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16 Awesome Google Chrome & Search Tricks
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Tip 19/21: 16 Awesome Google Chrome & Search Tricks!
Even the most seasoned Googlers might learn a few new things ;)

Google Chrome

(1) Convert Chrome into a text editor:

Open a new tab and paste the following text into the address bar: data:text/html,<html contenteditable> Then click anywhere on the page to start typing.

(2) Open animated GIF’s in Google Chrome

Open an animated GIF file from your computer by dragging it into a new Chrome tab.

(3) Advanced website bookmarking

Drag the URL from the address bar to your desktop to create a 'quick launch' shortcut. This removes the middle step of first launching your browser to only then access the  website.

(4) Create keyboard shortcuts for extensions (this is huge)

Wouldn't it be cool if you could activate the Pocket or Pinterest extensions with a keyboard shortcut? Well you can, and it’s both simple & time saving!

This works for many other extensions but I personally use it the most for saving websites to Pocket for reading later.

Open a new tab, type chrome://extensions into the address bar and navigate to the bottom of the page where you'll see “keyboard shortcuts”. Open it up and assign keyboard shortcuts for your extensions.

Google Search

(5) Search for specific file types

Search for “Sunset filetype:jpeg”, “Branding filetype:pdf” or any other word + file extension. In most cases this works without the ‘filetype’ addition (i.e. “Branding.pdf”).

(6) Find related websites

Find and explore website similar to the ones you like by typing - “related:www.TheWebsite .com”

(7) Movie showtime and length

To find cinemas nearby showing a specific film, type: “MovieName Showtime”. To find out how long the movie is, type: “MovieName Runtime”.

(8) Track packages

Enter your Fedex, UPS tracking number into Google search to get information about your packed location.

(9) Flights

Check if your flight is on time or running late by typing: ‘Airline name + flight number’ (i.e. “Delta 152”).

(10) Conversions

Degrees - 27 celcius to farenheit
Distances - 1 mile to km
Currency - 1 usd to euro

(11) Calculator

Calculate any thing by simply typing it into the search query: “50x50+(193 - 84)”

(12) Advanced Recipe search

Narrow down recipes results by ingredients, cook time, calories. Search for ‘Lasagna recipe’, navigate to the search tools and filter your results (more in tip 3 - Search like a pro: bit. ly/GoogleTip3).

(13) Weather & Time 

Find weather forecast or time for certain location by typing “Location Weather’ or ‘Location Time’.

(14) Exact phrases

Search for exact phrases by adding quotations: “Exact Phrase”.

(15) Set a timer 

Easily set a time directly in Google search by typing: “Timer for 10 minutes and 5 seconds”

Just for fun:

(16) Search for the following things and see what happens:

► Askew
► Do a barrel roll
► Answer to Life the Universe and Everything
► Zerg Rush

Familar with other fun or cool tricks for Google Search or Chrome? Share them below! :)

If you like this tip feel free to Comment, +1 and Share! 

For more tips like this, extra info and detailed screenshots:
www.danielfuterman.com/21-awesome-google-tips-and-tricks

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How To Make Money with Google AdSense!
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Tip 17/21: Make Money with Google Adsense!
Do you run a personal blog or have of website? Do you have a mobile app or a successful YouTube channel? If the answer is yes, you can start making money with Google Adsense.

When it comes to Google Adsense I hardly know where to begin because there's so much to cover. I've been using Google Adsense since April 2006 and I'm still learning new things about it each day. But in order to keep this tip simple and to the point, I broke it down to several key points and examples.

Explaining the concept

The concept is very very simple - there are advertisers, there are publishers and there is Google. The advertisers want people to hear about their products or services, and the publishers want to generate income from their content. Google makes the connection between the two, and that’s how the story begins.

To simplify, let’s talk about John & Bill.

John run a photography blog and shares product reviews, photography techniques and more. While John does this as a hobby and really enjoys it, he wants to start generating income as a way to compensate for the time he spends working on the blog posts.

Bill owns a photography shop and sells cameras, lens, lights and more. While Bill does enjoy a daily stream of customers to his shop, he would like to reach out to many more potential clients.

John turns to Google Adsense, Bill turns to Google Adwords.

