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2019 in Review

Top Topics in 2019 poster, small version. Following is a link to a larger PDF version. The poster shows a set of 16 pie charts, one for each top topic. The pie charts show the details of the top 25 queries run in 2019 for that topic.
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295,916,305 queries

~2,000 gov websites

16 top topics

365 days of connecting people with what they need.

System Highlights

  • Added ranking factors to our search algorithm (popularity, freshness).
  • Released help documentation about site launches and the indexing process.
  • Added a sitelimit feature to provide an alternative to Collection search scoping.
  • Added indexing coverage for javascript pages and other metadata-only files.
  • Increased security on user accounts:
    • Automatic disabling after 90 days of inactivity.
    • MFA login through
  • Upgraded Ruby.
  • Upgraded Rails.
  • Upgraded Elasticsearch.
  • Upgraded jQuery.
  • Increased server capacity and processing power.
  • Added query caching on our primary index to improve response time.
  • Expanded our Elasticsearch system twice.