Dec. 18 – New toy from Google

This is an entry in our daily Internet Marketing Advent Calendar series. Each day your favorite marketing elves Kasi and Amanda will focus on a new topic to get your internet marketing in order before the start of the new year.

Google is so nice to us. They are always handing out these nifty new toys for us to play with on our websites! This week they launched Browser Size, in Google Labs. Browser size is a handy little tool to remind you how many users can see how much content on your website when they first arrive.

As developers and designers put together sites, it can be human nature to make the design so it looks best on your monitor. We need to remember that many users have smaller or larger monitors than the one we are viewing the site on. The ramifications are few but keep in mind that perhaps the largest call to action on your site may not be visible to everyone who comes to your site.

So our last new toy from Google was measuring how fast our sites loaded… and then we found out Google counts page load time when ranking websites. Now we get a tool on browser size… hmm… I wonder if this will be a factor in Google’s algorithm?

Below is a screen shot of our website through Browser Size:

Browser size

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