Over the next few weeks, each weekly post will have one tip to get your website FOUND when people are searching for your organization online. This week’s challenge for you is to get your organization to show up on Google Maps, with a link to your website. Read the instructions from Google My Business at https://www.google.com/business/

Before you create a listing, Google your organization to determine if you already have a listing on Google Maps. If you do, make sure it’s up-to-date and that it has a link to your website.

Why is it important for your church to show up on Google Maps?

  • People looking for a church oftentimes go directly to maps.google.com and type “church”. They will attend your church if it shows up on the map.
  • Your church will be more likely to rank highly in the search engine when people type generic keywords into Google, such as “new york city churches” or even “churches near me”.
  • When people type your church’s name into Google, your church’s listing will show up on the right-hand side of the page with a link to your website. An example is below from a church in the Grace Network – The Healing Place.
healing place


After you successfully list your website on Google Maps, let us know by posting on the Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/gracewebsiteowners/