John & Google Adsense

John says to Google: “Hey Google, I'm running this photography blog and heard that you can help me generate income from it. Is that true?”

Google answers: “Yes John, that is true. If you place our ads on your blog we’ll pay you for it.”

As a result of their productive conversation, John signs up for Google Adsense, selects ad formats and places them on his blog.

Bill & Google Adwords

Bill says to Google: “Hey Google, I have this store and want to reach out to many new potential customers. Can you help with that?"

Google answers: “Sure Bill, just sign up for Google Adwords, set your budget and create some ads. We'll make sure they reach the right people”.

More about Bill & Google Adwords tomorrow.

When does Google pay John?

(1) Every time a visitor to his blog clicks on an ad (pay per click).
OR (2) Every time his blog displays a CPM ad (pay per 1000 view).

The two ad types compete against each other in an auction and Google displays the ad with the higher bid. PPC ads are more common, and they as well compete among themselves.

Where does the money come from?

(1) Google places Bill’s ads on John’s blog.
(2) Bill pays Google for each time a user clicks on his ad.
(3) Google pays John a percentage of Bill’s payment for each click.

How much money can you earn from Google Adsense?

This depends on many factors and is determined by things such as ad size, format, type, network, behaviour and more. It’s against the TOS to share Adsense earnings, but what I can say is that it varies and depends most on your blog’s topic, and the ad sizes & types you choose to use.

But in general an insurance ad will generate a lot more income than an ad for a ‘freebies’ website, and this is due to the competition and fact that insurance companies are willing to pay Google a lot for winning the auction which leads to displaying their ads on targeted websites.

Optimization and best ads to use

There are 5 top recommended ad sizes on Google Adsense and these will be presented to you when you created a new ad. The more important thing though, is ad placement and blending.

A simple search on Google will results in tons of case studies about this matter, but in general the top recommendations are to blend the ads nicely into your content and to place the ads “above the fold” - in the upper half of the page.

Examples

I considered sharing links to several of my blogs which have Adsense ads, but then thought it might seem as if I’m trying to promote my blogs opposed to using them as examples. So instead of sharing them here I'll share the links on my blog post (under this embeded post), and you can head over there if you're interested.

YouTube Ads

If you have a YouTube channel and meet certain criterias set by YouTube, you can opt in to the Partners program and start monetizing your videos.

The type of ads displayed on YouTube are different than ads displayed on websites, but once you’re approved as a partner the concept is exactly the same. Advertisers pay Google for selling ads, you allow your videos & channel to run the ads, and then you get paid per click or view. 

I've been a YouTube partner since October 2011 and I can say from experience that unless you have videos with millions of views - you won't be making much money from YouTube (and if you wondered then no, I don't have videos with millions of views).

Ads in Apps

If you have an app and want to generate income from it you can sign up for the Google Admob program which allows you to monetize your apps with ads. I’ve yet to try this, so can’t share much more about it..

If you have any questions about Google Adsense please feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer.

If you found this helpful, feel free to Comment, +1 and Share :) 

For more tips like this, extra info and detailed screenshots:
www.danielfuterman.com/21-awesome-google-tips-and-tricks

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Learn how to use Google Trends to Power Up Your Business.

Discover, Analyze, Optimize - Tip 14/21: bit.ly/GoogleTip14

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+The Plus Editor is a simple, yet powerful text editor for Google Plus, allowing you to add formatting such as Bold, Italic, Strikethrough & Symbols to your text, and then convert it for sharing on Google Plus.

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Everything you need to know about Google Calendar!

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Tip 13/21: Google Calendar - All In One.
Share calendars, manage events, join g+ hangouts, add national holidays, add tasks, access offline, set meeting across time zones, show weather, add maps, Google now integration….

Maintaining an organized calendar is extremely important for productivity, time management, organization and so much more. Google Calendar does the best job at syncing it all together and presenting it to you in the most logical way.

Sync multiple calendars into one account

Instead of having many calendars spread out between different accounts, platforms & locations - sync them all to one calendar. If you have more than one Google account, decide which you’d like to set as your default calendar and then set your other accounts to sync into the main one.

