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Google Pages

This morning I received the following email letting me know that Google has launched a new service they are calling Google Pages.

“Hi there,


Thanks for your interest in Google Page Creator. We appreciate your patience, and we’re excited to tell you that we enabled your account today, so you can start making pages now! To get started, head over to http://pages.google.com and sign in with your Gmail password. We haven’t opened up Google Page Creator to everybody yet, so you’ll see a message on our home page saying that accounts are unavailable — you can just ignore that.

Google Page Creator is an experiment on Google Labs. Google Labs is where we put projects before they’re ready for prime time so that we can start getting feedback from our users. So, please, tell us what you think, what features we should add, what problems you’re experiencing, or anything else that can help us make Google Page Creator a better tool for you. We’re listening.

This is the only email we’ll be sending you — unless you’d like to receive updates in the future.


— The Google Page Creator team”

According to the web site for Google Pages is “a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor”. While that may be the intent I do not see too many people using this “product”. Does Google already have another product for that, Blogger? Is this meant to replace that? Is Google Pages targeting a different audience that Blogger? All questions whose answers may reveal themselves in a few months I assume.

The “product” is fairly rudimentary. The interface is typical for Google; unattractive but functional.Google Pages, 115815453 32579fae09 o

I am not sure what Google’s target audience is for this tool. Maybe novice user who want a simple web page and who are VERY afraid of HTML will find it useful.

Google Pages

This morning I received the following email letting me know that Google has launched a new service they are calling Google Pages.

“Hi there,


Thanks for your interest in Google Page Creator. We appreciate your patience, and we’re excited to tell you that we enabled your account today, so you can start making pages now! To get started, head over to http://pages.google.com and sign in with your Gmail password. We haven’t opened up Google Page Creator to everybody yet, so you’ll see a message on our home page saying that accounts are unavailable — you can just ignore that.

Google Page Creator is an experiment on Google Labs. Google Labs is where we put projects before they’re ready for prime time so that we can start getting feedback from our users. So, please, tell us what you think, what features we should add, what problems you’re experiencing, or anything else that can help us make Google Page Creator a better tool for you. We’re listening.

This is the only email we’ll be sending you — unless you’d like to receive updates in the future.


— The Google Page Creator team”

According to the web site for Google Pages is “a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor”. While that may be the intent I do not see too many people using this “product”. Does Google already have another product for that, Blogger? Is this meant to replace that? Is Google Pages targeting a different audience that Blogger? All questions whose answers may reveal themselves in a few months I assume.

The “product” is fairly rudimentary. The interface is typical for Google; unattractive but functional.Google Pages, 115815453 32579fae09 o

I am not sure what Google’s target audience is for this tool. Maybe novice user who want a simple web page and who are VERY afraid of HTML will find it useful.