PROS / The hosting plan provides unlimited storage.
CONS / The web hosting package does not include any email accounts.
VERDICT / Although Strikingly lacks a few tools the best website creation programs provide, it nonetheless offers strong marketing features and creation tools. It also has the flexibility to create single-page or multi-page websites.
Perhaps you've seen business sites that, instead of having multiple pages, offer a single page with information you scroll through to see or click a jump link to get to. This is becoming a trend in website design, and Strikingly offers website creation software that makes it easy to create this kind of site or a more traditional, multi-page site. It lacks some tools offered by other website builders but is overall a solid choice for business sites.
Based on our testing, we did not find this website builder as easy to use as other website creators on our lineup. The template choice is among the lowest of the website builders we looked at – 40 – as opposed to the hundreds most website solutions offer. However, you can customize the templates to fit your brand.
This software concentrates on the single-page format, which is increasingly popular. Unlike most website creators, which let you add pages, this software lets you choose between a single-page site, which scrolls down multiple sections, and the more traditional multi-page site. The menu lets you pull sections off a single-page site and make them a separate page, or add unique separate pages. You can also switch between the two types of sites without losing your work.
This website host and creator offers many marketing tools, such as search engine submission and metatags. However, unlike the best website creators, it does not automatically submit your website to search engines, but, instead, offers an easy way to do that from the control panel.
In addition to a shopping cart, you can program PayPal buttons, which is handy if you only have a few products and do not want to use the entire eCommerce platform. Strikingly earns top marks for its analytics, combining both Google analytics with its own proprietary analytics so you can discover what parts of your website are effectively generating traffic and interest and where your audience comes from. It does not offer advertising credits like many business website creation solutions do.
Strikingly's plans offer unlimited storage, making it a good choice for websites or stores that have a lot of memory-heavy items, like downloads or video. It allows you to create up to 20 pages per site. The website-building software does not include email addresses that match your domain, but you can purchase one from a third-party company. It has its own shopping cart solution as well.
After you sign up for the service, there is a wizard that walks you through how to make a website. The support section also offers videos and useful how-to instructions that you can access directly from the control panel. There's also live chat, email support and forums. Some plans have priority support service.
Strikingly offers website creation software that lets you make multi-page websites or more modern-looking, single-page sites. It only offers 40 template choices but has unlimited storage, a shopping cart solution and proprietary analytics. Overall, it's a good choice for creating a business website.
Contributing Reviewer: Karina Fabian