fulton-county.JPGGloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry is seeking information for the Tourism Department to blog about on the tourism website, www.44lakes.com/blog. In 2011 the tourism website, http://www.44lakes.com/, was updated with user-friendly features including an event calendar, interactive map, and photo gallery.  Another feature of the website is the tourism blog which can be easily shared on Facebook. "The blog was designed to promote our tourism properties, attractions and recreational resources, and all the great things happening in Fulton County," states Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism. "The goal of the blog is to have content and keywords that will show up in search engines to help drive internet traffic to our http://www.44lakes.com/ website.  We are looking to optimize our organic search engine positioning.  This is dependent upon on how many details and how much information is put in; people will then find our tourism website with keywords that focus on Fulton County's activities," adds DaBiere-Gibbs.  "I am asking the tourism properties and the community to send us ideas to blog about.  I am looking for really good information about your businesses and resources that I can write about on our website blog so prospective tourists can find us easily when they search through Google and other search engines," states DaBiere-Gibbs.  "I want to know everything that's going on in our communities that visitors want to know about: an awesome fish that you caught, a scenic kayaking trip that you took on one of our lakes/waterways, a beach that you visited on one of our lakes, a family reunion that you held in one of our great parks or pavilions, someone from out of town that you met that had a great experience here; the list of opportunities is endless."  Stories, pictures, and general blog ideas can be emailed to DaBiere-Gibbs at tourism@fultoncountyny.org. The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, with 850 members strong, is the leading voice of business in the region providing advocacy, resources, and solutions for its members.

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Contact: Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry (518) 725-0641  tourism@fultoncountyny.org