Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you have heard of Google. At one time, Yahoo was the major player in the search engine ball park, but Google has long since over taken them. People love to tell you to Google them (if they can be found). When I was a kid when you had an issue you would bring out the encyclopedia or the dictionary. Today kids just Google it
Google is much, much more than a search engine though. To date, they have bought over 65 different companies including YouTube. If you are not careful, they might buy you too. Now Google has some neat tools, two of which I would like to share with you today.
The first tool is Google Analytics. This is a tool that allows you to analyze your website and it's traffic. You can get some very good reports using this tool. The information that you can get from this tool is virtually endless, but here are just a few of them. You can get the number of visitors for a time period, such as day / week / month etc. You can find out the country, state and city where they live, how long they were on the site, how they found the site, the average number of pages viewed. You get the picture. This is a very good tool to use.
The other tool that I want to discuss today is their translate tool. This tool can be used to translate a web site or a phase between languages. In other words, if you want your German visitors to be able to read and understand your English written website, then this tool would be a handy one to include. It has many, many languages and I am sure that most are covered. One word of caution though, my German niece and I played with the tool and it was not always exact, but for the most part it did the job. It especially has trouble with slang though.
Source by Jeff Reed