On June 25, Google apparently transferred 100 domains to their servers in the format StateGetOnline.com & GetStateOnline for most of the 50 states and an additional overarching domain USGetOnline.com. While the move is certainly a defensive domain acquisition/protection strategy, it seems equally likely that free website program could soon be rolling out nationally.
Msg#: 4355468 posted 9:10 am on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
What a load of horse-pucky.
They strategically offer a (3) page website with no email, no ownership of the domain, and no support knowing they'll be sucking people into upgrading and getting them paying more than it's worth for template based 4,5, or more page sites very quickly.
What those people will get for $6.99 a month will be worth less than most $3.99/mo bottom of the barrel paid packages.
INTUIT and GOOGLE should be ashamed of themselves for using the word "FREE".
The "success stories" section is total bait and switch -- none of the "cases" are (3) page websites -- and they present the sites as if having the FREE Website was the success.
Msg#: 4355468 posted 10:00 am on Aug 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Good luck to idiots who take the bait.
In Spain we have a quote wich says "Each day that the sun rises, the number of silly people grow"(1) and I supose that's the business idea of Google with this campaign: they are stupid, we are soooo smart...
(1) Cada dia que amanece, el número de tontos crece.