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We provide churches a complete package of on-page, off-page, and technical SEO to help increase organic exposure and reduce paid advertising.

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Search Engine Optimization Agency for Churches

We've been providing small business search engine optimization services for more than 18 years!

Over the years, we've offered churches a variety of search marketing campaigns, including franchise, enterprise, ecommerce, and local search engine optimization campaigns.

The way we go about our church search engine optimization services include a mixture of technical, on-page, and off-page search engine optimization. This helps provide a balanced approach to optimizing your WooCommerce, Shopify, or WordPress website placements on search engine result pages (SERPs).

If your church could benefit from an increased position in search engines, read on!

Types of Churches We Help

We work with a wide variety of churches. The search engine optimization services discussed below will help provide SEO for churches and even:

  • SEO for Catholic Churches
  • SEO for Protestant Churches
  • SEO for Orthodox Churches
  • SEO for Baptist Churches
  • SEO for Methodist Churches
  • SEO for Episcopal Churches
  • SEO for Lutheran Churches
  • SEO for Pentecostal Churches
  • SEO for Non-denominational Churches
  • SEO for Evangelical Churches
  • SEO for Community Churches
  • SEO for Mega-churches
  • SEO for Mosques
  • SEO for Synagogues
  • SEO for Temples
  • SEO for Monasteries

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Our Church Search Engine Optimization Services

We would like to carefully assess your church website and its backlink profile before committing to an SEO project.

Through this review process, we can better understand all aspects of your website's search engine optimization, including its technical, on-page, and off-page factors. We take this approach as it is the proper way to start church SEO, instead of modifying your website without any prior planning.

To provide you a more comprehensive understanding of our professional church SEO services, let's discuss each of these areas of search engine optimization in detail:

Technical SEO Services for Churches

Most churches are aware of technical SEO.

This is mostly because it covers the easily seen aspects of search engine optimization, including site speed, Core Web Vitals, HTTPS security, responsive experiences, duplicate content, sitemap files, schema markup, Google Search Console, and other items highlighted in most search engine optimization scan tools.

We have a team of in-house website developers for churches who can handle all your technical SEO concerns in WordPress or WordPress.

On-Page SEO Services for Churches

Many churches don't like doing on-page SEO themselves because they aren't fans of writing content. No problem, we love content creation!

We have a talented in-house team of search engine optimization content writers who can put together thoughtful 750-4,000 word articles to use as blog posts, service descriptions, guest posts, and more! Before writing content, we put together a content strategy through keyword research and competitor review to ensure the content helps you rank in search results.

Beyond that, we also offer churches on-page SEO improvements to write meta descriptions, optimize page titles, fix heading tags, build content silos, develop infographics and videos, reduce keyword cannibalization, and improve user engagement.

Off-Page SEO Services for Churches

When we look at various church backlink profiles, we often notice they've forgotten about off-page SEO. You might want to check your backlink quality if you've been struggling for years to get off the second or third page of search results.

With our backlink analysis services, we help churches detect malicious or spammy backlinks, including PBNs. From there, we put together SEO recommendations for churches for white-hat link building including guest post outreach, niche / curated edits, HARO outreach, social citations, NAP citations, and more!

Pricing for Church SEO Services

The cost of our managed search engine optimization services is determined by the amount of time you're able to set aside in your marketing budget for search engine optimization. Although we're more than happy to work with budgets starting at $800 per month, many of our clients have significantly higher budgets that we work with regularly.

To obtain an estimate for the cost of your search engine optimization campaign, please utilize the pricing calculator provided below.

Church SEO Cost Calculator

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.

Types of SEO Campaigns for Churches

We offer ecommerce, local, local, and franchise SEO campaigns for churches, so one of those should be helpful for your church SEO service. If you choose WebCitz for your website marketing plan, we'll assemble a custom SEO service for your churches.

Local Search Engine Optimization Campaigns for Churches

Local search engine optimization plans are what we do most often for churches. More than likely, this is because so many localized churches are searching for help improving their rankings 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 scan of your website, optimizing your Google My Business account, performing on-page optimizations, performing keyword research for LSI phrasing, improving your backlink quality, reviewing your business citations, helping with online reputation management, and possibly even conversion rate optimization. These types of search engine optimization improvements would help your church show up higher in Google Maps.

It's not uncommon for local search engine optimization campaigns for churches to cost $800 or more a month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

Enterprise Search Engine Optimization Campaigns for Churches

For big SEO projects, we also offer enterprise-level SEO which involves a more comprehensive search engine optimization strategy.

Most times, this means targeting very competitive keywords on a national level, or managing the search engine optimization of a 1,000+ page website. We can help narrow your search engine optimization 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 site and past search engine optimization efforts, build out a content marketing strategy, then move into off-page, technical, and on-page SEO campaigns.

The budgets of enterprise SEO campaigns for churches typically start at $8,000 per month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

Franchise SEO Campaigns for Churches

Much like localized SEO, our franchise search engine optimization services are geared toward franchisors. This type of SEO helps improve nearby visibility for each of your church locations.

In this case, we do all the local search engine optimization plans described above, but for each location of your franchise. Optimizing multiple Google My Business profiles, performing search engine optimization on a much more complex website, possibly handling franchisee requests, and placing for franchise opportunity keywords are some of the major differences.

The average franchise SEO campaign for churches costs $2,000 or more each month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

Ecommerce Search Engine Optimization Campaigns for Churches

Helping improve your placements for the products and services your storefront sells online is one of our specialties. In fact, ecommerce search engine optimization is a vital part of any online search marketing plan for ecommerce companies.

