When it comes to improving our offering, looking at what people search for on GOV.UK is one of the best ways we can understand what you want from government information. The search box allows you to articulate what you want in your own words – and this data is easy to interpret, unlike a lot of the number-based metrics. Read more
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This week we celebrated that we have transitioned more than 100 websites to GOV.UK over the last 12 months; 102 to be exact. Elisse Jones, GOV.UK Departmental Engagement Lead, talks about the challenges of such a big programme of work, while G-Cloud Product Manager Stuart Reeve updates us on the latest iteration of the G-Cloud procurement framework.
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Last month we celebrated the first anniversary of GOV.UK’s launch. Today marks one year since the first two departmental domains were switched over, and the “Departments and policy” section (then known as Inside Government) went fully live.
Today we have also hit a new landmark: the 102nd organisation has moved its corporate publishing to GOV.UK which takes us a third of the way to completing the programme of transitioning agencies and non-departmental public bodies onto the site. Read more
This week we have three quick updates on work that’s been going on at GDS recently. Brij Thakrar talks about how we’re training people to write for GOV.UK, Allon Lister introduces the Carer’s Allowance public beta and Amy Whitney explains how we’re updating tools for businesses on GOV.UK.
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It’s been a busy week at GDS, but this afternoon we took a few minutes out to celebrate the first birthday of GOV.UK.
I wrote a bit this morning on the Inside GOV.UK blog about what the year has meant for the team.
Elsewhere people like Dai, Adam Bye from FCO, Gemma Daly at MOJ, Tim Lloyd from BIS and others have written about their experiences over the last year – what’s worked, what we can improve, what’s coming next. Read more
This week, Kathy Settle, GDS’ Director of Digital Policy and Departmental Engagement, talks about our biggest day of traffic to GOV.UK since launch, news of an award nomination for the Office of the Public Guardian and welcomes visitors from Identity Assurance programmes worldwide to GDS.
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Blogging makes it easier for government to talk about its work, share information and ideas, and connect with those with a common concern.
A few months ago, we launched the new GOV.UK blogging platform – which is designed to help people from within government blog as easily and cost-effectively as possible.
It’s a space which any government organisation can use to write about what they’re up to, or to develop practice or theory in a particular field.
We thought we’d tell you a bit more about the platform and the blogs already on it – and, if you’re reading this from within government, help you think about whether it’s the right space for you.