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Google providing free website and free domain

Will there be a job for webmasters in the future?

   
2:05 pm on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I recently came accross www.gbbo.co.uk. GBBO provide a free website and free domain name for businesses. The gbbo website says it is a joint venture that includes Google, but the terms seem to indicate it is Google owned. As the owner of a small web design agency, I feel the ever assimilating growth of Google. I seriously wonder if I will have a job in a few years.
4:23 pm on Jul 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The problem is a lot of businesses will see this as a real alternative to web design firms. Again this might be seen as an example of Google moving into yet another market.

Mack.
9:14 pm on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Google can get their investment back with 2 adword clicks when those businesses are pushed into using it.
10:23 pm on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This has been around for a long time. 2-3 years, at least. Free hosting for your pages.

But you don't get a free domain name. And you can't use your own domain name.

So... it's for personal use (my cat has her webpage on Google's hosting).
11:16 pm on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Not sure if this is the same thing as Google pages, it lets you point a domain name to their service as a CNAME.
11:20 pm on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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No this is totally different. Its aimed squarely at small businesses.

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3:42 pm on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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...But you don't get a free domain name. And you can't use your own domain name
This is different, Google let you choose a free domain for this free business website.
6:01 pm on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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GBBO is a joint initiative by Google, Enterprise UK, BT, e-skills UK

It seems more like one of the many harebrained bureaucrat ideas where "everyone" should be online and "every" business should have a web site.
6:04 pm on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"every" business should have a web site.


Well they should :)

Mack.