It should be fantastic, the weight of the british Government behind it, this sounds impressive : )
They’ve involved BT Google e-skillUK enterpriseuk and they want to give you
· A free .co.uk web address
· Free customized website
· Free online marketing
Are you as excited as I am about, the government could help all these small businesses get online, make more money, this initiative should be a massive stimulus (think of all the new taxes these new businesses could generate, what that along with the RBS shares, the UK could be on the up!)
But you know what shame on you ( BT, GOOGLE, E-SKILLS UK & ENTERPRISE UK) for such a piss poor effort.
This is dire…. Is this the best you can do?
To say these sites you are encouraging are web 1.0 is demeaning the guys who were making them back in the day, I know they say things come back into fashion but really 1D (brochure ware) websites in 2010?
The companies along with the british government are churning out dodo websites, extinct before they go live.
Give people the option to take the web site to other places….. to weebly & yes please use this link, or wordpress or well anywhere else. #fail isn’t strong enough.
Getting tied to a crap web site isn’t going to help many businesses, the consumer is too savvy to by from a brochure ware site now a days!
But Geo Location if it was left to this initiative half these website wouldn't even have a map to find the Business!I was just about to start a petition at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/new but there must be an election on as you can't ask for change at the moment : (
I will try to find the best person in Government to complain to about this and add later but this is dire. Does anyone know who to raise this with? (mentioned it to Justine Green MP & emailed her this)
People should be able to get these “fantastic benefits” but have the option to use another website building kit!! Or point it anywhere else they want. Crikey I survive pointing my website to a facebook group & also a linkedIN account. Both I would argue more beneficial that this junk.