Although most consumers search, find out and buy products on the Internet, 60% of small businesses did not have a website last year. A lot of small business owners do not have the time or resources to develop their own websites.
Fortunately, in June 2017, Google decided to help the backbone of the global economy by giving every company with a Google My Business account access to a free and intuitive website with a single page. The tool is fully customizable, automatically updates with information on the GMB list of the account user and works with AdWordsExpress.
If your small business wants to build a simple but surprising site in less than an hour, here's a quick overview on how to use the Google website builder to create and customize your new site.
How to create a website for free on Google
- Fill out a list of free Google My Business.
- Once you've completed your GMB list, click on the "Website" option in the left sidebar.
- Customize your website.
- Press "Publish".
- Buy a domain.
Customize your free Google website
The Google website builder will automatically generate an initial website for you, pre-filled with the name, location, time, contact information, posts, catalog and photos of your business.
The initial website is a template, so you can customize the theme, copy, photos and language. Here are some screenshots and information about each item.
With eight themes to choose from, the font and color scheme of your website are completely customizable.
In the editing tool, you can choose from a variety of CTAs to be included on your website. You can also edit the title, description, the summary header and the body of the summary of your website. In the body of the table of contents, you can highlight in bold, italic, underline, hyperlink, number and point the text.
In the Photo tool, you can upload up to nine photos, product images, or other images in the section of your website directly under the body of the table of contents. You can also upload your cover photo to your website.
You can write a copy of your website in over 60 different languages.
Unfortunately, you can not change the order of the sections of your website, but your site will be structured in a logical and engaging way.
With their free website builder, Google has helped millions of small business owners overcome the challenges, time and costs that have hampered the development of their websites and ultimately their businesses. If you're looking for a simple and free way to grow your online presence, Google Website Builder can help you too.