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Google Sites

Google Sites

  -  Freeware
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  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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Google Sites is a cloud-hosted productivity application created by Google that allows users of all knowledge levels to create and edit websites both solo and in an online collaborative environment. And the best thing yet, since the app is focused on visual editing of website elements and backend features, it does not even require its users to be well versed in coding or other web-design skills.

This app is a part of Google Workspace - Cloud Business Apps & Collaboration Tools. It’s FREE for the first 14 days, Try Now!

Originally released to the public in early 2008 (after it was known in 2006 as JotSpot website editor for small-sized and medium-sized businesses, and Google Page Creator in 2007), this web app managed to evolve into the fully-featured website editor that can serve the needs of both home and business users.

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After the complete redesign that Google Sites service received in 2016, the old web application was separated into the 'Classic' Google Sites, while the new official version moved to the full original set of services, backend features, and UI solutions that are not based on old JotSpot technology anymore.

Today, Google Sites for Windows PC allows users to create brand new websites with a responsive drag&drop interface that can automatically scale its elements for both desktop and mobile device usage (with real-time preview), support for multi-level menus, integration with many Google services such as Google Drive and Google Maps, collaborative editing with a level of permission access, domain name mapping, full controls for designing and editing all elements of a website layout, tools for embedding images, documents, videos, and much more.

However, all users of the modern version Google Sites should be aware that this latest version of website editor has lost support for many “Classic” features, including the ability to integrated numerous third-party gadgets extensions, integration with Google Apps Script and Google Tag Manager, no support for custom CSS, and no way to host Google AdSense ads.

Google Sites is offered for free to all Google Account holders and can be accessed from any modern web browser. The web app is optimized for the latest version of the Google Chrome browser and all of its Chromium derivatives.

Main Features

Drag-and-Drop Editor: It boasts a user-friendly drag-and-drop editor, making it accessible to users of all skill levels. You can simply click, drag, and drop elements onto your website, including text, images, videos, forms, and more.

Templates: The software provides a range of professionally designed templates to kickstart your project. Whether you need a personal blog, a portfolio website, or a business site, it has templates to suit your needs.

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Integration with Google Workspace: It seamlessly integrates with other Google Workspace apps such as Google Drive, Google Sheets, and Google Forms. This allows you to embed documents, spreadsheets, and forms directly into your website.

Collaboration: Collaborate with team members or friends in real-time. Multiple users can work on a website simultaneously, making it an excellent choice for collaborative projects.

Custom Domains: For businesses and organizations, it allows you to use custom domains, giving your website a professional touch.

User Interface

The user interface of the webapp is clean, intuitive, and consistent with other Google Workspace apps. It features a left-side menu for easy navigation, a toolbar for adding elements, and a canvas for designing your website. The interface is designed for ease of use, with no steep learning curve.

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Installation and Setup

Google Sites is a web-based application, which means there's no need for traditional installation. To get started, simply visit the official website, sign in with your Google account, and begin creating your website immediately. It's a hassle-free process that takes just a few minutes.

How to Use
  • Log in to your Google account.
  • Visit the official website.
  • Click the "+" button to create a new site.
  • Choose a template or start from scratch.
  • Use the drag-and-drop editor to add content and customize your site.
  • Collaborate with others if needed.
  • Publish your site for the world to see.
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Is Google Sites FREE to use?
Yes, Google Sites is completely FREE to use. You can create and host your website without any cost.

Can I use my own domain with Google Sites?
Yes, it supports custom domains. You can purchase a domain through Google or use your existing domain.

Is Google Sites suitable for professional websites?
Google Sites is versatile and can be used for professional websites. However, it may have limitations compared to more advanced website builders for complex e-commerce or highly customized sites.

Can I export my Google Sites website to another platform?
It does not offer a direct export feature, but you can manually copy content and recreate your site on another platform.

Is Google Sites secure for business use?
The webapp benefits from Google's robust security measures, making it a secure choice for business websites. However, it's essential to manage access permissions carefully.

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Google Sites is FREE to use. There are no monthly subscription fees for basic website creation and hosting. However, if you want to use a custom domain, you may need to purchase it separately.

Choose your Google Workspace pricing plan. Try it free for 14 days.

Business Starter Plan - $6 USD per user/month - 1 year
  • Custom and secure business email
  • 100-participant video meetings
  • 30 GB pooled storage per user
  • Security and management controls
  • Standard Support
Business Standard Plan - $12 USD per user/month - 1 year
  • Custom and secure business email
  • 150 participant video meetings + recording
  • 2 TB pooled storage per user
  • Security and management controls
  • Standard Support (paid upgrade to Enhanced Support)
System Requirements

Google Sites is a web-based application, which means it can be accessed on any modern web browser. There are no specific system requirements beyond having a stable internet connection.

  • Free to use with Google account.
  • User-friendly drag-and-drop editor.
  • Integration with other Google Workspace apps.
  • Collaborative features for team projects.
  • Support for custom domains.
  • Limited customization compared to some dedicated website builders.
  • Not suitable for highly complex or e-commerce websites.

Google Sites is a powerful and accessible website builder that caters to a wide range of users. Its simplicity and integration with Google Workspace make it an excellent choice for individuals, small businesses, educators, and collaborative projects. While it may not offer the same level of customization as some competitors, its ease of use and free pricing make it a compelling option for creating websites quickly and efficiently.

Whether you're a beginner looking to create a personal blog or a team collaborating on a project, it simplifies the web design process and allows you to bring your ideas to life with ease.

Also Available: Download Google Sites for Mac

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