Want local people to find you? Make sure your church is listed in these places and has all the current information.
Google is the premier search engine. It is important that you are listed there. Having a listing on Google Places ensures that you are on their map when people do local searches. It also gives you chances to enhance your listing by describing your church within relevant search categories and by adding videos, office hours, and more information about your church. You can have a direct link to your website.
Bing is growing its market share. Some cell phone carriers and browsers have it as their default search engine, so it is important that you also list your church there as well. Bing Places for Business is how they connect your company with local consumers, and that’s how you’ll appear in their map. You can put information similar to what you put on Google Places and get a direct link to your website.
Yelp is a leading review site for local businesses. While most people don’t think of putting a church on a site like this, it would still be wise to connect your church to this location in case people look for a church on it.
Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones, ipads, and laptops. Once you create a listing, your congregation members who use foursquare can check in and let others know about your church. Social media is becoming more and more important for SEO stuff, so having the correct information is important.
Make sure your Facebook places is linked to your Facebook page. Facebook places allow congregation members to check in and let people know that they have attended your church. As mentioned previously, social media is becoming more and more important for SEO stuff, so having the correct information is important.
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