Local SEO
for Churches

People are searching Google for a church, are they finding you?

cost effective

increased rankings

Done For You

seo for churches

Accomplish your 2024 SEO goals in just 6 hours – we’ll do the rest.

54.4% of clicks go to the top 3 search results. Good SEO performance and content strategy is a baseline necessity for churches that want to be found.

Our 6 month SEO service takes about an hour of your time each month for review and approval, and our churches climb 4-18 rankings within 6 months with us.

a 6-part path to ranking #1

On Page Optimization

We’ll optimize your website pages with appropriate headers and keywords to rank in your local area.


GBP Buildout

Your Google Business Profile is an easy way to reach new people. We’ll do an extensive buildout of your GBP site and handle regular posting to increase visibility.


Meta-data Optimization

We’ll update SEO data behind the scenes to help your church website be found by people in the area.



Press Releases

Press releases give authority to your website through backlinks. We write, publish, and manage a stack of press releases to improve your site authority.


Website Performance Audit

Page speed, image size, and broken links ore all punishing your church site. We conduct extensive audits and fix all found issues.


Listings and Citations

Listings are the yellowpages of the Internet. We’ll make sure the correct info is submitted to dozens of online directories.


Not ready to book a call?
Download our digital pricing guide.


Hear From Our Churches

Foothills Bible Church

18.58% growth in Google Business Profile views
Moved up an average of 11 positions in each targeted keyword

Eastpoint Church

Moved from position #17 to #2 for keywords “nondenominational church”
Moved from position #8 to #4 for “churches near me”

How could this work for you? Download our case studies from a 100, 1,000, and 25,000-person church.

Wondering where your church is ranking?

We’ll send a free report covering your current position and 6 health scores affecting your SEO.

Think this might be for you?

Let’s jump on a call.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do SEO myself?

Yes, anyone can do SEO. However, it would take you approximately 100-200 hours (4-5 hours a day for 4-6 weeks) to learn to do it well.

What results can I expect?

While SEO typically takes 10-12 months to see measurable increases in traffic, we have seen churches see 10-12% improvement in organic traffic within 1-2 months.

SEO or Google Ads?

SEO work + Google Ad Grants are the best way to supercharge your church’s digital presence. Use the Google Ad Grant to reach more people within 2 weeks, and the SEO to set you up for long-term success.

What happens after 6 months?

We think of SEO like a log cabin fire – once you get the fire going, you need to occasionally add logs to keep it going. We have regular ongoing SEO work we do to keep your SEO healthy and maintained.

We’ll set you up with training and checklists to make sure all new pages are SEO-optimized as well!

about us

meet your new team

We’re a small team with backgrounds in church communications, nonprofit fundraising, and for-profit marketing that started Reach The Lost to bring excellent digital advertising to churches.

Ryan Clark - CEO at Reach The Lost - Headshot

Ryan Clark


Corinne Lantis

Church Relationships Manager

Mike Ruman


Alan Briggs


Maddie Hsin

Operations Marketing Manager

There’s a lot to do.
We can help.

We’re a team with a heart to partner with churches and a system to see churches grow.

We help churches and nonprofits with Google Grant management, SEO work, church website design, and campaign development, all at affordable rates.