By combining GoDaddy Website Builder and Google My Business, small businesses can build professional websites and drive more online and offline traffic
GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small independent ventures, today announced that its Website Builder will be the first in the UK to integrate with Google My Business. The new integration allows small business owners to get found more easily on Google search results, giving businesses another way to create powerful online identities and engage with customers, beyond their website’s pages.
Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. By creating a business listing, verifying and editing their business information, publishing posts promoting a special offer or event, or replying to reviews, businesses can more easily attract new customers and engage with existing ones. With the new integration, small business owners can easily create and submit a Google My Business listing while building a website on Website Builder. Additionally, users can read and respond to reviews directly from their Website Builder dashboard.
"It is increasingly important for small businesses to be found on Google and attract potential customers who are searching for their type of business. At GoDaddy we continually explore new products, technology and innovation to help small businesses connect with their customers," said Justin Tsai, VP Product Management for GoDaddy. " Website Builder’s new integration with Google My Business, helps UK small businesses to be more easily found in Google search results with space dedicated to quick information about their business.”
GoDaddy’s US customers have had access to Google My Business for a while and have demonstrated the power of the integration. In the first half of 2018 over 10,000 businesses created business listings through Google My Business using GoDaddy's Website Builder. On average the listing of each business was viewed 1,637 times during those six months, resulting in customers interacting with the business and its website, whether through clicks and calls, getting directions to the storefront or leaving reviews.
The Google My Business integration is the latest addition to Website Builder's expanding capabilities for building a powerful online presence. GoDaddy Website Builder enables people to build a professional, mobile-optimized website in under an hour. After building a website with Website Builder, customers can then drive traffic and engagement with its integrated marketing features for SEO, social media and email marketing.
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit www.uk.GoDaddy.com.