Category Small Business

Small Business Tip: Pay it forward weekly livestream

Just noticed Verizon is starting a weekly livestream giving small business advice. https://www.verizon.com/pay-it-forward-live/ “#PayItForwardLIVE is a weekly livestream starring the biggest names in entertainment supporting small businesses. Let’s tune in together every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm PST/8pm EST to watch our favorite artists stream live from their living rooms.” Nothing to do with Google, […]

Extending Your Web Presence with Structured Data

Structured data helps computers understand your web content more easily and accurately, enabling automated consumers of data (such as Google’s search engine) to create new engaging experiences for users. For example, if you have put your Grandma’s favorite apple pie recipe up on the web and then annotate it with structured data, Google search has […]

Web Commerce vs Internet Commerce

What is “the web” these days? And what is “the internet”? Wikipedia has a clear definition: “The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.” For example, HTTP is a web […]

Following Your Customers with Google Trends

Businesses from small to large need to satisfy their customers. So how does a business keep up with customer needs and desires? What is in trend or going out of trend? Google provides free access to search term trends at google.com/trends. This can be a useful tool to understand what trends are happening in terms […]

Google My Business (free business listings)

One of the joys at working at Google is the internal tech talks. I expect lots of big new announcements to come at next week’s Google I/O conference, but there are lots of good existing projects around too. Do you know of a small business without a website? I just discovered (or to be more […]