Online reviews have a big impact on local search rankings and on purchasing (and church visitation) decisions.
According to a recent survey by BrightLocal…
84% of shoppers said they trusted online business reviews as much as a personal recommendation from friends or family. -BrightLocal
This is true not only for local businesses but also for local churches.
People search for churches on local search engines like Google Maps, and both the number of online reviews and content of those reviews influence whether those people will visit your church on a Sunday.
With that in mind, would you take 60 seconds to search for your church in Google Maps. Note how many reviews your church has on its Google Maps / Google My Business listing. Then post a comment and share how many reviews your church has.
One thing you can do to improve your search rankings and increase the likelihood people will visit your church is to ask the people of your congregation to post reviews.
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