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What is the most popular thing in a Footer for a municipal website.

As I look to what content should be in my new redesign I thought it would help to understand what the common Vocab would be. I surveyed 230 municipal websites Looking to see the common factors among them. Some items where combined together like Contact and contact us because they were so close as to not have any real differences. But I did keep separate things like index, services, directory for there mild differences.

So the number next to the word is the amount of occurrence then comes the percentages

Privacy Statement = 123 — 53.48%
Copyright = 83 — 36.09%
Contact Us = 81 — 35.22%
Address = 74 — 32.17%
Sitemap = 56 — 24.35%
Disclaimer = 51 — 22.17%
Accessibility = 50 — 21.74%
Webmaster = 36 — 15.65%
Repeat Main Nav = 31 13.48%
All Rights Reserved = 27 — 11.74%
NO footer = 22 — 9.57%
Security Policies = 18 — 7.83%
Translations = 17 — 7.39%
Terms = 17 — 7.39%
Legal Statements = 14 — 6.09%
Policies = 14 — 6.09%
Search = 13 — 5.65%
About = 11 — 4.78%
employees = 10 — 4.35%
Web Policy = 10 — 4.35%
directory = 8 — 3.48%
E-mail = 8 — 3.48%
FAQ’s = 8 — 3.48%
Feedback = 8 — 3.48%
Help = 8 — 3.48%
Calendar = 6 — 2.60%
linking policy = 6 — 2.60%
Index = 5 — 2.17%
Text only = 5 — 2.17%
311 = 4 — 1.74%
Documents = 4 — 1.74%
Employment = 4 — 1.74%
Press = 4 — 1.74%
Services = 4 — 1.74%
Directions = 3 — 1.37%
Photo Credits= 3 — 1.37%
Podcasts = 3 — 1.37%
RSS = 3 — 1.37%
Weather = 3 — 1.37%
Browsealoud = 2 — 0.87%
Conditions and use = 2 — 0.87%
Customer Service = 2 — 0.87%
Important information about this site = 2 — 0.87%
Maps = 2 — 0.87%
Media = 2 — 0.87%
Non-Discrimination = 2 — 0.87%
Portal = 2 — 0.87%
Questions/Complaints/Comments = 2 — 0.87%
Subscribe = 2 — 0.87%
Survey = 2 — 0.87%
tool box = 2 — 0.87%
Video = 2 — 0.87%
Archive = 1 — 0.43%
Awards = 1 — 0.43%
City Directory = 1 — 0.43%
City Terminology Guide = 1 — 0.43%
Citizen Inquiry = 1 — 0.43%
Citizen Support = 1 — 0.43%
Comments = 1 — 0.43%
Content Rating = 1 — 0.43%
Credits = 1 — 0.43%
departments = 1 — 0.43%
Diversity Statement = 1 — 0.43%
Download Central = 1 — 0.43%
Download plugins = 1 — 0.43%
e-bill = 1 — 0.43%
E-Government Policies = 1
External Sites Notice = 1 — 0.43%
FOIA = 1 — 0.43%
I.T. Dept = 1 — 0.43%
I.T. Strategic Plan = 1 — 0.43%
Library Collection Development Statement = 1 — 0.43%
Library Internet and Computer Use Policy = 1 — 0.43%
Mission Statement = 1 — 0.43%
Moving to = 1 — 0.43%
Multilanguage = 1 — 0.43%
Nothing = 1 — 0.43%
Notify Me = 1 — 0.43%
online payments = 1 — 0.43%
popular Page = 1 — 0.43%
Public Access Policy = 1 — 0.43%
Public Information = 1 — 0.43%
Public Records law = 1 — 0.43%
Reports site problem = 1 — 0.43%
Rights and Use Info = 1 — 0.43%
Service Request = 1 — 0.43%
SiteHelp = 1 — 0.43%
SSN Confidentiality = 1 — 0.43%
Statement of Purpose = 1 — 0.43%
Submit a bug = 1 — 0.43%
supported Browsers = 1 — 0.43%
telecommuting = 1 — 0.43%
Volunteer = 1 — 0.43%
W3C’s “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0” Level A = 1 — 0.43%
what is new = 1 — 0.43%

IN Alpha Order —

311 = 4
About = 11
Accessibility = 50
Address = 74
Archive = 1
All Rights Reserved = 27
Awards = 1
Browsealoud = 2
Calendar = 6
City Directory = 1
City Terminology Guide = 1
Citizen Inquiry = 1
Citizen Support = 1
Comments = 1
Copyright = 83
Conditions and use = 2
Contact Us = 81
Content Rating = 1
Credits = 1
Customer Service = 2
departments = 1
Diversity Statement = 1
directory = 8
Documents = 4
Download Central = 1
Download plugins = 1
Directions = 3
Disclaimer = 51
e-bill = 1
E-mail = 8
E-Government Policies = 1
employees = 10
Employment = 4
External Sites Notice = 1
FAQ’s = 8
Feedback = 8
FOIA = 1
Help = 8
Important information about this site = 2
Index = 5
I.T. Dept = 1
I.T. Strategic Plan = 1
Legal Statements = 14
Library Collection Development Statement = 1
Library Internet and Computer Use Policy = 1
linking policy = 6
Maps = 2
Media = 2
Mission Statement = 1
Moving to = 1
Multilanguage = 1
Newsletters = 3
Non-Discrimination = 2
Nothing = 1
Notify Me = 1
online payments = 1
Photo Credits= 3
Podcasts = 3
Policies = 14
popular Page = 1
Portal = 2
Press = 4
Privacy Statement = 123
Public Access Policy = 1
Public Information = 1
Public Records law = 1
Questions/Complaints/Comments = 2
Repeat Main Nav = 31
Reports site problem = 1
Rights and Use Info = 1
RSS = 3
Security Policies = 18
Search = 13
Services = 4
Service Request = 1
Sitemap = 56
SiteHelp = 1
SSN Confidentiality = 1
Statement of Purpose = 1
Submit a bug = 1
Subscribe = 2
Survey = 2
supported Browsers = 1
telecommuting = 1
Terms = 17
Text only = 5
tool box = 2
Translations = 17
Video = 2
Volunteer = 1
Weather = 3
W3C’s “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0” Level A = 1
Webmaster = 36
Web Policy = 10
what is new = 1
NO footer = 22

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Profile Photo F. Cavalcante

Interesting this subject that you mention.
In my opinion two things they are fundamental in site of Municipal Government:

1. The Transparency of this Government’s information for the population in general;
2. The Use of innovative Technologies that they allow the largest possible participation of the Society with the Power.

As the Subject of Design, although fundamental, become implemented above in the prominence of the items mentioned. The user that doesn’t agree with the design always existed it is which goes, we can never please all. We tried to place the maximum of information of the Power the Society.

Congratulations for the approached subject.
Respectfully
F. Cavalcante – CIO of the City Hall of Fortaleza
http://www.cmfor.ce.gov.br

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