What’s Wrong with Free Church Websites?

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So, your church is looking for the best new website it can afford… and you’ve researched your options all across the internet, from the tiniest, independent website-building companies to the mega, custom businesses that charge $50,000 per site.  So .. what about free?  Could there be problems going with free?  So … What’s Wrong with Free Church Websites?

If you’ve done any of this research thus far, no doubt you’ve also encountered a couple of “free” website-building sites as well. And ...

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What is WordPress?

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What is WordPress?  How is this important to my church website? In this age of instant information and excessive technology, it’s all too easy to take for granted the products and services we use every day. But sometimes it can be fun to stop and consider the origins of these products and services, and learn some details about how they work and what makes them unique.

For that reason, today we are going to consider…

THE SECRET ORIGINS OF WORDPRESS

All the way ...

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What colors are best for a church website?

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The question of how to design a church website is commonly viewed as insignificant. However, the design is one of the most important factors that make more people visit and stay in the website. Think about it. If we want people to see how great it is to have Christ in our lives in the best way possible, it wouldn’t hurt to start with the website’s layout and design. So, what colors are best for a church website?

After having settled ...

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The Top 5 Problems With WordPress Websites

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Here at Church Reach Media, my associates and I have had the opportunity to explore many different website : Weebly, Joomla, Squarespace, Wix, and of course, WordPress, to name a few.  There are good things and not-so-good things with each of these.  We LOVE WordPress here … but, to be fair …today, I want to focus on the top 5 problems with wordpress websites.

All these companies have done varying levels of good work developing websites that fit the common man’s ...

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Do Churches Really Need a Website?

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If you’re still dragging your heels at the constant barrage of loud opinions regarding church websites, you’re not alone. Many churches balk at the Millennials’ seemingly insatiable need for more technology and connectivity, preferring to shrink into the shadows of yesteryear and pretend the internet doesn’t exist.  So, maybe you’re asking that pressing question:  “Do churches really need a website?”

Let’s take a look at four of the reasons churches still refuse to become an internet presence. We’ll also weigh the ...

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5 Reasons People Leave a Church Website

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So you’ve finalized your beautiful new church website. You collaborated with the developer, stayed within your budget, and you’re happy with the result.  But why are people not staying on your church site?  Why are they coming .. then leaving?  Here we cover the top 5 reasons people leave a church website.

You lean over, tap the button to officially publish the site, and heave a sign of relief. It’s finally finished!

Or is it?

The biggest challenge is certainly over. The website ...

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How Often Should a Church Add New Website Content?

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A better question to ask than, “How often should a church add new website content” is “How often do you want Google to come to index your site?” This is HUGELY important because Google (and the other search engines) want to provide relevant, timely results to those who are searching. How relevant do you want to be?  How often do you want church members and those not even connected yet with your ministry to visit?

The church has two tools that ...

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What does Good Church Website Design Include?

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Google is the place to go when people want answers.  When it comes to finding churches in your local area, the phone book is not even in the running any more.  It is all about getting found in the search engines.  Appearing at the top of Google is today what appearing at the top of a category of the phone book used to be….  Great!  So, since a website is really important, it’s a valid question: “What does good church ...

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Top 5 ways to keep a church website up-to-date

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You have likely been on enough church websites to notice one huge problem that shows itself in 9 out of 10 church websites:  out-of-date content!  It’s terrible.  The best website design is held captive by the plague of content that isn’t current, isn’t helpful, and certainly isn’t a good reflection on the quality that a church website should display. So ..  we want to give you the top 5 ways to keep a church website up-to-date!

These are just some of ...

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Why isn’t my Church Website Showing up on Google?

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Asking yourself the question, “Why isn’t my church website showing up on Google?”  One of the greatest fallacies about websites is that if you take the time and effort to create one, people will automatically see it.

You know the stats. You know your church needs a good website. You know that the more people visit your site, the more people will visit your church, and ultimately, be exposed to the gospel. Unfortunately, the truth is if you build a website, ...

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