In September, we were busy laying the groundwork for an exciting fall.
Due to popular demand, all of your search results pages are now mobile-friendly.
We also rolled out a feature to index PDF files, the first of our on demand indexing features. Stay tuned as we will have more in-depth posts about how you can use DigitalGov Search to make your various content sources immediately appear within your search results.
As a reminder, we divide our work into three categories.
- Features: Things that you actually notice
- Bugs: Fixes to any code issues that may arise
- Chores: Back-end improvements that you don't notice
Features for Affiliate Center Users
- Ability to specify a PDF file to be fetched and indexed
- Ability to add a featured site
- Ability to access the Search API via XML
- Ability to reference your external CSS
Features for Searchers
- Searchers see indexed PDFs after the last Bing result, and can click to see a subsequent page consisting of only locally indexed PDF files
- Searchers see more results from Boosted Content layer if there are no Bing results
- Mobile visitors to your websites see mobile-friendly results pages
- Searchers see 508-friendly colors on the grey template
- Searchers see agencies' popular URLs based on their language (i.e., locale)
- Searchers on USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov see Featured Collections
- Mobile visitors to m.USA.gov see both Featured Content and Top Questions FAQs
- Visitors on m.USA.gov who have chosen Classic mode remain on the classic results page after clicking on a search trends link
- Searchers see only the one, most relevant featured collection
- Searchers see both featured sites and collections
- Searchers see newspaper-style lists in featured collections
- Upgrade Rails for security fixes
- Remove PPT from certain query strings