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Most Popular Topics of 2013

Like many other years, 2013 had its ups and downs.

We celebrated new life when a baby prince was born across the pond. We watched a landmark Supreme Court decision in the ruling on the Defense Against Marriage Act. We witnessed history when one Pope stepped down and another was elected. We mourned as a nation after the Boston Marathon bombings and we paid respects after Nelson Mandela died.

Through the ups and downs of this year, we’ve shared information with you on many different subjects. Here’s what was most popular on our blog and on USA.gov in 2013.

Popular Blog Posts:

  1. What is Money Made Out Of?
  2. Tips for Saving Energy in the Winter
  3. Changes to Federal Benefits after Supreme Courts Ruling on DOMA
  4. Weather visualization animated gif
  5. Government shutdown
  6. Northern lights over Iceland
  7. JFK and his children in the Oval Office
  8. First female pilot in the Afghan Air Force
  9. Southern lights animated gif
  10. Rosa Parks statue unveiled at the Capitol

Popular Pages on USA.gov:

  1. Home Page
  2. Unclaimed Money from the Government
  3. A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
  4. Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid for Citizens
  5. Government Jobs
  6. Government Shutdown (page no longer available)
  7. American Holidays
  8. Contact Elected Officials
  9. Government Sales and Auctions
  10. Government Departments and Agencies

Popular Links on USA.gov:

  1. Government Jobs
  2. Search by State for Unclaimed Money
  3. Federal Government Surplus and Seized Property Sales
  4. Contact Your U.S. Senators
  5. Federal Benefits
  6. Federal Grants
  7. Contact Your U.S. Representatives
  8. Unclaimed Tax Refunds
  9. Unclaimed Pensions from Former Employers
  10. Free Annual Credit Report

Popular Searches on USA.gov:

  1. Jobs
  2. Passports
  3. Immigration and Citizenship
  4. Benefits and Grants
  5. Social Security
  6. Affordable Care Act
  7. Credit Report
  8. Taxes
  9. Auctions
  10. Unclaimed Money

Every month we update USA.gov with the most popular pages, links, and search terms. See what’s trending now.

Most Popular Topics of 2012

2012 was the year of the Presidential election, NASA putting the Curiosity Rover on Mars, the summer Olympics in London, and so much more.

It was also a year of unspeakable tragedies that left the nation at a loss for words.

We’ve shared information about a lot of different subjects over the course of the year. Here’s a look at what was most popular on our blog and on USA.gov in 2012.

Popular Blog Posts:

  1. Space Tornado Photo
  2. Scary Rumors about the World Ending in 2012 are Just Rumors
  3. Deep Sea Creature Photo
  4. Saturn Radio Waves Sound Bite
  5. 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking
  6. Brain-controlled Modular Prosthetic Limb Photo
  7. Venus Passing in Front of the Sun Photo  
  8. How and Why You Should Write a Social Media Will
  9. Get Help Paying Your Rent
  10. Are You Looking for a Job? We Can Help


Popular Pages on USA.gov:

  1. Home Page
  2. A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
  3. Unclaimed Money from the Government
  4. Government Jobs
  5. Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid
  6. Government Sales and Auctions
  7. Voting and Elections
  8. Government Departments and Agencies
  9. Find Government Forms
  10. State and Local Government Surplus Property


Popular Links on USA.gov:

  1. Apply for Government Jobs
  2. GovSales.gov (Federal Asset Sales)
  3. Government Benefit Finder
  4. States’ Unclaimed Property
  5. Grants.gov
  6. Change Your Address When You Move
  7. Tax Refund Status
  8. FDIC Unclaimed Funds
  9. Pension Funds from Former Employers
  10. Investors Claims Funds


Popular Search Topics:

  1. Jobs
  2. Immigration
  3. Unclaimed Money
  4. Passports
  5. Vital Documents
  6. 2012 Elections
  7. Taxes
  8. Credit Report
  9. Grants
  10. Government Auctions


Every month we update USA.gov with the most popular pages, links, and search terms. See what’s trending now.

Most Popular Topics of 2011

2011 was a year that saw the world suffer tragedies like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, tornados ravaging the South and Hurricane Irene hammering the east coast.

But we were also captivated by other events throughout the year like the birth of several new animals at the National Zoo, the launch of the last space shuttle and the troops coming home from Iraq.

We’ve shared information about a lot of different subjects over the course of the year. Here’s a look at what was most popular on our blog and on USA.gov in 2011. 

Popular Blog Posts:

  1. Picasso or Panda Photo
  2. The Last Shuttle Launch Photo
  3. Space Shuttle Engines Photo
  4. Red Blood Cell Image
  5. Solar Activity Video
  6. Now Hiring: Astronauts
  7. Melting Arctic Ice Image
  8. Women’s Suffrage Historical Photos
  9. 2010’s Most Popular Baby Names
  10. Travel Warning After the Bin Laden Attack

Popular Pages on USA.gov:

  1. Home Page
  2. Government Jobs
  3. RSS Feeds
  4. Government Sales and Auctions
  5. Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid
  6. A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
  7. Unclaimed Money from the Government
  8. State and Local Surplus Property
  9. Contact Elected Officials
  10. Government Information by Topic

Popular Links on USA.gov:

  1. Apply for Government Jobs
  2. Federal Government Surplus and Seized Property Sales
  3. Government Benefits Finder
  4. States’ Unclaimed Property
  5. Contact Your Senator
  6. Grants.gov
  7. House of Representatives
  8. Tax Refund Status
  9. Investors Claims Funds
  10. FDIC Unclaimed Funds

Popular Search Topics:

  1. National Parks 
  2. Hurricanes 
  3. Jobs and Employment 
  4. Weather 
  5. Forms 
  6. Taxes and IRS 
  7. Maps 
  8. Energy 
  9. Acts and Laws 
  10. Fossil Fuels

Every month we update USA.gov with the most popular pages, links, and search terms. See what was most popular in December 2011.