If you work at a company and want to share a calendar with your colleagues, you can do that as well. If you’d like to have a family calendar set up between all your family members, it’s easy to do. 

Setting it up

Google calendar allows you to easily share your own calendar with others, or add their calendar to yours. To share a calendar with others, navigate to the My calendars tab on the left hand side of the screen, click on the arrow and then "Share".

In the next screen you'll be able to share your calendar with specific people (via email), to the public, or to everyone in your organization (if you’re using Google apps for business).

To add someone else's calendar, you can either ask them to invite you, or sent them a share request. To send a share request head over to the Other calendars tab and click on Add a friend’s calendar.

Add public calendars

You can easily sync public calendar with your own. Head back to Other calenders and click on “browse interesting calendars”. You can find calendars for national Holidays, sporting events or teams, Sunrise and Sunset and much more. 

As an example - the calendars I have set up at the moment are: Personal, Work, Events, Holidays, Birthdays & World Cup 2104.

Creating new events (keyboard shortcut: 'c')

Creating new events is very simple and straightforward, but I’d like to highlight a few handy features:

► Select meeting time zone (will convert to your local time).
► Google syncs events with Google Maps & Google Now.
► Set email reminders or pop up notifications.
► Create a one time or recurring event.
► Invite guests to modify, invite others or see guest list.
► Add attachments (activate via the Labs, more below).
► “Find a time” allows you to sync between your calendar and a colleagues to find a free meeting spot.

Cool calendar settings (keyboard shortcut: 's')

► Dim past and future recurring events.
► Change calendar date range (2 days up to 4 weeks).
► Change time and date formats.
► Add different time zones.
► Display weather.

Google+ integration

► Add Google+ hangouts to any event by clicking on “add a video call”. Everyone you invited will be able to join via their calendar.
► Respond to Google+ event invitations via Google calendar.
► Get reminder for events & hangouts you've created or events you've been invited to by people in your circles.

Google Now integration

Google now syncs perfectly with your calendar and provides helpful cards such as “time to destination” and “event reminders” exactly when you need them.

Gmail Integration

If you receive an email which contains text with a date and time (i.e. “Tomorrow at 8 pm”), Gmail will underline that text and allow you to click on it and add it to your calendar.
 
Advanced search with filters (keyboard shortcut '/')

You can use search filters to find an event by clicking on the arrow next to the blue search icon. This will open up the advanced search window allowing you to search by location, people, dates or by specific calendars.

Creating Tasks

► Create tasks and organize them by lists.
► Set due dates for tasks.
► Sync tasks with other apps (any.do for example).

To be honest I don’t use calendar tasks anymore because the interface isn't that good and there are better task management applications on the market.

Enabling lab features

The "Labs" are where you find all the fun stuff and the features which aren't activated by default.

My personal favorite is “add attachments” to events. This is great if you know you’re going somewhere and need to have a specific file with you. Instead of taking the risk of forgetting it, you can attach it to the event the minute you create it.

Other cool lab features you can enable:

» Hide morning and night hours.
» Set Background image.
» Add World clock.
» Add Year view.

A few more general features worth mentioning:

» View your daily agenda.
» Add colors (work - blue, personal - green and so on).
» Set up offline calendar (great if you’re using a laptop).
» Quick Add “Brazil - Germany Tuesday 4 PM” (arrow next to create).

Do you use Google calendar for other things? Do you know about more awesome Calendar tips? Share them below!


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For more tips like this, extra info and detailed screenshots:
www.danielfuterman.com/21-awesome-google-tips-and-tricks

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Advertise your business on Google Adwords!
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Tip 18/21: Advertising with Google Adwords
Google Adwords is by far the best platform for advertising your product, company, website, video, app or anything else.

Remember Bill & John from yesterday’s tip? Good, because today we'll talk about Bill and how he can utilize Google Adwords tools to reach out to many potential customers.

The concept

Bill’s goal is to reach out to potential customers and get them to visit his store. The internet is his advertising space, and Google Adwords is the delivery method (via Adsense, search ads and more).

Things Bill needs to do:

(1) Know what he wants to advertise (his store).
(2) Choose ad types (text, image, video, dynamic).
(3) Select ad sizes and design (upload or create in Adwords)
(4) Set campaign filters (much more about this soon).
(5) Activate the campaign.

