Many South African Companies with Woza Online sites had to hear, to their dismay, that Google is shutting down their Woza Online Service and that they won’t be able to access these sites as from middle March 2015.
While Google is shutting down their Woza Online Service, the clients will be able to access their Google Sitebuilder admin area in order to retrieve important content such as text and photos. This however is only available until the 1st of May 2015.
Even though Google proposes Google Business as a free alternative, it cannot replace a Company website and should always be seen as part of a business’s online marketing strategy.
Transferring a site to their partner HostGator, means that businesses will have to deal with an overseas company that has its own problems.
While the fact that Google is shutting down their Woza Online Service could be seen as a disaster, it can also be a blessing to many South African businesses.
Advantages of Google shutting down their Woza Online Service:
- You as a business owner will have full control over your website. You will not be dependent on a service provider that has no obligation to keep providing a service. You will be the owner of your domain and your website.
- You will get rid of the unprofessional URL to your website such as your business.wozaonline.co.z (except if you have a domain that redirect to your Woza Online Site) and you will will be able to get professional business emails such as firstname.lastname@example.org
- You will be able to have a professionally designed website without too much colour, unnecessary bells and whistles and images that are stretched unnaturally
- You will be able to have someone help you to do decent Search Engine Optimization without Keyword Stuffing
- You will be able to add almost anything to your site that you deem necessary such as portfolios, galleries … just to name a few
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Even though Google is shutting down their Woza Online Service, it needn’t be a train smash for you or your business!
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