The Fiscal Year 2008 EERE Web Site Report is Out!

clock February 23, 2009 12:30
Every year, the EERE Web site puts together a report about how the Web site performed during the past fiscal year. The newly released Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 report provides a wealth of information about how many people are visiting EERE, what they are coming to see, and where they are coming from.

This year's report includes more in-depth information than in previous years. On top of the normal analysis of monthly visitors, top pages, and top sites, the FY08 report also includes information on the top 20 referrers from commercial search engines and other Web sites, the number of visitors to the EERE Consumer site area, the number of people using the AddThis tool on Consumer, an analysis of our social media projects in FY08, and more. There is information about all three of EERE's corporate-level newsletters, and sections devoted to the EERE redesign project, the RedDot hosting environment, and some of the significant feedback we received in FY08.

To learn more about how the site performed in FY08, read the full text of the EERE Web Site Year-End Report: FY08 (PDF 740 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

And if you need to find it later, remember that you can always find the most current report on the Communication Standards Home page, and you can read older reports on the Web Site Reports page.

If you have any comments, thoughts, or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments! We'd love to hear from you. [More]

Revisions to the EERE PDF Optimization Standards

clock February 19, 2009 17:07
PDF Optimization is the process of making sure your PDFs interact well with both EERE's search engine and commercial search engines. Properly optimizing your PDFs helps them perform better in both kinds of search engines, and assures that the search engine results you get on EERE will be clear and easy to read. We have rewritten our PDF Optimization standards to be more clear and concise, and have made a clearer distinction between what's required and what's optional.

The newly rewritten Techniques for Optimizing PDFs for Search Engines provides a succinct explanation of how to write title and subject fields for PDF metadata, and tells you who to contact if you are interested in including the optional fields.

As always, if you have any questions or thoughts about the new standards, feel free to leave a comment! [More]

Linking Users to "Download Adobe Reader"

clock February 10, 2009 12:33
As those of you who write content for the Web are aware, the EERE Web site has standards for how we link to PDFs. And while there are a few different ways to do it, our standards require two basic things: That you include the size of the PDF, and that you give users a link to "Download Adobe Reader." [More]