Google Makes Its Customizable Apps Admin Console Available To All Customers
Today, Google announced the eventual rollout of a brand new look for its Admin Console, an area that only admins of Google Apps will see. The aim of the redesign is to help those admins get to information quicker, manage user accounts easier and keep their company running as smooth as possible. The company boasts that “millions” of businesses, schools and government agencies are using Google Apps, so making sure that the Admin Console is as easy to use as possible is key to getting buy-in. According to the Admin Console FAQ, this new look has been available for new users as of April 17th, but this announcement signals the invitation to all customers. Some of the things being introduced to the Admin Console, which rolls out in a few weeks, are a universal search bar, new usage and activity stats at a glance, some bulk user actions and a customizable dashboard. The dashboard will let admins drag-and-drop the areas of Apps that they use the most, making it easier to do things like add new ...
First website ever goes back online on the open Web’s 20th birthday
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Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns Now Let Advertisers Highlight Their Google+ Follower Count, Get Improved In-App Targeting
Google+ is finding its way into every Google product, and AdWords is no exception. Starting today, AdWords advertisers can easily highlight their Google+ follower counts in their enhanced campaigns. On average, Google says, ads with these follower counts have “a 5-10% higher click-through rate” than regular ads. The company, it seems, tested these new ads with the help of a number of major brands, including Red Bull, National Geographic and H&M. Here is what these ads look like: To be eligible to show these annotations, businesses need to have a Google+ page with a verified URL, and the Google+ page needs to have “recent, high-quality posts and a significant number of followers, meaning 100 for most businesses.” These new social annotations are automatic for all enhanced campaigns and won’t incur any additional cost. Showing follower counts in ads isn’t totally new, of course. Google launched its “social extensions” for AdWords last year. Those, however, have to be set up ...
Google Apps For Business Admins Can Now Manage Chrome Settings And Enable Legacy Browser Support For Older Web Apps
Google today added a new feature to Google Apps for Business that could make its Chrome browser significantly more palatable for businesses. The company’s new cloud-based management tool for Google Apps for Business and Education customers now gives IT administrators the ability to customize more than 100 Chrome policies and preferences for their users right from the standard Google Admin panel or through Windows Group Policies for managed devices. In addition, Google launched a new Chrome extension today that allows businesses to automatically switch to a legacy browser for sites that still need to run in an older browser. IT managers can define these sites. While Chrome Frame allows users to use the Chrome rendering engine in an older browser, Google notes, ” Legacy Browser Support lets IT admins of organizations embrace the modern web.” The new cloud-based management system for Chrome for Business is now automatically enabled for all Google Apps for Business and Education users ...
URL Design is Important
» URL Design is Important “People spend 24% of their gaze time looking at the URLs in the search results … If the URL looks like garbage, people are less likely to click on [it].” ? @kottke