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Fast way to build a simple business website with Google



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Fast way to build a simple business website with Google

If you have a small business and all you need is one page of simple and clean content that just informs your customers but it also helps them get in contact with you, then this new service from Google is everything you may need.
The new tool is called "Website" (Jesus, really creative Google!)

Apperently only about 60% of businesses on a worldwide scale have personal websites. Google wants to offer free services to the ones that don't have websites! But it will also make a lot of small businesses abandon their CMS, hosting service, monthly bills paid to an agency for maintenance and just create a simple website directly from Google My Business console.
Fast way to build a simple business website with Google
The design is clean and cool. The user experience is good enough and it will work on every device out there. Not to mention the fact that it will probably have some ranking advantage since we are talking about a Google service here.

So if you have registered profiles with Google My Business that is also checked from a location point of view, meaning you need to verify the location with that code Google sends - you can just go ahead and create a new website for your business is a couple of minutes. It will automatically take photos, descriptions, titles, and content from your Google My Business account, this implementation will me automatic and will also include very specific info like opening hours, contact information as well as a click through action button that leads the users to a Google maps, efficiently putting them on a route to your physical location.

This is perfect for local businesses like bakeries, barbers, gifts shops, pet shops, coffee places, bars, restaurants, etc. Basically, everything that needs a website but doesn't need any complicated features or extended content. It just needs to appear in Google with a website that holds everything of an essence in a user-friendly and modern way.
Fast way to build a simple business website with Google
If you don't own or you don't want to buy a custom domain you can use the default address which will be something along the lines of yourbusinessname.business.site - the business.site being Google's domain and the subdomain will be whatever you want your company is called. But I personally prefer seeing a custom domain and the best part about all of this is that Google gives you that option and you can actually buy a custom domain right there from the website builder, under settings.

SO, what are the main benefits of implementing a website with Google My Business?

  • Clean Design.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Perfect for small companies that don't need complex features.
  • Most of your content, including pictures will be imported from Google My Business by the website builder itself.
  • Free, it doesn't cost anything unless you want to buy a custom domain.
  • You can buy a custom domain directly from the website builder.
  • Has a greater SEO value because this is a Google service, it will probably do a lot better in rankings compared with a brand new WordPress website that has zero authority.
  • Can be up and ready in mere minutes because it takes all the information and content from what you already have available in Google My Business.
So what do you think about Google's newest website builder? Do you think it will take off and become really popular among small companies? Would you create such a website? Let's discuss everything in the comments below!

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Robbie626

Thanks for the informative post! Webmasters should take advantage of the SEO and ranking benefits of using the Google service. However, Google will own your business site so for any reason they can shut down your site and shut their service anytime for any reason. All these benefits are great, but ownership issues is a huge one for me.



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Makefort

Hmmm, this is interesting, thanks for sharing. I haven't seen it yet, might give it a shot. Seeing normal domains is always a better thing than seeing something messy, but .business.site does not actually come out that bad as some of other sites.



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Robbie626

Yeah, the subdomain .business.site is not really bad compared to random subdomains that do not look so good. What I meant with ownership is that Google is hosting your site and not you. You will be screwed if Google decides to just end the Google service and a high chance of not being about the transfer to a different host. I try to explain this to forum hosts because a service like Proboards and Zetaboard, you cannot transfer or you are limited to what you can do or own. Those are just my thoughts.



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Makefort

Good points. I haven't tested it out, but if they had ftp or similar services you could easily backup your site and content and bring it elsewhere if they decide to end it, although, we are talking about google. I doubt they would be launching something random without testing it and researching how the people might feel about it. After all, they have eyes and ears everywhere, as pretty much everyone uses google. Fast way to build a simple business website with Google



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Corzhens

I guess you are right about the shutdown because you cannot do anything when that happens. Just recently Google Plus had shut down and the question is what happens to the more than 100 million users? What about their posts and files, will they be locked? I am not a Google Plus user although I had some invitations to create a profile there. With this topic of a business website perhaps the best thing is to have your website in some other platform instead of being a sub domain.



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vinaya

Thanks for the review of this Google product. I was not aware about this Google service. Even though I have a half a dozen websites already, I will check this out. I am already using so many Google products and services, hopefully I can make use of this product.



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hermessantos

Thank you for sharing this information with us. Can you tell when this tool was launched? Can you tell if all countries can already use it?

In fact it is a very interesting service, especially for small business owners who have no experience in creating websites or simply can not afford it.

On the other hand, if this tool is very successful, I believe that the work of webdesigns should be updated, because the demand for the creation of websites could be less and less.

