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GeorgiaGov Gets a Facelift

September 3, 2013
GeorgiaGov home page

If you're a regular visitor to GeorgiaGov, you may have noticed a few changes. We've launched a refresh of this site to make it even easier for you to find the information you need from the State of Georgia.

The changes are a direct result of examining the way citizens use this site. We've examined website statistics, search data and customer satisfaction surveys to find out what was working and what wasn't.

Among the changes:

  • Probably the most visually distinct change is the photo. We've replaced our illustrations with photos of Georgia cities, government buildings and places of interest - giving the site a more official look and feel.
  • Our navigation menu has changed to focus less on topics - education, environment, public safety - to reflect more of what you're looking for. We found that people couldn't find information the old way, so some of the more popular areas of our site are now listed in the menu.
  • Search is even more of a main focus. State government is big -sometimes too big to browse through. We're continuing to fine-tune our search results so you can get what you're looking for quickly.
  • Our popular topics really are popular; one out of every three people coming to our home page chooses a popular topic such as child support or jobs. So we've expanded it a little and made it even more prominent.
  • Finally, we want you to read our blog. Instead of having three blog posts rotate on the page, we've now listed the three most recent ones so you can scan the latest news more easily.

We always want to hear feedback. Drop us a line on our Facebook page, or send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter at @georgiagov.

About the Author

Peter Lee is Editorial Director of GeorgiaGov Interactive, a division of the Georgia Technology Authority. He holds a master’s degree in communications and is a Certified Usability Analyst.