Get More Out of Google Accounts
I will be featuring this topic in my campaigns. However, these things are worth mentioning here as it might help you with your business being that it can save production time in several ways.
I think one of the worst anomalies about Google is the free standard accounts that so many patronize. One thing must be taken note about these accounts is that these are consumer-grade accounts.
In my most recent blog post on here, I brought up the eventual demise of Google Plus. G+ is not going away completely. After the fact, it will still be available to those who hold G-Suite accounts however, only the $25/mo. package.
Some of you may have noticed issues with Google's latest roll-out of Gmail. One of the most complained-about features is having to double-login to such account. This error, whether intentional or not, cannot be fixed. There are thousands of complaints about it throughot Google's forums.
I believe those forums are there to allow consumers to vent steam. They only occasionally receive any kind of human support at best.
Here's the fix:
If you are having this log-in issue (I believe this is happening to everyone holding a standard consumer Gmail account, but I might be wrong about this,) you can do one of three things...
- Put up with the light inconvenience and wait until Google fixes this (I doubt it will)
- Change email providers
- Go with one of the Gmail for Business accounts.
Is It Worth It?
Should you get one of the business accounts from Google?
You can use your domain's webmail accounts. You can get by with this. However, Gmail for Business offers custom domains for your email account that you can associate with your website's domain. It replicates using a Webmail account in your campaigns. You must have a website to do this. Outside of accessing Webmail through WA, which makes this task much easier than it ever used to be, Google offers this for use with Gmail.
You get more storage space on Google servers. I believe this is 30 GB for $5/mo accounts and 1 TB for $10/mo accounts (and up) If you have five or more users under your account, it's unlimited.
You get 24/7 Google support. You get virtually no customer service with free products in Google.
The products that come with each package (the more you pay, the more added) are beefed up.
Downtime is almost non-existent though the free accounts rarely suffer from downtime as well.
There are a number of other benefits. G+ will be available only for the $25/mo package, which probably isn't worth doing except for those who are making a sizable return from that venue. However, the $10/mo is probably the best value as the most expensive package has benefits and features that are probably more useful to larger businesses plus another feature that makes this very reasonable to me is that you also don't get advertising as you do in the standard consumer accounts..