Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?
1 : Google launches an initiative to tell websites they serve annoying ads.
Nobody likes pop-up ads, and Google has launched a new initiative that could reduce their numbers. In the next few weeks, it will begin telling websites whether they serve ads that people tend to find annoying. Those websites can then visit their Ad Experience Report for more info and screenshots of the advertisements in question. (Source: engadget)
Why this is important for your business:
Pop-up ads seemed to have reached their tipping point and now Google is taking action to limit them. Your ad campaigns may be affected.
2 : Google now offers a new single-page website for small businesses.
Google reports that 60% of small businesses globally don’t have a website yet. In response, it’s developed an easy-to-use single-page website builder tool called “Website.” Using this tool, small business owners can easily create a single-page website in minutes from any device, including their desktop computer and mobile phone. (Source: Small Business Trends)
Gene Marks owns The Marks Group, a 10-person technology consulting firm and is also a small business expert, speaker and columnist at other major outlets