Why Google Adwords is such a great platform for Bill (and you):

» You can easily do it all yourself.
» You can start with very small budgets.
» You can reach out to millions of people.
» You can launch multiple campaign at once.
» You can advertised to very targeted audiences.
» You can get in depth statistics about your campaigns.
» You can advertise in multiple locations around the web.
» You don’t need to search for the advertising locations yourself.

And BTW when it comes to advertising online, Google Adwords is the industry standard and almost all serious advertising agencies rely on Google Adwords for online campaigns. So if this all sounds too complicated (even though it really isn't once you get started), you can always turn to an agency to do the work for you.

Back to Bill & Setting up the campaign:

Bill stars by naming his campaign - “Photography Shop”, and according to Google’s recommendation - opts in to use both Google Search and Display Network.

What this actually means is that Google will display Bill’s ads on both Google search (for selected keywords), and on websites which display Google Adsense ads and are related to his campaign topics  (i.e John from tip 17 - bit .ly/GoogleTip17).

Next steps will have the most influence on the results:

(1) Location (countries, cities, regions, postal codes).
(2) Language (select multiple languages or only one).
(3) Devices (desktops, tablets, mobile phones).

If your goal is to bring new customers to your (physical) shop, you should target people from within your city and not from a different state or country. But this completely changes depending on your target audience and what you’re trying to promote or sell.

If you’re advertising your new eBook and it’s written in English - you should select English alone in the language options. And there are endless examples I could share, but the thing is.. It’s actually quite simple. All it takes is a bit of thought.

Two main questions you should always ask yourself:

(1) Who is your target audience?
(2) What are your goals?

Only after answering those two questions, you should advance to your campaign's settings, filters and budget.

Setting bid strategy and budget

As we leaned yesterday, ads within the same category or keywords compete against each other in an auction, and the winning bid is then displayed to the user.

You can either set your own max bid amount for each click (CPC), or allow Adwords to determine the bids amount for you, in order to maximize clicks on your ads. 

Next you need to set your daily budget. So for example if you set this to $10, and your CPC is $1 - this will result in 10 ad clicks.

As discussed in tip 17 - bid amounts vary based on competitions, ad type and many other thing, and that's why I'd recommend new users to allow Google Adwords to automatically determine the best bid amount for each click in order to maximize the clicks within you daily budget.

More things you can do:

» Set campaign to target specific genders / ages.
» Pause or delete campaigns at any time.
» Schedule start and end date.
» Select ad distribution.

Bill's ads on John's blog

After Bill successfully launches his campaign, his ads start showing up on Google ad networks. They can appear both on Google search result pages (for keywords such as camera lens, lights and so on), or on websites and blogs that run Google Adsense ads and are related to campaign topics (John's photography blog).

Conclusion

Google Adwords is huge and there are plenty of things I didn't cover here. But if you’re thinking about advertising your product or services - don’t be afraid of it.

Simply do some more research, ask questions, explore and then go ahead and give it a try. Start with small budgets, analyze the results and advance according to what you see fit. You’ll see for yourself that it’s actually not that difficult at all.

Bottom line is that nowadays you’re no longer dependent on advertising agencies to run your campaign - Google Adwords can easily become your personal advertising agency.


If you found this helpful, feel free to Comment, +1 and Share! 

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Android Device Manager, all you need to know
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Tip 16/21: Android Device Manager: Locate, Lock, Erase.
Yesterday we talked about how important securing your Google account is, and took measures to ensure your account isn't compromised. But what happens if your phone or tablet is stolen?

There are a few things you can do but first note as Google strongly recommends - “If you believe your device has been stolen, contact law enforcement. Don't attempt to retrieve the device yourself”.

Things you should you do if you can't find your device:

(In order for the following things to work - your device must be connected to the internet, and you need to enable your device's manager settings as described below).

Locate

If you can't find your phone don't panic right away, start by trying to locate it. Perhaps you just left it in the car or have it lying down somewhere at home on silent?

So the first thing you should do is try to understand where your device actually is. And this can be easily done by using the Locate Device command in the Android Device Manager website.

