Excel: Not just for numbers

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Published on May 06, 2016 with 2 Comments

The spreadsheet is a great tool for your budget, your fantasy football picks and numerous other things that involve a grid. In most cases the spreadsheet is the tool of choice for numerical things. In fact, the concept of the spreadsheet came from the prehistoric accounting age when paper ledgers were organized into rows and columns. It is thought that Visicalc, the first computerized spreadsheet was the first app. But we digress. Brett Snyder, an SEO guru of sorts, turned conventional spreadsheet wisdom on its head using Excel, the dominant spreadsheet program or app of today. In some ways it’s a complete shift in conventional wisdom about spreadsheets.
Brett recently posted an instructional piece on how to use Excel to generate sentences. Ah, so what, you say? Well, it’s not for writing an essay or a novel, though there are probably formulas for those. These sentences are used to create descriptions of products for an online store. Of course, it would be admirable for you to write individual descriptions for the items in your store. But why? Time is money, spend it wisely. In Brett’s examples, he writes a sentence in each cell. Then he creates formulas to combine them in various ways to produce Googlebase descriptions. It’s not necessarily for Excel novices but tread carefully through his logic and it could work for you.

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  1. Sounds awesome. Now there just needs to be an Excel Spreadsheet that writes all my term papers for me. 🙂

  2. words cannot describe the genius behind Brett Snyder. he is a geek super hero.