Google Page Creator: Where’s the problem?

After setting up my first Google webpage the other day, I’ve been playing around with the new Google Page Creator. My cat had a suggestion for a new page…

A lot of commentary out there knocking Google for this tool. It doesn’t work properly, they say. Why isn’t it integrated with Blogger, they ask. What on earth is Google doing with such trash, they wonder.

There’s no pleasing some people. Ok, the service is groaning under the strain of popularity at the moment. New sign-ups were suspended yesterday. This is probably just temporary as they get a few things sorted out.

For the record, I think Google Page Creator is pretty good. Dead simple and dead easy to use. As another means of enabling more people to easily get online with some kind of presence, and it’s free, where’s the problem?

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Rob S

    It’s amazing how quickly people jump on Google whenever they introduce a new service. We all need to remember that these services are FREE. Doesn’t cost anyone a thing to try out these Google tools. And I can’t imagine that someone would become so reliant on Google Pages after only a few days that they could justify criticism of the service. They just launched and they want folks to take a close look and provide some feedback. What’s wrong with that?

    I’ve tried Google Pages myself as you can see at http://rsafuto.googlepages.com/. It’s a very interesting and very usable tool for creating individual web pages. It’s also very basic. I see this as an alternative to using a blog as a means to create a simple website. Of course, blogging tools have advanced to the point where they allow people to create very attractive and very functional sites such as this one. But a lot of people don’t understand blogs and they might just get more into social media if they can start publishing a page at a time.

    In conclusion, I feel that Google Pages is a very nifty free service. It’s not pro quality and I wouldn’t expect it to be reliable as Google scales to meet the surely massive demand. That’s not a knock though, because web pros should be looking to more robust tools to create compelling websites. The absolute beginner is the one who wins big from this offering.

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