PROS / It's one of the few website builders that lets you export your site to a different web host.
CONS / The web host plan only provides one email address.
VERDICT / Weebly is the best choice when you need to create a website for your company. It provides first-rate tools, plus the hosting plans are excellent. And if you switch to a different host, you can export your site.
Weebly can help you make a website that reflects your company. It provides some of the best hosting, blogging and website building services in the market, yet is very easy to use. The interface is uncluttered and intuitive, and it offers one of the most complete feature sets we found.
Your website is a customer's first impression of your business. With its large selection of tools and sleek templates, Weebly helps you make a great impression. This, combined with its excellent marketing and analytics tools, earn Weebly our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.
Design & Multimedia
Weebly makes it easy for beginners to build a beautiful and useful website. Its interface is uncluttered, with large buttons and clearly indicated icons. Each icon offers a brief description of its function, so you know exactly what each tool does. In addition, a setup wizard gets you started.
If you choose, the wizard will walk you through setting up your site, help you select a template and introduce you to all of the web design tools. If you are an advanced user, you can easily skip the step-by-step setup and jump into building your website.
Weebly is a What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor, meaning you can see changes as you make them, rather than seeing only code. You build your website with the drag-and-drop tool. You can easily place images, videos and other media where you want it.
When you begin making your site, you can choose one of Weebly's 18 templates. Of the 10 services on our list, this was the fewest number of templates; most services offer hundreds. Even though Weebly's selection of templates is limited, each one is mobile responsive. This means the software automatically converts your website to fit the screen of whatever device your visitor uses when viewing your website.
This service also offers a mobile website builder. You can edit your site from any internet-connected smartphone or tablet. There is also a multiple editor feature, which means that multiple people can edit your website without having to share one login.
Weebly lets you host a blog on your website. Blogs are a good way to keep customers informed about news and developments with your company, plus it boosts your site's visibility in search engines with relevant SEO material.
There is also a password-protected page option that lets you publish information but limits who can access it – a great tool for members-only pages. Finally, if you want to brand your site, Weebly lets you remove the Weebly logo from the webpage footer and add your own.
Once your site is completed, Weebly offers a few marketing and advertising tools, such as search engine submission, that increases the visibility of your site by Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Weebly lets you add metatags to every page on your website. It will also upload your site to search engines, so your business appears in search results. When you sign up, you receive marketing credits. These credits can be used to purchase paid ads in search engines and social media platforms like Facebook.
This website builder works with Google Analytics and Webmaster to analyze how your site is doing. Weebly also has its own analytics, which you'll find in your dashboard. The combination of analytics can help you fully analyze your audience's behavior, see where visitors are coming from and what search terms are bringing visitors to your webpage.
If you sell items or services, you can use PayPal buttons or Weebly's proprietary shopping cart to sell your products or services online. In addition, it works with Google Maps so customers can find your store.
We reviewed Weebly's Business package. This package offers unlimited storage, and you can create an unlimited number of websites with unlimited webpages using one account. Weebly is one of the few services that lets you create as many websites as you want under one account.
Its main drawback, though, is that it only offers a custom domain name and one custom email address free for one year. We were disappointed only one custom email address was included, as more would be incredibly useful for a growing business. You can elect to purchase your domain from a different host, however, and export the site if you prefer.
Help & Support
If you need help, you can contact customer support via live chat, email and telephone. If your question is not urgent, you can visit the user forums or watch one of the many tutorials the company offers.
Weebly is the best website builder in the market. It offers a full design suite, complete with mobile editing and the ability to create logins for multiple editors. Beyond that, it offers an extensive set of tools that help you market your site once it is completed.
The only area that was lacking was the hosting platform. We would like to see more than one custom email included; however, this is a relatively insignificant drawback when compared with the high-quality package that Weebly offers, and if it's an issue later, you can export your website to a different host.
Contributing Reviewer: Karina Fabian