Google Apps Dropping Support for IE6

Google is officially ending support for Internet Explorer 6 in Google Apps. This affects users of Google Docs and Google Sites beginning March 1, 2010, and will affect users of Google Mail and Google Calendar later this year.
This is a welcome change. Providing support for a decade old web browser is severely limiting what we can do on the web and driving up development costs unnecessarily. Hopefully this move by a major player such as Google will goad enough people to upgrade that we can finally leave IE6 behind us.

Want to get yourself some free advertising on Google? I kid you not — it’s a real thing look at work and management.

All you have to do is claim your Google My Business listing (formerly known as Google Places), and your business can get featured in the search results (as well as in Google Maps) for local searches like the one pictured below. Check it out — all the businesses within the red call-out in the screenshot below are local Google My Business results for the search “mexican restaurant, boston.”

Best of all, unlike Google AdWords (which we’ll touch on later), none of those businesses paid for their positions in these local results.

If you haven’t already claimed your Google My Business listing, follow the simple steps in this blog post to get your listing up and running. Keep in mind that as Google walks you through the setup of your listing, you’ll automatically create a Google+ Page for your business as well, which leads us to our second Google marketing tool …

In the meantime, if you haven’t upgraded you browser recently, perhaps it’s time you do so now. You can upgrade Internet Explorer to version 8, or try another browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.

Jonathan Brinley