If you’re a regular visitor to the GTPAC web site, you know that the content consists of a very comprehensive collection of news articles, resources and advice — all designed to help your business succeed in the government marketplace.
To keep our web site fresh and relevant, we update it every weekday. We also pay attention to what interests you most. During 2017, for instance, we tracked the articles that visitors to our site read most often. You’ll see the dozen most popular articles listed below.
Did you miss these important news developments last year?
Who’s Watching Us
You’ll be interested to know that 62,968 visitors came to the GTPAC web site 86,885 times in calendar year 2017, viewing individual pages 130,993 times. Those numbers represent 18% growth in web traffic to our site compared to activity in 2016.
During 2017, the top 25 locations in Georgia where folks visited the GTPAC web site were: Atlanta, Warner Robins, Marietta, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Stockbridge, Flowery Branch, Augusta, Redan, Albany, Lawrenceville, Cumming, Tucker, Conyers, Savannah, Smyrna, Mableton, Douglasville, Carrollton, Columbus, Gainesville, Woodstock, Cartersville, and McDonough.
Visitors to the GTPAC web site during 2017 came from all parts of Georgia — 266 cities and towns in all. This includes lots of smaller communities where business people pay attention to the GTPAC website, too. Those include more rural communities like: Appling, Bogart, Cave Spring, Dawson, Experiment, Folkston, Guyton, Hahira, Helen, Hiawassee, Ludowici, McRae, Newington, Oxford, Pine Mountain, Reynolds, Roopville, Riceboro, Skidaway Island, Senoia, Swainsboro, Tallapoosa, Temple, Trion, Vienna, Warm Springs, Watkinsville, Waynesville, Young Harris and Zebulon.
There’s no question about it, in-state visitors to our web site reflect the fact that GTPAC currently serves 2,700 business people working for 2,300 businesses located in nearly all 159 counties in Georgia.
Topics of Interest
So, what topics did visitors to GTPAC’s web site search for most in 2017? Below is a list of the top dozen and, again, each one is hyperlinked so you can check it out:
SAM (System for Award Management — the federal government’s vendor database)
Useful Links (to government contracting resources)
Sources Sought (how government agencies identify vendors)
Capabilities Statement (marketing to government agencies)
Responding to Government Solicitations (tips for responding to an RFP)
Small Business Specialists (and how they can help you)
Contracting News (always the latest developments)
Elevator Speech (what it is and why you need one)
Tips for Attending a Government Expo or Trade Show (what you should do before, during, and after)
Tips for Researching Contract Awardees and Probable Bidders (how to be effective at market research)
Money Laundering and Bribery (reports of government contract fraud)
Contracting Tips (government contracting advice)
Interest in GTPAC Outside Georgia’s Boundaries
Significantly, even though the GTPAC web site is designed for Georgia businesses, 61 percent of our U.S. visitors during 2017 came from the other 49 states, and almost 6 percent of our visitors came from 172 other countries.
Our Recommendation To You for 2018
With what amounts to worldwide interest in the content on GTPAC’s web site, maybe you should be visiting more often!
Be sure to visit the GTPAC web site regularly for all the latest news and information about doing business with the government. Remember, new information and resources are posted every weekday at www.gtpac.org!