With more purchases happening on the Internet, businesses are placing greater emphasis on their online presence. Building a professional website is the first step for moving sales online. In this post, we’ve reviewed some of the most popular CMS platforms for the creation of blogs, sites, online stores, and landing pages to help you determine which website builder is best for your business.
The internet abounds in paid and free website builders with different functionalities, so it may, therefore, not be easy to pick a single option. Start by analyzing your project size, budget, target audience, and preferred hosting, then choose a site constructor that best suits your needs.
WordPress is the most widely used content management system, powering close to 35% of websites on the Internet. It is a free and simple website builder with a clear and understandable interface and open code. Its countless integration opportunities allow webmasters to create sophisticated websites.
This website builder for WordPress is also well-designed for SEO. Users can optimize URLs, tags, and categories, as well as leverage dedicated SEO plugins to increase their site’s ranking in the search results.
However, with popularity comes increased attention from hackers. The WordPress team is constantly working on improving the platform’s security. To be on the safe side, you’ll have to regularly upgrade your WordPress version and follow the developers’ guidelines.
Wix is a website builder for blogs that doesn’t require any coding skills. Its intuitive drag-and-drop editor provides room for creativity. Wix offers webmasters a complete solution that includes hosting, a domain, an SSL certificate, themes, and other useful integrations. You can create all kinds of pages from personal blogs to landing pages to online stores.
Yet, the platform may lack search optimization according to multiple reviews, so users will have to put in the extra effort to advance their sites in the SERP.
Wix is considered one of the cheapest website builders with premium plans for every budget. Aspiring bloggers can take advantage of its free version with hosting and hundreds of site templates, but it doesn’t include a custom domain and displays multiple ads.
Weebly is a cheap website builder for online businesses. You can choose among tons of themes for different niches and create websites or ecommerce stores with equal success. Weebly offers a wide range of modules and apps, such as a shopping cart, payment gateways, filters, and more. It’s also mobile-responsive and gives you the opportunity to add personal HTML code to your site.
The platform’s free plan includes an SSL certificate, a number of ecommerce integrations, search optimization, lead capture, and email support. Premium plans start from $6 per month and allow for a custom domain, advanced marketing, and ecommerce integrations.
Google Sites is a free website builder suitable for the creation of simple websites or informational pages. The platform offers a number of adaptive themes and a clear, easy-to-use interface. However, the platform doesn’t allow for advanced integrations, such as publishing tools, plugins, etc.
Google Sites is an ideal space for users who need to assemble a simple page, for example, with an event announcement, a presentation, training materials, questionnaires, etc.
Squarespace is a progressive, well-thought-out website builder offering functionality that allows for the creation of websites of any complexity: from blogs to online stores. The platform will allow you to build a resource in a visual mode without programming knowledge. However, advanced users can edit the source code to insert their own scripts and styles.
The platform supports several languages and lets you submit content to Apple News directly from your blog to reach more readers. Squarespace gives you a complete set of marketing tools to engage with your audience, search social media, and attract new customers. The platform provides a free domain for the first year of the annual website plan and you can make use of a free trial.
GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest web hosts and domain registrars on the Internet, plus it is a great website builder for small businesses. GoDaddy allows webmasters to create a mobile-friendly site or online store with built-in marketing, PayPal payments, an SSL certificate, and branded content creation (all for free). You can add business integrations with a premium subscription starting at $9.99 per month.
The editor allows you to easily add entire sections and customize your site. With ecommerce and marketing tools, webmasters can sell on popular marketplaces, such as Amazon or eBay, track their inventory, add flexible payment options, allow users to book online, and more. Built-in publishing tools help create social media posts and grow your online audience.
Strikingly allows you to create mobile-optimized websites in minutes without any coding skills. The platform features a visual editor and lots of responsive templates. You can also open an online store with up to 500 products and accept payments on PayPal or Stripe. Strikingly makes it easy to create a website from your Facebook and LinkedIn pages. It also allows you to insert your own HTML code.
