Here is another article about Google working with government agencies to get them to use Google SiteMaps to make their information more accessible:
- Google wants you, by Joab Jackson, GCN (November 20, 2006).
John Lewis Needham, development manager for Google, is quoted as saying that at least 20 percent of all government information is locked in databases that can only be accessed from web forms. He also cites a study that discovered that “70 percent of visitors to the National Institutes of Health were directed there by search engines, whereas only 4 percent of the visitors came directly to the site by simply typing in the Web address.”
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