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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Google Sites Goes Public

Google Sites started out as JotSpot, which was acquired by Google, and a few months ago was re-launched as part of Google Apps for businesses, schools, and organizations with their own domains. Now Google opened up 'Google Sites' to everyone, and made it easy for anyone to set up a website to share all types of information - team projects, company intranets, community groups, classrooms, clubs, family updates, you name it - in one place, for a few people, a group or the world.

You can securely host your own website at


and add as many pages as you like for free.

About Google Sites

Google Sites is an online application that makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. With Google Sites, people can quickly gather a variety of information in one place -- including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text -- and easily share it for viewing or editing with a small group, their entire organization, or the world. Get started with Google Sites at http://sites.google.com/site.

Key product features include:

  • Customize your site's interface to resemble your group or project's look and feel
  • Create a new sub-page with the click of a button
  • Choose from a growing list of page types: webpage, announcements, file cabinet
  • Centralize shared information: Embed rich content (video, Google Docs documents, spreadsheets, presentations, Picasa photo slide shows, iGoogle gadgets) into any page, and upload file attachments
  • Manage permissions settings to keep your site as private or widely editable and viewable as you'd like
  • Search across your Google Sites content with Google search technology
  • Similar to Google Docs, built-in editing tools allow for popular text and formatting changes to be made in a straightforward, WYSIWYG manner.

Here's a quick look:

To know more, check the help.

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