New simple website creation tool appears in Google My Business
The site builder is presented under the websites tab in GMB and is partly pre-populated, with customization options.
Google has been in and out of the small business (SMB) web creation and hosting business since 2006. Apparently, it’s making a renewed effort at providing a very basic website creation tool to local business owners.
SMB survey data vary, but a still-meaningful percentage of SMBs don’t have websites. Mike Blumenthal has played with the tool, which is presented in Google My Business (GMB):
It is essentially a super simple single page website builder with very little opportunity for customization or change. Upon access to the Website tab in the GMB, it comes up with a default category specific background image and theme image.
It appears to be pre-populated based on the data on file, with several customization options.
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