Head over to google.com/android/devicemanager (or download the app: http://bit.ly/1xSqF1M) select one of your devices and click on the locate device icon (top right corner).

This will generate a circle on top of Google Maps showing where your device is located within an approximate 25 meters radius.

Ring

If you recognize (based on the map location) that your device is at home or located nearby, you can click on the Ring button in order to activate a 5 minutes ring at full volume (even if your device is set to silent or vibrate).

But, if you're unfamiliar with the location of your device - think twice before doing this. Because if it has been stolen, and you activate the ring - you might actually be helping the theft by letting him know that you're onto him.

If that’s the case, you should consider one of the following options.

Lock

If you think your phone has been stolen, locking the device is probably the first thing you should do since this will help prevent your personal data from being compromised.

When you click on the Lock icon in the device manager what happen is that your device's lock screen is replaced with a new password that you set via the device manager website or app.

After you enable the lock option, the only way to open your device is by inserting the correct password into the lock screen.

Erase

If you're certain your device cannot be retrieved, and you want to delete all the data on your device - click on the Erase icon.

This will perform a factory reset on your device and delete all your apps, photos, music, and settings.

Things you should do now, before it’s too late!

(1) In order for this to work, you have to first enable the device location manager on your device. Head over to the Google Settings, select Android Device Manager and enable both Remotely locate this device & Allow remote lock and erase.

(2) After activating the settings on your device you should ensure everything's working properly by heading over to google.com/android/devicemanager and making sure it appears on the list of devices and that it is transmiting it's location.

What happens if your device is offline or powered off?

► If your device is offline, Android Device Manager won't be able to ring, lock, or erase the device until there’s a mobile data or Wi-Fi connection. When you select any of the options, the action will be performed once the device is back online.

► Device Manager won't work for devices that are powered off.


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Tip 15/21: Secure your Google Account, now.
As we've seen throughout the series - Google has lot's of information about you. Don’t you think it’s a good idea to do everything you can to protect that data and keep it safe?

Your Photos are stored on #GooglePlus , Documents & Files on #GoogleDrive , Emails & Contacts on #Gmail , Schedule on #GoogleCalendar , Addresses on #GoogleMaps , Bookmarks & Passwords on #Chrome , Search History & Trends on #GoogleSearch ... You get the picture.

Surely, you don't want this information to fall into the wrong hands.

This tip is very important and I suggest taking it seriously. If you don't have time at the moment, bookmark it and come back to it later when you have time.

Things you can and should do right now to secure your account:

(1) Set a strong password.
Obvious, but at times not taken seriously enough.

► Bad Password: YourName123 (makes sense).
► Good Password: iWjl45q88-bp (makes no sense).

(2) Set up 2 step verification.
Boost your account's security by enabling 2 step verification. 

What is it & How does it work?

It’s a simple yet very powerful concept. Two step verification means that after you correctly submit your password, you reach a secondary screen which another code you're asked to enter.

The verification code is sent (for free) within 5 seconds to your phone, via sms or voice call. You then need to insert that 6 digits code into the password box in order to login to your account.

Why is this good?

Imagine someone is trying to hack into your account and managed to to get hold of your password, which you'll be surprised to hear - isn't that difficult (more at the end of the post).

If you've enabled two step verifications for your account, the evil hacker will have a slight problem after successfully typing in your password. He'll need to type in the 6 digits code as well, which he can only get if he managed to get hold of your phone as well.

And it gets even better! Once the guy tries to hack into your account with the password - your phone (which is hopefully in your pocket) will get a sms message with a 6 digits code! And if you weren't the one who requested the code, it means someone else did, which means someone is trying to hack into your account.

Doesn’t it become irritating to insert two codes each time?

Not at all! If you're logging in to your account from a private computer, you can check the “Trusted Computer” box which will then allow you to log in with your password alone - just as you did before.

What if you don't have your phone or don't have reception?
Good question, but there’s a simple answer for that as well.

Backup codes.
Google allows you to print backup codes which are meant exactly for these types of situations. Each backup code is 8 digits long and can be used only once before being deactivated. You can print up to 10 codes each time, and generate new ones at any stage.

