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Google Sites Review

Best used as an intranet to connect Google products.

My work is supported by affiliate commissions. Last Updated Jul 31 2017

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Google Sites (both classic and new) is best understood as a way to build collaborative websites and intranets that integrate Google Apps, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Maps, Forms and more.

Google Sites has lots of collaboration tools built-in— such as permissions and collaborative documents. This makes it a natural intranet builder. To take advantage of this your organization should already use Google Apps (though not necessary).

You'll be frustrated if you try to use Google Sites for building a business website. It's just not meant for that. Sure you could try to make it work— it's free after all— but you'll almost certainly be frustrated. The themes are too simple and feature set is just not designed around that. You're better off using one of these website builders.

In conclusion: Google Sites is best suited for building collaborative websites and intranets that connect Google products. Follow this rule and you'll be happy.

Written By Steve Benjamins

I'm the sole writer, designer and developer for Site Builder Report. Over the the last 4 years I’ve written over 100 in-depth reviews— which, at over 100,000 words, is the size of a big book. In that time Site Builder Report has grown quickly. Today over 60,000 people every month use it to choose a website builder. Read More »

Google Sites Review History

  • Mar 18 2016 New review published.
  • Nov 2 2016 Review checked for accuracy.
  • Jul 31 2017 Review checked for accuracy.

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