Endurance International Group announced on Friday a partnership with Google to help US businesses create websites

Endurance International Group Partners with Google in Get Your Business Online Campaign

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Endurance International Group announced on Friday a partnership with Google to help US businesses create websites through the Get Your Business Online campaign.

Aimed at small business owners, the program provides a free custom domain name, web hosting for one year, and access to educational resources to help drive growth to their business.

Since the program started in Texas in 2011, Google has partnered with several web hosts including HostGator and Yola, to bring the workshops across the US and internationally, helping more than 150,000 US-based businesses get online.

Go Daddy adapted the model to launch its “Cup of Coffee” campaign in India, to help businesses create a web presence in the time it takes to finish a cup of coffee.

“Get Your Business Online is a program that helps any business get online. Small and medium-sized businesses that are active online expect to grow 40 percent faster over the next three years than those that are not. We are thrilled to hear about the growth and success businesses have seen since getting their businesses online,” Scott Levitan, director of small business engagement at Google said in a statement.

“We know that internet users are looking online to find local products and service providers but that many American business owners still don’t have a website, and it is our mission to close that gap,” Endurance CEO and founder Hari Ravichandran said in  a statement. “We believe small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and since starting Endurance in 1997, we have remained committed to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate their online journey.”

In April, Endurance acquired Mojoness, a provider of WordPress theme and code marketplaces and WordPress and Magento tutorial websites, to provide small business owners with tools to improve the look and functionality of their websites.

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  1. Meredith

    I'm sure EIG had this already planned, although it was really bad timing to put the release out yesterday amidst all the chaos. We also had hundreds of customer sites down due to this issue. My problem is that as a customer we were never told of the change of ownership from our old host. From my experience, the quality and timing of tech support has been degrading - but mostly what irks me is that our servers were "moved" to Provo without consent.

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  2. Ian

    "Get Your Business Online" Campaign ??? Wouldn't it be nice if they could get their paid customers' businesses online too?

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  4. The Mull

    The P****S at EIG have put out a statement concerning their massive, colossal image, which in part says "The resources of our entire company are focused on the recovery, including our executive team, which is leading these efforts from our command center in Burlington, MA." There are lies, there are damned lies, and then there are EIG lies which top them all.

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  5. Wow

    FIX your servers EIG!!!

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  6. angela

    SERIOUSLY???! Thousands of sites are down and these guys have the gall to create a workshop like this!! UNBELIEVABLE. To all these businesses participating, is this really the company you want to trust to get you online? 1) http://enduranceresponse.com/ 2) http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1290657 Endurance International Group (EIG) has a proven track record for lowering the quality of previously decent webhosts. AVOID ANY EIG-OWNED WEBHOST: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group

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  7. willie

    hostgator is down with outages for hours and you guys are setting up a workshop????.. Go fix the f*cking servers !!!...Lost major money today as my sites are down !!

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    • Tara

      Ditto! Sites have been down since this morning. Unbelievable how bad Hostgator has become lately!

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