Content Review – What makes a great church website? – Getting Started 2e

My previous four posts tackled the many things that may stand in the way of updating a church website. Many of these issues can keep you from getting started. Now, let’s get into the meat of it. What goes into a great church website?

Instead of outlining it here, I have decided to give away a free download of my new Website Self-Evaluation. This tool was developed from the system I use to evaluate the websites of Rio Texas Annual Conference. I took the form that I use for the evaluation process and added some elements to make it more user-friendly.

It will guide you through evaluating your site through the lenses of first-impression, essential content, navigation, search engine optimization, and mobile views. It also includes a form to solicit feedback on your site from others.

I still consider this a work in progress. I am sure there will be some areas for improvement once people start using it on their own. If you use it, consider sending me a copy of your completed evaluation so I can see how it worked.

Click here to download the Website Self-Evaluation. You will be asked to sign up for my mailing list. Don’t worry, I promise not to spam you. You will just receive updates from the blog, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

This post continues my pledge to help churches take some first steps, to live out the resolutions I listed in my post, “Five Communications Resolutions for 2018.” You can read about what inspired the post “The One Reason Nothing Comes Out of Those New Year’s Resolutions.”

 

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