Lincoln Communities Action Team (LCAT) wants to add more content to their tourism websites and other websites promoting Lincoln County activities and attractions.
At the monthly LCAT meeting, discussion focused on website and social media updates which are in the works for later this summer.
President Holly Gatzke said, ?We are looking at redesigning the tourism website – www.lincolncountynevada.com ? and focus on what people could do here in Lincoln County.?
Gatzke said it was discovered the websites, not just the tourism one, did not have information on museums, ghost towns, how and when to do hiking, even ATVs. If you were not from the County, you could be lost out there, so how would you do it if you wanted to come here and do some off-roading. How would you do that??
She said, ?We wanted to modernize the website and fill in some of the gaps we found, and make it more user-friendly. We want people to look at the website.?
A major change being planned for the updates is to present more pictures and quick story lines. ?To intrigue the tourist and interest them in what they see, and then, hopefully, they will delve deeper into the website,? Gatzke said.
The tourism website is by Bruce Retting and Charter Advertising. The LCAT website is done by Ben Rowley with Nevada Central Media, found at www.lcatnv.net. The ?www? part does not have to be used, Gatzke said, if a person doesn?t want to, but it works both ways.
She said the tourism website also plans to have it able to be picked up on an IPhone as well as having a language translation button.
Another feature on www.lincolncountynevada.com will be to allow changes to be made on the website quickly. ?The new format will allow designated local people to go online and make the changes,?
Gatzke said. For example, for events at the State Parks, the local rangers themselves can go on and make the changes.
LCAT is working with Rowley to give the lcatnv.net website also more ability to change quickly and adapt. ?So, we want people to send us information about events in the county and we can get them posted quickly,? Gatzke said.
The websites have been getting a lot of attention, she said, ?but we?re thinking if we have an even more friendly website, we?ll get more action of people actually traveling? here.?