Anyone try working this? 1.usa.gov, .gov url shortener. It shortens any .gov links. I'm trying it in conjunction with another technique. Anyone know yet if it passes gov link power? There's a few others too like fcc.us. Bit.ly is tied in with it and auto-converts gov links to use the appropriate gov url shortener. I found it quite funny that there is a small article on usa.gov about link building for gov't worker bees that _almost_ advocates BH techniques. I'm going to wait a few days and see what effect this has on ranking. Just curious is anyone else has tried this method and seen results.