There are over 7,500,000 monthly searches for churches in the US! Getting your church to show up for “churches near me” is the most important piece of digital marketing you can do. Helping these searches find your church is one of the first steps to reach more people.
But effective church SEO (search engine optimization) gets more complicated by the day.
Help more people find your church through good local seo. We’ve made it easy for you.
50 Top Keywords for Church Local Searches
Here are the 50 top keywords from Google. Identify those that are relevant and high priorities for your church and create a strategy to include those keywords. We’ll walk you through the steps below.
|Keyword||Avg. Monthly Searches|
|churches near me||550,000|
|catholic church near me||450,000|
|first baptist church||60,500|
|united methodist church||60,500|
|st patrick’s cathedral||60,500|
|our lady of guadalupe||49,500|
|church of christ||49,500|
|st mary’s church||40,500|
|new life church||49,500|
|st peter’s basilica||33,100|
|sacred heart church||33,100|
|baptist church near me||49,500|
|john the baptist||27,100|
|st michael prayer||40,500|
|st joseph church||33,100|
|grace community church||33,100|
|christ the king||22,200|
|national catholic register||27,100|
|harvest bible chapel||27,100|
|calvary baptist church||27,100|
How to Rank for These Searches
There are people searching for local churches, but if you want to be found, there are some SEO basics you’ll need to incorporate into your church’s website.
- Optimize your Google My Business profile properly
- Make sure your website is clean, fast, and mobile-friendly, especially the front page of your website
- Write SEO titles, meta descriptions, and title tags with your chosen keywords
- Claim local direct listings
- Creating blog posts that are keyphrase-optimized
- Track with Google Analytics
We’ve helped over 150 churches with local SEO, and our affordable 6 month package can take this big job off of your plate. We even bundle SEO services with Google Ad Grant management to take your churches digital presence to the next level.
Today, church growth starts with Google.
People in your area are googling all kinds of questions that you have answers to - things like "how to pick a church" "how to fix my marriage" or "how to manage anxiety".
We can help you reach more people each week (and we can help you use the free, $10,000/month Google Ad Grant to do it). Interested in learning more? Book a free strategy call with me.
CEO, Reach The Lost