A couple of days ago, I received this email from Famepick - the company that owns Linkfolio:
Linkfolio is shutting down, and users (probably you) will lose their bio link pages on the 15th of October.
The best way to tackle this situation is to quickly find a suitable Linkfolio alternative and switch to it. And I am here to help with the “quickly finding” part.
I tested nearly 30 ‘link in bio’ tools some time ago. There sure are quite a few suitable alternatives to Linkfolio, BUT…
…We’ll not look at any of them in this article. (Read our best ‘link in bio tools’ article for those)
Instead, I’ll suggest the two best general ‘link in bio’ tool alternatives, not just Linkfolio alternatives.
Squarespace has its own (one of the top) ‘link in bio’ tool, Bio Sites. Yet, I’d recommend Squarespace, the website builder, over it to most people, especially if they already have a Squarespace website.
To make a bio-link page with Squarespace, you just have to add a page and give it a relevant slug (like ‘yourwebsite.com/links’ or ‘yourwebsite.com/learn-more’).
Things I like about Squarespace:
- Templates: Most Squarespace websites look fantastic, thanks to their beautiful templates. You can adapt one of the templates for your bio site.
- Blocks: You can add different blocks to a Squarespace website. For example, headlines, lists, galleries, images, quotes, videos, products, newsletter forms, calendars, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, RSS, etc.
- For Squarespace website owners, it’s free: You just have to make a new page.
Things I don’t like:
- Overkill: Squarespace is overkill and not worth the money IF you just need a bio link landing page. However, it’s absolutely worth it if you don’t have a website and want one. [Side Note: Pretty much everyone needs a website. Examples: photographers, copywriters, podcasters, artists, etc.]
- Personal: $16/month
- Business: $23/month
- Basic Commerce: $27/month
- Advanced Commerce: $49/month
Note: If you want to remove the header and footer of your Squarespace website and create a distraction-free landing page, you need to be on the Business plan or above.
Carrd is the perfect combination of a ‘link in bio’ website marker and a general-purpose website builder.
On the one hand, it has the ease-of-use and affordability factors of a ‘link in bio’ tool. And on the other, it has more features and customization options like a website builder.
Things I like:
- Affordability: Carrd is more affordable than most “link in bio tools.” Its Pro plan costs a mere $19/year. And if you don’t mind using a .carrd.co subdomain, you can use most of the Carrd features for free!
- Blocks: You can add text, list, image, buttons, video, links, audio, gallery, icons, table, timer, form, slideshow, and custom embeds.
- Templates: Carrd has awesome templates for most one-page websites, including for profile and landing pages:
Things I don’t like:
- One page only: Like most ‘link in bio’ website makers, you can only make a one-page website with Carrd.
- Learning curve: There’s an initial learning curve with Carrd. However, you can create a Carrd website effortlessly if you start with a template.
For annual plans:
- Pro Lite: $9/year
- Pro Standard: $19/year
- Pro Plus: $49/year