I’ve been to the Google HQ offices in Tottenham Court Road twice before – once to do some filming and interviewing and then a few weeks a go for Lunch. I always like going there, and not just because you can take as many packets of tictacs as your heart desires.
I was delighted to be going back there with my company Croud helping put on our first ever digital marketing conference. It was a great day to not only learn more about the future of search and the latest innovations in tech from Google but to also meet some of my clients, my colleagues, people from the Croudie Network and people I had invited because I knew they would find it interesting! You’ll be pleased to know they were all impressed with the event.
There’s a great blog on what happened at this event from my colleague Iain currently on the Croud Blog, who goes more into depth with the speakers and the topics!
But first here’s 9 interesting things I learnt at Google @ Croud
1. If you type in cos(x)+sin(y) into Google, something magical happens. Do it.
2.Self driving cars look amazing, yet scary. But imagine how much more you could get done on your work commute if you had one?
3.There are a lot of cats in hats on Etsy. This is by far the best…
4. The average person (in a room full of Croud’s guests) has 4 wifi – connected devices.
Here’s mine: 2 x laptops
1 x mobile
1 x Kindle
Shared: 1 xTV, 1xWii
5.Content Matters… A lot. (I hate the phrase ‘content is king’) Infographics, videos, blogs are holding more weight out there than ever. Get on that.
6.Keywords Not provided suck, but let’s embrace that change and learn how to analyse data better to compensate.
7. The lifts at Google HQ are shoddy. (We got stuck for a good hour!) (Ok… it was 10 minutes, but still!)
8.A Bacon Cocktail isn’t great, a Mango chutney cocktail on the other hand is sublime!
9.I look pretty damn good in a Croud T-shirt…..