Google runs a very useful blog for users of its products, which these days is pretty much everybody. The Australian site Google and your Business talks about getting the most out of Google Search, Google Apps, Google Analytics and other useful web-based programs.
In December it ran a top-three countdown of the most popular tips on the blog (great idea). For those that missed it, here they are. Useful for beginners and some surprises for experts.
Whether it’s judged as the world’s most widely used browser or the third most popular by user base, Chrome has won a lot of fans for its speed and stability. The third most popular post on the Google and your Business blog was a round-up of tips for using Google Chrome. If you’re a regular Chrome user you must know about pinning tabs and restoring tabs closed accidentally.
This was a surprise. I’m not a fan of Google Calendar’s user interface, instead I use iCal on my Mac devices which syncs to Google Calendar instead. But there must be a lot of users out there – it was the second most popular post of 2012. Best two tips: colour coding your calendars and creating calendars for specific projects.
Most businesses know that a website is a great tool for promoting their services and wares to the masses. But how do you go about it? Finding an SEO expert who you can trust can be a challenge.
The most popular post for 2012 on Google’s small business blog was just five tips on how to go about promoting your business online. The central theme is to set goals for your website – whether to sell products, generate leads for services or sign up prospects to your newsletter – measure how well your site achieves these goals, and act on improving it.
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