Google Searches the Government

June 15, 2006

Topics: Search Marketing.

Although they’re not willing to give their own information to the US government, Google can certainly provide you with all the information you need from the government. Today, Google announced their specialized Google search for United States government sites at the federal, state, and local level.

With the inevitably sprawling nature of government, this has potential to be a really handy service. I’ve certainly occasionally found myself searching for a piece of government information having only a vague idea of what agency I might be needing to look at. Hopefully, this will make that kind of search a bit easier.

I’m particularly intrigued by the option to create personalized feeds of information from government agencies – so few agencies have jumped on board the syndication bandwagon, and it’s very challenging to keep up on their activities.

A little uncertain whether I want to sign in to personalize
my Google government search, however. On the offhand chance that Google does someday have to give up their search data, how do you feel about the government having a catalog of your searches on the government?

Hmmmmm…..

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