Get Google Apps for Work and skip the ads

For $5/month per user, you can’t beat the value. Email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, cloud storage, and much more.  Including free 24/7 support.  And, if you have your own domain (url), it’s easy to use it for your email address, without disrupting your existing website. No more annoying advertisements. Built-in industrial strength spam and virus…

Logging into Google vs. Chrome

Sometimes, the “ease of use” inherent with Google’s products can be confusing.  Particularly when it comes to logging into your Chrome (browser) and the Google search engine (assuming you have a gmail account). It’s well worth the 2 minutes it takes to understand the difference between the Chrome browser (which now has the lion’s share…

How NOT to do email marketing

Normally, I’d just delete these emails without even reading them.  But 5 requests for “a few minutes of my time” from the same person all within one minute? Either it’s an AWESOME deal, or perhaps a real emergency. So I took a moment and scanned them.  My overall impression was SO NEGATIVE, I thought it…

Most Secure Browser?

This is a good article from DataDoctors that outlines the trade-off between security and usability in web browsers. We use ’em all, but we prefer Chrome. This is just one good reason why… At a recent hacking contest called Pwn2Own, Google Chrome came out as the most difficult to exploit, while Apple Safari and Microsoft…

How fast does your home page load?

Speed-to-load is one of the most crucial factors in determining how Google, and other search engines, rank your website. This is a critical aspect of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), particularly with regards to your home landing page. All too often, we see business owners thinking, “all’s well,” when they check their own website; they neglect to realize…