updated 12:16 pm EDT, Mon March 10, 2014
New program designed to maintain adoption rate of paid Google Apps
Google today announced a new Google Apps Referral Program that allows business to refer customers to the search engine's paid services. Google claims that most of its customers were "word of mouth" referrals -- to "help continue the momentum," users can refer an unlimited number of customers, with up to 100 users per customer giving a $15 bounty per head to the referrer.
Referring users must provide a name, email address, bank account information for deposit of the bounty, and a valid taxpayer ID or Social Security number. Referrers receive a unique referral link after registering for the program, and start with email and website templates that Google provides to simplify the process.