USA.Gov URL Shortening

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This presentation is part of the Open Government Directive Workshop Series. Visit OpenGovPlaybook.Org for more info.

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  • 1. There’s a Module For That! Go.USA.gov Case Study Kirsten Burgard Druapaly Kind of Gal Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 2. Resources
    • Drupal.org
    • SeanR [email_address]
    • http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig
    • Government Drupal Googlegroup (e-mail me for an invite)
    • http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-state-and-federal-agencies-government
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 3. What is Go.USA.gov?
    • URL shortener
    • Creates trustworthy .gov URLs
    • Government wide URL metrics
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 4. Gov only
    • Only shortens government URLs: .mil, .gov, and .si.edu, etc...
    • Only open to government employees.
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 5. Why Bother?
    • Users
    • Authenticity
    • Avoid Duplication
    • Branding
    • Social Media
    • Data!
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address] Photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeltelling/ (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • 6. Does it Work?
    • Currently in limited Beta test
    • shortened 697 URLs
    • clicked 124,140 times
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 7. How Does it Work?
    • Great platform to create and manage Go.USA.gov.
    • There’s a module for that!
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 8. But How’d We Do It? http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 9. TLD Restriction
    • Allows only specified top level domains to be shortened
    • http://drupal.org/project/tldrestrict
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 10. Short URL
    • Creates short URLs for your domain
    • Metrics
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
    • http://drupal.org/project/shorturl
  • 11. Shorten URLs
    • Works with Short URL to provide UI framework
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
    • Info at http://drupal.org/project/shorten
  • 12. “ Go” Theme
    • Custom developed for Go.USA.gov
    • Provides UI and glues the modules together
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 13. Summary of construction http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 14. How you can help?
    • Interested in helping improve Go.USA.gov?
    • Have some experience with Drupal development?
    • Email russell.oneill@gsa.gov
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]
  • 15. Resources
    • Drupal.org
    • SeanR [email_address]
    • http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig
    • Government Drupal Googlegroup (e-mail me for an invite)
    • http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-state-and-federal-agencies-government
    http://www.disgover.com/?sp=osig [email_address]