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Turn your church website into a tool for sharing the gospel and networking your church together for deeper community.
is your best friend when it comes to marketing your newsletter or website. They have many very helpful resources for webmasters online. You will get help adding your site to the Google search engine so their Googlebot can search it and make it visible to other search engines. There is information on how to build an‘XML sitemap’ that allows the bot to quickly and efficiently find its way around your site without omitting anything. Google will introduce you to their many other tools that will improve your page ranking in the search engines and draw more traffic to your site. They will also show you how to find keywords that most people use when looking for the products or services you offer. Finally, they have a variety of diagnostics that will enable you to see how effective your marketing has been by the kind of response your website or newsletter is getting.
lets you see the total traffic for your keywords on the web in a simple line graph. By playing with a variety of keywords, you can find the ones that are most often searched. Some things to keep in mind when choosing keywords are relevance, frequency, and formulation. The keywords you select must be relevant to your message. In other words they must appear with some degree of regularity on your web page. They should appear often in Google search engine results. In other words, people should have an interest in the topic. And they should be formatted the same way searchers would phrase their query. In the case of evangelistic websites, keywords should be felt needs that can be explored from both practical and spiritual aspects. So, if you want to promote community, for instance, you could host an article on friendship and use the keywords, "How to make friends" or 'How to deal with loneliness." Or you could write an article on hope from a Christian perspective and use the keywords, "Dealing with despair," or "How to cope with depression."
is a comprehensive and fully customizable set of tools that will help you analyze traffic to your site and optimize the response you get to your message or product. It tells you how many people are visiting your site, where on the web they came from, the first page they accessed, how many pages they viewed, how long they stayed on each page, the keywords they used to find you, and whether or not they completed a transaction such as making a purchase or downloading a file. You must download the Google Analytics script from the Google website and incorporate it in the header of each page you want to track.
Click on the Google Analytics logo for a variety of user-friendly video tutorials that will help you understand their process.
If you want to ensure that your ad gets to the top of the search page for a particular type of search, you can purchase adwords. Tell Google how much you are willing to spend per click and the maximum expenditure you wish to make and your ad will appear in a light shade of pink at the top of the results page.