Recovery phone.
If you set up a recovery phone for your account, you can ask Google to send the code to that phone instead.

Trusted computers.
If you're without your phone or recovery codes, you can access your account via a trusted computer (since that computer won't ask you for the verification code).

Note before advancing to the next stage

After you enable the two step verification for your account you’ll be logged out of your Google acount in on all of your devices, and will also be asked to insert an App specific code for apps connected to your Google acount (more about this here: bit. ly/1qh35XS). 

Ok got it. How do I enable 2 step verification for my account? 

Follow this simple tutorial by Google: bit. ly/1qh3o5e

*Google Apps users, in order for this to work for you and your colleagues, you need to enable this feature at the top domain level (ask if you have questions about this).

More things you should do right now.

(3) Review your connected apps.
Check which apps have permission to access your account and disconnect any apps that you're unfamiliar with: bit. ly/1mGAoWs

(4) Check your account activity dashboard.
If at anytime you have a feeling someone managed to hack into your account, log into your activity dashboard and search for suspicious behaviors:  bit. ly/1qh3BVXo

Bonus tips (as promised above)

It’s surprising how simple it is for someone with access to your computer, to find your hidden passwords.

Chrome Passwords to Text

If you've allowed Chrome to remember a password for a specific website (i.e. Gmail), your password can be easily revealed. I admit this is a bit geeky, but it's actually really simple to do.

Head over to Gmail (or any other website that saved your password) and once the password (black dots) appear in the password box, highlight the password,  right click it and select "Inspect Element". 

Then in the pop up window, change the highlighted input field from “password” to “text”, i.e. from <input type=”password”> to <input type=”text”>. This will immediately convert the dotted hidden password to text and reveal your password.

Chrome save passwords

An even more simple thing to do would be to insert “chrome://settings/passwords” into the URL address bar in Chrome.

This will open up a list which contains all the password you've ever saved to chrome, and a simple click on the blue “show” button will reveal the password for that specific site. You can even search for a website in the list. Yes, it’s that easy!

Why am I sharing this you ask?

To show you how simple it can be for someone with bad intentions to find your password, and to urge you to take action and set up the 2 step verification for your account.

I mean think about it.. If I know about these two things (which I just happened to stumbled across at labnol .org), what could people who know a thing or two about hacking do to find your password?


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What's Hot? Leverage the power of Google Trends

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Tip 14/21: Google Trends - Discover, Analyze and Optimize.
Remember how back in tip #1 we talked about people performing over 100 billion Google searches each month (bit.ly/GoogleTip1)? In today’s tip we’ll see how Google Trends collects all that search data, analyzes it, and presents it to us users in a beautiful and meaningful way.

Google Trends can be used in several different ways and for multiple things, so I divided this tip into three main sections - discover, analyze & optimize. Let’s get started.

(1) Discover

The first and most obvious use for Google trends is discovering trending topics. I like comparing this to an online newspaper where you go to read your daily news.

When you first arrive at google.com/trends you’re presented with tons of interesting information about things that are trending right now around the world, and this as well is divided into two main parts - trending now and top charts.

Trending Now - http://bit.ly/1pV5fRn

As the name implies, this sections presents real time data of currently trending topics that jumped significantly in search traffic. You can filter the results by country and by categories - all, business, politics, cities, entertainment, lifestyle, nature, science, shopping, fashion, sports, travel & leisure.

Top Charts - http://bit.ly/1pV5R9q

Top Charts highlights topics with high search volume during certain periods of time. These charts are also sorted by categories, but here they are sorted by topics as well - actors, books, business people, cars, games, movies, music, people, politics and a many others.

Google Zeitgeist - http://bit.ly/1pV62la

At each year’s end Google releases a video accompanied by data about the most searched topics of the year. “Zeitgeist” by the way, means “the spirit of the times”. You can view Google Zeitgeis as far back as 2004: http://bit.ly/1pV75BK

(2,3) Analyze & Optimize

The second use of Google Trends is for analyzing data. Whether you’re a blogger, salesperson, business owner or anything else involving reaching out to people, you should definitely use Google trends to analyze and understand what your audience & clients (or potential clients) and interested in - http://bit.ly/1pV7xQy

Bloggers - Best keywords & search terms for driving more traffic. 

