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Burlington, MA – Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI), a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online, today announced the continuation of its work with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) for the Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map initiative for another year. This innovative program helps U.S. small businesses develop an online presence to make the most of the web, by putting their business information online so that their customers and the local community can find and support them. To get small businesses started, the Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map program provides them with a free customized domain and web hosting services for one year through StartLogic, an Endurance International Group brand.
“Having an online presence is critically important for small businesses to reach their customers and connect with their local community,” said Hari Ravichandran, Endurance International Group’s CEO and Founder. “For small businesses, having an online presence can mean a number of different things. It can be as simple as an online directory listing or social media presence, or it could be more comprehensive to include e-commerce, mobile and marketing tools. However, for any small business to succeed in today’s environment, the first step is to get online. The Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map initiative is a great starting point for small businesses to begin their online journey and we’re proud to work with Google to continue to help small businesses get the most from the web.”
Through StartLogic, Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map provides users with a free website and domain name for one year. Additionally, the program provides each city with a custom website where local businesses can find helpful resources, including a new diagnostic tool that shows businesses how they appear on Google Search and Google Maps. The program also provides a step-by-step guide for getting online with Google My Business.
Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map helps small businesses create an online presence in order to stay relevant. A Google study found that four out of five people use search engines to find local information, such as business hours and addresses, and research shows that businesses with complete listings are twice as likely to be considered reputable by customers. Consumers are 29% percent more likely to consider purchasing from businesses with complete listings. Since 2011, more than 327,000 U.S. small businesses have participated in the Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map program.
To get started, businesses just need to create an online listing and verify their business for free with Google My Business. Visit www.gybo.com for more information.
About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: EIGI) technology company that helps power small and medium-sized businesses online. Through its proprietary cloud platform, Endurance provides web presence solutions including web hosting, eCommerce, eMarketing and mobile business tools to approximately 4.2 million subscribers around the globe. The company’s world-class family of brands includes Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, A Small Orange, MOJO Marketplace, BigRock and ResellerClub, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs more than 2,600 people across the United States in Utah, Texas, Washington and Arizona and in the United Kingdom, India, Israel and Brazil. For more information on how Endurance can help grow your business, visit endurance.com.
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