Question by onemtgpro: Im new to the area, and Need to find a listing of church services/religion/sunday school and I can not locate?
Religion is stranglyy not listed in the heading of most search engines and is very difficult to find a list of churches in my area.
Answer by Ted Pack
I suspect you are doing something wrong.
“Religion and Spirituality” is a sub-head to both City and County sub-sub-sub-directories in the Yahoo! and Google directories. It is also a sub-head of “Culture” in Yahoo! and “Society” in Google. Most churches don’t bother to get listed there anymore, because everyone uses the search engine.
Just enter the name of your denomiation, city and state in any reputable search engine. You should get dozens of hits. If you are looking across denominations or for a non-denominational church, use the word “church”, plus your city and state. You could also try the two words “Church Directory”, in quotation marks, plus your town and state.
If you ARE denomination-specific, go to the site for your national organization and look for a link named “Find a congregation near you” or the like. They are usually on the front page; if not, use the site-specific search.
I maintain two church web sites and consult on another. 80% of our visitors come through search engines. We almost never see someone from the Yahoo category.
If you still have trouble, send me your town, state and denomination and I’ll send you a dozen links.
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