Free $25 Google AdWords Credit

August 18, 2005 by

With all the recent talk about search engine marketing, Derek at Woodland Baptist Church in Bradenton, Fla. pointed out that you can get a $25 credit for Google AdWords if you list your church in Google Local.

Once you sign up they mail a postcard to verify your address and the postcard includes a pin number for the $25 credit. It’s more like $20 of advertising money since there’s a $5 set-up fee, but $20 can buy many clicks. It’s a great way to test out AdWords and see if it works for your church. And it’s free.

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5 Responses to “Free $25 Google AdWords Credit”

  • Mickey
    August 18, 2005

    Great! We had been meaning to figure out how to update our Google Local listing, and we had wanted to try some keyword advertising in AdWords. Perfect!

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  • scott aughtmon
    October 4, 2005

    Just so you know. I found out when I tried to sign-up…
    This only works if your mailing address is the same and the location you meet.
    For those of us who meet at a theater or school we don’t qualify.

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  • Josh
    October 9, 2006

    But I thought accounts older than 14 days won’t be able to apply right?

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  • Church Advertising
    December 13, 2009

    I have used adwords for advertising churches in the past. It isn’t a bad idea. The only problem is that advertising your church in this way means you have to have a great website to make a good image online of you.

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  • Jack Nales
    September 14, 2011

    Double thanks! GoogleLocal had incorrect and incomplete information about our church which I was able to update. They verified by an almost immediate (with no self-identification) robo call with a pin number.

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