Google launches free website builder for Indian businesses

Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a new free tool for building a website through Google My Business. “Website with Google My Business” is a new feature to instantly create a mobile optimized website.

Announcing the launch, Shalini Girish, Director of Marketing Solutions at Google, said, “With over 400 million Indians online, and 300 million of them on smartphones, the internet has become the destination of choice for research and to buy. So it’s important that businesses are where the 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 have introduced a new easy, free and fast way to create a mobile optimized website via “Website with Google My Business”.

Using Google My Business, local businesses can build their first website for free, right from their phone in under 10 minutes, Google claims. Available to Google My Business users, this new feature will provide editable small business website templates created from their data and photos on Google Maps. Google uses the Small Business Listing to create the site, taking care of the design and making sure their website is found in search and maps.

“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 companies were part of the five-month pilot deployment program.

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