The Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India have been receiving quite a boost from various bigger players in the recent years so how could Google stay behind. According to latest announcement from Google India, Indian businesses can now take their businesses online at Zero cost for a year. Read on for more info..Its not hidden from anyone as to how the Internet is transforming consumer behavior today. Indians are now more open to shopping and making purchase decisions online. Search engines like google have also become the most preferred way of discovering new services. So in today’s world of competition it is also very important to have an online presence and be discover-able. Google India’s initiative will help businesses do just that.
What is this about?
Google India along with HostGator will help Indian businesses setup their online websites free for one year on a .in domain. So if you are an Indian organization/business, you can simply fill up a form and get a free .in domain along with free website hosting for one year. After the completion of one year you can choose from various packages from Hostgator or transfer your website to some other host.
What is required to be provided?
Along with the usual details, you will be required to provide your PAN number. The PAN number is used to identify you are an Indian business and also to ensure only one website is registered per business.
Who will design the website?
There are a lot of free templates available which can be used to setup your website but frankly speaking they are not that great. You can also hire a web designer like meand get your job done at a reasonable price.
So how to register?
Go to http://www.indiagetonline.in/getstarted There are basically 3 steps:
- Choose a domain name for your business
- Fill up a form with your business information
- Choose a professionally designed template customized to your business and publish
Do share your websites and experience with the service here. Some of the folks do have concerns whether this is a scam or a real deal, well I feel its absolutely genuine, so go for it.