Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of enabling search engines to index and surface content.

Strong search engine optimization (SEO) fosters transparency and enhances user experience. It empowers the public to navigate complex programs, and find the information they need quickly. Accurate and informative search results improve user experience, minimizing frustration and wasted time on irrelevant pages. Creating a search experience that directs users to the information they seek reduces reliance on contact centers and other support channels. It also saves users’ time.

21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act & OMB Memo M-23-22

21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act & OMB Memo M-23-22

Resources on Search Engine Optimization

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  • Search.gov

    A free hosted search platform for federal websites.

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Search Engine Optimization events

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Why the American People Deserve a Digital Government

OMB released new policy guidance for government that includes a variety of actions and standards to help federal agencies design, develop, and deliver modern websites and digital services. Memo M-23-22, Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience, will make it seamless for the public to obtain government information and services online, and help agencies fully implement the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA). — via The White House

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Sep 22, 2023

Resources on Search Engine Optimization

Tools and Services

  • Search.gov

    A free hosted search platform for federal websites.

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Why the American People Deserve a Digital Government

OMB released new policy guidance for government that includes a variety of actions and standards to help federal agencies design, develop, and deliver modern websites and digital services. Memo M-23-22, Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience, will make it seamless for the public to obtain government information and services online, and help agencies fully implement the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA). — via The White House

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Sep 22, 2023

Connecting Americans to Coronavirus Information Online

The American people need access to the most up-to-date public health guidance and information on coronavirus testing facilities. To help Americans find coronavirus information online, incorporate Schema.org’s new standard tags into all web pages related to COVID-19. — via The White House

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Apr 24, 2020

Crowdsourcing at the Law Library of Congress

The Law Library acquired a large collection from William S. Hein & Co., Inc. to make all volumes of several collections (like the Federal Register) available in open access to researchers. Preparing these files by adding metadata for easy searching takes a lot of work, so this summer we asked law students and library students from
Oct 07, 2016

The Content Corner: How Google Judges Your Content

Every week my main goal is to usually provide new ways to help you feed the content beast. However, today I am going to remind you of why feeding the beast is important, especially when it comes to your search engine rankings and helping users find your content. I’ve discussed key search engine optimization (SEO)
Mar 07, 2016