Commit the time to your website

If there is anything we've learned over the years it's commit time to your website.  In todays age of communication your website is key to getting connecting with others.  Your church website has the ability to be your greatest asset when it comes to communication.  

Three tips for getting committed to you Church Website.

  1. Set a schedule to update your website.  Just like you take the time to update your email inbox or prepare your message for sunday morning you should update your website.  If you don't have the time assign the task to an assistant, but make sure you update your content.
  2. Set a concrete plan for keeping your church website up to date.  With out a plan you will quickly forget about it.  Setting a plan will also allow you to empower your team to pitch in.  
  3. Set goals and celebrate when you reach them.  There is nothing better than meeting a goal set by your team.  When you go form 115 on google to 7 it is electrifying.  Set personal goals with your team as well to build momentum. 

When you care about your church website your church will care.  People can tell when a website is neglected, and when they see this it deters them from coming back.  Committing to updating your website with relevant content will pay out dividends for your church website. 

9 steps to writing good content for your Church Website

Content is king on the web.  Quality church website design is only the beginning.  The better your content is, the more you see positive results on your church website.  There are a couple things to rember when writing content for your website.

 

  1. Write content that builds trust
  2. Answer questions your users may have
  3. Create content that brings value to your readers
  4. Try to spark conversation with your content
  5. Make sure your content is search optimized so people can find it
  6. Always add links to provide further resources to your topic
  7. Write content that is clear and concise
  8. Think of how to move the reader to return 
  9. Double check your sources and site them

 

These pointers will set you on the right path for writing great content to compliment your great church website design. 

Three Keys to Writing Church Blog Posts for Church Websites

3 Keys for Writing Great Blogs for Church WebsitesBlogs are a great way to connect with the younger generations to your church website.  It is also a powerful way to build your presence online with search engines like google, bing and yahoo

When writing a blog for your church or organizations website it is important to write with the audience, keywords and resources.  Your audience will determine your tone and coverage of content.  The keywords will guide your blogs along the desired search ability you set. Your resources (outbound links) will help your users dig deeper into your topics and reaffirm your topic relevance to the search engines. 

"When it comes to blog reading, online men and women are equally as likely to have browsed the blogosphere. Again, those ages 18-29 are much more likely to have read blogs than their elders: 36% of online younger adults have read blogs compared to 18% of those who use the internet and are 50 and older." -Pew Research

The most important thing to remember is to stay continent.  This takes work but will help your church website in the end.