11.9.08

Moving From Google Page Creator to Google Sites

New Google Sites  I'm aware that not many people are using Google Page Creator to create static pages. After all, people are so used to either Blogger or Wordpress that using Google Page Creator would be like going back to the Stone Age. 

However, I find GPC serves a purpose especially for a Blogger/Blogspot user who needs to create "static pages" for certain things such a Privacy Policy page or an Advertising Guide page like the ones I have on this blog.

There are other peripheral contents related to your site that you might want to place on a static page so they don't get in the way of your regular blog posts. On that score, GPC comes in handy for Blogger/Blogspot users.

Of course, you don't have to follow what I did because you can still publish, for example, your Privacy Policy as a blog post. It's your perogative. For Wordpress users, it's a cinch for them to just open a static page inside Wordpress itself and do the necessary task. How fortunate they are!

I won't say GPC is a work of art - it hasn't got the friendly user interface that's associated with Blogger or Wordpress. In fact, I find GPC a bit of a clunky page creator but, nonetheless, I managed to create my pages.

Now, the news is that Google Page Creator is about to be retired and it will be replaced by something that's called Google Sites. Here's what Google says about this new move:
"We are no longer accepting new sign-ups for Page Creator because we have shifted our focus to developing Google Sites, which offers many of the capabilities of Page Creator along with new features like site-level navigation, site-level headers, control over who can see and edit your site, and rich embeddings like calendars, videos, and Google docs.
"If you are currently a Page Creator user, you can continue to use Page Creator and your pages will automatically be transitioned to Google Sites later this year. We are committed to making this transition as smooth and easy as possible, and we will post more details as we get closer to the transition time. You can also manually move your web pages from Page Creator to Google Sites or other service providers at any time."

So, that's the lowdown on the new Google Sites. And it's adios to Google Page Creator soon!


Meanwhile, I'll just live with my present GPC pages and wait for the automatic transition to Google Sites sometime later this year.

Wish me all the best!

19 comments:

Top Career Guide said...

Thanks for sharing this useful info with your blog readers. I have also seen this message in google page creator page. I have gone thorough the google substitute of GPC, that is of course more user friendly but the basic draw back for google site is that it does not support ads like adsense and other javascript base ads. So you may create attractive and more user friendly site from google site but you can not monetize your site from google site. Gooogle site is totally free. And some netusers thinks that google has a plan to place their own ads in future. Byeee.

Dale said...

I've taken a peep at your GPC pages and I think they look neat. All this while I didn't know about this. Looking forward to GoogleSites and thanks for your information.

ParetoLogic Privacy Controls Review said...

Interesting stuff. Google seems to be doing quite a bit these days, and I'm wary of them kind of "taking over" in a big brother sort of way.

Number Twenty said...

It will be interesting to see what this Google Sites is all about. I still need to create static html pages. They are easier for Google to find and index.

SEO Company said...

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rohit said...

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mycommunity said...

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mathan said...

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Clairvoyant Magda said...

Very usefull information. Thanks for sharing with us! I think these pages are just another way Google to know everything about us!

Bradgelina said...

So, do you think Google Sites will stick? Google starts many projects in their "lab". They leave everything in beta even their popular applications. This way at any time, they can walk away from a project without feeling obligated to support it.

Markk said...

>bradgelina: like you said, Big G has the habit of leaving beta projects to gather dust. To be honest, I have no idea whether Google Sites will stick. We'll just have to wait and see. Anyway, if it sucks, we'll just walk away. No big deal for me.

Busby Seo Test said...

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Markk said...

> To all: Thanks all you good folks for dropping by and leaving your comments. I'm always pleased to hear from you guys. I have no problems moderating your comments and publishing them.

However, I'm having some problems lately with comments coming that look more like spam where these guys also leave their site's URL links. It goes against my grain to allow this, so I'm not publishing these comments. It's nothing personal, it's only basic principle that I follow.

Affiliate Program Chaser said...

Interesting article. I didn't know that GPC is shutting down, thus, I haven't used it for a quite time now.

Anyhow, I'm here for the first time and I must say I'm impressed with your blog. And I sure plan to drop by more often in the future.

Keep up the the good work!

Regards,
apchaser

karl baker said...

very interesting

jimbooo said...

i don't like so much public domains... I prefer to create my own site... since there is wordpress is not so difficult...

dalidas said...

It’s very nice that you mention this subject. Your explanations are enough.

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