How To Measure Your Google Activity

Want to know if you spend more time reading eBooks, searching the Internet or emailing? Google has a new tool that will let you track this called Google Account. It’s like Google analytics for yourself.

Obviously you have to be a Google user for this to be meaningful, but for those of us who use Google services like search, Gmail and Google Play (the new home of Google’s eBooks) every day, it is a great new discovery tool.

There are also security benefits as well. The Google blog explains: “Knowing more about your own account activity also can help you take steps to protect your Google Account. For example, if you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven’t been or devices you’ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by 2-step verification.”

If you sign up, Google will send you a monthly report logging your activity.

Publish date: March 29, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT