Marketing Spotlight: 6:8 Community of Faith
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8
6:8 Community of Faith is a Vineyard church located in Wynnewood, PA. They believe every person is important to God and seek to get to know people as individuals with their own story. Thus, community is a central focus of 6:8 as they seek to love and serve one another and the community around them in the practical love and message of Jesus Christ.
Part of reaching the people in your community is being visible, allowing people to see you and find you. At 6:8 this is frequently done in the real world through various community outreach and community service events as well as personal interaction with the people they meet. But 6:8 Community of Faith is also visible online.
In 2010, 6:8 partnered with OurChurch.Com through the Top Church Search Rankings service to increase their visibility online. We optimized their website for keywords people would search for when looking for a church in their area. We also setup dozens of local listings listings around the web creating more places for people to find the church (these also serve as citations for the church). To date, 6:8 has achieved:
- Over 3,200 top ten rankings
- Over 1,500 #1 rankings!
They are not only ranking well for searches in their city, but also the surrounding cities, like Ardmore and Havertown.
The Big Move
Several months ago the folks at 6:8 contacted us and told us they were moving locations. They had been meeting at a location in Ardmore, PA and were now moving their Sunday worship to a location in the neighboring town of Wynnewood, PA. In addition to all the other challenges this presented the church, they had dozens of listings online with the old address as well as search rankings which were more focused on being located in Ardmore.
They were able to handle the online issues with a simple email. We promptly went around to the various listings and changed the meeting location for the church as well as updating the optimization on the church’s website. They now have hundreds of top ten rankings and even hundreds of #1 rankings for church related keywords in Wynnewood, PA.
Visit the Church
If you live in the Wynnewood, PA area or are every visiting up that way, I highly recommend visiting 6:8 Community of Faith.
If you’d like to talk with someone at OurChurch.Com about marketing options that can help your church to better achieve your mission online, read more about our church marketing services and request a free, no-obligation phone consultation.
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