Websites For Churches: Are You Connecting?
If you’re a faith-based organization like a church, oftentimes you lean on members of your congregation for help with your website development, social media efforts and digital advertising. After all, resources are limited and it’s a way to save money, right?
Not necessarily. Just because someone is “good on a computer” or “understands Facebook,” doesn’t mean they are digital marketing experts. And if your goal is to connect with your congregation and attract new members, digital marketing is not an area to leave to a non-expert. A true expert can make sure your website is designed to win Search, be mobile device-friendly and work seamlessly with twitter, Instagram and other digital marketing methodologies.
At Tyler Media Digital, we like to use this analogy. In the NFL, there are 32 teams, each with a quarterback. Of these quarterbacks, there are only a few elite quarterbacks: Tom Brady. Aaron Rodgers. Ben Roethlisberger. Russell Wilson. Drew Brees. But there are lots of people around the nation that play the position of quarterback. The question is, do you want Tom Brady when you’re behind in the fourth quarter, or do you want the back-up quarterback at Northern Oklahoma State? Or the starting quarterback at Moore West Junior High?
Your Church is a Business
While it might feel strange think of your church as a business, it is. Your church provides a wide variety of services, beyond Sunday school and weekly services. It’s important to realize that your digital marketing efforts, including your website, need to embrace and incorporate best business practices in order to connect with a media-savvy audience like your church members and potential members. After all, you want your services to be filled to capacity. You want to attract community members to your fundraisers, classes and special events. You want to attract families who are looking for more fulfilling lives to benefit from what your ministers and church family have to offer. You want the equivalent of a star quarterback running your digital marketing. And with Tyler Media Digital, you can afford it.
Yes, your website may be beautiful. But is it mobile friendly? At Tyler Media Digital, we’re always surprised by websites that are beautifully designed but don’t perform on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. If your website doesn’t, you’re missing out. Because 60-70% of searches are now done on mobile devices. And if your website isn’t super easy to navigate on a smartphone or tablet, people will give up and go to the next website that offers what you do.
Many websites have been developed by people who aren’t experts, and don’t have SEO either. And a website without well-programmed SEO is sort of like a pretty catalog waiting for someone to come check it out. If a potential congregate looks for a church like yours, your church won’t show up when they do a search on Google, Bing, Yahoo or other search engines.
Let Tyler Media Digital Design In OKC Your Website
When Tyler Media Digital designs a website for your church, you get:
- A beautifully designed website that is Word Press responsive. It’s easy for you to add images and content on your website.
- Your website will be mobile friendly and easy to view on tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktops.
- You get to choose from a huge array of layouts and work with a professional designer to create a website your congregation will be proud of
- You’ll be able to include church information, event schedules, photos, social media links and more.
- After it’s completed, YOU own the website.
You can get a three-page standard site with responsive design and basic on-site SEO for a one-time $1,555 design fee and $63 monthly hosting fee (12-month minimum commitment)
If you want extra pages, e-commerce or API features, ask your Tyler Media Digital representative for a custom quote.
Whether you have a mega church in Norman, a start-up ministry in Moore or an established church community in OKC, Tyler Media Digital can create a winning website for you. Find out more today!