Grovo is a website designed to help individuals and businesses use and discover today's leading websites. Through a mix of video, quizzes, takeaways and other media, we provide instruction and guidance geared toward saving time, reducing confusion, and driving real results. We call it action-oriented learning.
Grovo accommodates a wide range of users. Businesses use Grovo to get more customers and train their staffs. Educators use Grovo to bring the Web into the classroom. Individuals use Grovo to learn about a wide range of consumer sites and applications. And websites use Grovo to educate users and provide customer support.
Like "brunch" ("breakfast" + "lunch"), "Grovo" is a fun blend of two words: "grow" and "vocation." Grovo's mission is to help people pursue their callings by way of the Internet, to "grow" their "vocations" online.
Grovo was founded in 2010 by Jeff Fernandez, Surag Mungekar and Nick Narodny.
A number of factors go into determining the sites we cover. For Grovo Basic, we cover some of the Web's most popular sites (e.g. Craigslist) as well as up-and-coming startups that are useful for a broad variety of people (e.g. Ge.tt). Our Premium Business courses offer in-depth training on essential cloud services in social media, productivity and online marketing.
In addition, anyone with a Grovo account can request lessons, and users can vote on which sites they want us to cover next. If you're an enterprise client, we'll prioritize your lesson requests.
Every lesson is professionally produced in-house by Grovo's writers, editors and voiceover talent. Most lessons are between one and two minutes in length. Our lessons often feature famous historical and fictional characters. We think it's a way of making content more entertaining and relatable. Each lesson will show you how to do something specific on one website or topic. We organize content in this way because it makes it easy to A) discover sites, B) learn how to use them and C) reference them in the future.
Video lessons are engaging — they let users see and hear how things are done. The videos are short and can be paused or replayed, letting users learn at their own pace and increasing the likelihood of retaining new information.
Grovo provides notes for each lesson, quizzes to assess your grasp of a task or concept, and a comprehensive glossary to define Internet terms.
We operate on two-week production cycles. Within that cycle, however, updates are made all the time. You can see what's coming next here.
We don't feature ads in our videos. The goal is for our content to be easy to use and fun to watch — ads stand in the way of that.
Free content on Grovo is generally geared toward consumer-facing websites. A free account gives you unlimited access to non-premium video lessons, lesson notes and quizzes for personal sites and apps.
Grovo Premium is a subscription that offers in-depth training for essential business websites and applications. Subscribers receive unlimited access to an ever-growing library of hundreds of lessons, all grouped around three primary topics: Productivity, Social Media and Online Marketing. Lessons explain how to use sites, and then help users apply what they've learned strategically. Examples include Google Apps and Analytics, Facebook Pages and Advertising, Twitter for Business and ReTargeter.
Continuing education is central to the Premium experience. Users receive updates each week highlighting brand-new lessons and changes made to existing lessons, thereby streamlining the process of maintaining and developing skills.
The Premium business subscription costs $9 per month, or $99 annually; both plans include a free trial. Group pricing is also available.
Yes. Grovo offers annual subscriptions at reduced prices for enterprises. Learn more.
Certifications are available for every course on Grovo. You can include these on your resume and LinkedIn profiles, and share your proficiency with colleagues and friends. Only Premium Business Training subscribers have access to premium courses' Certifications, however. Learn more.
Yes, we do have a Grovo Wikipedia page.