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Why I've Gone Google!


Many wonder why in the world would I use Blogger. Well, I'll tell you..., it's because I've gone Google. See let me explain the best I can in layman's terms: it's freaking easier. Period. After having 10+ years of experience of fighting web hosts, fighting spammers, wrestling with broken mods after core software updates, and paying for services that I felt definitely weren't worth the costs I decided to give Google a try. I don't just use Google products for personal reasons, I use them for my business.
Here is a list of free Google products that you can manage with a single Google account:

  • Google Blogs(Blogger): used to build a FREE fully fledged customization blog or dynamic website.
  • Google Email(Gmail): considered by many to be the best email service around and it's FREE.
  • Google Calendar: used for managing schedules and important dates, such as: holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. Most importantly you can share your calendar and it's FREE.
  • Google Drive: productivity software for online word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, and storage that can be shared or collaborative editing since it's on the cloud. Also FREE, but you can buy more storage space for about $2 per 100GB.
  • Google Videos(YouTube): FREE to view and FREE to upload videos to your own channel. Use to promote your business or personal endeavors.
  • Google Photos(Picasa): Free online photo albums with the ability to share some pictures while keeping others private.
  • Google Plus: the third largest social network that let's you easily share what your doing with all other Google products. All FREE.

Other things to consider about what Google offers:

  • Google Chrome: from the date of this post, the #1 browser and it's FREE.
  • Google Android: from the date of this post, the #1 mobile OS.
  • Google Search: from the date of this post, the #1 search engine and it's FREE.
  • Google Maps: from the date of this post, the #1 online map solution and it's FREE.
  • Google Adsense: from the date of this post, the #1 used Ad management system.
  • Google Analytics: from the date of this post, the #1 analytic's system that generates detailed statistics about a website's traffic, traffic sources, measures conversions, and sales.
  • Google Voice: register a FREE phone number that can be accessed on the go through your desktop or mobile devices wit full SMS texting support.
  • Google Music: store up to 20,000 for FREE, and stream them as much as you like, or purchase more through the online store.
  • Google Books: purchase or manage the books you've read online and it even comes with a wishlist.
  • Google Sites: upload your own HTML/CSS/Javascript powered website that Google will host for FREE.
  • Google Business: connects your business to everything Google for a low fee, along with associate management of accounts.

The list just goes on and on with Google Wallet, Google Checkout, Google Hangouts, Google Adwords, and etc. When you look at what everything Google has to offer that are mostly free, and some services are insanely cheap, I find it hard as a small business owner not to go Google. They just deliver to me all the right tools. If you want to know more about Google as a company, then read this Wikipedia Page.

With all these assets, you can really streamline your workflow and app management. This adds to your bottom-line by paying less out of pocket. Not to mention Google's rock solid servers and awesome spam protection. I'm not just listing Google services here, I actually use them.

Am I a Google Fanboy? I dunno. Maybe I am. Although, what I do know for sure is that Google has made my life a whole lot easier. 

FYI: Google did not pay me to write this article, nor did I receive any compensation from Google for it.

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