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Google Analytics stickers

I used to write Google Analytics reports on post-it notes so my team could stick them on their laptops as a reminder of how to get content insights. Bit messy. @markhurrell designed these awesome stickers to make them easier to read, less obtrusive, and less… Read More »Google Analytics stickers

GOV.UK page performance

Published 3 February 2014 I found metrics that measure whether we’re fulfilling our original GOV.UK goals. We turned them into content dashboards that everyone can use to find out what pages need to be improved. See post on GDS blog – GOV.UK page performance: are we fulfilling our content… Read More »GOV.UK page performance

The search is over… almost!

Published 9 December 2013 We looked at what people were searching for on popular GOV.UK pages, and included it in content. Searches on these pages dropped significantly, including a 5K drop in searches on our car tax page. See post on GDS blog – The search… Read More »The search is over… almost!

Helping GOV.UK work with GOVT.NZ

Published 26 July 2013 GOVT.NZ used GOV.UK’s front-end code for their beta site, and got lots of insight and resources from our team. I visited them a couple of times, and found people who could help them out. See post on GDS blog – Working with GOVT.NZ

Search performance on launch – comparing GOV.UK with Directgov

Published 22 November 2013 Analysis that shows our URL re-direction strategy worked, by transferring external search engine traffic from Directgov and Business Link to GOV.UK when we went live. See post on GDS blog – Search performance on launch: comparing GOV.UK with Directgov

SEO for GOV.UK

Published 3 October 2012 Google’s algorithm get’s increasingly smarter at identifying good content – how we’re ensuring that GOV.UK performs well in search results. See post on GDS blog – SEO for GOV.UK