Check out church website analytics and ministry survey research from Church Website Guide published in the September 2009 issue of Christian Computing Magazine!
Get More Visitors to Your Church Website with Directory Referrals. For Free! explores the three types of church website source traffic, direct traffic, referral traffic, and search traffic.
The article also discusses how to get more new visitors by getting your church signed up (free!) on varying different types of directories that will be included below.
While the article does not discuss the long term positive effects of directory links on search engine optimization (SEO), future articles released here at Church Website Guide will go into the efficacy and relevancy of SEO for church websites in effective online ministry!
The article also reveals some telling results from our church website analytics and ministry survey study- Directory referrals were the highest source of referral traffic for church websites, higher even than social media outlets like blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. Churches need to get on board with free directory submissions (and the occasional paid directory submission) even as they are making their efforts in social media and search!
See the remaining 8 directory types that were a source of referrals for church websites from Church Website Guide’s Church Website Analytics and Ministry Survey Study 2009 in the Full List Of Directories That Were A Source Of Referrals For Church Websites.
Get your church website more new visitors by using some of the free church website directory ideas listed above!