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Get Local and Get Found: How To Bring People to Your Church Using Local Search Pages

yelp-buttonOne of the most important ways to help get your church found online is to claim and develop local search pages.

Every search engine like Google, Bing, and Yahoo! automatically generates a generic local page listing for every business or organization with an address.

As the "owner" of that organization, you are allowed to claim the page as your own and then add content, share information, and receive reviews.

It's actually a pretty easy process. When you're done you'll have six (free) mini-webpages floating around the internet, each pointing people to your church.  As an example, here is Redeemer's Google Place Page and Yelp! Page.

This post will show you how to find, claim, and develop your local search pages.

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Bring More People to Your Church Website or Blog In Five Easy Steps Using Google Search

googlesearchBack in the day, people used the Yellow Pages to find churches and local businesses.

Since all the Yellow Pages listings were done alphabetically, people would purposely name their companies with something that started with an "A" like "American" or "AAA", so they'd appear first and get found faster. Easy.

Now, of course, people don't flip through the Yellow Pages. They Google it. And getting found on Google - and its super secret search algorithm - takes more than just your "A" name. It requires your "A" game.

Here is how to get your church website or blog found on Google in five easy steps (and I mean easy - one is just writing down a few words) and why it matters.

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