Burlington, MA (PressExposure) June 26, 2009 -- FatCow (www.fatcow.com), a leader in Web hosting services for individuals and small businesses, worked with Google to become the first Web hosting company to implement the Google Services for Websites console that customers access directly from the hosting control panel. The goal of Google Services for Websites is to enable customers to maximize the potential of their Web site and provide easy access to expanded services such as Webmaster Toolsâ¢, AdSenseâ¢ and Custom Searchâ¢.
Google Services for Websites allows Web site owners to easily install, activate and access their Google Web tools through a central location on the hosting control panel. Product Managers from Google and FatCow worked closely together to develop Google Services for Websites and provide hosting customers with a superior user experience.
"We wanted to capitalize on all of these great Google tools by making it easier for customers to utilize these best-of-breed tools through a single sign-on," explains Mitch Haber, Vice President, Product Management at FatCow, "It was an amazing experience to work with Google. We were able to integrate their innovation, technology and commitment to excellence with our understanding of hosting customers to deliver an outstanding application."
"People who manage Web sites are looking for easy access to simple and powerful tools because they want to focus on retaining users and managing their business," said Rajat Mukherjee, Group Product Manager for Google Custom Search. "It's optimal when we can work with a valued Web hosting partner like FatCow to develop new interfaces that make the lives of our Webmasters easier and more organized."
Each tool within Google Services for Websites adds value to a customer's site, improves the user experience, and helps the site better "communicate" with Google. The tools include:
* Webmaster Tools - Allows customers to see how Google views their site, identify visibility issues and submit sitemaps.
* Custom Search and Site Search - Adds a customizable search box to their site with a consistent look and feel.
* AdSense for Search - Helps customers generate revenue and better serve visitors' needs by displaying relevant ads with their search results.
Existing FatCow account holders will find Google Services for Websites in their online control panel under Web site tools and new customers can learn more about this tool and many others by visiting [http://www.fatcow.com]. Google Services for Websites is also available through other leading hosts, including IPOWER, StartLogic and PowWeb.