What’s Working, What’s Not During COVID-19 Response
We want to alert you to a few important updates concerning your online presence and tools or software you may be using as you work remotely.
Google My Business
You may experience delays in updating your business information as Google My Business has limited some functionality during this crisis. Your business hours, reviews, and other updates may not show up right away. We are waiting on reviews from three weeks ago to show up for one client, so we see it first-hand. Please take a look at the information they have posted here for more details.
Digital Ad Campaigns
Regardless of the platform (Google Ads, Facebook, etc.), ad reviews and approvals are taking longer than normal. Some platforms also advise that ad delivery may be impacted. Please contact us if you have any questions about digital ad campaigns.
Zoom and Video Conferencing Software
Video-conferencing software has become a vital tool for many businesses to keep connected during this shutdown. Our staff uses Zoom along with Google Meet (Hangouts), Microsoft Teams (Skype), Facetime, Rendezvous, and other conferencing tools. They have proven very beneficial and we’ve even used them to create online content for Nutrena, Wrangler, Terry Bradshaw, and others.
“With the novel coronaviruscausing a surge in work-from-home activity, Zoom has quickly become the video meeting app of choice. And with that popularity, privacy risks are extending to a greater number of users.”
“Video-conferencing software Zoom has been drawing attention from researchers and journalists lately for a number of potential privacy and security issues, as use of the platform surges due to an increase in coronavirus-related remote working. One of the biggest security issues facing Zoom is the surge in “Zoombombing,” when uninvited attendees break into and disrupt your meeting.”
As we all continue to adjust to a new – and hopefully temporary – normal, we want to reiterate that Blue Million is:
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.