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What Can SEO Do for Your Church’s Website?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of getting “organic” traffic from search results on search engines. All big search engines (including Google, Yahoo, and Bing) rank web pages and other content in their results based on what – according to the search...

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Claim Your Church’s Google Listing Page

Have you ever used Google to look for a nearby restaurant or business? If you have, you probably noticed a map and a list of different names with useful information such as opening hours, address, and a call or book button. These results come from Google My Business...

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How to Use Your Church’s Facebook Like a Pro

Making the most of your church’s Facebook page will help you attract and engage visitors, as well as convert them into leads. Over time, you can turn these leads into church members, volunteers, and givers. With over 2 billion monthly active users worldwide (half of...

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How to Create Great Content for Instagram

Instagram is an image-based platform that's not only beautiful and fun, but also brings a sense of community. Its users are used to professional, high-quality images and videos, so if you want to grow your church community with Instagram, creating eye-catching visuals...

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Is Your Church Website “Giving Friendly”?

Your church website is the center of your online presence. It’s where your members go for content about your ministry and where search engines direct prospective members. With all of this traffic and attention, it’s important that you prioritize online giving and...

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Better Pictures

Human beings are visual creatures. While it is important to have some text on your website to explain who you are, your mission, what you do, and when you do it, too much text can drown out your story. Pictures and video help out, but you also want the pictures on...

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New Year, New Ventures

The new calendar year tends to bring a renewed sense of purpose with it. We make resolutions to stop bad, old habits, and to try new things. The new year is a good time to test out new rhythms and lifestyles. In the church world, we have started a new church year and...

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Digital Ministry With Worship Times

“If you had three Communications positions, what would they be?” – from a recent post in a Facebook group for church communicators. Three? 3! We love that churches that have the money are spending it on good communication ministry that seeks to reach out beyond their...

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There Are No Small Questions

When the big work of building your website is done, the questions that come up after you start using your website can seem small in comparison. But little questions can add up. And…Worship Times doesn’t think any of your questions are small or inconsequential. It’s...

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Saint Paul Used Social Media

By Emily Hope Morgan Things have changed with social media. Back in 2005 when I first got on Facebook only college students could get a Facebook account. Even back in 2009 when I started seminary many churches who at that point could get on Facebook didn't want to,...

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What’s New?

Your website needs will change over time. Perhaps you need a new logo, branding, or website design. Maybe you’ll find that you need a new tool to do those every day tasks or a new project or program altogether. These are some of our favorite puzzles to solve at...

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But What About…

Our top goals for our Worship Times websites are: We want them to look good. We want them to be affordable. We want them to be easy to use, so our members can have the freedom to customize. We design our templates to be elegant in style, and easy to use. We rigorously...

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Website Layout and Organization

Why does it seem like churches are allergic to good design? From layout to color schemes to navigation and picture quality, many churches act like they are not worthy of a beautiful and professional website. The other thing we hear from churches is that they don’t...

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The Front Page: The New Front Door

The front door of a church tells you a lot about the distinctive identity of the faith community. It's the first impression people have of your church. For example, a carved oak door on an two hundred year church speaks to its history. But when a church's front doors...

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Make a Plan!

Churches know that they need to have websites, be on social media and share their faith in new ways. So, they do that. Get a website. Get a Facebook page. Get a Twitter account. Get an Instagram account. Get a Snapchat account. Delete the Snapchat account because your...

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Summer Review: Time for a New Theme?

Summer is a great time to review all aspects of your website, and just as you may buy a new swimsuit and new shorts for the season, it is the perfect season for a website makeover as well. With many platforms, this may be as easy as clicking a button, then making sure...

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Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 2

Yesterday we explored some new ways to use and organize your Facebook page. Now, let's look at how to tell how your page is reaching people. Action Button You don’t want visitors to just come and look at your Facebook page, you want them to do something while they are...

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Facebook Pages: Intermediate, Part 1

Posts Last month we discussed the basics of getting and maintaining a Facebook page for your ministry. We included tips about the dos and don’ts of Facebook posts. Let’s explore some of the features of your Facebook page that will help make your page a center of...

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