Google Adds 100+ Domains, Signals Plans For National Small Biz Push
Google appears to be readying plans to roll out its “Get Your Business Online” program across the U.S.
coloradogetonline.com, dakotagetonline.com, getoregononline.com, getpennsylvaniaonline.com, newyorkgetonline.com, northcarolinagetonline.com, ohiogetonline.com, 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 GYBO.ca, in Ireland at GettingBusinessOnline.ie and in Australia at GettingBusinessOnline.com.au. 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.