Google Adds 100+ Domains, Signals Plans For National Small Biz Push

google-get-business-onlineGoogle appears to be readying plans to roll out its “Get Your Business Online” program across the U.S.

That’s based on Mike Blumenthal’s discovery that Google has recently added more than 100 domains to its portfolio, with URLs such as,,,,,,, etc.

Get Your Business Online is Google’s outreach program for small businesses. It offers them a free website, free hosting, domain name, a business listing on Google Places and additional marketing help. The freebies are good for one year, and cost a nominal fee after that.

There’s also a $75 AdWords credit, which speaks at least partially to Google’s business motive here: The more new AdWords advertisers Google attracts, the better for Google’s bottom line.

Get Your Business Online launched earlier this year with programs in Canada at, in Ireland at and in Australia at Its U.S. debut happened last month in Texas, and as Blumenthal reports, Google recently offered the program in Vermont.

With 100+ new domains, it looks like the other 48 states are in Google’s crosshairs, too.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Google: Business Issues | Google: Marketing


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  • N.S.

    Great, i wonder if it will be available for other countries as well and how it will affect Goole places results page.

  • dsclarkkk

    Google claims to only do good. Is it a good thing to run all of the small business website designers out of business, so they can make more money on Adwords? Shame on them!

  • DeVerne Chapman

    @dsclarkkk I’m a small business web designer. The free websites are through Intuit (Homestead). My last two customers had Intuit websites that they couldn’t figure out. Remember, most small businesses don’t have the time to make their own websites and want someone else to do it for them. I view this as an opportunity.

  • Jiří Štencek

    Does anyone knows what nominal fee we are talking about here?

  • Matt McGee

    $7 per month for the domain and website, Jiri.

  • Jeff

    I wonder if they will do a free competitive analysis, optimize title tags and meta descriptions, link pages, include keywords in the H1 tags and ensure the target keyword density is just perfect.

    Hmmm. Doubt it. I hope they make it easy for SEO’s to edit Google places should be a breeze.

  • Jim Bryant

    Jeff – they don’t, but they DO recommend hiring a local SEO person to help them with that in their handout material – it IS an opportunity.

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