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SiteBuilder Review

Top10.com Staff

In a Nutshell

SiteBuilder.com is available for free to start and the interface is incredibly easy to use. If you prefer, you can have your website designed by the professionals at SiteBuilder. You can easily add your blog for free and anyone who upgrades their site gets a free domain name.

pros

  • 24/7 customer support
  • 1,000+ templates to choose from

cons

  • Pricing isn’t clear
  • SEO tools with premium plan only

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Design Features

With over 1,000 website templates to choose from at SiteBuilder, you’re sure to find something that meets your business needs. There’s also an extensive image library that will enable you to further customize your site with rich media. You can do all of this without spending a dime, as the free version of the website builder gives you access to all of these web templates and images. A blog can also be integrated at the touch of a button as another free feature of SiteBuilder’s website building services.


Mobile-optimized sites are available but you have to upgrade your site to get this. However, once you have, users will be able to view your site from mobile devices. All of these features and add-ons are easy to manage with the site drag-and-drop interface that’s completely self-explanatory. However, if everything is a bit too much for you, you can speak to the designers at SiteBuilder who will build a site for you, at an additional cost.

Marketing Features

Google Maps and social media buttons are free for all users and easily integrated using the links on the left-hand side of the interface. You have the freedom to move these wherever you want on the site, which gives you great flexibility with your design.

You do have to upgrade to the Premium or Ecommerce Plans to get search engine optimization (SEO) tools. However, you can alter your site meta tags, site header and footer HTML through the free plan, which is a huge bonus. Analytics are also an upgrade-only feature, but are worth investing in if you want to drive plenty of business to your site. If you’re an online store or you want to sell a few products online, you will need to upgrade to the Ecommerce plan, because no shopping features are available on the other plans.


Hosting Options

You’ll get a free custom domain if you upgrade your website building plan with SiteBuilder. If you’re using the free version, you’ll be able to choose a domain but it will have “.myfreesites.net” fixed on the end. However, this won’t be an issue if you’re just using the site as a portfolio, blog or basic site for your business.

Storage is a bit limited with all plans, and the free plan only comes with 50MB. This goes up to 10GB when you upgrade to the Premium or Ecommerce Plans. However, as SiteBuilder says, unless you’re going to be uploading a lot of high-resolution images or large files to your site, this won’t be an issue. Nevertheless, for larger Ecommerce stores or photographers, for example, this may be something to watch out for as a lot of other web builders will provide unlimited storage. You’ll also get a free email address when you sign up for the paid plans, with each additional email priced at $5 a month.

Pricing

When you first go on to SiteBuilder, you can start building your website for free by just entering your email address. However, when you start looking to see how much upgrades cost it isn’t made very clear. Before you can see the pricing, you have to choose your custom domain, which is free with all plans. This can be a little disconcerting when you don’t know what prices you’re going to be faced with. Once getting through this, the plans are visible, but are presented with over 5 pop-ups before the plans can be viewed in full. A little bit too much up-selling for most.

Package
Special Price (first month)
Normal Price

Starter

Free

Free

Pro

$3.84/month

$7.68

Premium

$5.99/month

$11.98

Ecommerce

$9.22/month

$18.45

*Prices last updated: May 2018



Once you’ve waded through all of these promotional pop-ups, you will find that the pricing is very reasonable. The company regularly runs promotions, such as 70% off several of the website building plans for a limited time, which lowers one plan’s price down to $2.30 a month. Normal prices are as low as $7.68 a month with the Ecommerce being $18.45. SiteBuilder also offers Google and Bing advertising credits for free, which is a huge help when you’re trying to launch your site or online business.

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Customer Service

There’s an extensive customer support section on SiteBuilder, which answers a number of questions that you may have as you start building and maintaining your site. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, you can email the team, chat with a representative live or call them with your questions. This service is available 24/7 with telephone support for those in the US/Canada, UK or Australia. But, it’s worth noting that much of the customer support team are not native English speakers, so they have some trouble understanding questions given to them. This might pose to be a problem if you run into some major issues with your site that you can’t fix on your own.

Conclusion

SiteBuilder might not come with all of the additional frills that other website builders do, but what it offers is something that’s simple and easy to use. That’s why it’s a recommended site builder for individuals or small businesses who want to get their site live with minimal fuss or hassle. What’s more, the templates and features that are offered are well made, so you can really make your site look sleek and professional.

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2 years ago

It worked well and was pretty and easy to use. We were not used to working with web sites and this was good for us.

2 years ago

Easy to use and navigate. Had a lot to choose from and they offered a lot of options. Nice design as well.

2 years ago

I had a great experience with SiteBuilder and don't have any complaints about it. It was very easy to use for a new website.

2 years ago

I find SiteBuilder very easy to use to build a website. I am satisfied withhave a website with SiteBuilder specifically for Diabetic People who need a little advice.

2 years ago

Gives every resource you need and they give you everything for your money and treat customers great.

2 years ago

SiteBuilder came already setup with HostGator. This was another reason I gave host gator high ratings. It was very easy to use.

2 years ago

They were overall totally solid, delivered as promised for the most part. I feel some aspects looked a little outdated ,but not enough so to pitch a fit. Would recommend

2 years ago

It was basic but still challenging to use. Wanted a little better-more advanced website.

1 years ago

I was able to easily create my own website and decide what I wanted and where. The navigation was easy.

1 years ago

Enjoy the ease of building a very professional website with minimal effort and maximal results.

2 years ago

It has helped me create websites for my business, as well as for a school project. Worked well for both.

2 years ago

Ease of use and the ability to build from scratch. Ian able to build a site that is unique and very challenging.

2 years ago

Because their site was easy to maneuver, was able to purchase package and get everything squared away in a hour or less

2 years ago

Makes it easy for a person who wants to start a site to make a nice and simple one. Great deal

2 years ago

I like mostly everything about it. It is very easy to use especially for those people who aren't too good at things like that.

2 years ago

The made it very easy to get my site up and running but after it was running they left me hanging.

1 years ago

It was easy to design website...a few clicks from the options. Templates offered variety of good options.

1 years ago

I used it for my homemade candies. I loved that it was easy to use and add pictures. My customers also don't have problems getting to me anymore.

1 years ago

Very easy to use, ease of access was great. Didn't like you have to pay for it bit it isn't that expensive.

2 years ago

I feel like Site builder is a really good, and easy to use website. I used it to make a mini portfolio and it worked great.

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