Build a Website with Google

Introduction:It has been determined that Google is a female:before you can complete your sentence,she begins to guess and suggest.

We don't know about Google's sex,but we do know about one thing:Google can do everything for us,including Websites,and we will discover it on the current article.

Free Google Website Advantages

  • It is FREE.
  • It is responsive (ready for mobile).
  • It loads so fast compared with other website builders.
  • It doesn't require any technical knowledge.
  • Google Search will like your Website and it means better search score.

Setting up your Google Website

The first thing we need to make sure is to have a Google account and to be signed on it. In case we still don't have a Google account you can create it here.

  1. Go to Google sites.
  2. Click on the plush sign located on the right bottom corner.

Customizing the home page

On the left side of the screen you can see the preview of your home page. On the right side you will see a panel with the different tools and options.

This editor is called "Visual Designer Editor". It means that you can edit your website on the fly and to have the same visualization as your visitors.

  1. Click on the title and add a new one.
  2. From the right panel find the layouts and drag the layout that you like to the body of the page.
  3. Now insert the text and upload some images.
  4. Now go with your mouse to the footer of the page and click on "Insert Footer".
  5. Add the text that you wish.

Adding inner pages

Now it is time to add the inner pages for our website. 

  1. On the right panel click on Pages.
  2. Now click on the plus sign to add a new Page.
  3. Name it "Contact".
  4. On the right panel Select Insert.
  5. Now Select Forms.
  6. Click on "Client Form".
  7. Click on Insert.
  8. Repeat the previous steps to add different pages (select other components beside forms).

Publishing your free Google website

Now it is time to add the inner pages for our website. 

  1. On the top right corner click on Publish.
  2. Enter the name of your website and confirm.

Checking our new website

Now it is time to add the inner pages for our website. 

  1. On the top right corner click on the arrow icon at side of Publish text.
  2. Click on "View published site".
    Your website URL will be something like:https://sites.google.com/view/my-super-website

 

Customizing and improving my Google website

Now that your website is online,you will be able to go to the admin panel and do any change you want. Once you are ready you just click the Publish button.

In this case we will easily upgrade our design.

  1. On the right panel we click on themes.
  2. We choose the theme we like.
  3. Ready,we can publish and check how it looks live the new design.

Conclusion

We already talked about the advantages of Google Websites and we just want to mention here a few negative points you might consider:

  • Your URL will be a subdomain (this is not professional if you are launching any online business).
  • Your website will have some text promoting Google Websites tool.

Building a free website with Google won't take us more than 1 hour even if we are not technology experts. Isn't it great?

Just always remember once you want to upgrade to a better site you can check our guide to make a website updated to 2019.

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