Review: Worship Media Creator

I was asked by Jordan Mederich of to review Worship Media Creator, a church worship presentation creation tool. For disclosure, they sent me a copy of the program free of charge in exchange for an honest review. It’s taken me a while to really get into the nuts and bolts of it, (no fault of the software) but I finally have a good feel for the capabilities of this tool and wanted to let you all know what I’ve found. Catch my review after the break. Continue reading “Review: Worship Media Creator”

Improving Your Church’s Search Ranking – UPDATE aka Part 2

So I wrote an article a couple days ago about improving your church’s search engine ranking. The strategies there worked for us for 6 years, keeping my church on the top page of search queries for our local area. I know the track record because I check it once a month. Well, in a case of ironically poor timing for my article, at present the church is not ranking high at all, in fact it is several pages deep now. That was since the first of this month! So what happened? Well, I am in the process of sorting that out. Read past the break to see what steps I am taking to troubleshoot our recent ranking drop.

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Improving Your Church’s Search Ranking

A question was asked on Google+ about a “back-link” strategy for a new church’s website. This is a little different than what is commonly thought of in terms of blogging back-links. For blogging, one strategy for improving overall search ranking is to get other bloggers to link to your articles. For a church website, the strategy is different. For my church, we got our church page consistently on page one of searches on our demographic area. See how we did it after the break.

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Google Reader Shutting Down – Sad Face

Very sad for me…. anyone know of any web-based alternatives?

Powering Down Google Reader
3/13/2013 04:06:00 PM

Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer

We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.

Thank you again for using Reader as your RSS platform.