Posted by Bruce Wade on Thursday, November 10, 2011,
This has been a Google of a week and I am
still learning so much each day. We have been using Google Trends for some time
now to define our keywords and marketing events but this all seems so old and
so last year. Here are some nifty tools and tips for those of you who want to
get some fancy statistics for your presentation or business plan.
Google Think Insights offers
a number of great tools that are easy and fun to use. Facts & Stats gives you
those actual statistics like did you know th...
Posted by Bruce Wade on Wednesday, November 9, 2011,
This week we got to attend some of the
Google launch in Cape Town through Mobile Mondays at the One and Only hotel.
Not only were we suitable fed and watered but Google as expected put on an
awesome show and tell.
We were introduced to some old fav apps
that have undergone some revamping such a Chrome, Apps, Location and Games (I
am now addicted to Angry Birds). But the best of all was the new look Google Plus
and Google Pages.
One can clearly see how they have looked
seriously at the mark...
Posted by Bruce Wade on Thursday, November 3, 2011,
Remember back in the ‘olden days’ when you
had to specify the http:// before every website URL. We even had people
printing it this way on their business cards and posters. Then the technology
caught up and it became an assumed part of any web address. Well now we are
getting even lazier and dropping the www. or the Whack Whack Whack as it is
This allows you to just use the
mybusiness.com part of your URL. BUT only if you have created the required 301 redirect with your web host...
Posted by Bruce Wade on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,
Social media is the new conversation
platform and is paperless , virtual and accessible at every street corner. But
so many of us know so very little about it. Sure we use it to try tell our
invisible friends what we are doing, hoping that they will listen and click us
a like or follow. But not many people I know have any idea of how to use it to
Launched today is a new set of four Social
Media magazines. Kind of backwards making magazines for social media, but these
are not ...
Posted by Bruce Wade on Tuesday, January 11, 2011,
Ok, so you are sitting in your office and
thinking, “Which of my keywords are better than the others, wouldn’t it be cool
if they could compete in a boxing match and then I would know for sure”
Well no problem. Google Fight has the
solution for you. Click here to go to
this complete waste of time but fun website, enter in your competing keywords
and click Make a Fight. The keywords battle it out for a few seconds and based
on searched criteria on Google the winner is announced. Yipeee....
Posted by Bruce Wade on Tuesday, December 14, 2010,
If you are like me and suffer from techno
challenged parents who seem to be unable to grasp simple concepts like IM on FB
or simple site builder issues on an iframe gui interface, then help is at hand.
Google, bless them for their creative work,
have come up with a solution for techno-idiots (still love you mum).
Check out teachparentstech.org and see how
easy it is to teach someone about techno stuff. Simple enter their names,
select what you want them to learn and email a set of cool easy...
Posted by Bruce Wade on Tuesday, November 23, 2010,
We have moved from Data to Information.
From Information to Wisdom. From Wisdom to …. What is the next stage in the evolution
chain on learning? Information is a given now days, if we do not know something
it is our own fault. If we do not know how to apply that information we need to
ask for the counsel of wisdom. This is where Evly
comes in to the picture. Build. Gather. Solve. Anything. A platform that allows
people to create portals of collective wisdom that can be lowered into the web
Posted by Bruce Wade on Tuesday, October 19, 2010,
A lot of new systems I come across seem to
be so complicated to use at first. What I need is some sort of easy to
understand video or demo to get me through the first few steps of what I need
to do. Then at a later stage a few more hints and tips on how to access the
features and functions that will get me on to the next level.
Some businesses run regular Webinars and
workshops but not only are these way outside my normal time zone but also long
and drawn out. The best way to deliver good co...
One of the most frustrating things about
Social Media is the amount of different platforms, passwords and logins you
need just to be able to move around and still be recognized as you. I want to
share a few ideas on how to make this a bit simpler for you and allow you to
enjoy your time online involved in conversations.
Firstly, allow your browser (Google Chrome
is best for this) to save your passwords and login details for you, this will
allow you to just click open your platform and it wil...
I am constantly searching for new cool tows
for our Techno Tuesday slot and recently I came across Xtranormal this very fun, easy to use
tool that allows you to develop videos with no editing or camera required. All
you need to do is to write a script and then add some Directors info and Presto
you have an awesome video. First mentions on this blog here and then I made my
own here and since then we have made a bunch for my children and plan to do a couple
more for various aspects of education...
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