I'll get more information about this tool. Thank you!



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cmoneyspinner

It's like a business card, only it's a website. Since it was offered by Google I took advantage and built a website. It was OK. Like you say, if you're just doing a one page site, it's fine.



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Tronia

Oh, I didn't even realize that they've implemented this new tool - thanks for the information. Another smart move from Google? People tend to make more and more websites for their new businesses. I can imagine that if you have a big online based business that you will prefer something like Wordpress, but like you've said this new tool seems perfect for people that just need a nice little neat web page that has all of their information/products on there. It seems very convenient and like a great idea. I can definitely see it becoming very popular.



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idealmike

Oh very nice I wasn't aware of this myself! I wonder if you can use Google domains with this? So, you register the domain with Google domains, but use this as the website platform. I wonder if that's possible? And if so, would that give you a ranking boost when both the domain and the website itself is hosted both with Google. Hmmm I may have to try this out and target some keyword to see how well it ranks for it by using this and a Google registered domain. Ownership is an issue, and they could pull the plug on you at any time. But as long as your site doesn't break any of their terms and conditions and is a soft site in a soft niche it should be okay and they shouldn't do that. I'm thinking that they display ads on your site though? As part of using their service. That's usually how they make their money from such things as this. But could be useful though and might just check it out and create some sites on it and see how they do as you never know! Fast way to build a simple business website with Google Cheers for the heads up!

Mike.



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keen2write

I didn't know about this either will take a look my use one of my domains I am not using at the moment to link up to.
Thank you for sharing this I will take a look and see if I can build one as well .



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ATMauphillips

This is very good information, I will definitely check this out .
The Google Contact forms were a good alternative if you were looking for a basic website .
I am going to take some online training on this, I believe that I can use this as a service that I can offer to new business .



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overcast

Looks like a good option. But I can't rely on the google products. The reason being most of the google products go down very easily. You may find that almost 7 out of 10 products of google eventually fall out. And that's another reason why many people are not relying on them for earning. So this being just responsive website design project, I don't think it'd be matter much.



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rhombus

Thanks for a great article.

This is a fantastic feature, and of course there was a definite need for it (so well done Google).

A lot of small home based businesses can not afford the cost of having a website designed as well as monthly hosting fee. This will create some level of exposure for their businesses without affecting profit margin. This free advertising should in turn aid in growing these small start-up businesses and hopefully they will become future clients.

Enabling the little guys, I like it.



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thart

This is the first time i heard about something like that.
Thank you boss for sharing your creative idea with us.
I really want to build a good website.



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olalove

Keep photos, graphics, and animations to a tasteful minimum on your websites, and keep your total page size under 50K to ensure maximum usability for your visitors. In addition, avoid using background music on your pages unless it is absolutely necessary - music files take time to load, and can annoy your visitors enough to make them leave your site.

By the way, smaller and faster loading pages make it easier for the search engines to spider and rank your site - an added bonus for keeping your page files small and your load times fast.

Hopefully, these guidelines will help you build a website that gets you more sales and leads for your small business. Remember, building a website that your visitors enjoy browsing will boost customer loyalty and encourage repeat sales. Create a fast-loading site that's easy to read and navigate, and your visitors will thank you with their checkbooks!



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goldlady

Hey there! Loved your post. I already have a blog with another platform, but I was thinking about join another platform that could help me give my blog a more professional appearance. After reading your post, I think I have made my decision! Thank you so much for sharing. It was really helpful!



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gelotologist

Great share as always!, I haven't heard anything like this from google before, like it's totally my first time hearing or seeing this. And also, I didn't know google would create such brilliant and clean idea that would want you to make or build your own business with them. And lastly, it's free, so people would actually get engaged with it, unless you want other features for it then you need to spend. Thank you for sharing!



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Corzhens

It looks like Google is trying to have full control over all of us. To think that it all started with a quick search engine, now they are cornering small businesses for their own benefit. But in fairness to Google, giving us the privilege of creating a website for free is a good service to mankind. Maybe I can try it for size and if it is good then I will continue using it for my future businesses.



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Kakashi2020

Google will eventually charge you for better visibility and other things and services just like what Facebook is doing to Pages, which is now losing popularity. I think it's better to have your own website outside Google.



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jaymish2

Thanks for the information.Looks like a great idea. I agree that Google is trying to spread its tentacles everywhere. I don't necessarily think that it is a good idea and I don't think it will end well. However for as long as the offer is there , I will be taking advantage of it. For now its free , but I'll bet after a few years it will come up with a paid version. I think this is especially good for small businesses.



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