We provide churches a complete package of on-page, off-page, and technical SEO to help increase organic exposure and reduce paid advertising.
We've been providing small business SEO services for more than 18 years! Over the years, we've offered churches a variety of search marketing services, including local, enterprise, franchise, and ecommerce SEO campaigns.
The way we go about our church SEO services include a mixture of technical, on-page, and off-page search engine optimization. This helps provide a balanced approach to optimizing your WordPress, WooCommerce, or Shopify website placements on search engine result pages (SERPs).
Before starting an SEO campaign for churches, it is important to determine your goals and how you will measure your success.
That isn't to say adjustments can't be made to your church SEO campaign though. If and when we find that a certain SEO tactic is getting you more website traffic for your church, we'll probably adjust the plan to take advantage of that.
Read on if you want your church to rank higher in search engines!
We offer local, enterprise, franchise, and ecommerce SEO services for churches, so one of those should be helpful for your church SEO campaign. If you choose WebCitz for your online marketing, we'll assemble a custom SEO strategy for your churches.
Local SEO campaigns are what we do most often for churches. More than likely, this is because so many local churches are looking for help improving their placements in search engine results.
For example, churches in Chicago would want to show up higher in organic search results for "Chicago churches." This would involve performing a local SEO audit of your website, optimizing your Google My Business account, performing on-page optimizations, performing keyword research for LSI phrasing, improving your backlink profile, reviewing your business citations, helping with online reputation management, and possibly even conversion rate optimization. These types of SEO improvements would help your church show up higher in Google Maps.
It's not uncommon for local SEO campaigns for churches to cost $800 or more a month.
For big SEO projects, we also offer enterprise-level SEO which involves a more comprehensive SEO strategy.
Most times, this means targeting very competitive keywords on a national level, or managing the SEO of a 1,000+ page website. We can help narrow your SEO efforts through keyword research and content optimization using services like Surfer SEO and Ahrefs. In an enterprise SEO campaign, your church can expect to see a serious amount of effort put forth from our team to audit your entire website and past SEO efforts, build out a content marketing strategy, then move into technical, on-page and off-page SEO services.
The budgets of enterprise SEO campaigns for churches typically start at $8,000 per month.
Much like local SEO, our franchise search engine optimization services are geared toward franchisors. This type of SEO helps improve local visibility for each of your church locations.
In this case, we do all the local SEO services described above, but for each location of your franchise. Optimizing multiple Google My Business profiles, performing SEO on a much more complex website, possibly handling franchisee requests, and ranking for franchise opportunity keywords are some of the major differences.
The average franchise SEO campaign for churches costs $2,000 or more each month.
Helping improve your placements for the products and services your storefront sells online is one of our specialties. In fact, ecommerce SEO is a vital part of any online search marketing campaign for ecommerce businesses.
Are you searching for a professional SEO agency for churches to help market your products? As a full-service SEO firm, we have enormous experience developing and marketing ecommerce websites built on WooCommerce and Shopify. The ideal pairing for your church is working with an SEO company that has onsite ecommerce developers and search engine optimization experts. Both departments are able to work together to offer efficient technical, on-page and off-page SEO services. We'll handle your structured data, content silos, URL structures, 301 redirects, and more.
The average costs of ecommerce SEO campaigns for churches is often $1,600 or more each month.
As a professional SEO company, our church SEO packages fall into three categories: technical, onsite, and offsite search engine optimization.
Almost every church knows about technical SEO. This often involves increasing page speed, passing Google Core Web Vitals, implementing SSL security, fixing mobile issues, removing duplicate content, creating XML sitemaps, adding structured data, setting up Google Search Console, and fixing issues discovered in an SEO audit. We have a talented group of in-house web developers for churches that can help fix all your technical SEO issues in WordPress or Shopify.
We often find churches hate performing onsite SEO themselves because they aren't good at content writing. That isn't an issue to us, we enjoy content creation! With our in-house team of content writers, we can draft 750-4,000 word articles for blog posts, service descriptions, guest posts, and more! To start, we build out a content strategy through proper keyword research and extensive competitor review to help improve the chances of our content ranking in search engines. We'll also help churches with on-page SEO, like writing meta description, optimizing page titles, fixing heading tags, building content silos, designing infographics and videos, and reducing keyword cannibalization.
