The SEO Book of Mormon

Type the word “friend” into Google, and you’ll get the Wikipedia article and the definition. Up next? Huh? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It shows up as the third and fourth result—even before Facebook. So what’s the deal? A couple of weeks ago I read a fascinating article by Michelle Boorstein of the Washington Post about how the LDS is using SEO to keep

Searching for God on the Web

Image from: Pope / Shutterstock The June issue of National Geographic talks about the birth of Religion and how the foundations of worship existed almost 12,000 years ago.  In this post I use Compete data to investigate how people search for and find God on the Web, or how one of the world’s oldest activities translates to one of the world’s newest mediums.  My analysis breaks down into two parts,