We are excited to have Google Site Search as part of the program because it provides us with better partner opportunities with the web hosting community. Webhosters who participate can enroll in the Google Affiliate program which allows them to get referral fees for every customer who creates Google Site Search.
All together, Hosting service providers can now make use of multiple Google APIs and add these services for their customers at no cost. These tools can help increase the value of customer websites by:
- Driving traffic and visibility to their websites with Webmaster Tools
- Enhancing their website and visitor satisfaction with customized search through Custom Search or Google Site Search
- Monetizing their sites through the Google ad network using AdSense
If you are an existing access provider (via the Webmaster Tools Access Provider program), you will be automatically enrolled in the new program, but will still need to integrate the new services into your control panel (with their APIs). Certain services may need additional approvals. Any hosters interested in learning more can check out the Google Services for Websites Access Provider site and sign up today.
Webmasters: let us know what you think! And if these tools aren't yet available through your hosting company, send them a link to this post and let them know we're here to help.
Posted by Nitin Mangtani and Dave Kim, Google Enteprise Search team