The Growth Hacking Talks sessions are designed with vital information and activities from the training and workshop conducted exclusively for the GBG organizing teams, conducted by Jon Yongfook based on his popular eBook Growth Hacking Handbook, back in February this year. These sessions and activities focus on highly effective tips and tricks for growing a startup from zero, to over a million users (well, hopefully!)
Here’s some great news for those of you who run your own business. If you’re running a start up, a small or medium business AND have been using Google products or tools to improve your business; you just might be eligible for the Google sponsored “Success Stories” competition that is held on a global scale.
What is “Success Stories”?
Are you using Google to do extraordinary things? Has technology enabled you to start new ventures, grow your business or affect the lives of those around you in a positive way? Then, Google Business Groups – an outreach initiative of Google – would love to hear from you. You can share your story for a chance to win $5,000 for your business. GBG in Colombo is conducting a global program to recognize start up businesses. If your business is in any of the following sectors and has benefited from using Google products, you will be eligible to submit your “success story” through GBG Colombo:
2) Businesses in music/sports/entertainment
3) Technology related businesses
There is a prize money of $5,000 to be won for selected stories and your stories maybe featured in the next Google I/O as well.
Your Last Chance!
You know what the best news is? If you come over to Coco Veranda this Saturday, 23rd August; you can meet the GBG Colombo team and register your business for this global competition on site. Entries close by end of August, so this would be the last chance for your submissions so DON’T MISS IT!!
And, in case you’re unable to make it, just fill this form online and submit – http://goo.gl/WXM1D9
Oh, and don’t forget to tell your friends and family if you think their business is eligible for this. See you at Coco!
I’m co-manager for GBG Colombo.
The latest activity of Google in Sri Lanka took place today, with Google Srilanka conducting a training program for Agencies on “Google Campaigns“.
Google’s email invitation that was communicated to agencies said that they were committed to developing the agency capacity of Sri Lanka and this they believe would be the catalyst for developing the online market and industry.
Today’s training – Foundation & Intermediary level session on Google Campaigns – was the first of a two-day program. The training session was targeted at new members and beginners to developing campaigns with Google and was held at the Dialog Future World auditorium this morning.
Srinidhi Srinath, Agency consultant for Google South East Asia conducted the training session. First he explained the two different processes that take place when someone types in a search query and hits the “Google Search” button; pointing out that the two different processes; Google search results, which appear on the left side and Google AdWords, which appear on the right side of the page were completely independent of each other. Then he got the crowd to take a closer look at the ad auction in determining the ad position. According to him, Ad rank is equal to the Quality score (or relevance) combined with Maximum cost per click (or the willingness to pay). He also discussed some of the interesting Google projects such as Project Re:Brief and Google Display Network.
The second part of the program – Advanced level training – will be held tomorrow (15th November 2012) for team members of local agencies with experience in developing campaigns with Google.
Meanwhile, Srinidhi Srinath will also speak at another Google related event, GBG Colombo. Also known as Google Business Group in Colombo, the third meetup of GBG Colombo will take place this Friday (16th November 2012) 6.00PM at the Srilanka Foundation Institute on Independence Square. If any of you who are reading, is interested in attending this event, FOLLOW THIS LINK to register and RSVP the event.