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GoDaddy Leads Website Builder Industry with Google My Business Integration

02/06/2018

Using GoDaddy GoCentral, Businesses can simultaneously create professional websites and Google My Business listings to drive online and offline traffic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced that GoCentral is the its website builder's integration with Google My Business. Together, GoCentral and Google My Business now gives businesses another way to create powerful online identities for attracting and engaging customers.

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An early beta program has demonstrated the power of the integration. During the beta, 1,538 businesses created business listings through Google My Business using GoCentral. Over the course of three months, those listings were viewed over 1 million times and resulted in participating small businesses receiving over 7,000 phone calls and more than 17,000 clicks to their website. Directions to physical storefronts were requested more than 11,000 times.

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 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 GoCentral. Additionally, users can read and respond to reviews directly in GoCentral.

"Business owners want to reach more customers, and we're always thinking about new ways to help them find and connect with those customers," said GoDaddy Director of Digital Marketing Products Nissim Lehyani. "GoCentral's new integration with Google makes it simple for entrepreneurs to check an item off their list when starting a business, enabling them to enhance their online presence and find success online."

The Google My Business integration is the latest addition to GoCentral's expanding capabilities for building a powerful online presence. GoCentral enables anyone to build a professional, mobile-optimized website in under an hour. After building a website with GoCentral, customers can then drive traffic and engagement with its integrated marketing features for SEO, social media and email marketing.

The Google My Business integration is included on GoCentral Business Plus and Online Store tiers.

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GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With over 17 million customers worldwide and nearly 73 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.GoDaddy.com.

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