Georgia National Guard
2012 Online Outreach at a Glance
We saw a 35.37%
fan increase in
2012 marks the first
time our largest fan
demographic was male.
This post of a photo featuring a returning Georgia Air
National Guardsman and his daughter turned out to be
the most “viral” post on our page all year, with 148
shares, 107 “likes,” and nearly 2,000 viewers.
The massive bump in
traffic on the 48th
page came from the
U.S. Army page “sharing
” the photo.The most viral post across all Ga. DoD Facebook
pages came from the 48th IBCT’s XCTC.
New visitors are down
because 57.05% of all
visitors to the website
are returning visitors.
Peak traffic correlated
with negative local
coverage at the time.
the first search engine
result for “Georgia
National Guard.” This is
referred to as “Search
The home page is, naturally,
the most visited page on the
website. Followed by the
“Contacts” page and then the
Adjutant General’s bio – which
received 6,588 views in 2012.
Of course GeorgiaGuard.com is
most frequented by Georgians,
but it attracts international
traffic as well – from deployed
Guardsmen and interested
Our Flickr account
crossed the half-
October of 2012.
This means just under
68,000 people were
reached by our Twitter
account over the course of
the past week, alone.
A perfect score on
grader is exceptionally
rare – putting us in the
top 1.5% of all Twitter
This graph is
significant because it
shows that our
followers are driven
by content, not by
In addition to being one of Klout’s most “influential”
accounts about the National Guard, we also have the
second-most followers on Twitter of any State Guard in
the nation, and regularly have one of the best follower
growth rates at the one week, one month, and three
month increments – despite our already large following.
Most people will not
watch a video for
more than about a
Blog: The Professional Guardsman
The most viewed article on our blog
(and one of the most recent) was
an opinion piece about leveraging
State Defense Forces to reduce
military spending. The second-most
viewed article was also written by
an SDF member.
The most viewed sub-page of the
blog is the one featuring our monthly
and awareness of
our blog remains
roughly 50 posts
of quality content
featured on the
From Aug. 16 – December 26, 2012
The Georgia National Guard has a
pervasive presence online!
Website: The Georgia National Guard website was recognized as the best website in the National
Guard in 2010, and the second best in the entire U.S. Army. This past year, the Georgia Guard's
website was again recognized by NGB as being amongst the top three in the nation. This website
serves as the external "hub" of information for the Georgia Department of Defense. Anything you
might need to know about the organization, you should be able to find to or through
Facebook: The Georgia National Guard's Facebook page serves as the single best source relevant, regularly
updated Ga. DoD news. Here, we share external news coverage as well as internally produced images, videos,
news releases, and more! For a running stream of updates from all the Georgia Guard fan pages on Facebook,
subscribe to this list. We also have an RSS feed of our Facebook content which has attracted nearly 150,000 views.
Twitter: Like your news short, sweet and to the point? Follow our Twitter page to get short bursts of
information in micro-blog format. During an emergency or natural disaster, check here for high-speed updates
YouTube: In addition to traditional print news, our state Public Affairs Office also produces professional grade
video packages. subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our playlists broken down by MACOM and Air
Wing to see your unit on the "big screen!"
Flickr: Check out our Flickr page and peruse our digital gallery of more than 2,250 high-resolution images sorted
by unit and/or event. Note also our "collections" featured on the right side of the page; these are also broken
down by MACOM or Wing and should help you zero-in on the type of imagery you're trying to find.
Blog: Our organizational blog is a bevy of professional development information. From a running series of book
reviews, to regular op-eds submitted by Guardsmen throughout our ranks, to a customized tab of organically
generated news about management - this blog should be a daily pit-stop for leaders within the Georgia Department
LinkedIn: The Georgia National Guard has a professional networking group on LinkedIn. In the group, we share
employment and education resources. We also regularly update the "jobs" tab with employment opportunities
within the organization. Join the group and we'll send you a regular e-mail update of vacancies.
Google Plus: Because the Georgia Guard has been a trendsetter with online outreach, we've dedicated our G+
profile to discussing all things social media and tech. +1 us there and join in on the conversation!
Issuu: We host each edition of our monthly magazine, the Georgia Guardsman magazine, as well as our annual
reports on Issuu. Through Issuu you can view a publication instantly, without having to wait for a PDF to
download. You can also search the text, embed the document on your website or blog, or - if you prefer - download
the document as a PDF and/or print it off for more traditional viewing.
Vimeo: Looking to build your own video featuring the Georgia National Guard? Check out our Vimeo page for
E-mail Subscription: Don't feel like visiting all (or any) of these websites every day? No problem! We'll come to
you! Just go to this link and pick what type of Georgia Guard updates you'd like to receive, and we'll send them
right to your e-mail!