How do you ensure that any new web site owner becomes instantly obsessed with their Google optimization efforts? Get them addicted while they’re young–or in this case, partner with Go Daddy and offer a customized version of Google Webmaster Tools.
With the new partnership, Go Daddy hosting customers will have easy access to Google Webmaster Tools and Go Daddy will automatically submit sitemaps to Google on behalf of customers.
"When Google approached us about incorporating their product into our hosting accounts, it was an easy decision," said GoDaddy.com CEO and Founder Bob Parsons in a statement. "Our customers are always looking for simple ways to make their sites easier to find and attract new visitors. Thanks to these easy-to-use tools, customers can quickly tap this valuable Webmaster resource without having to be technical wizards."
This is truly a great partnership. Forget about who’s making what out of the deal. This is great because so many people set up web sites and don’t have the first clue about whether they’re hurting their Google rankings or not. At BlogWorld, an audience member asked me to share my #1 SEO recommendation for bloggers. Tough question, right? I told the audience that every blogger should sign up for Google Webmaster Tools. It’s the only place where you get data straight from the horse’s mouth and the information they share is invaluable.
This is a smart move for both companies–Go Daddy adds value to customers, Google gets better optimized sites in its index. Meanwhile, site owners get a navigation console so they don’t fly their web site straight into a Google mountain!