The platform offers a free plan with unlimited free sites, 5GB of monthly bandwidth, one product per site, and a Strikingly.com domain. You can connect a custom domain and integrate apps starting at $8 per month.
Webnode offers a drag-and-drop editor that allows you to create and edit sites without technical skills or knowledge of programming languages. At the same time, users are not deprived of an opportunity to add HTML code to the pages, but this is not a prerequisite for the site’s normal functioning.
Webnode is minimalistic: the menu is hidden, there are three sections in the visual editor, and the list of available widgets appears only when you need to add a new element. The platform has a great knowledge base with detailed instructions and screenshots.
You can start creating a site for free and upgrade to one of the premium plans from starting at $3.90 per month.
Jimdo is designed to create websites, blogs, online stores, and logos. It simplifies the website creation process as much as possible and offers two modes: setting up a project via wizard or self-selection of parameters.
Jimdo offers professional templates for every industry and an opportunity to connect your own personalized domain. It also provides automatic search optimization and easy-to-track statistics. Owners of online stores will enjoy attractive product layouts and flexible payment gateways.
The free plan includes all basic features and a .jimdosite.com subdomain. Premium subscriptions start from $9 per month and offer a personalized domain, an ad-free website, and more.
With One.com, you can create websites, online stores, and connect WordPress-optimized hosting. The platform features a drag-and-drop interface and over 140 original templates with adaptive designs, and readymade elements, such as contact forms and picture galleries. More experienced users can add custom code to their sites.
The cheapest plan starts from $2.49 per month and supports one website, one custom domain, an SSL certificate, site analytics, Google Ads credits, 50GB of SSD storage, and 100 mailboxes. You can also start with a free 14-day trial (no credit card required).
SITE123 makes it easy to create a website, blog, landing page, or website store. First, choose the type of online resource you want to build, then select a niche, and start designing your page. The editor is intuitive and easy to use even for beginners.
The free version allows you to create a single page or multi-page website and features plenty of responsive templates and design elements. With a premium plan, users can connect a personalized domain, localize their site into different languages, integrate the marketing and ecommerce apps, and more. Paid subscription starts from $12.80 per month.
Constant Contact is an AI-powered website builder. Just answer a few simple questions and the platform will create a personalized website based on your preferences. You can also create online stores and get analytics about performance, design a brand logo, buy a domain, optimize a site, grow subscriber lists, launch email campaigns, and more.
Constant Contact has integrated Unsplash, where users can choose from over 550,000 free pictures. What’s more, the platform provides access to a content delivery network for all sites to make them load faster. You can create a website for free and pay only when publishing. The pricing starts from $10 per month.
As you can see, there are quite a few website constructors to consider and each platform has its pros and cons. To make the right choice, you need to start from your business characteristics. Consider your niche, target audience, traffic volume, budget, and other important points, then choose the platform that matches these criteria.
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Data controller means a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed.
Data processor, in relation to personal data, means any person (other than an employee of the data controller) who processes the data on behalf of the data controller.
“You”, “your” or “data subject” means:
– Users of our site
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– Prospective or existing clients corresponding with us by e-mail or otherwise
Data controller, “Rightholder”, “we”, “us” and “our” means:
Go Travel Un Limited, its subsidiaries and its data processors;
Personal data means any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.
This definition provides for a wide range of personal identifiers to constitute personal data, including name, identification number, location data or online identifier, reflecting changes in technology and the way organisations collect information about people. The definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in General Data Protection Regulation.
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Most information in our systems is non-personally identifiable, which means that even we can’t match specific records to specific individuals, unless they signed up for an account. In this case, we treat this information with utmost respect and care.
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Please be aware that if you choose to interact or share any Personal Information via such widgets, you are in fact providing it to these third parties and not to us. Your interactions with these third parties are managed by these Social Media policies and not ours. For example, you will not be able to use the “Facebook Like” button if you are not logged in to your Facebook account. Once you use the button this will be associated with your Facebook history, but we will not process this information.