Are you searching for a proficient SEO agency for churches to help market your products? As a comprehensive SEO agency, we have enormous experience developing and marketing ecommerce websites built on WooCommerce and Shopify. The ideal pairing for your church is working with our SEO firm that has onsite ecommerce web developers and search engine optimization experts. Both departments can work together to offer efficient technical, on-page, and off-page search engine optimization plans. We'll handle your structured data, content silos, URL structures, 301 redirects, and more.

The average costs of ecommerce SEO plans for churches is often $1,600 or more each month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

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Preferred Website Platforms for Church SEO

We're an expert SEO company serving churches, and we have in-house web developers, PPC managers and search engine optimization experts. When performing search engine marketing for churches, we can leverage our knowledge of the most popular platforms, like WordPress, WooCommerce, and Shopify.

WordPress Search Engine Optimization for Churches

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 concerns, and improve URL structures within the WordPress platform. Learn more about our WordPress SEO campaigns.

WooCommerce Search Engine Optimization for Churches

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!

Shopify Search Engine Optimization for Churches

This is the most popular ecommerce platform for startups and small small businesses.

We often help churches on Shopify improve page content, set up SEO-friendly product collections, write product descriptions, fix template problems, and fix broken links! Check out our search engine optimization for Shopify services.

When talking to SEO companies targeting churches, make sure to ask if they have in-house web developers, or if technical search engine optimization plans must get outsourced to other firms.

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SEO Tips for Churches

As a church, you want to reach as many people as possible and grow your congregation. Here are some SEO tips that can help improve online visibility and attract more visitors to Catholic churches, Protestant churches, Orthodox churches, Baptist churches, Methodist churches, Episcopal churches, Lutheran churches, Pentecostal churches, Non-denominational churches, Evangelical churches, Community churches, Mega-churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, monasteries, or churches.

Technical SEO Tips for Churches

  • Ensure that your church website has a responsive design that works well on both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Check your church website's speed using a tool like Google PageSpeed Insights and optimize it as necessary.
  • Use HTTPS encryption to secure your church website. Most hosting companies offer free SSL certificates that you can use.
  • Create a sitemap for your website and submit it to Google Search Console to help search engines crawl and index your website better.
  • Implement schema markup related to churches to help search engines understand the content on your website better.
  • Use canonical tags to avoid duplicate content issues if you have the same content available on multiple URLs on your church website.
  • Regularly monitor your church website's crawl errors and fix them promptly.

On-Page SEO Tips for Churches

  • Include relevant keywords related to your church's mission, vision, and services in your website's page titles and meta descriptions.
  • Optimize the headings and subheadings on your church website with relevant target keywords related to your church's services and values.
  • Use target keywords related to your church's services and values in image alt tags to provide context for your website's images.
  • Create high-quality, original content related to your church's mission and values that targets your audience's search intent.
  • Use internal linking to help search engines understand the structure and hierarchy of your website.
  • Use descriptive URLs that contain relevant keywords related to your church's mission and services on your website.
  • Display testimonials and stories of your church members prominently on your website to build credibility and social proof.
  • Scan your website for broken links and fix them immediately.

Off-Page SEO Tips for Churches

  • Build high-quality backlinks from relevant websites, such as community organizations, or religious blogs and directories.
  • Create and maintain a strong presence on social media to engage with members and build community connections.
  • Encourage church members to leave reviews on Google My Business and other relevant review sites.
  • Collaborate with other local organizations and businesses to build mutually beneficial relationships and increase your visibility in the community.
  • Participate in local business directories and citation sites that are relevant to religious services to increase your visibility in local search results.
  • Organize community events and outreach programs to build relationships and attract potential visitors to your church. Use relevant keywords in your event descriptions and marketing materials to improve search engine visibility.
  • Create informative and shareable content related to faith, spirituality, or social issues that can attract attention and build engagement with potential visitors.
  • Use video marketing to showcase your church's services, activities, and community involvement. Optimize the video content with relevant keywords related to your church and faith to improve search engine visibility.
  • Monitor your church's online reputation and respond promptly to member feedback and reviews.

SEO for Churches

Popular Keywords for Church SEO Campaigns

Looking for suggested keywords to target within the SEO campaign for your church? We've got you covered!

Before starting an SEO service for a church, we like to scan the website and see what you've got to work with for content and link authority.

From there, we'll check to see what types of programs or services you'd like to promote. Maybe you're trying to attract more people to your Sunday worship services, or perhaps you want to promote a special event or charity drive.

Having this information helps us determine what types of keywords to focus on for content writing and link building.

Common Focus Keywords for Churches

  • Church services [city/area]
  • Christian church [city/area]
  • Bible study [city/area]
  • Youth group [city/area]
  • Sunday worship [city/area]
  • Prayer group [city/area]
  • Community outreach [city/area]
  • Charity drive [city/area]
  • Vacation Bible School [city/area]
  • Christmas program [city/area]
  • Easter service [city/area]
  • Choir [city/area]
  • Sermon [city/area]
  • Religious education [city/area]
  • Mission trip [city/area]
  • Prayer request [city/area]

Pro Tip #1: Churches often target keywords related to their services and location. This helps you attract local people who are searching for a church in their area.

Pro Tip #2: You should consider targeting long-tail keywords, which are more specific and less competitive. For example, "Bible study for kids in Nashville" may be easier to rank for than just "Bible study".

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