Reviews and expert opinion OverBlog

Ari Esmond
Ari Esmond
Website Development Expert
OverBlog is a blog-focused website builder that offers a mobile app for editing your website on the go. It’s an easy-to-use platform with a free option as well as paid plans. The downside is that OverBlog is limited compared to other website builders. In truth, there are cheaper and better options. Read on to find out more.

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Pedro Bujo
Canada
2.0
Too many pop-ups

It used to be very good but now it's very hard to read the articles posted in this blog. There are so many pop-ups (the same one coming back every few seconds) that you don't even bother finishing the article you are reading. The other blogs show publicity next to the articles not instead of the articles. I find that for me it is more efficient. When an add appears when you are in the middle of reading an article, it is very frustrating and it doesn't make you feel like buying or even want to know about the product pe service that is advertised.

January 25, 2020
Teresa Whelan
Great Britain
2.0
My Over Blog,Com

I have lots of poems published on the blog, now I cannot reach the site and I am concerned as I would like to print them off and keep them, I don't know how this has happened how do I get them back?

July 10, 2018

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Bottom line on OverBlog

If you’re writing a blog as an online personal diary for your own eyes, OverBlog can get the work done quickly. But if you want to attract readers to your blog, you’d want to invest in a real website builder like Squarespace.

OverBlog does have various website themes to choose from, but there are only three of these if you’re on the free plan, and 32 if you’re on a higher-priced paid plan. Compared to Squarespace, which has over a hundred of templates available, OverBlog doesn’t give you many options.

Furthermore, your options to customize your theme (such as changing the colors, fonts, or layout) are limited at best with OverBlog. Meanwhile, fully functional website builders like the ones we tested in this comparison have dozens of customization options.

You can create non-blog web pages with OverBlog, but it’s hard to create a truly professional-looking site. The click-to-edit page editor is simpler than a drag-and-drop builder, and gives you limited options for adding content to your pages – text, images, links, quotes, video, audio, maps, and HTML.

OverBlog supports monetizing your blog with its Earnings feature, but don’t be fooled about what this means. You can’t sell anything via your OverBlog website. Instead, your website will display ads, and you can earn money if your visitors click on those ads. You can only use the Earnings feature if you have a paid plan with OverBlog. It’s not really worth upgrading just for this benefit.

OverBlog offers three paid plans – Comfort, Individual, and Business. Only the Individual and Business plans give you features like a custom domain name, Earnings, and support via email and live chat. On the free or Comfort plan, you’ll have an OverBlog subdomain (e.g., yourwebsite.over-blog.com), and the knowledge base will be the only support available to you.

Overall, OverBlog is functional but lacks many of the tools that other website builders have. I can’t really say it’s worth the relatively high prices for plans. I’d recommend trying a real website builder like Squarespace instead.

Ari Esmond
Ari Esmond
Ari is an experienced copywriter, editor, and digital marketing consultant. A creative at heart, Ari has 14 years’ industry experience and always aims to keep abreast of current trends and developments. He lives in the UK with his three beagles Zeke, Hope, and Sandy, who always make life interesting.

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