Community websites are becoming more and more common - what better way to let people know about you than to promote yourself online? Some characteristics to include on a community website include:
In short, visitors to a community site should be able to find the information they need quickly and efficiently - whether it's a contact number, information about the community, or a reason to visit and / or relocate there.
Check out some of the community websites in Oklahoma below and see which features you like and dislike.
Researchers at OSU, Nebraska, and Tennessee obtained a grant in 2009 from the Southern Rural Development Center to create an educational program that helps small communities to develop their own webpage.This material will be available from the SRDC's e-commerce site (http://srdc.msstate.edu/ecommerce/learningcenter/) sometime during 2011.
For help in developing a community website, contact your local county extension office. A list of the county offices can be found here