Free Service Description:
Google has launched their free Web site offering called Google Page Creator. They offer an easy to use tool for creating your Web site and free hosting for up to 100 megabytes of files. The Google Page Creator requires no knowledge of HTML.
How to get a free Web site from Google:
Before you create your free account, please read the next section of this profile. Visit the Google Page Creator. The site may or may not be open for new users at any give time since they try to control the server load. If it is not available when you first check, try back periodically. You will need a Gmail account to sign up. If you don't have one they offer a link to create one.
Important tip to avoid getting your Gmail accont spammed:
When you create your Google Pages account your Gmail account name is used to create the Web address. If your Gmail address is nifty32323cool323, your Web address becomes nifty32323cool323.googlepages.com. The problem with this is that it will be very easy for spammers to search Google and create email lists using those account names. Until Google realizes how stupid this is and gives you the option to choose a different address I suggest you create a Gmail account just for your Web site.
What are the risks in using the Google Page Creator?:
Other than the caveat listed above, I don't see significant risks with the service. If you already have a Gmail account you are not providing any new information to Google. If you are paranoid about Google collecting too much information on you then you have probably decided that you don't want a Gmail account and would not be considering the Google Page Creator service anyway.