If you only knew a dozen names of web-related companies, chances are that two of those names would be Google and Go Daddy. Google, which currently has more than two-thirds of the search engine market, is likely the one name to know. Go Daddy, however, is almost as powerful in its own specific industry, and is the primary provider of domain registration and hosting services on the web today.
Pairing their powerful names, these two companies have entered a partnership. This partnership involves a sub-service from Go Daddy known as “WebSite Tonight.” WebSite Tonight is designed for those who want a site but don’t know how to create one and can’t afford a graphic designer. Users just register for the simple service and can create a full site within a few hours by selecting from the hundreds and hundreds of available templates and uploading their content (text, images, etc.).
After the basic site is up, users can also throw in extra “widgets,” which have useful and diverse functionalities. The partnership between these companies (Google and Go Daddy) begins with a simple widget from Google that allows users to add a custom search bar to their page for internal website searches. Users can even customize this widget to match their current design, and alter it later should the site’s appearance change.
WebSite Tonight users will also be receiving access to some existing Google tools directly through their Go Daddy control panel. This includes the use of Google Webmaster Tools, which lets users submit their sitemap to Google more easily, as well as checking for any SEO or other common webpage errors. For Google, this will also mean introducing a greater number of new website owners to the various resources Google provides.