Last Fall I posted a story Google Pages and explained how and why Google could dominate the local search space by offering free websites (and the ability to create them).
Don't have a website and don't know how to get one? Let Google do it.
One thing about Google, you don't have to wait long for them to implement a good idea.
From C/Net Google unveils Web page creator
Google launched on Thursday a service that lets people create their own Web pages hosted by the Internet giant.
Google Page Creator, which is in beta, has sample layouts and lets people type in content, upload images and publish their pages, without knowing HTML. People can create multiple linked pages and are allowed 100MB of storage on the service.
In my opinion this is a real threat to the Yellow Pages. With Blogger, Google has made blogging easy enough that a guy like me can figure it out.
Can you see how this opens up local search and the advertising spigot for small businesses?