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Listening To Your Parishioners Through Numbers: Understanding ‘Analytics’

As a manager for over 17 years, numbers have a great deal of importance to me.  The biggest lesson I’ve learned in regards to interpreting data is that numbers “tell a story” and they are a key means to “hearing” your customers.  The great thing about the internet is that a lot of data is […]

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Keeping It Grounded: The Role Of Tech In The Church

Keeping It Grounded: The Role Of Tech In The Church

When it comes to technology, we do a great job of telling people what they should get.  But we don’t often do such as great job of explaining why.   So we can tell Catholics and parishes all these great things they should get and do, but it’s time to back track a bit to […]

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Anatomy Of A Blog: Creating a Great Parish Blog

Anatomy Of A Blog: Creating a Great Parish Blog

So you are thinking of creating a blog for your parish and not really knowing how to start or what to “blog” about.  Don’t feel like you are alone, we all started there.  The one advantage faith bloggers have over all other bloggers . . . an endless supply of content.  Ideas for blog posts […]

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Forget SEO For Your Parish Website: It’s About Functionality

Any website designers reading this are probably shaking right now after reading that headline.  SEO is short for ‘search engine optimization’ and relates to where your website will show up when people search for things.  For designers, SEO and websites go hand-in-hand.  SEO is about discovery through searches, and for business this is very important […]

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To scrape or not to scrape

According to Wikipedia, Web Scraping is defined as “a computer software technique of extracting information from websites.” Now, Google has taken measures to penalize site scrapers in an effort to reduce what it considers webspam.

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Moving your blog? – Use a 301 Redirect

If you’re moving your blog or website from one domain to another, you you’ll want to retain your search result links and PageRank. Also, if people are using the old links, you want to redirect them to the new domain. Enter the 301 Redirect. Here’s a very simple redirect…just replace the contents of the .htaccess […]

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