Improvements

  • We’ve added Click counts as a ranking factor for customers indexed by Search.gov. We look at the URLs that represent 75% of all clicks on search results, and give those a boost. This is the “fat head” that comes before the “long tail.” As always, following best practices will help results stay relevant:
    • Use Best Bets to promote frequently visited pages that are not bubbling to the top of results on their own
    • Periodically review and update Best Bets
    • Maintain an up-to-date and complete sitemap with updated dates

Fixes, Upgrades, Misc

  • Fixed an issue with the type-ahead feature on customer search boxes
  • Fixed an issue with disappearing search icon on search boxes
  • Continued with Rails upgrade for our applications