Good insight, however, you have mentioned that on Google Sites it is easy to use Google Adsense. What I read on Google Sites terms and conditions that no advertising is allowed on their platform. Google Adsense can only be used for websites deployed on Google Cloud, which is a paid platform.
Google Sites does the job for a simple website without any features
Funny how you guys show the "Get a Wix website" pop-up. Seems biased to me :D and this is just the option that gives you the highest commission. As stated above, google Sites does the job for a simple website without many features. You can use it to write blogs, present your services and products (not sell them though) and have your virtual business card in place. Why spend money on more if you don't need more?
I use Google sites for fun, and it meets my needs... mostly. The problem is that there's no way to put a comment in there. Basically, I have to create a Google form, copy the link, and then create a button on my site and put the link in it! I have to check my email all the time for comment forms, and then manually put the comment on my website! It's exhausting, and unlike other websites, the comment won't be there immediately! But besides that, and no blogging tools, I like Google sites.
It's very good IF you have the appropriate context
My business use Google Sites and I'm happy. To evaluate a product, you need criteria.
- Fast to build (imply less functionality)
- Secure for informative website (no vulnerable stuff to manage)
- Very easy to put in place (no server or infrastructure)
- Cost effective
I was ready to accept many constraints, like.
- Simple design
- No application (informative website)
Google sites respond to all my criteria.
Can I find a better solution? Yes, absolutely. But, it will require more efforts...
I'm very disappointed, My old site was simple and looked good. Now you can't select the typeface you have to go with a Theme with less choice. The conversion has done all sorts of nasty things to my site. It's an archive for an old art project space I ran and I don't want to have to redesign the whole site a fresh. It reflected the time it was designed. The atmosphere of my old site has been destroyed.
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