Have a blog about Tennis? Insert “Tennis” into the search query and filter the result to “past 7 days”. Scroll down to the Related Searches and select Rising in the Queries tab. This will present top rising search queries for Tennis in the past 7 days.

You can then use that data to get ideas about blog posts you can write (i.e. Wimbledon, Federer), in order to help drive potential readers to your blog. This practice get’s even more powerful by combining Google’s keywords planner (http://bit.ly/1pV7RP8) together with Google trends.

Businesses - Analyze which products your business should sell.

Own a tennis equipment store? Insert “Tennis” into the search query, filter the Category Results to Shopping and set the time filter from 2004 to present. Then scroll down to the Queries tab and view the Top Queries. 

Once you get an idea of the top product categories, you can refine your search even further by clicking on a specific result (i.e Tennis Shoes) to find which products within that category are most commonly searched for. 

And once you know what the top products are - you can compare between multiple products (i.e. Nike Tennis Shoes vs. Adidas Tennis Shoes) to get a better understanding of what people are looking for. This get’s even better with the ability to filter results by country & region which is great for local businesses!

More - Analyze & compare phrases.

Running a tennis academy? Insert both Tennis Instructor & Tennis Coach to the search topics, then compare the two graphs to understand which of the two phrases has more search volume. When describing your business services on your website, use the more commonly searched phrases.

Applying it to your own needs 

The above examples demonstrate only a few ways of how you can use Google Trends to analyze data and use it to optimize your business for better results. You can apply the ideas above by replacing the example queries with queries relevant to you. 

Other awesome things you can do with Google Trends:

Subscribe to hot Trends

This is a new features which allows you to subscribe to trends and get a weekly summary of trending topics based on your interest. It's similar in a way to Google Alerts (tip #5 - bit.ly/GoogleTip5 ), but here you'll be getting weekly emails of top trends opposes to alerts on new search results on Google. 

Visualize trending topics in full screen

One of the coolest features on Google Trends :) Head over to this link bit.ly/1msWtpL then lean back and watch as Google presents the top search trends in a super minimalist but beautiful way.

Embed trending topics

You can easily embed hot trends charts or graphs from the explore section into your own website. Click on the embed icons, customize the code and copy it into your website. 

Bonus Tip 1 - YouTube Trends!

Did you know that also YouTube has a hot trends chart? It’s really cool and works in a very similar way to the Google search trends. You can filter results by country, city or category to watch videos that are trending at specific locations: http://bit.ly/1gKtX1h

Bonus Tip 2 - World Cup Trends!

In honor of the 2014 FIFA world cup, Google created a beautifully designed website featuring top trending world cup topics and statistics based on matches, teams and locations: http://bit.ly/1hOyCS2

By the way since we talked so much about Tennis in this tip, I’ve got to ask.. Did you watch the Wimbledon Men’s Final yesterday?! Wasn’t that amazing!

Familiar with other awesome Google Trends tips? Please share in the comments below!

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The Google+ Partner Playbook: http://bit.ly/1fOm3oo

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Wow, Featured by +Denis Labelle as his G+ user of the week!
Does it get any better than this?

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My Google+ User of the Week: +Daniel Futerman 
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Yep +Denis Labelle :) This page has gone through all kinds of changes since I originally launched it.. Started from sharing templates and then went on to sharing g+ tips.. 

But nowadays I'm so busy with the mix between work and the Google tips series that I simply don't have time to do much more than reshare my own posts here ;)

I hope that once I'm finished with the series I'll get back to posting new content here and also trying to figure out what the future holds for this page.
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Sizes and Free Templates for the Google+ Cover photo and Profile Image.
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Google Plus For You, by Daniel Futerman

The new size of the Google+ cover photo is:
Smallest size: 480x270 pixels
Largest Size: 2120x1192 pixels

Download a free template for the google+ cover photo!

Steps:
  1. Go here to Download the google+ cover photo template
  2. Open it
  3. Insert your photo and adjust the size
  4. Save
  5. Upload to your google+ as your cover photo
Its that simple!

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