Purchasing a domain is one of the first steps in setting up your online presence. So what do you need to do next? Once you have a domain, it's time to start working on your website, your brand and your online audience.
If that sounds daunting, don't worry. You'll find many simple solutions to get your business online, and Google Domains partners with the best of them. You can build a website, set up custom email and grow your online audience efficiently, without any technical know-how. While Google Domains provides plenty of help along the way, it's important to have a basic game plan that helps you meet your goals. Here are some tips for how to make the most of your new domain:
You don't need to hire a website developer to have a beautiful, professional website that reflects what you offer. Google Domains integrates with best-in-class website builders that let you easily create your own website without any technical or design experience, including: Blogger, Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, Wix and WordPress.
Each one has different costs and options, including secure hosting, customisable templates and helpful features like drag-and-drop design and mobile site management. Once you purchase your domain, you can get started with the one that feels right for you.
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You can build credibility and recognition by using custom email that includes your domain name, like yourname@yourdomain and info@yourdomain. Google Domains includes email forwarding for free, allowing you to create up to 100 custom email aliases that automatically deliver to your existing email account.
With Google Domains, you can also sign up for Google Workspace and give everyone on your team a professional email address like susan@yourcompany. With Google Workspace, your team also gets Gmail, online storage, fast file sharing, easy-to-join video conference, business-grade security and more. Google Workspace starts at per user per month.
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If you have multiple people working on your Google domain, you can easily share domain management with them. Using their Google Account, you can grant each user permission to manage the domain, including domain registration, web presence (such as email aliases and Google Workspace accounts) and DNS settings.
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If you want to reach new customers online, then advertising and social media marketing might be right for you. You'll find many reputable, data-driven tools for driving traffic to your website, including:
With Ads, you can target potential customers when they search on Google for businesses like yours. Google Ads works by showing your ads alongside results in Google Search and other Google products based on the keywords that you've selected. You set your own budget, and only pay for results like clicks to visit your website or calls to your business phone.
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We built Google Domains to make it simple and easy to kickstart your project or launch your business. We know that most of the work begins after registering a domain, and we aim to provide the best tools and support to help you succeed online.
To start making the most of your domain, head over to your Google Domain account to add email accounts, build a website or configure your settings. Don't have a domain yet? Take the first step in your project or business by searching for your domain name at domains.google.