Folks, I am insanely excited to say today is Square Space website builder review day! Yeah! I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for this day. I wanted to save the builder I love the most (coming up next) and this builder for the very end of this review phase because I wanted to end on a high note. I have heard so many fantastic things about Square Space in the last few years that I am mega curious what there is to find and very optimistic that Square Space will rock. Yay!
Oh, snap! They have a video introducing their product and it is LOVELY! Happy Dance!
Oh yes, friends, they are like most website builders and aren’t specific in tools and design to any one industry, so this means it is good for all. The thing I am loving, just loving, is the way they show off some of their templates, and let me tell you, they are beautiful. I’ve seen other builders who categorize their sample templates, but I don’t remember a page functioning as elegantly as this one.
Square space website builder has a free trial, oh yes they do! And they don’t require a credit card to get started with the free trial. Yeah!
Once you’ve decided that Square Space is your website builder of choice, you have three pricing plans to choose from.
$8.00/month gets you all you really need to get a great site started.
$20.00/month gets you unlimited pages, so this is awesome for when you are really ready to get your site generating business for you online.
$24.00/month gives you the ability to sell, sell, sell online! Yay!
Learn more about Square Space’s pricing here.
Would you like some free help preparing for your site? Cool. Here’s a free download I created just for you.
Absolutely. This happens automatically for you.
In What Browser Does the Website Builder Work?
They don’t say specifically. Most don’t mention this, so we’re going to assume their product works in the most recent version of the IE, FF, and Chrome. If anyone finds out otherwise, please let me know.
Search Engine Optimization?
Yes! Square Space will do a lot of search engine things for you if you like (like automatically optimizing images with alt attributes), but you have full control of all the really important search engine settings. They have stats available for you, but since you can edit the code and put in code blocks, I am very sure you can integrate your Google Anlaytics code into your site.
Oh yes, they have what looks like a fantastic blogging engine.
Ease of Use
Square Space’s intro video and screen shots give me every reason to believe that this is a super easy tool to use and learn.
Use Your Own URL?
Yes. And… they will give you one for free if you get an annual account with them. Also, they will map to your Google apps. Sweet!
My Initial Impression
Square Space’s website builder totally exceeded any expectations I had for it during this initial review. Oh my, these folks are doing everything right and then some. Yes, I will be digging into this tool deeper, for sure. See you soon, Square Space!
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Even though I made it for people who are getting ready to hire a web pro, 80% of it will help you if you are building your site on your own.