May 15, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Verio Inc.
, the leading provider in delivering online business solutions to SMBs around the globe, including web hosting, application hosting and Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced the launch of Websites.com, an online community developed to help small businesses grow their online presence.
Websites.com is devoted to providing resources and sharing best practices for website planning, building, hosting and marketing specifically designed for the SMB. All in an effort to help SMBs become more successful online, Websites.com provides educational and informational content, offers peer to peer networking and collaboration and also gives SMBs the opportunity to contribute content to a network of small businesses around the world.
“Now more than ever, SMBs are looking for resources that will help them grow their business and increase revenues,” said Ray Boggs, vice president of SMB Research for IDC. “Smaller companies are interested in leveraging the reach of the Internet to appeal to new prospects and strengthen relations with existing customers but only about half of small businesses have a website with a dedicated domain name. Many firms just don't know where to go for more information. Websites.com capitalizes on the Internet to bring together SMBs and provide access to valuable resources and business building tools that can make all the difference in a challenging economic climate.”
Websites.com provides SMBs with resources including:
• Tips on Building Your Website – tips on “Doing it Yourself, How to Build an Ecommerce Site, Complete Website Planning and more.
• Tips on Marketing Your Website – how to use tools like Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and email campaigns to market your website globally.
• Tips on Hosting Your Website – help on how to choose the right hosting provider and the various hosting options available to you in the marketplace.
• SMB Blog - covering timely topics for SMBs such as “How to Increase Your Website Sales with One Simple Change” and “The Importance of Cloud Computing for SMBs.”
“The Internet is a valuable tool for many SMBs but there is a lot of information out there for them to review,” said Kazutaka Kobayashi, director, global strategy and marketing for Verio. “Websites.com has been designed as a resource exclusively for SMBs to help them increase efficiencies and utilize technology to extend their global reach and strengthen their online presence.”
Over the next few months, Websites.com will be launching additional resources for SMBs including promotional offers, a “Find a Vendor” directory and an “Ask the Expert” Forum to address SMB specific inquiries.
Verio is the leading provider in delivering online business solutions to SMBs worldwide. Distributed through its global network of viaVerio channel partners, Verio’s solutions provide web hosting, application hosting and SaaS that enables SMBs to drive online success. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, one of the largest companies in the world and supports its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global IP Network providing customers and partners with access to business solutions in more than 200 countries.