Google launches free website service for Indian SMEs

Published Date
03 - Nov - 2011
| Last Updated
03 - Nov - 2011
 
Google launches free website service for Indian SMEs

Google India has launched 'India Get Your Business Online' programme under which it is offering free websites to the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in the country. Google is also offering free Internet domain, e-mail and a host of other services to the Indian SMEs.

"The initiative aims is to break down the barriers that stop small businesses from getting online - by offering a quick, easy and free tool to set up and host a website.Our goal is to help 5,00,000 small medium businesses in India to get online in next three years through this programme," says Google India MD and Vice President (Sales and Operations) Rajan Anandan. [RELATED_ARTICLE]

To avail the services, the business owners need to log in to www.indiagetonline.in, which features a range of free and easy-to-use web hosting tools powered by HostGator. Google is also offering personalised domain .in name, free tools, training and other relevant things. Moreover, HostGator will further provide free support in site hosting and management for one year. To get more details about HostGator's support services, you can call its toll free call centres 1800-266-3000.

 

"While India is home to an estimated 8 million small medium businesses, only about 5 per cent have a website. This programme is designed to bridge the information gap that exists online due to the lack of presence of local Indian businesses on the Internet," adds Anandan.

The programme is supported by Federation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), also known as FISME.

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