What is Google Sites?

"Google Sites is a structured web page-creation tool for making a team-oriented sites where multiple people can collaborate and share files."

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube), and new free-form content.
It is possible to launch an intranet for the company, a project site for the team or a portal for customers with this site builder. All without writing a single line of code.


Google Sites scored 90/100 in the Easy Website Builders category. This is based on user satisfaction (84/100), press buzz (87/100), and other relevant information on Google Sites gathered from around the web.

The score for this service has declined over the past month. What is this?

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Google Sites Product Overview

  • Custom Domain Name Mapping: Owners of both personal Google accounts and Google Apps for Business accounts are allowed to map their Google Site to a custom domain name.

  • Google-powered search to find content across Sites.

  • Multi-tier Permissions and Accessibility: There are three levels of permissions within Google Sites: Owner, Editor and Viewer.


Languages: English

Google Sites Pricing Plans


Other pricing information:

For business use:
Google Apps: $5 per user per month, or $50 per user per year.
Google Apps with unlimited storage and Vault: $10 per user per month, or $120 per user per year.

Credit card required: No

Google Sites FAQs

Who are the main user groups of Google Sites?

Users are individuals and companies that need their internal sites.

What is Google Sites generally used for?

This service is generally used for creation company intranet sites and team project platforms.

What platforms does Google Sites support?

The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

What are some applications Google Sites is commonly used in tandem with?

It is commonly used in tandem with other tools from Google apps suite.

Does Google Sites integrate with any other apps?

Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so users can insert videos, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto their Google Sites pages.

Does Google Sites offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Group email aliases (support@yourcompany.com) are included free and don't count as users.
Google Sites users can easily invite anyone with a Google Account to be able to edit/share the whole site, or just individual pages. They can take advantage of Google Groups, too, to enable a particular group of people access to a subset of pages within the website.

Does Google Sites offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

They offer phone and email support, as well as help desk.

Does Google Sites offer an API?

It offers an API.

Google Sites User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.2/5 based on 12 user ratings.
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More Than Just a Simple Website Creator

// District Staff Development Coordinator at Ramapo Indian Hills High School District

What do you like about Google Sites?

With the NEW Google Sites update a lot has changed for the better. Everything is simple, working similarly to Wix with click and drop features, or click and drag options. With the simple and modern layout, Sites creates a "stream" or "feed" website that allows the user to scroll down to access anything that is needed. However, there is a lot of customization options if you get creative with it. I love how simple it is to embed or integrate other Google tools, such as Slides, Docs, and Maps. Youtube video embed and you can even go as far as to embed third party tools such as Polleverywhere/Padlet/Flipgrid, etc. For teachers, this is a powerful piece, giving teachers the ability to create interactive, self-paced lesson plans for students. Being a site, it then becomes mobile, accessible from any location on a mobile device. great for the student who is absent. Another great feature is the ability to grab data/results from a Google Form and embed them into a Google Site.

What do you dislike about Google Sites?

If you are looking for an elaborate website builder, with a plethora of customization tools/features, this isn't it. I wish you could edit the colors/frame design. Google wants to keep it simple, which is a big proponent to what they are doing and have created with Sites, especially the newer version. However, if there were more ways to edit the look and feel of the site, I think this would be an added bonus that even basic website creators are looking for.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sites solve?

Education. I have used it for a number of different things. Students have created their own Sites on a topic and part of a project/assignment. I have used it to create sites for our school/district. I have also used it for Digital Playlists/Lesson Plans, interactive features, Data Dumps, and digital portfolios. The fact that this lives in the Google Ecosystem and connects to your drive, allowing you to share with others and edit together is powerful.


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
4/5
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Google Sites Review

// CEO at Zealmat Tech Blog

What do you like about Google Sites?

- Google Sites has a lot going for it. I know an eCommerce store owner who started and ran her store for 2 years before she began to look for a new solution (though it took a lot of hacking around with PayPal scripts).

- Sites is fully integrated with Google’s products. With the new Google Sites, it even has all the same Material Design conventions of Google’s other products.

- Google Sites is simple and straightforward to use.

- Like security, Google handles your speed considerations. The resulting HTML / CSS product is lean on fast servers and available worldwide.

What do you dislike about Google Sites?

- Google Sites’ design features are sorely limited.

- Google Sites’ marketing features are sorely limited as well. As a professional marketer, this negative is particularly glaring.

- All Google Sites use https://sites.google.com/[yoursitename] as the default domain name. Unlike Classic Google Sites, there is no option to add a custom domain name.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sites solve?

Actually google sites has been a great benefit to my small business which I had little capital to start like buying hosting and a domain name.

Google site has help me grow more audience and I have made lot of money from my Google sites because I use my own google site to teach people so I gain money from my affiliate placed links on my site


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Customer service
5/5
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Internal Portals made easy

// HR Business Partner at Quantum Spatial

What do you like about Google Sites?

We've been able to host a repository of information for our employees, upload a variety of documents, into one well packaged site. A one stop shop if you will. It's great to have the ability for emplyoees to access information within our organization

What do you dislike about Google Sites?

Some of our more data-heavy sites that hold a lot of useful information can be slow to load, and sometimes difficult to edit.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sites solve?

Google docs are great for sharing stuff. Google sites makes sharing that stuff easy and organized!


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
4/5
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A simple way to host a personal or business website

// System Integrator / DevOps at vrTech Trade

What do you like about Google Sites?

The service is great for personal use, especially if you want to publish an electronic resume or portfolio. The advantage of using the site in quality and ease of maintenance. Reliable and easy to use service. When working with a site that I like, the program is quickly updated, and it can be used by several employees.
For me, there is an advantage that everything I'm working on, I can see and change in real time. Therefore, teamwork with the team will be more convenient and productive. Service is simple in its work, so if you create a website, do not even doubt that you will succeed.

What do you dislike about Google Sites?

Disadvantage, I would call the setting, which is a bit limited. For example, when you use a template for your portfolio and make some changes, you can not completely get rid of the entire template.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Google Sites solve?

Thanks to this software, we were able to create a new site in one day. This saved our work. We have no doubt that our sites look amazing on any screen, from desktop to smartphone. We are glad that we are working with such tools.


Usefulness
5/5
Ease of use
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Customer service
3/5
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use it alot

// Administrator at Self-Employed

What do you like about Google Sites?

I been using google sites for quiet some time now and been very pleased with the service...

What do you dislike about Google Sites?

they should add more templates and make it more user friendly.... also, java popups scripts didn't seem to work


Usefulness
4/5
Ease of use
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Customer service
3/5
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