If you’re a regular visitor to the GTPAC web site, you know that our 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 each weekday. We also pay attention to what interests you most. During 2018, for instance, we tracked the articles that visitors to our site read most often. You’ll see the 15 most popular articles listed below.
Did you miss these Top 15 most important news developments last year?
- Georgia companies won federal contracts throughout 2018
- SAM.gov registration is free, and help with SAM is free, too
- Schemes targeting small business contractors proliferate
- Cybersecurity training video launched by GTPAC
- Management of DoD contractor pleads guilty to ‘Made in the USA’ contract fraud
- GTPAC to host ‘Defense Innovation Conference’ on Jan. 14th
- Multiple defendants charged with 22 counts of fraud and money laundering involving $200 million in small business contracts
- DoD awards more than $230 billion to minority- and women-owned businesses from 2010-2016
- Quick guide to product and service codes in government contracting
- Judge imposes maximum sentences in Fort Gordon bid-rigging conspiracy
- You must be registered in SAM before you submit a federal bid, proposal or quote
- SBA sneaks in rule on small business recertification
- Scam Alert: Malicious e-mail spoofs being sent to vendors
- Two companies and individuals indicted for exploiting disadvantaged business program
- What to expect during a government shutdown: Submitting bids, getting paid, and more
Who’s Watching Us
You’ll be interested to know that 95,491 visitors came to the GTPAC web site 126,160 times in calendar year 2018, viewing individual pages 181,097 times. These numbers represent 52% growth in web visitors, 39% growth in visits, and 38% growth in page views compared to 2017.
During 2018, the top 50 locations in Georgia where folks visited the GTPAC web site were: Atlanta, Marietta, Warner Robins, Augusta, Union City, Sandy Springs, Redan, Stockbridge, McDonough, Smyrna, Lawrenceville, Douglasville, Roswell, Savannah, Albany, Columbus, Macon, Woodstock, Fayetteville, Mableton, Johns Creek, Conyers, Cumming, Tucker, Chamblee, Snellville, Duluth, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Acworth, Athens, Milton, Suwanee, Kennesaw, Riverdale, Decatur, Dacula, Gainesville, Peachtree City, Lilburn, Vinings, Brookhaven, East Point, Evans, Powder Springs, Panthersville, Norcross, Newnan, and Buford.
Visitors to the GTPAC web site during 2018 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 6,300 business people working for 2,300 businesses located in 150 of the 159 counties in Georgia.
Topics of Interest
So, what topics did visitors to GTPAC’s web site search for most in 2018? Below is a list of the top 15 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)
- iSearch (a guide to using GTPAC’s powerful tool to identify contract opportunities)
- 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)
- Elevator Speech (what it is and why you need one)
- Discussions vs. Clarifications vs. Communications (these words have special meanings in federal contracting)
- Why Your Contracting Officer Is Hard to Reach (this could explain why)
- Rules for Doing Business with the State of Georgia (updates to the State’s purchasing manual)
- Crucial Details You Need to Know Before You Bid on a Government Contract (5 critical things can help you prepare)
- Sources Sought (how government agencies identify vendors)
- Capabilities Statement (marketing to government agencies)
- Responding to Government Solicitations (tips for responding to an RFP)
- Money Laundering, Bribery and Fraud (reports of government contracting 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, 80 percent of our U.S. visitors during 2018 came from the other 49 states, and 6 percent of our visitors came from 184 other countries.
Our Recommendation To You for 2018
With what amounts to both nationwide and 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!