Which is better, iOS (Apple) or Android (Google)?

This is something that many have asked, but I usually avoid getting in the middle of something that can be oddly emotional for people. In this article, I share some of my thoughts and reasons for making the choices I’ve made for the software and hardware of phones and tablets that may help you in making your choice.

Gmail is making ‘confidential mode’ the default

Confidential mode is exceptionally useful if you’re sending some information that needs to have an extra layer of protection around it. It allows you to set an expiration date on the email (so it can’t be opened past a specified date) and have two-step verification to ensure that the person opening your precious information is definitely the chosen recipient.

Using Gmail’s Canned Responses to save time in Email

Do you ever get emails that you find yourself sending the same responses to over and over? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just drop in a reply from a saved bank? Having these replies in can, ready to go is exactly what’s available from all version of Gmail and it can save you some serious time.

Can I use my own email address as a Google account?

A Google account is needed for a wide range of hugely useful things these days, from accessing your website’s Google Analytics, to the huge benefits of giving/receiving Google Reviews and all manner of business-boosting features! With this tip, you can use whichever email address you like to log into Google and use all these features!

Google+ is being shutdown (and it sucks)

So in case you haven’t heard, Google has taken the [regretful] decision to close Google+ to consumers. This, for the record, is something I heard with great sadness. It has long-since been my opinion, that Google+ was, hands-down, the best social media platform.

Sales Navigator for Gmail (Rapportive Update)

Are you a G Suite user? Have you used Rapportive in the past – it’s now become LinkedIn Sales Navigator! Check out this awesome tool to bring LinkedIn information straight into your Gmail inbox.

Google SEO: Googley Goodness of Great Gains

Here’s our guide to SEO. This is based on the “Google SEO: Googley Goodness of Great Gains” seminar James has been delivering at SEO conferences, expos and meetups. If you’re looking to understand Google and how it sees your site, you’ll want to read this!

How many of your websites’ pages does Google know about?

A lot of people focus on their homepage when it comes to SEO, but the reality is there’s so much more you could be doing to help Google understand what’s happening on your website and to give your pages the best possible chance to rank (appear in Google) – this quick SEO trick lets you see what Google knows about your site and how to fix it, if you don’t see what you’d expect to see!

Gboard – the Google Keyboard

Gboard – the Google Keyboard for iOS & Android – has everything you love about Google Keyboard – speed and reliability, Glide Typing, voice typing and more – plus Google Search built in. No more app switching; just search and share, right from your keyboard.

How to create a link for Google reviews

Do you collect reviews on Google? Creating a link that allows users to click and leave you a Google Review directly, without following complex instructions is making your users’ experience better which can help you get more reviews, and promote your business with this powerful user experience feature for social proof.