Google Apps & YouTube

By Robin Van Auken

If you’re not using Google, then you need to consider all that this amazing company has to offer. Most amazing of all is that it is free, open-source and easy to use. There are literally hundreds of How-To videos available online for everything Google has to offer, so there’s no excuse why you can’t learn how to use it yourself.Google and YouTube

Of course, if you don’t have a lot of free time, we’ll set you up with a Google account, and with it comes GMail, Google Analytics, Google Photo Album (Picasa), Google Docs, Google Talk, Google Chat, Google News, Google Reader, Google Checkout … well, you get the idea.

Google is steadily infiltrating the Internet with its products, including companies like YouTube.

One thing you need to know is that Google searches the Internet and ranks pages and those with YouTube videos rank the highest. Connect it to your website, your Facebook Page and your Twitter account, and soon your site’s ranking will climb.

Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

We’ll help you setup your own YouTube channel and then work with you to help you create your first short video to post. We can help you find the right artwork and music, and help you edit your video’s text content. We also will help you set up an basic Animoto video account with one year’s service, included in the fee.

Use Animoto for Making Videos

Not ready to buy a YouTube bundle but want to learn more about Animoto? We’re affiliates with Animoto and can refer you to this super-easy service.

Animoto makes it easy to create professional-quality videos on your computer and mobile device. The company believes that video is the most powerful way to communicate what you care most deeply about—whether that’s your family, business, or a cause—and that making videos shouldn’t be limited to only those with technical know-how and expensive production equipment.

Animoto is committed to building products that make it cost-effective, fun, and effortless for anyone to create exceptional videos and share your story with the world.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Animoto and even test drive a free account.

Above is an example of a book video trailer made with Animoto.


Interested in Google Products?


  •  Web SearchSearch billions of web pages
  •  Google ChromeA browser built for speed, simplicity and security
  •  iGoogleAdd news, games and more to your Google homepage
  •  ToolbarAdd a search box to your browser
  •  BookmarksAccess your bookmarks and starred items



  •  YouTubeWatch, upload and share videos
  •  Google PlayYour music, movies, books, and Android apps available anywhere
  •  BooksSearch the full text of books
  •  Image SearchSearch for images on the web
  •  NewsSearch thousands of news stories
  •  Video SearchSearch for videos on the web
  •  PicasaFind, edit and share your photos


  •  Google OffersGet amazing offers at the best places to eat, shop, and play
  •  LatitudeSee where your friends are right now
  •  MapsView maps and directions
  •  EarthExplore the world from your computer
  •  PanoramioExplore and share photos of the world
  •  SketchUpBuild 3D models quickly and easily

Home & Office

  •  DriveCreate, share and keep all your stuff in one place
  •  GmailFast, searchable email with less spam
  •  CalendarOrganize your schedule and share events with friends
  •  SitesCreate websites and secure group wikis
  •  TalkIM and call your friends through your computer
  •  TranslateInstantly translate text, web pages, and files between over 50 languages
  •  VoiceOne number for all your phones, online voicemail and cheap calling
  •  Google WalletMake your phone your wallet
  •  Google Cloud PrintPrint anywhere, from any device


  •  Google+Real-life sharing, rethought for the web
  •  BloggerShare your life online with a blog – it’s quick, easy and free
  •  GroupsCreate mailing lists and discussion groups
  •  OrkutMeet new people and stay in touch with friends
  •  ReaderGet all your blogs and news feeds fast

Specialized Search

  •  Blog SearchFind blogs on your favorite topics
  •  Custom SearchCreate a customized search experience for your community
  •  Patent SearchSearch the full text of US Patents
  •  Google ShoppingSearch for stuff to buy
  •  FinanceBusiness info, news and interactive charts
  •  ScholarSearch scholarly papers
  •  AlertsGet email updates on the topics of your choice
  •  TrendsExplore past and present search trends