Google Opens a Retail Store

Small Business Labs

Google opened its first retail store in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.    Google has done pop-up retail stores in the past, and they even considered opening a store on a barge in San Francisco Bay. 

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Testing Google Audio

Stephanie LH Calahan

The post Testing Google Audio appeared first on Business Growth Solutions for Service-Based Entrepreneurs - Stephanie LH Calahan and copyrighted to Stephanie LH Calahan. Chat with Stephanie on Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

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20 Google Search Hacks for Personal Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

I can’t think of a single day in the last decade that I haven’t at some point used Google for something. Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Google Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual AssistantIt could be to check my emails, write a document, put a meeting in my diary or, in most cases, search for something or settle an argument. It is, like most of us, my […].

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Google's Shadow Workforce

Small Business Labs

Bloomberg's Inside Google's Shadow Workforce covers the use by Google of what they call TVCs, or “temps, vendors and contractors" According to the article about half of Google's workforce is comprised of TVCs.    The article caused quite a stir on social media with many people expressing surprise at the numbers, especially the fact that Google is using so many TVCs. 

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Productivity Multiplier: Google Cloud Connect Now a Reality

Productivity Bits

W e all know about Google as the search engine mogul and most know about Google Docs — an online version of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations software. But with the new Google Cloud Connect, there are several compelling reasons to starting considering switching…by NOT switching. Google Cloud Connect lets you work right out of Microsoft Office software and still get all the benefits of Google Docs and a cloud-based office productivity suite.

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Google — Year In Search 2021

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Google — Year In Search 2021 appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. You just finished reading Google — Year In Search 2021! You just finished reading Google — Year In Search 2021 ! The post Google — Year In Search 2021 appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

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The Small Business Blog on Google+

The Small Business Blog

Initially many people were not convinced by Google Plus, but time has shown that it has become a very valuable social tool. So with this in mind we felt the time was right… Read the full article here: The Small Business Blog on Google+ on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Social Media Google Google Plus Google Plus community Google Plus page

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Safeguard Your Data with Google’s Two-Step Verification

Productivity Bits

Two-Step verification of your Gmail account and data you store on Google Docs is a very important security step you should consider taking if you keep any kind of information on a Google server. The great news about the Google Two-Step Security verification is that all the work is on the front end, so you don’t have to repeat multiple security dialogues every time you login to your account. Google has a solution and you only have to do it once.

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Google more popular than Apple?

The Small Business Blog

A recent poll by The Washington Post and ABC News found that for the second year running, Google is more liked than both Apple and Facebook. Based on a random survey of 1,007 adults, Google (83% approval) was 11% more popular than Apple (72% approval) and 23% more popular than Facebook (60% approval). These totals… Read the full article here: Google more popular than Apple? Business Technology Apple Facebook Google

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Google Calendar: Time Slots

Office Organization Success

I noticed this past week that Google Calendar has added a great new feature … it’s called Time Slots. Here’s the link to more information: Click to read about Google Time Slots. You simply block out time on your calendar when you’re available for appointments, and your clients can self-schedule with you. What a great time saver! Quick Biz Tip

Google Aims For High Quality Search

Productivity Bits

Google has rolled out some updates on their search algorithm, which is meant to weed out low-quality sites, mostly content farms, from the Google Search results. Google is continuously tweaking their search algorithm to address the demand for quality content. Google has just reaffirmed that Content is King. SEO and Keyword Optimization will still be great tools to consider but the latest changes on Google algorithm force publishers to focus on the content.

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Thinking of Using Google Hangouts?

Office Organization Success

If you’re thinking of using Google Hangouts to host your preview webinars, I’d encourage you to think again. I’ve been reading of not-so-great experiences with this platform (which is why I’ve yet to venture into the Google Hangouts world), and I shared a really interesting article on my Facebook page that my colleague, Rob Schultz, wrote on this very topic. It’s been another topsy-turvy week what with school closings and delays.

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WinWeb launches new Google App for Chrome

The Small Business Blog

Good news for users of the Google Chrome browser – it has now got even easier for you to start using your WinWeb Apps. Find out how you can install the app into Chrome by following the instructions on the WinWeb Business Blog and please don’t forget to +1 and leave a review if you… Read the full article here: WinWeb launches new Google App for Chrome on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. WinWeb Apps Google Chrome WinWeb

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WinWeb Google Apps now available

The Small Business Blog

If, like us at The Small Business Blog, you are a fan of the excellent Google Chrome web browser and also a customer of WinWeb there is a great new way for you to use your CloudApps. Read the full article here: WinWeb Google… Read the full article here: WinWeb Google Apps now available on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. WinWeb Google

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Google+: Google’s Productivity Killer


Google+ launched a few weeks back, so there’s no time better for me to discuss it than today. Admittedly I haven’t had enough time to formally wrap my head around Google’s latest attempt at some form of “social networking thingy&# , but I have had the time to informally do so.

