NORWALK — According to the gods of Google, Norwalk is Connecticut’s “digital capital.”

The city won the 2014 eCities Award from Google, given to the “strongest online business community” in each state, where businesses are using the Internet to grow and improve local economies.

The online portal for the searching of land deeds and public records at the Norwalk Town Clerk’s office was one of the main reasons the city was chosen as an innovative and technologically advanced capital.

Google partnered with independent research firm Ipsos MORI to analyze the online strength of small businesses in cities nationwide, conferring eCity status on those with the highest scores. Ipsos used population size and AdWords data to narrow down the top five cities in each state before measuring the online presences of small and mid-sized companies in each area.