Recap: GOVTalks Spring 2020 - Measuring the Performance of Your Website

Read about DSGa's 13th GOVTalks conference, sponsored by our web analytics partner, Siteimprove. For this, DSGa's first-ever virtual event, we introduced the Siteimprove dashboard, a tool that enables agencies to monitor, measure, and improve the performance of their websites and deliver a better experience for users. 

How to Define the Success of Your Digital Properties

In his keynote for GOVTalks Spring 2020, Chief Digital Officer Nikhil Deshpande gave attendees a detailed look at digital metrics strategies and the critical role they play in helping agencies measure, analyze, and report on the effectiveness of their digital properties. He also discussed the ways that GovHub, the state’s official content management system (CMS), and its performance measurement tool, Siteimprove, give agencies everything they need to monitor, evaluate, and improve their website’s performance. 

Siteimprove: Better Measurement, Better Websites

At GOVTalks Spring 2020, Travis Vermeulen, Principle Customer Service Manager for Siteimprove, gave attendees a close-up look at Siteimprove, how it works, and the way it and its web analytics tools can help them continuously improve their websites.

Quality Assurance: A Content Strategy that Prioritizes People

At GOVTalks Spring 2020, DSGa’s Will Alford, Director of Content, and Rachel Hart, Solutions Analyst, took attendees deep into the Quality Assurance module of Siteimprove. We learned that Siteimprove’s Quality Assurance module encompasses User Experience (UX), Content Quality, Security, and Content Freshness.

Accessibility Made Simple: Using Siteimprove to Drive Your Accessible Content Strategy

At GOVTalks Spring 2020, DSGa’s Testing and Support Lead, Jasmyne Epps, gave attendees an in-depth look at Siteimprove’s Accessibility module. She explained how agencies can use Siteimprove to better understand web accessibility and to empower their organizations to develop content with accessibility standards and guidelines baked in.

GovHub and the New SEO

At GOVTalks Spring 2020, DSGa’s Amanda de Zayas, Content Strategist, and Ericca Farrington, Outreach Coordinator, teamed up to talk about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We learned what SEO is, how search engines work, and what makes up a search ranking. They also explained how agencies can use Siteimprove’s SEO tools to help constituents find their websites quickly and easily via search engines, like Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

GOVTalks Spring 2019 - A Recap

Hear about the latest GOVTalks conference from some of the state employees from over 40 different agencies who attended to learn about making website content dynamic, structured with users in mind and ready for the future.

GOVTalks Spring 2019 — The Day Of

A recap through the eyes of the participants of the single-day digital conference on May 22, 2019 held by Digital Services Georgia, attended by more than 70 state employees from over 40 different state agencies at the Trinity Building in downtown Atlanta.

Getting Ready For GOVTalks

Preparing for a conference involves more than just filling out the registration. As we prepare to present a new GOVTalks, we're sharing tips to get attendees geared up for the event.

DrupalCon Seattle: A business/product owner’s view of the Drupal community

This year's DrupalCon had the highest attendance ever and is said by many to be the best yet. Nikhil shares his insights from the conference, covering where Drupal is now, where it's going, and even a special shoutout to the work we're doing in Georgia.