"Congrats Debbie on your marriage! A lot of you know Debbie from the support she's provided through the help desk and on the phone. I encourage you to take a moment and reply with your congratulations" - pdstein
Knot Avenue Christian Church is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church located in Anaheim, CA. We were excited to be able to launch a brand knew custom website for KACC last year. The site includes a ton of engaging features including an intro/splash page with an edgy video about the church, a nice slideshow on the homepage that really gives the visitor a good idea of what the church building and people look like, video of past services, a blog authored by the pastor, and online registration for their spiritual development classes called KACC-U. It's definitely a site to check out!
The Custom Pro Package KACC is receiving also includes the Top Church Search Rankings service. KACC was featured in a case study published earlier this month which reported they now have more than 500 top 10 search rankings and 100 #1 rankings which is contributing to more than 100 new visitors to their worship services each week.
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,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO
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. Read more.
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:
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.
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 searchmo.
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