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January 2010

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Buckhead Baptist Church

Buckhead Baptist Church is "a mainstream Baptist Congregation with a traditional perspective" located in Atlanta, GA. Buckhead Baptist first contacted us about creating a custom website for them back in 2007. At that time we developed a new website for them that included a calendar, staff directory, media gallery and more. After 2 years with that site, Buckhead Baptist asked us to redesign their site to give it a new look while maintaining all the content and functionality. That redesign was completed earlier this month.

All Things New

Hello OurChurch.Com Webmaster,

This being our first newsletter of 2010, we want to wish you a Happy New Year. If you're anything like us, you've been crazy busy trying to make the most of this new year.

January is when a lot of organizations come out with new plans, new budgets, and new energy. We want to help you build on those things, and take your website to the next level in 2010. So, we've announced a lot of new opportunities already this month.

In this month's newsletter we recap some of those opportunities. Plus we've got another coupon and an inspiring video message from the president of Compassion International you definitely don't want to miss and may want to add to your website.

In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO
OurChurch.Com


IN THIS ISSUE

1) New Web Hosting Prices, Packages and Bundles
2) How to Get Your Website REALLY Working for You
3) Blog Update: LA Church Produces Doritos Super Bowl Commercial
4) Get a Free Professional Review of Your Website
5) Inspiring Video: Compassion Int'1 President Speaks about Haiti
6) Connecting Your Site to Facebook & Twitter
7) New NE1 Templates and Improvements
8) New Coupon - Only Available in This Newsletter


1) NEW WEB HOSTING PRICES, PACKAGES, AND BUNDLES
OurChurch.Com has launched new web hosting packages for 2010 with lower prices, more disk space, and more bandwidth than ever before. This is the time for you to take your website to the next level, and OurChurch.Com can help you do it. See the full announcement to learn more about the new hosting packages and how to upgrade or order today!

2) HOW TO GET YOUR WEBSITE REALLY WORKING FOR YOU
If your website is an essential component of your business, church, school, or ministry and you are tired of having a good looking website that produces mediocre results, OurChurch.Com's new consulting services may be for you. Our experience staff is available to analyze your website and analytics data. We can help you develop a website strategy, site structure, and content to maximize results for you. Read more about our consulting services.


L.A. Church Produces Doritos Super Bowl Commercial

Some folks at Mosaic Church in LA, which is led by Erwin McManus (one of my favorite authors and speakers) have created a Doritos Commercial which is in the running to air during the Super Bowl.

Itís one of the 6 finalists in Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest, which means itís already netted itís creators $25k. The 3 commercials that get the most votes will air during the Super Bowl. The site doesnít show current vote totals, but if the number of views and comments are any indication (itís currently tops in both), ďCasketĒ is on its way to Miami.  More...

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4) GET A FREE PROFESSIONAL REVIEW OF YOUR WEBSITE
Speaking of the blog, we are now posting weekly Wednesday Website Weviews. Check out this week's review of Scripts by Warren and last week's review of The Grove Church, Hattiesburg, MS. Our hope is that the reviews not only help the site owners, but also help all of our members and readers better understand the concepts that make for a great website. If you'd like your site to be considered for a review, here are the details.

5) INSPIRING VIDEO: COMPASSION INT'L PRESIDENT SPEAKS ABOUT HAITI
Chances are you've seen the heart-wrenching images of the devastation in Haiti. Compassion International is at the forefront of helping those in need. Hear Compassion's president Wess Stafford talk about what they're doing. If you're organization is looking for a way to help Haitians in need, consider supporting Compassion and posting this video on your website.


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6) CONNECTING YOUR SITE TO FACEBOOK & TWITTER
Facebook and Twitter are great tools for connecting and engaging with people. Now you can better convert website visitors into Facebook fans and Twitter followers using the new NE1 Facebook and Twitter modules. These two new modules show your latest updates and put your visitors 1 click away from to becoming fans/followers. We recommend you use a template with an editable sidebar and put them in the sidebar so they'll be displayed on every page. For more info on adding these modules see the Facebook module and Twitter module help pages.

7) NEW NE1 TEMPLATES AND IMPROVEMENTS
We've got one new NE1 template this month, "I have a dream." Unfortunately, we were a few days late for MLK Day, but this template can be used as a unity/diversity theme throughout the year. Additionally, because the new Facebook & Twitter modules are best placed in an editable sidebar, we've started going back through and adding an editable sidebar to many of our existing templates.

I have a dream template
See the other editable templates in our forums.

8) 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 merry.



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