The government information world is abuzz with talk of Google’s new govt search (FGI, blogged about it here). Well, now Peggy Garvin of LLRX.com has written an analysis of google govt entitled “The Government Domain: Google’s New U.S. Government Search”. One of the most interesting pieces of information that she puts forth is that the new google govt search expands on the old “google uncle sam” search by indexing more than just the .gov and .mil domains. Google’s new search redefines the government Web space to include important government and quasi-government sites that use .us, .edu, .org, and .com suffixes — like the USDA Forest Service and HUD User. And our own Daniel Cornwall is quoted as saying:
“There are many more high-value services that they could have linked to. Why didn’t they? Maybe because they’re not experts in government information.”
Thanks Peggy for the in-depth article!