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Pros / You get premium customer support with any paid package.

Cons / You cannot export your website to another hosting service.

 Verdict / Yola is a good website builder for those who don't have a lot of experience with building websites. However, it's not the best choice for those whose needs may exceed what Yola offers, especially because you cannot export your website if you choose another hosting service.

A website builder and hosting service like Yola makes it easy to get started with your company's website. Yola has almost everything you need to build a website from start to finish; however, it's missing a few key features to not only make it easier but better.

On the plus side, Yola offers more than 250 templates for you to start designing your website. Some of these themes are responsive templates, which ensures your website scales to look the same whether visitors are viewing your site on a desktop or mobile phone.

Getting started with Yola isn't the easiest experience. This website maker doesn't offer a wizard, and the SEO tools aren't the most intuitive. However, when you create your website, you can drag and drop images, text, and other media right where you want it.

Although there are useful editing tools, like a complete image editor, which lets you make changes to your images without using a third-party software app like Photoshop, Yola is missing key tools and options. For example, you cannot add other users to edit your website along with you. Instead, you have to share one login.

You get some expected marketing tools from this website builder. Yola automatically names your webpages, and you can add metatags for SEO, plus it integrates with social media. You can also analyze your website's data using Google Analytics and Yola's own analysis tools, which is why this is one of the best website builders out there.

Yola won't let you export your website if you ever choose a different hosting company. So, be sure that Yola provides everything you need for your business's website, even after a growth spurt, because you'll have to start over if you go elsewhere.

We reviewed Yola's Silver plan for hosting and found it satisfactory for a small business that's just starting out. You get 5GB of storage and a free domain name for one year. Yola doesn't offer free email addresses, which could be a problem if you need those emails for different departments or employees.

Support with Yola is thorough. It offers seminars for beginners, an online knowledgebase and premium support so you get priority with your emails to the support team. When we contacted Yola via live chat, representatives were quick to respond.

  • Ease of Use
  • Analytics Score
  • Number of Templates
  1. This score reflects the software's usability.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 9  Yola
    79.0 %
  3. 1  Weebly
    94.0 %
  4. 2  Wix
    92.0 %
  5. 92.0 %
  6. Category Average
    88.2 %

Summary

Yola tries to be an easy website builder with seminars for new users, but it misses the mark by not including a setup wizard and intuitive SEO tools. However, it has drag-and-drop functionality and a built-in image editor. Yola prevents you from exporting your website if you ever change hosting services, so you're either locked into using Yola or you'll have to start over with your website if you leave.

Contributing Reviewer: Amy Smith

Yola Silver Visit Site