians we must do things the way God wants us to. I also believe we should not just be targeting other Christians with our web content, we should be looking for non-believers and help point the way to Jesus for them. We can do this by Internet marketing our Christian website and or Christian church website to areas people in need will be looking for help. In my eyes this does just not mean targeting Christian directories.
First things first. we must be prepared. Ask God for his guidance in this. He has never let me down nor will he ever.
Before starting to market your Christian Church website make sure it looks professional and makes the points you want to get across clearly. A good idea is to have some of your church members, both experienced and new to go through your site, take notes, and give you feed back. I am not talking about what your core values are as a Christian church. More their thoughts on the look, feel, and ease of use the site has.
Once your Christian church website is up, running, and looks good it is time to submit your information to Google. They are the biggest search engine around, whether you like them or not, they need to rank your Christian website in their searches. They are roughly sixty five percent of all keyword searches. When getting ready to submit your site have a brief, concise sentence explaining what your Christian site is about. This will help in listing you in the correct areas. To submit your site on Google you may go to Google add url.
You should also go to Yahoo if you are a non-commercial website it is free, DMOZ and Bing. All these submissions are free if you are a non-profit.
After submitting your Christian church website to the major search engine you should start working on submitting it to directories that will link you with other Christians and put you in places where people may be in need of Jesus.
Good places to look for directories are: web directory listings; they usually have a religious or society listing area, Christian directories, church directories; a very good one that listed me right away was the big church directoy, local directories.