Tag: Google

Sunday Column (273)

This week I could go on about another favourite topic: the weather. I was off work all week (annual leave) as it was half term. I spent lots of time with my boys and wife. But I had preferred spending it more outside than inside. One of the highlights was supposed to be a daily bike ride and Legoland for the kids. The weather however put a damper on the first idea. Rain almost daily stopped me from exercising as much as I would have liked to. Legoland too – despite the regular entrance price for two adults and two children coming close to Β£200 – was weather dependent. So there was no way of going early in the week but we went at Friday instead. Tescos’ Clubcard vouchers saved us a bunch and we had a fantastic day out – almost “on the cheap” yet not compromising a thing. The boys picked up a present each for being good during the week, not asking to play on the iPad. They held out quite long with C staying awake the whole journey home, arriving close to 9 pm. What a great day, yet most rides are too advanced for our

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Google+

It has been a few weeks since I joined Google+ or Google Plus. Do I like it? Yes and No. I am a big advocate of Google and Google Clouds. I have used their Picasa web album for many years, and the document suite for quite a few years too. I had a Google profile, know how log on to it and find out which YouTube videos I watched 3 years ago at 2 am on a Saturday night, and generally speaking my life is manifested in gmail and Google Calendar. Now, when I got the invite to Google+, and I still have invites if you like one, I logged on with my Google credentials. My profile picture was there, my Google profile became my “about me” page and all I needed to do is filling circles. Personally, I like the idea of Google’s circles. Instead of compiling lists of different visibility on Facebook, I just drag and drop my friends into these friendly shapes. It makes is easier. Things I haven’t figured out yet is why some people add me that I don’t know. Is that like following someone on Twitter? I follow people like Matt Cutts but would

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Google+ has hit it off with users….

Google+ has hit it off with users the world over who wanted to get the latest slice of technology on hands. There is a delirious response to the search giant’s newest social networking service, which is hyped by many to deal a death blow… The international business times published an article on Google+ with some quotes, including mine πŸ™‚ You can read the full article here.

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Google Chrome browser download

Not sure if that is a good or bad idea. I started the Internet over 10 years ago with Netscape which does not exist no more. Now, finally got used to Firefox which is an excellent browser, no trouble and lots of great add-ins, Microsoft launches their Internet Explorer 8. Wow, I remember using IE 5.5 or earlier I believe. But, I don’t like IE and only use it for outlook web access as for Microsoft applications there is still an advantage using them. I got rid of Word, Excel, Outlook – instead using Google Docs and Open Office. Now, today, Google will launch Google Chrome, e.g. Google offers a Google Chrome browser download. First screen shots and descriptions can be find here. Even Matt Cutts recommends the following comic about Google Chrome. My question is whether a Google browser will be all that good or just draws together the best of all browser. If so, why not? Only problem, we even share more information with Google and make them even more powerful. Much more than we ever shared information with Microsoft. http://www.google.com/chrome Let me know what you think. I need to try it πŸ™

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Are we missing Search Engines?

Hello All, As it is Friday afternoon and we are looking on how to improve our forum on PPC ManagementTherefore, we would encourage you to help us identifying any search engines we have missed out so far and you would like us to add to the forum and our list. Anything else you like to ask/find out about PPC, join us in our forum today! If you have already registered, here is the direct link. Thanks in advance for your time and have a good weekend. Volker

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