I would recommend the Google's search engine before any other and the free website creator as one of the easiest available especially for beginners.
I have all the Google accounts and it just made sense to use Google Sites, besides the fact that it was free. I have had no major problems with Google and it just seemed the way to go. I use Google Plus, the website builder, and the search engine. I have had no problems with Google's website builder. I have a website and email through Google.
It is easy to use and incorporate into what I need or what I am doing. For what I need, it just about does it all!
Right now it meets my needs and I cannot think of anything at this time to improve it.