Google Just Offered Me A Free Website?

 
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:37 AM   #21
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I rather contractors not waste their time, since the article points out a handful of negative topics:
* One-page site, no option to create additional pages.
* No ability to add custom page titles and meta descriptions (or any type of meta, for that matter).
* No Analytics integration.
* Lacks social sharing buttons.
* Lacks the ability to add structured data markup. Local Business Schema being the most relevant for small businesses.
* Cannot add alt text to images.
* Cannot add additional call-to-action buttons.

Google is doing this to allow people who need a 1 page calling card, but not an opportunity to generate leads. There are already enough distractions to contractors for not building their own online marketing opportunities, and this just adds to the list.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:44 PM   #22
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I wouldn't have high expectations with it. I would use it as an opportunity to link out to your real site. Since it is a google property it will have some weight and give some trust to your website if you link to it.

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