We often find churches have overlooked the importance of off-page SEO after looking at various backlink profiles in the industry. If you've struggled for years to get off the second or third page of search results for your targeted keywords, it might be time to look at your backlink profile. We help churches perform backlink analysis, which helps discover malicious or spammy backlinks, such as PBN backlinks. We then put together SEO recommendations for churches for white-hat link building like guest posting, niche / curated edits, HARO outreach, social media citations, NAP citations, and more!
We're an expert SEO firm serving churches, and we have in-house web developers and SEO experts. When performing search engine marketing for churches, we can leverage our knowledge of the most popular platforms, like WordPress, WooCommerce, and Shopify.
The most popular CMS platform we've seen used by churches is WordPress. We are often hired to optimize Yoast SEO settings, configure Structured Data plugins, optimize page titles and meta descriptions, fix content silo issues, and improve URL structures within the WordPress platform. Learn more about our WordPress SEO services.
It makes sense WooCommerce is so popular since it's the standard of ecommerce within the WordPress platform. We often help churches with SEO for WooCommerce. We build better product descriptions, fix product silos, improve traffic from organic search, set up Product structured data, implement 301 redirects, and more!
This is the most popular ecommerce platform for startups and small businesses. We often help churches on Shopify improve page content, set up SEO-friendly product collections, write product descriptions, fix template issues, and fix broken links! Check out our SEO for Shopify services.
When talking to search engine optimization agencies targeting churches, make sure to ask if they have in-house web developers, or if technical SEO services must get outsourced to other agencies.
It's important to figure out where you're at with your search engine rankings and website health before starting an internet marketing campaign for your church.
We'll be more efficient at SEO for your church if we have that information.
To help you understand where you are placing for search phrases and what issues exist on your website, we can scan your website through our Ahrefs and Surfer SEO accounts and provide you detailed information about ranking history, technical SEO issues, and on-page SEO faults. In addition, we can start to understand your backlink profile with the help of that tool and others, but often manual review of backlinks is required for a full understanding.
This information will be helpful when determining the SEO goals for your church in the first few months of the SEO campaign.
It's important to set expectations with your churches regarding the search engine optimization service.
For starters, it's not recommended to expect to rank highly or get a lot of traffic within the first few months of church SEO. Instead, you should view SEO for your church to be a long-term service, which will likely be necessary for years to come.
That isn't a biased viewpoint from an SEO provider for churches. That is simply the reality of church search engine optimization. If your church website hasn't been ranking for search terms you need, it's not because a switch hasn't been flipped. Instead, Google looks at your church website presence, your landing pages, your backlink profile, your SEO strategy, and your website history when determining your placement. Church SEO isn't something you can do for a couple months before stopping. There will always be content marketing improvements needed to build out supporting page content, improve internal linking of new and existing content, ethically build backlinks, and more.
In addition to that, it is important you understand how to gauge success in the early months of an SEO campaign. You shouldn't be looking at Google Analytics to see traffic improvements from your church SEO work, at least not at first. Why? Because SEO often starts by getting better placements in search results before you can get more traffic. Throughout your search engine optimization, we'll work on getting your website into the top 100 results, or from page 8 to page 4, or possibly from page 2 to page 1. When you get to the first page of search results for all churches in your target market, you'll start to see measurable traffic improvements in Google Analytics.
You need to understand that we may need to adjust the strategy and tactics applied to your church SEO service.
The more SEO work we put in, the more we'll find SEO results in places we didn't expect. Alternatively, we may discover improving the ranking for a specific phrase or page isn't yielding the results expected.
Rather than continuing down a path that isn't providing your church a good SEO ROI, we'll communicate our findings and adjust the SEO strategy as necessary.
Throughout the entire church SEO process, you should feel like you are part of our search marketing firm.
Here are some reasons to choose our internet marketing agency targeted to churches:
You are in complete control of your Church SEO budget. Answer a few simple questions about your needs and our Church SEO cost calculator will show you how affordable our Church SEO packages can be for you. To receive a personalized quote, just call 800-796-8263 or send us an email.
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