SEO gets you found first and fast in search engine results.

If your website is SEO-ready, that means every piece of content you publish will let search engines know you are alive and well. The better your SEO, the more you post, and the more your content is engaged with, the higher your church will be found in search engine results.

Having your church website show up on the first half of the first page sounds like a dream, but we believe any church can make that happen, with just a little work and by following a very simple plan.

Here’s how you can rank higher in search engines:

  1. Make sure you are using an SEO plugin like Yoast.
  2. Complete the SEO sections for every page and post.
  3. Remember that your SEO data must be in the content of your page.
  4. Update your site with fresh content every week.

Sounds like a lot of work, right?

Once you get the hang of it, it will only take you an hour a week. And when you do it, you will go to the first half of the first page, just like City Church did when they followed this simple plan.

Take these tips on the road with you and download our new ebook, Church Website Best Practices: Seven Steps to Improving Your Online Presence.

There are a ton of church SEO articles for you to learn from.

While we are in the mix of SEO on a daily basis, we know that there are a lot of other voices who want you to succeed. Below, we have a few of our articles on the subject and two others from people we know and trust, who can help you get a better feel for how you can succeed at optimizing your church website.