Announcing Go.USA.gov

We’re happy to announce Go.USA.gov!

Go.USA.gov is a URL shortener that makes it easy for the government to create short, trustworthy .gov URLs. We created Go.USA.gov to make the URLs we send through Twitter appear more official and credible, but you can use your short URLs any way you want.

Because Go.USA.gov can only be used by people who work for the government, you can click on Go.USA.gov URLs knowing that you’re being guided to official government information.

Just take a long URL like: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/longtermcare.htm

…and turn it into a short, trustworthy URL like: http://go.usa.gov/llT

Go.USA.gov also tracks the number of clicks each URL receives, so you can easily measure the impact of your outreach.

We’ll use this blog to communicate with you, highlight new features, and listen to what you have to say about our new tool.

We’re eager to hear from you, so leave us a comment below or e-mail us.