Englewood, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – September 21, 2005 – Web hosting company, Verio, has announced it has
signed referral agreements with Google and Yahoo! Search Marketing to help
customers better market themselves online.
To help small and medium-sized businesses promote their online business, Verio has made arrangements with Google Inc. and Yahoo! Search Marketing, who will offer credits to Verio’s shared hosting, e-commerce, Virtual Private Server (VPS) and Managed Private Server (MPS) customers. Credit amounts will vary based on the hosting plan selected. Under Verio’s relationships with Google and Yahoo! Search Marketing, new and existing Verio customers will be able to use these credits to set up accounts and create their advertising campaigns directly with Google AdWords and Yahoo! Search Marketing, and are then charged on a cost-per-click basis. Customers control their pay-per-click rate directly through Google and Yahoo! Details and specific terms and conditions for each of the offerings apply and can be found at www.verio.com/google and www.verio.com/yahoo.
Google AdWords is currently used by thousands of businesses worldwide to gain new customers in a cost-effective way. Google AdWords delivers targeted ads to web users seeking information about a particular product or service. The program is based on cost-per-click (CPC) pricing, so advertisers only pay when an ad is clicked on. Advertisers can take advantage of an extremely broad distribution network, and choose the level of spending appropriate for their business.
Yahoo! Search Marketing pioneered the cost-per-click paid search advertising model and leverages the power of search advertising to connect thousands of businesses worldwide with interested customers. With Sponsored Search, a business is prominently displayed in search results to targeted users of leading sites such as Yahoo!, MSN and CNN and USA Today. Customers control the price they wish to pay and pay only when someone clicks on their listing.
David Chao, Vice President of Product Management at Verio described the value of the new services, ”A company’s web site–particularly a small business’–is critical to the company’s success especially as the site supports the promotion of the company, customer retention and often revenue generation. Google AdWords and Yahoo! Search Marketing solutions give our customers easy-to-use, cost-effective ways to promote their businesses online. These tools complement our award-winning global hosting solutions by enabling customers to focus on their business with hosting peace of mind guaranteed.”
In a recent survey conducted by Verio, small to medium business customers identified marketing tools as a key service to help grow their online business. Verio plans to deliver additional online marketing tools to customers throughout 2005.
The current offer marks the latest in a series of product innovation, promotions and new services Verio has introduced this year. In April, Verio unveiled VPS enhancements to ease Web server administration and maintenance tasks, and to provide the tools and solutions needed to better address specific online business requirements. Additionally, Verio recently updated its shared hosting products for UNIX and Windows platforms, offering enhanced features at different plan levels. By hosting with Verio, businesses receive high levels of performance, renowned support, exemplary service and ease of use.
Recognized for its worldwide reach and ranked as one of the top hosting providers in the U.S. by IDC, Verio will continue its focus on product enhancements and service excellence throughout the year.