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Hi, I’m Steve and I try every website builder so you don’t have to.

I’ve built websites for the last 20 years— since I was 10 years old! My websites have been featured in Wired, The Next Web, Smashing Magazine, The Huffington Post and Forbes.

Me, Steve Benjamins

I am the developer, designer and writer behind Site Builder Report. You can read more about my story in an interview with IndieHackers.

Over the last 8 years I’ve written over 150,000 words about website builders— equal to the size of a large book. In that time Site Builder Report has grown quickly and is now read by 120,000+ people every month.

My work is supported by earning an affiliate commission when readers buy a tool based on my reviews. I'm committed to honesty and transparency. I only recommend website builders that I believe in. But that being said...

Read websites like mine with a healthy dose of skepticism. Affiliate review websites exist in an ethical gray area. For example, Squarespace is my most recommended website builder and I've had several other companies offer to pay me 4x what Squarespace pays me— as long as their website builder becomes my most recommended. I always tell them the same thing: I would only do that if I truly believed they had the best product.

Paying for a good review is common on review websites. So how can trust what you read? My advice is to give websites the sniff test.

Paying for a good review is common on review websites. So how can trust what you read? My advice is to give websites the sniff test.

A STAGGERING amount of affiliate review websites don't pass the sniff test. You don't have to be a detective to sniff this stuff out— you just have to read what they write and ask yourself: does this make sense?

The biggest clue to a dishonest review is vague language and effusive praise. Honest reviews clearly and directly explain the pros and cons. Fake reviews often hide behind buzzwords or give credit for something a company is supposed to be doing.

I've thought about writing a longer article explaining how to spot dishonest reviews— so let let me know if that would be interesting to you.

I live in Toronto with my wife Sarah and make music in my spare time. I'm also the cofounder of Atlist, a custom Google Maps maker. If you have any questions or comments, just send me an email. I love ideas to improve Site Builder Report, so don’t hesitate to send those!

Thanks,
-Steve Benjamins