Free Google Advertising for my church? Yes, with Google Places!
It’s a free listing on Google for your church! Exposure for your church and traffic to your church website is important, especially for church plants and smaller churches. Google Places is an easy way to get your church noticed and people connected.
Here’s how Google Places works…
When someone in your geographical area goes to Google and types “church” a map will appear with the churches that have a Google Places account. Each church is represented by a RED marker. Take a moment to try it for your area! Go to http://www.google.com/ and type “church”, what churches do you find?
When someone clicks on your RED marker or the name of your church, they are pointed to your Google Places page. On this page you can provide contact information, details, photos, a link to your church website, reviews and more.
Get started today – its easy all you need is a Google account! Visit the Google Places Getting Started Page. This page will also help you if already see your listing on Google but need to modify it.
Also visit the Google Places Check List which will guide you through the steps of setting up and running a successful Google Places account. If you are signed in it will track your progress as you enhance your account.
Google Boost is an option you can choose to get a BLUE pin on the map. This is not a free option. When you add Google Boost to your listing, you can advertise your business on Google and Google Maps (including mobile devices) and attract more visitors to your website or Place page. With Google Boost, simply set up a monthly budget for your ad, and they determine what search keywords trigger your ad based on the categories that you select. You’ll only pay for the clicks that your ad actually receives.