Church Website Mistakes

7 Church Website Mistakes That Scare Visitors Away

Thomas Costello Web 3 Comments

At this point, we all know that every church needs a website.  It is the first impression of nearly everyone who visits your church. If we really believe it’s a first impression for most visitors, we have to be careful not to fall into some of the most common church website mistakes. Studies show that you have less than three seconds to make a first impression online.  Churches today must be careful to not drive visitors away by making some of the following mistakes. Church Website Mistake #1 – Pastor Focused Homepage This is the homepage where the main image is a …

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Church Advertising Begins & Ends with Your Website

Mellissa Costello Web 0 Comments

Advertising is simply telling people who you are and what you have to offer that they need.  Churches have what everyone needs, Jesus.  Rest assured that your “product” is the absolute best.  The world is in need of Jesus.  How do they find him?  Through his people and the local church.  People need to be able to find your church or even just be made aware that you are there and have something they may want/need.  This is where Church Advertising comes in.  Every type of advertising that you do in our modern age should and will direct people to …

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7 Church Attendance Statistics That Should Drive You To Prayer

Mellissa Costello Web 0 Comments

It is often easy in our lives and ministries to become like the ostrich, with our head in the proverbial sand.  We are busy.  There are so many people and things that need our attention. In an effort to conserve our energy and complete the tasks we must do we can often go into maintenance mode.  Doing what we need to do to get the job done.  The Sunday’s come week in and week out.  We check with our ushers or staff members responsible for asking, What are the church attendance statistics?  Are we keeping pace?  Are we growing?  Or …

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How to Choose Compelling Church Website Photography

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Let’s talk about Church Website Photography. More specifically, Compelling Church Website Photography! So everyone has heard the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This saying has been around forever and is definitely over-used. However I believe it holds true even more now than in years past. Why? A recent study shows that people on average across the Internet, TV, Newspapers, Magazines, and Radio are hit with 360 marketing messages daily! So this means you have to visually stand out big time to get people’s attention these days with whatever it is you want them to know about you. …

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How To Make Sure Your Church Website Appears On Google

Thomas Costello Web 1 Comment

Fact: People are using Google for every little decision they make in life. We Google restaurants, transportation schedules, dry cleaners, and tree trimmers.  Just this week I entered this three word phrase into a google search box: Best Hair Comb. As embarrassing as that is, it illustrates the fact that people search for literally everything you can imagine. Churches need to start taking this to heart. For centuries churches have understood that visibility was important.  This is why churches were built with spires or crosses that rose above all the other buildings in town.  It made the church and it’s mission …

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INFOGRAPHIC- How To Choose The Best Font For Your Church

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What is the Best Font? While we all realize there is no answer to that question, there are definitely rules to be observed when it comes to font selection. Recently I read an article that stated that 80% of all modern graphic design is font choice.  While that may be a bit of a stretch, there is no denying that choosing the right typeface can be the difference between a design project that looks great and one that feels homegrown. Have you ever wondered what the best font choice is for your church or ministry? The options are endless but if …

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3 Church Website Trends That Will Reach People In 2017

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2017 is officially upon us and as they do every year church website trends continue to evolve. For most churches, the lifespan of a website is three to four years. This means that the websites we built in 2013 are coming up on the end or their lifespan. A church’s website is the first impression for nearly everyone who visits your church.  Your visitors will make assumptions and decisions about your ministry based on what they see there. If people spend time looking at reviews online of restaurants and movies before they make a decision to spend their money, how much …

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INFOGRAPHIC – Responsive Web Design For Churches

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We hear more questions about Responsive Web Design than any other topic in church web design.  People are well aware that church websites need to be mobile friendly and Responsive Design is the best way to do just that. A bad mobile experience is an easy way to scare church visitors away. Every church needs to take their mobile online presence very seriously. If you don’t know what Responsive Design is, this Infographic can serve as a crash course. If you need a responsive church website that will help you reach more people in your community, we can help. Responsive Web …

Church Website Targeting

Church Website Targeting | Who Are You Trying To Reach?

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When it comes to building a church website one of the first questions we ask every client is “Who are you trying to reach?” This is the question of church website targeting. While we have heard every answer under the sun to that question, there is one that we seem to get more often that all the others.  Churches consistently tell us “We want to reach everybody.” Often they will accompany that answer with a very spiritual backing.  “Jesus accepted everyone, so I think we should do the same.”  Well, we agree with you that both Jesus and your website should …

Church Website Content Is King

Church Website Content | Seven Items You Can’t Forget

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In the web development industry we have a saying. Content is king.  When you strip away all of the graphic sliders, and parallax images, what you are left is the content of your website.  The look and feel of the website is what catches peoples attention but the church website content is what actually engages people. Before we go any further, we need to have a good working definition of what we mean by content.  For the purpose of this conversation church website content is any information including  text, images, audio and video that is created to communicate information to …