Website Assistance Workshop Scheduled

ROCK FALLS (WIFR) -- Melanie Flesch, Assistant Outreach Coordinator for Blackhawk Hills, will be conducting the second of the Website Assistance Workshops on March 7, 2013, from 10:00 AM to noon, at the Lanark Heritage Center, located at 106 South Broad Street in Lanark, IL. The workshop will consist of an explanation of how search engines work and how to get your website noticed through keywords, maintaining a proper updating schedule, and how to use free Google programs such as Analytics, Insights for Search, and Webmaster. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to evaluate websites of those in attendance, particularly those participating in the Website Assistance Program.

The Website Assistance Program awards a $2,000 match to communities and counties within the 6-county region of Blackhawk Hills to help facilitate the building or redesigning of a website. Participants in the program are required to attend two workshops in order to receive the funds. However, the workshops are open to anyone and are not limited to program participants. The participants of the 2012 Website Assistance Program are Fulton, Galena, Rochelle, Warren, and Ogle County. For questions specific to the workshop, please contact Melanie Flesch at 815-625-3854 or by email at

This workshop is required for those receiving funds from the Blackhawk Hills Website Assistance Program. However, this event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling 815-625-3854 or by emailing

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