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In continuation of its commitment to digitally empower India's small and medium business community, Google on Wednesday announced the launch of a new simple, free, and fast way to build a website through Google My Business.
Helping SMBs leverage the power of internet and technology to become successful, 'Website With Google My Business' is a new feature aimed at building a mobile optimized website - easily and instantly.
Announcing the launch, Director, Marketing Solutions, Google, Shalini Girish said, "With over 400 million Indians online, and 300 million of them on smart phones, 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 optimized website through 'Website with Google My Business'," added Shalini.
Using Google My Business, local businesses can create their first website for free on their phone in less than 10 minutes. 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.
Google My Website builder makes it easy to:
? Create a well-designed site that looks great and runs smoothly wherever and however people find it
? Stand out online by choosing a design theme, adding your photos, and describing what's unique about your business
? Get a free domain from Google or buy your own with Google Domains right from Google My Business
? Connect with customers by telling them exactly what you want them to do next, like call your business, book an appointment, or sign up for your mailing list
? Manage everything in one place whether you're on desktop, mobile, or the Google My Business app
? Earn new business from AdWords Express and your expanded presence online
Google India Private Limited (Google India) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. It is engaged in the business of marketing & selling advertisement space and rendering Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES)
'Website with Google My Business' is available in ten languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam. Over 120,000 Indian businesses were part of the pilot rollout program that has been running for the past five months.
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