Got 5 Minutes? We'll Give You The Web...
Yahoo! are offering a free, five page website, to all small businesses in the US. The site will be included in Yahoo! Local, and be crawlable by other engines...
Turns out that over half of the small businesses in the U.S. aren’t yet online. We’ve been working with small businesses over the last several years to help make it easier to get online by offering services like domain names, hosting, and e-commerce stores. We thought we’d kick it up a notch and eliminate the effort and expense altogether. We are now offering a free business web site to every small business in the U.S. through Yahoo! Local. Yes, that’s every small business in the U.S.
Chris Sherman has an extended write up for Searchday that gives more detail. Sites can include:
- Name, logo, text and links to other sites
- Contact information including address, phone, fax, web site and email addresses
- Service information such as hours of operation, accepted payment methods, services offered, and brands or products available for sale
Smart move, now if only they could sort out their PR agency, who are supposed to send me stuff like this, but when they do bother to remember, it's generally at least 24hrs late.