Air Force site designed for hits
- By George I. Seffers
- Feb 20, 2001
Air Force Web site
The Air Force's redesigned Web site, Air Force Link,
registered a record number of hits during 2000 and early 2001, according
to Air Force officials.
Air Force Link registered more than 115.7 million hits in 2000, up from
102.5 million the previous year. The site averaged more than 2 million hits
per week. Growth was attributed largely to a complete redesign undertaken
"Our biggest successes came from putting direct access to the news on
the front page print, TV, radio and [links] as well as a consistent,
easy-to-use navigation model," said Staff Sgt. Jason Tudor, news technology
specialist for Air Force public affairs. "The combination of both, plus
great content, really elevated our numbers and brought in some new folks
who may have never experienced Air Force Link before."
The new design debuted Sept. 27, and the site will continue to be improved.
"We're working to improve the user's experience by consolidating nearly
1,000 Air Force sites with one look and feel," said Capt. Laurel Scherer,
chief of technology integration for Air Force public affairs. "With an automated
content management system, it will be much easier for our managers to provide
the latest news and information. We also plan to include more value-added
services to the public in the future."