This week’s tool:
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Today’s question comes from Dan:
How do you decide if your church’s website content should be focussed on guests or on regulars?
A few thoughts:
- Keep your home page content targeted to new guests, especially what they will see before they scroll.
- New guests need to instantly get a sense of what your church is about and if they want to connect with you.
- Use your subpages of your website for information your congregation needs: Upcoming events, registration forms, membership information, etc.
- If possible, choose real photos of your church on your website over stock photos.
- If you need to use stock photos, make sure they accurately represent what someone will experience when they visit your church.
Check out my ebook: TrustGlue: 11 ways to create a first impression that sticks and look for the section on making a first impression for new guests using your website.
From Brady Shearer at Pro Church Tools, here are 11 things your church website needs based on an eye-tracking study from new visitors. Read more…
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