More Free and Cheap Website Builders
A while ago I posted this note about cheap website builders for Actors and Artists.
And here are some more cool website builders – some that also include BLOGs — very important if are trying to drive Google traffic to your site. These are my top two right now:
http://virb.com – $10 a month, I’ve been using them to build a new site for a client and so far they’ve been great, very easy to use — perfect for artists. However, I did discover that they don’t support Google Webmaster Tools or XML sitemaps, which is a set back for SEO. This was in 2011, it may have been fixed now. I know they are releasing Responsive Design templates, so it seems like they are on top of new tech.
http://www.squarespace.com – $12 a month. Although, one annoying missing feature is the ability to resize and crop pictures that you upload.
Two other cool tools that might do everything you need:
More that I know less about:
- http://www.hostbaby.com/pricing/ – new from CDBaby — looks overpriced.
- http://www.pixpa.com – $10 a month +, looks good, flash based (crappy html version)
- http://www.yola.com – has a free version ($10 a month)
- http://www.sitewelder.com – $35 a month +
- http://www.impactfolios.com – $21 a month+ (flash based, with html option) – designs seem lame
- http://doodlekit.com – $14 a month + (has a free version)
- http://www.webnode.com – has a free version, looks simple to use — but kind of annoying for some reason too.
- http://www.homestead.com – $5 a month
- http://www.foliolink.com – $239 a year (flash based, with html option), seems overpriced
- http://www.wix.com – has free version or $5 – $17 a mo. (flash based, with html option) — sites look good, BUT must have flash, html option is lame.
- http://sitekreator.com – $20 a month +
- http://www.moonfruit.com – has free version, or $6 + a month, flash-based, html version is kind of lame.
- http://www.weebly.com – totally free
- http://bigcartel.com – $10 a mo (has free option), works with PayPal
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