Local businesses can now build a free mobile-optimized website on Google My Business

|June 13, 2017 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Google today launched a new simple, free, and fast way to build a mobile-optimized website through Google My Business. Using Google My Business, local businesses can create their first website for free, right from their phone in less than 10 minutes.

Shalini Girish, Director – Marketing Solutions, Google said, “With over 400 million Indians online, and 300 million of them on smartphones, the internet has emerged as the go-to destination to research and buy. So it’s important for businesses to be where customers are. However, small business owners tell us that building a website can be complex, expensive, and time-consuming. In order to solve these problems for them, we introduced a new simple, free, and fast way to build a mobile optimised website through ‘Website With Google My Business’.”

Available for Google My Business users, this new feature will provide simple, templated, editable websites for small businesses created from their data and photos on Google Maps. Google uses small businesses listing to build the site, taking care of the design and making sure their website is found in Search and Maps.

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Over 120,000 Indian businesses were part of the pilot rollout program that has been running for the past five months. Pet Palace Dog Hostel which has been a part of the pilot project in India has created a website through Google My Business, and within a few months it has garnered close to 10,000 visits. Similarly Ravi, a Mehndi artist based in Noida, UP created a site a few months back and since then it has already received over 6,000 visits.

Google My Website builder makes it easy to get a free domain from Google or buy your own with Google Domains right from Google My Business. Businesses can manage everything in one place- desktop, mobile, or the Google My Business app.

After building the website, businesses can connect with customers by telling them exactly what they want them to do next, like call your business, book an appointment, or sign up for their mailing list. Business can also earn new business from AdWords Express and their expanded presence online.

‘Website with Google My Business’ is available in ten languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam.

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