We might obtain some non-personally identifiable information from third parties. We protect data obtained from third parties according to the practices described in this statement, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of data.
We might insert advertising on our partner websites, social networks or Advertising networks who might categorize website visitors with similar characteristics or interests into non-personally identifiable data segments and offer these segments to their own clients, visitors and subscribers. For example, if a person expresses an interest in cryptocurrency or beauty products, they might see an advertising banner linking to similar service provider company website.
We might obtain and record information that an ad was requested or shown, how many times, the target geography of the ad (which will not include an IP address or specific personally identifiable location) and any user interactions with the ad or the page where the ad appears. This information is used for analysis, reporting and troubleshooting.
We do not perform any visitors profiling activities.
We take Client confidentiality and security very seriously. We are committed to protecting the Personal Data you share with us. We use a combination of industry-standard security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
The data processing consisting in hosting provider services (storage and maintenance of databases containing your personal data, protected by password) is performed on our behalf under written confidentiality agreements by our authorized data processor
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (“AWS”), which is part of a global organisation with local operating companies in a number of countries worldwide. All information is stored on Amazon Web Services data centers in the United Kingdom. AWS participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Please find more information here https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468496
The written agreements with the data processor guarantees that the requirements of the GDPR will be met and the rights of data subjects are protected. The Data Processor will only act on behalf of our documented instructions, have direct responsibilities under the GDPR and may be subject to fines or other sanctions if they don’t comply.
Once this contract is concluded, data processor will return data to us or transmit to another processor appointed by us, and erase any copy in its possession. However, the processor may keep the data locked to address possible administrative or jurisdictional responsibilities.
Unless otherwise specified, where you have indicated to us that you are happy for us to send you the information about products or services we offer and we feel may interest you or similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about do so, we assume you are happy for us to keep your collected personal data. We may retain your Personal Information (contact details) for as long as your User Account is active or as otherwise needed to provide you with information about our Services. As the data subject you have rights related to processing of your personal data and the option of withdrawing your consent to receive promotions at any time. Please see paragraph “Your rights”.
As the data subject you have rights related to maintenance, storage and processing of your personal data. Please see paragraph “Your rights”.
When you choose to subscribe to our mailing list to receive alerts about our news, to send you communications, including promotional communications and advertising with your explicit consent or allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so. The lawful basis for such processing is Consent.
If you wish not to receive such promotional e-mails, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us as described in paragraph “Your rights” or follow the “unsubscribe” or instructions contained in the promotional communications you receive.
We might use your automatically collected data such as IP address and browser data for our site improvement, such as:
We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies without your consent except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We provide the information to trusted partners who provide us services under confidentiality agreements, specified in Paragraph “Trusted partners (data processors) who work on our behalf under confidentiality agreements and might store, maintain or process your data”. These companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
We may disclose your information to third parties when we reasonably believe we are obligated to do so by law, and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual prohibited activities, including but not limited to, fraud and situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.
You can find detailed information related to data location in paragraphs ‘Where Do We Store Your Information?’ and ‘Trusted partners (data processors) who work on our behalf under confidentiality agreements and might store, maintain or process your data.
We may disclose or otherwise allow others access to your Personal Information pursuant to a legal request, such as a subpoena, legal proceedings, search warrant or court order, or in compliance with applicable laws, if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so, with or without notice to you. Your details may also be disclosed to the police and law enforcement agencies for the purpose of fraud detection, crime prevention and national security.
You have the following rights in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation:
In this privacy statement we supply you detailed information related to your personal data storage, maintenance and processing.
When processing is restricted, we will store your personal data, but not further process it.
which allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services. It allows them to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without hindrance to usability.
We are not making any decisions which might produce a legal effect on you based on automated processing.
You can exercise your rights by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority if you have a concern about our information rights practices.