Why I Don’t Write For Google Search

The Solopreneur Life

Google seems to change it algorithm a lot (nobody knows for sure how often they make changes, or what the changes are), and for the people who try to “game” Google, the changes can be catastrophic. I make a lot of mistakes in business, but I think one of the best decisions I made with — from the very beginning, in 2010 — was to write for human beings, not for Google. Why I’ve Chosen The Old Reader to Replace Google Reader.

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Ep 123: Ann Hiatt – Former Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos (Amazon) and Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt (Google)

Go Burrows

Ann Hiatt is a Silicon Valley veteran with 15 years of experience as the Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, and as Chief of Staff for Eric Schmidt, CEO/Executive Chairman of Google.

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Google Wallet Roundup and Summaries

Small Business Labs

  Google announced Google Wallet , an NFC-based mobile payments solution ( click here for quick description of NFC technology).  Singularity Hub's New Google Wallet Will Face Stiff Competition  nicely reviews the Google Wallet and postions it against various competitors big and small.  " Forrester weighed in on Google's announcement.  The already hot mobile payments space got hotter last week. 

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Google and Facebook's Domination of the Advertising Industry

Small Business Labs

As chart below (click to enlarge) shows, Google and Facebook have greater advertising revenues than any of the big, traditional media companies like CBS and Disney. What the chart doesn't show is Google and Facebook combined have greater advertising revenues than all of the traditional media companies combined. 

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Are you Ga Ga For Google?

The Office Professionals Place

Thursday, January 21, 2010 Are you Ga Ga For Google? Google is an office professional’s best friend. I remember the days when you could use Google as a search engine only. Now Google can help you do things like…… Google Docs – Create and share your online documents, presentations and spreadsheets Google Voice - Don’t have time to listen to voicemails? Google Maps – Go anywhere in the world from your office!

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Google Plus Page: Features & Benefits

The Small Business Blog

Google Plus is the fastest growing social network, with over 500 million users and counting. There are a number of benefits gained from using Google+ to promote your business online: Easy setup: You can quickly create your own essential Google+ page to represent your business on the social media network. Reach a specific audience: Google+ is particularly popular with the tech crowd and allows you to engage with groups of people on topics that are relevant to your business.

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Goodbye Google: Ridding Myself of Google Reader


In this installment of the Goodbye Google series , I tackle one of the more daunting missions: finding a way to read my RSS feeds on all my platforms without having to use Google Reader as the ultimate source. Reeder, however, uses Google Reader as the source of its feed importing and syncing. Fever seems like a viable alternative – perhaps the most viable – with it being a paid service and requiring no Google Reader integration. Google Reader: Removed or Retained?

Getting Into Google


Remember when I wrote an entire series about getting out of Google ? The first thing I did was to go to Google Play and download all of the apps I use that were on my iOS devices. Yeah, me too. Now I''m diving in. And I''m diving in deep. I know quite a bit about Mac and iOS stuff, but barely anything about Android.

Google Vs. Facebook: Whose Data Is It Anyway?

The Small Business Blog

But this week saw a new danger emerge to innocent users and any small business using these API technologies; manifesting itself in the Google vs. Facebook business ego clash ! The upshot of this ego clash is that users will no longer be able to exchange data between Google and Facebook, as Google is no longer allowing the Facebook – Google API Bridge to work, sighting ‘unfair’ behavior of Facebook.

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Google Wallet Shows the Future of Mobile Payments

Small Business Labs

Google Wallet is a software product designed to replace the physical credit cards most of us carry around and use to pay for things.    But Google Wallet shows us the future of mobile payments - and that future is just a couple of years away. Currently Google Wallet, which requires a special NFC chip, is only supported by 1 phone (Sprint's Nexus S) and 1 credit card (Citibank MasterCard).    Helping this to happen is Google's partners. 

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Top Five Reasons Websites Lose Google Index Ranking | Internet.

Andrea Kalli

Search engine optimization is important in promoting a website, but making the wrong choices can land you in Google’s blacklisted category. Depending on the severity, Google may even delist a website, leaving an extreme loss in revenue for the company. If the content is associated as plagiarized content, then Google will use its own algorithm to determine authenticity. This rumor is false, and it’s referred in the Google world as a domain farm.

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Goodbye Google: The Epilogue

Productivityist by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact Goodbye Google: The Epilogue Posted on 07/23/2012 // 3 Comments It’s been a few months since I gave a shot at eliminating much of Google from my life. Let’s start with how my “Goodbye Google” experiment has fared as of today. email back to Google Apps. And I’m not missing Google in that regard, so there’s that. That said…I am starting to look at Google+ again.

