Once you’re part of Google Places Google My Business you’ll receive this handy mailer!
Google My Business (formally Google Places formally Google Local) is Google’s latest iteration of the local business listings. They’ve made a few upgrades for business owners worth knowing about. Though not much has changed for the front-end user (yet). Here’s what it looks like and what you can expect. Even with all of Google’s name
Location Based Reminders can help your business by letting your employees know that X task needs to be done once they are near (or at) a specific location. This can be used for delivery reminders, appointment checklists and even simple things such as ‘remember to take your hat’. There’s so much opportunity for this that
Have you ever wanted to get your profile picture into Google search results right next to your articles? You’re in luck because it requires very little effort on your part and just a bit of waiting. Having your profile picture in Google search results is done through the Google Authorship program. Adding your profile image next to your posts on the Google search results helps increase clicks to your site and looks more professional (ie: gives you an expert status). Want to get them on your website? I’ll show you how to do that on HTML websites and the easiest method to add your profile picture in Google search results through WordPress.
So what do profile pictures in Google search results look like? Well, it’s that cool little picture next to your posts. Here’s an example search for my name:
Fix T-Mobile + Google Voice Voicemail “call forwarding connection problem or invalid mmi code” Problem
You love your Android on T-Mobile, but hate the T-Mobile Visual Voicemail App. You love Google Voice, but can’t seem to get it working. Thankfully, I have a good explanation for you and solution! For whatever reason, the instructions Google Voice provides you don’t work and when you do try them you get this error:
“call forwarding connection problem or invalid mmi code”
It sucks. I know. I’ve been there and I’ve also solved it!
Getting consistent Adsense revenue isn’t always an easy task. Depending on your blog niche and topics it can be anywhere from non-existent to making you a millionaire to anywhere in between. Though I had a goal for this month, to achieve at least a $1.00 per day average Google Adsense income by 23:59 on April 30th, 2011. Suffice it to say: I’ve gone it! Four days ahead of schedule! As of this writing on April 26th at 22:30 I have around $30 sitting in my Adsense account. Yey (and that’s not including any money left over from last month).
So how did I achieve this level of success? On a blog which is all over the board? With ONLY a few adjustments? I’ll tell you the exactly what I did with Adsense in terms for positioning, styling and most importantly: testing! You’ll all get to read the full story once I write a short e-book about it (and no, it won’t be free).
Read on to find out how I took this small blog and changed it into a working business model!
Chrome is great in many ways, but it also severely lacks in features. Now don’t get me wrong. Chrome pioneered in many new features. BUT Firefox beat’s Chrome without breaking a sweat in the plugins/extensions department. As we all know, Extensions can (and do) add A LOT of needed (and some not) functionality to the browser.
The biggest issue is that Google’s Chrome isn’t mature yet, not as much as Firefox, and some people are reluctant to port their old Firefox plugins to Chrome. Other’s who have ported their plugins, haven’t been able to do it completely. For a variety of reasons, some plugins just aren’t as good in Chrome as in FF.
That being said, I found a nice list of plugins (many far from the standard list of ‘top chrome extensions’) that (mostly) complete the Chrome functionality list.
Update: Looking for the best MegaUpload & RapidShare Chrome Extensions (plugins)? You’re in luck! Click here!
There are a plethora of Wordpress Plugins and addons for tracking statistics. This is great because you then get your pick of the litter, but the problem is if you install three different tracking plugins you will get three different results. So what should you do with these choices and discrepancies in results?
Love it or hate it, Google is here to stay but that doesn’t mean they live up to their motto of “Don’t Be Evil” (DBE). Like anything in the real world, Google is driven by profit. Thankfully most of what pushes Google forward and marking it as top dog is it’s adherence to science, math and automation. Well that’s where the fun ends and the trouble begins.
See, as much as we praise the all mighty Google for its minimalist designs, sporty interfaces and efficient interfaces is lacks the one thing which only Apple has managed to capture in design: consistency.
I use Google’s services for a lot of things, but that doesn’t mean I don’t take everything they say with a grain of salt nor does it mean I wave their flag. On the contrary I inspect every move they make under a magnifying glass. Simply said: Google is NOT your friend. It’s a business. I have many problems with it, but there is one nagging thorn in my side about Google’s products and services: each and every product ‘tries’ to look and feel the same and yet they each have buttons in different places, different color schemes and even different work flow depending on ‘who’ you are (I’ll get more to the ‘who’ a bit later).
Let’s start with the best known Google interface: Google Search. Also check the bottom of the post of a quick preview of Google brand new Keyword Tool Beta!