PART 2: HELPING CHURCHES REACH MORE PEOPLE
How Churches get more visitors with ChurchFinder Pro
The first part of “How Church Finder Works” showed the perspective of the “Seeker” and how ChurchFinder.com helps them on their journey of finding a new church home.
Here in Part 2 we walk through how churches get more visitors with ChurchFinder Pro or ChurchFinder Premium.
Questions Pastors have about Church Growth…
How can I grow my church without breaking our budget?
How can we get more visitors to our church?
How can I make it easier for my congregation to invite their friends to church?
Can people find us from the 1st page of Google?
How can we manage the church’s reputation on-line?
How can our church get a 5-star rating on Google, Yelp and ChurchFinder?
ChurchFinder Pro is a simple, cost-effective solution that answers ALL of these questions
HOW IT WORKS
STEP 1: Church Finder® gathers together the majority of people who are looking for a church in your city.
Every month and in every U.S. city, ChurchFinder.com gathers together hundreds (in some cities thousands) of people who are looking for a church. These people will see your Church Profile on ChurchFinder.com BEFORE they see your church website. So for only a few dollars a month, by upgrading to ChurchFinder Pro or ChurchFinder Premium, you get an entire team of on-line marketing experts who are working every month gathering together people from all over the Internet – Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook and more – to one single place where you can showcase your church to them.
The process of finding a church has changed…
- People start their search on search engines
- They end up on ChurchFinder.com where they can evaluate churches
- Church Profiles and 5-star ratings influence their decision to visit
Did you know?
4 Million people use Church Finder®
Last year over 4 million seekers used ChurchFinder.com to help them on their journey of finding a new church.*
STEP 2: On Church Finder® seekers in your city evaluate churches and create a shortlist of churches to visit.
Using ChurchFinder.com, seekers looking for a church in your city can “Favorite” Church Profiles to create a shortlist of churches to visit. Since ChurchFinder Pro churches are Featured at the top of city pages, these Church Profiles get visited and favorited the most. Your Church Profile is designed to showcase what your church has to offer, and the 5-star reviews help “break down the barriers” so that seekers are more comfortable visiting your church for the first time.
- Church Profiles showcase the exact information about each church that seekers are looking for, organized and presented in a simple easy-to-find format.
- Church Reviews – people make decisions today based on on-line reviews – what restaurant to go to, what hotel to book for a trip… and which church to visit. ChurchFinder.com is the #1 Church Reviews website.
Did you know?
ChurchFinder Pro churches Receive 18x More Visitors
Churches that upgrade to ChurchFinder Pro on average receive 18 times more traffic to their Church Profile than Ad-Supported churches in the same city, resulting in more visitors to their church.
STEP 3: Get even more visitors when your congregation shares your church with their friends using on-line reviews and social media.
With ChurchFinder Pro or ChurchFinder Premium, your church can run a “ShareMyChurch” campaign and engage your congregation to reach people right where they are searching – on-line. Your church members will share why they love your church by posting a short review of your church, hopefully giving your Church Profile a 5-star rating in the process. Then each of them can share their review with their friends on social media. It’s the 21st century way to invite your neighbor to church!
Did you know?
90% of people say their DECISIONS are influenced by ON-LINE REVIEWS*, and ChurchFinder.com is the #1 Church Reviews website.
HOW IT WORKS – SUMMARY:
- Church Finder® gathers together the majority of people who are looking for a church in your city.
- On Church Finder® seekers in your city evaluate churches and create a shortlist of churches to visit.
- Your congregation shares your church with their friends using on-line reviews and social media.
THE RESULTS: More visitors to your church Every Month!
Ready to Grow? Get ChurchFinder Pro for your church…
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NEW in 2017: Share My Church is a growth program for local churches, making it easy for their members to give 5-star reviews and share their reviews on social media.
* As of April 2017, ChurchFinder.com ranks on the 1st page of Google in 93% of the 300 largest U.S. cities.
Last year, over 4 million people in the U.S. used ChurchFinder.com.
Sources: Moz.com and Google Analytics
According to a MarketingLand study, 90 percent of people say their buying decisions are in fact influenced by online reviews.