Why I’ve Chosen The Old Reader to Replace Google Reader

The Solopreneur Life

I f you’re an avid Google Reader user, like I am, you know that Google is pulling the plug on its popular feed aggregator. I’ve been playing with various replacements for Google Reader, and I’ve decided to go with The Old Reader. To Move Your Files From Google Reader to The Old Reader. You will need to export your OPML file from the soon-to-be-dead Google Reader. Go over to Google Takeout and click on your Reader file.

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How To Use Google Tools To Increase Your Productivity

Office Organization Success

Join me as I show you how to incorporate Google tools into your daily business activities so that you can become more productive and efficient. Having access to your emails, your calendar, and your documents, from whichever portable device you’re using, makes running your business a whole lot easier. It means you’re no longer tied to your office, and you can take your business with you, wherever you go.

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Power Searching the Internet

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Google Suite Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Google Search Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks technology Virtual AssistantWe are really excited to announce that we will be sharing an article each month from Executive Secretary Magazine. We are starting with this fantastic article from Marie Herman. Following these tips really will save you a massive amount of time searching the internet!

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Google, Amazon - Whisple?


Read my article about Whisple Google, Amazon - Whisple? One of the most interesting collaborative business networks to emerge recently is a group of ambitious Northern Irish technology companies who have founded Whisple and are now open for members who want to work together in the high-growth global cloud-services market. New Technologies

People vs. Robots: When Google Translate is The Wrong Choice

Small Business CEO

For those times, there are plenty of free programs out there, such as Google or King translate.… … Information Technology google translate language translation translation tool As a small business owner you may have already experienced just how global business has become.

Google Panda 4.1 Leaks Provide More Complete Picture of Corporate SEO

Small Business CEO

At a time when giants such as Sony or the United States government are able to be targeted, the internet’s own Google is no exception. In addition to “Project Goliath”, Google has made the news over the course of 2014 because of other data leaks and reinterpretations of patent filings from their own organisation: The key factors which affect your business websites’ search rank have been revealed iteratively throughout a series of small leaks.

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Google drops Wave


BBC News reports that Google is dropping Google wave due to lack of users. According to Google chief executive Eric Schmidt: "It's a very clever product. To read Google drops Wave because of lack of users. Wave combined e-mail, instant messaging and the ability to collaborate on documents in real-time and was described as "how e-mail would look if it were invented today".

Infographic: Google

The Small Business Blog

Do you ever wonder how Google makes its money? Unsurprisingly, it all comes from advertisements, but the numerous ways that they have added services or product acquisitions to their product range in order to serve us with even… Read the full article here: Infographic: Google on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Infographics Google infographic Well, this infographic has every little detail of the various ways that the search giant generates revenue.

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Speakers and Authors: Get Your Image on Your Articles in Google Search Results

Stephanie LH Calahan

and he shared a few resources that I thought you would love to see: Which Google Plus Features Most Affect Search Rankings. How to Show Your Author Photo in Google Search Results. Try it and let me know how it works out for you and if you are on Google+ let me know you are there so I can circle you! You can find me here:  Google+ [link]. The other day I was talking to Kenneth Manesse Sr.

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If You Like Surprises, Google Yourself

Job Advice Blog

Your public profile if properly framed can help you however if it includes items which are inapropriate it will ruin your chances to be selected for a job interview.

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Suspended on Google+ - Customer Service Crap!

Catch Friday

The power of Google beggars belief, coupled with their wealth. Slowly we are being taken over by the internet, and corporations like Google want to control what we read, and Chrome wants to control more, to the point that Google will be launching a bank next year. The manipulation of power, makes Google Corporation as something of an ogre, especially when it's effect on you, can spell out problems for your business, identity and much more. google

Infographic: Google Ranking Factors

The Small Business Blog

For the majority of business owners, the way in which Google calculates their algorithm to determine where their business website shows up in searches is a mystical science akin to sorcery. There are in fact approximately 200 signals that Google takes into account. Today’s infographic is an (unofficial) compendium of 200 of the factors that… Read the full article here: Infographic: Google Ranking Factors on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Google+, Is it Worth the Effort?

Tips From T. Marie

Google+ vs Facebook? On a quick glance, the numbers and statistics might cause you to wonder if hanging out on Google + is worth your time. What at first glance appears to put G+ at a disadvantage may actually show that Google+ is on a course to become bigger than Facebook in less time. Google+ is barely a year old. At that age, Facebook was unknown to anyone but college students and certainly didn’t have the mainstream user numbers that Google+ has.

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