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Google has been pretty good about providing a variety of tools for users. And most of these can be used for free. But many users just don’t know about them, or know how to take advantage of them. Even when you are on the go, you can access these tools to check up on trends, organize information, grow your business, and maintain a full social life in the process. On the other hand knowing about, these tools can also give users an idea of how much data Google has that could prove to be unsettling in view of use privacy. But with your mobile VPN, you can access these resources without opening yourself up to tracking in the process.
Google Think Insights and Other Data Tools
If you are a business owner, you can use Google Think Insights to study your market. Information on various case studies and projects is available. And you can also find neat business tips with the tool. You can use it to get the most your of your Adwords campaigns and Analytics data so you can make your business more fruitful. Use this with Google Webmaster Tools, Structure Data Markup Helper and Google Places for Business so you can track your website’s productivity and apply new ways to grow your business.
The Ngram Viewer is a search tool that allows you to put in keywords to find references in millions of books published over the last thousand years. It can help identify general trends or be used to pinpoint specific references and keyword combinations. The Google Public Data Explorer opens up the Google worldwide databases and other databases so users can search for information. Additional databases include Eurostat, OECD, the World Bank, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Users can also filter the results by category. Users can input criteria and the tool will generate bar or line graphs, or a map or scatterplot.
Google Trends and Google Correlate
Google Trends allows users to view search trends by category, location or date. The Explore utility lets users enter a keyword and track its history. Hot searches can be viewed in color and full screen. Google Correlate is a tool from Google Trends that shows search trends plotted over periods of time. Users can look at annual trends, or find trends that match a graph that they want to correlate with the Search by Drawing utility.
With all this data available, you are probably wondering where it all comes from. Google is well-known for sophisticated tracking tools that gather data from millions of internet users. Some users accept this because it gives them the advantage of targeted advertising and statistics that help their businesses grow. But if you don’t want to be a part of these statistics, just get a mobile VPN so you can secure your data and traffic as you do your activities online.
Google’s Get Your Business Online
Google is encouraging local business owners to have websites so that the local economies and SMEs everywhere can benefit from the online market. One advantage with Get Your Business Online is the offer of free hosting for one year. This tool also provides tips for SMEs and listings where owners can join events and lessons. And you can use Google Fonts to access 629 open source web font families for your website, whether private or commercial. Use the tool to find what you want by filtering fonts by characteristic.
Full Value of Mobile
The Full Value of Mobile tool calculates for you what a mobile site can do for you. This is very helpful in determining whether you need on or not. It can project how mobile users will interact with you online. It also gives insights on calls and cross-device ability for your business website.
Schemer and Google Keep
Schemer is a planner that allows users to combine task lists and social events when connected to a Google+ account. Users simply input their preferences, and the app will offer activity suggestions. This helps businesses target events and is also great for travelers or people planning outings for visitors. Users can also connect with their Google+ Circles to find other interested people, and see what events they are into. Again, this is a great platform for marketing as well. Then sync up with Google Keep to connect your devices to your Google Drive. You can organize and store voice and text notes, photos and checklists to keep track of everything instantly.