Publish your passions, your way.

Made for

Blogging and G Suite users, digital journaling and archiving

Not for

Business sites, heavy customization

 
Free
Pricing details

Features

Setup

Tools:
  •  DIY
  •  Drag & Drop Editor (WYSIWYG)
  •  Injectable HTML
  •  Injectable CSS
Design:
  • Themes: 30+ free
  • Stock Photos: none
  • Mobile: Responsive templates

Website Management

Admin:
  •  Domain Name
  •  Hosting (free)
  •  Portability
  • Email: G Suite integration
  • Pages: Unlimited
  • Storage: Unlimited
SEO:
  •  Indexable
  •  Custom URLs
  •  Custom page titles
  •  Meta-tagging

Integrations

Operational:
  •  Social Media (icons)
  •  Analytics (Google Analytics)
  •  Marketing
  •  Files (Google Drive)
Industry Specific:
  • AdSense advertising integration

Support

Contact:
  •  Phone
  •  Online Chat
  •  Email
Resources:
  •  Active User Community
  •  Tutorials
  •  Forums

Pricing

This blogging tool comes for free from Google, but you'll still have to pay a registrar if you want a custom domain.

Basic info

 
Free

Reviews

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Survey Response
Nov 16 2016

Lack of Templates

3.5

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
2.5
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Free version
 
Kansas City, Missouri
The Review

Recommendations:

I would recommend it to people as a good place to start. If you want a more customized option I would probably tell them to look elsewhere but for a basic page, it's a good site with no fees.

Experience:

Blogger has a lack of templates to choose from. I wanted more options. There's a lack of ability to customize without knowing advanced coding. I had trouble first learning my way around when building my site, and a tutorial would have been really helpful. Not really knowing how to increase the traffic to my site was stressful. I had some trouble adding images and getting their placement right on the page where I wanted them. I believe I'm using pretty much all the features offered or at least that I know about. I have a main page with a few secondary pages and have added several photos to my page. I have the tracking information which tells me how many visitors I've received to the page. It has performed a little under my expectations but it is still a good tool for being free. I have received the benefit of being able to share my work with a wider audience and being able to have a place to direct people to when asked.

Pros:

It was free and fairly simple to use. It's been a good tool for me because I didn't have to start out by spending a lot of money and I learned some basics about running my own page. It's helped me reach a wider audience than I would have on my own.

Cons:

I would like the ability to better customize my page without having to know advanced coding and HTML. More layouts and designs would be nice, as would having the option to add a photo gallery which I don't believe currently exists. More articles and tutorials to help me learn more about all the tools they offer and articles that tell me how to boost traffic to my page would also be appreciated.

 
Survey Response
Nov 16 2016

Simple and Popular

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Free version
 
Transportation
 
Ellicott City, Maryland
Associate
The Review

Recommendations:

I think it would be perfect for first time bloggers, but if you have website building experience and want to highly customize your site, you might want a more powerful platform.

Experience:

I chose this site because I heard it was easy to use and made website creation simple for beginners. As someone with limited website building experience, I wanted to choose a popular site because I knew that if I had issues setting up features it would be easier to look up forums discussing how-to's for a popular site. I generally use just the standard features they offer for free. Nothing too fancy, but I have inserted HTML code to add buttons linking to other blogs. The website has performed well. It is easy to use, arrange and rearrange, and to add features. For blogging, it is a good website because many of the templates they offer are tailored towards blogs.

Pros:

It offers simple but elegant templates tailored towards blogs to make a site look "put-together" with little skill or effort.

Cons:

Sometimes the site is slow to respond when making updates and changes.