Google has officially released a new tool called “Website”, which will work as a single-page website builder for Small Businesses.
Website is a free tool that allows small business owners to create a simple, striking website in just a few minutes. It’s easy, and you can create and edit your new website from your computer or your phone!
According to Google, “One of the most common actions people take when exploring a Google listing is to go to the website, but getting a website can still be a challenge for a lot of small business owners around the world: too complex, too expensive, too time-consuming. Millions of small businesses (60% of small businesses globally) don’t yet have a website.”
The tool is an extension of Google My Business and so, you need to have a completely filled out GMB listing in order to use it. Google will automatically pull the information from your GMB listing to create the website, which can then be customized with themes, photos, and text.
If you are claiming a GMB listing for the first time, you’ll get an automatic invitation by Google to ask you begin creating an accompanying website. If you already have a listing then sign in to Google My Business, click “Manage location”, and then select Website from the menu. Alternatively, you can start creating your website through Google My Business landing page.