Video: Google Sites vs Wix
Last updated: January 30, 2018
Google Sites is a structured wiki- and web page- creation tool offered by Google as part of the Google's Productivity suite. Unlike most alternatives Google Sites is free.
Create a free website with Wix.com. Customize with Wix' free website builder, no coding skills needed. Choose a design, begin customizing and be online today! 100s of fully customizable HTML5 templates available in every category. We make it fun to create your own site - it’s hassle-free, and you don’t need any coding skills. Wix free open-source alternatives are Wordpress, Drupal.
Face to face in the news:
2017 - Website builder Wix acquired art community DeviantArt. Beware Google Sites
Website builder Wix has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and art/design enthusiasts for $36 million. Wix said that it will continue to operate DeviantArt as a standalone site, but it will also use it to boost its own business in a couple of ways. First, DeviantArt users will get access to Wix’s web design tools to build out more dynamic online presences. These tools do not only cover design, but commerce and other features for running businesses online. Second, Wix will open up DeviantArt’s repository of art and creative community to the Wix platform, giving Wix’s users access to that work to use in their own site building.
2011 - Google wants to mobilize business sites to strike back at Wix
For those businesses that still don't realize that the great majority of their customers coming (or would like to come) to their site via smartphones, Google launched the new initiative GoMo. This service allows you to see how your site looking in the mobile browser and find an appropriate service for building mobile site version (Google Sites is also in the list). Who should think about the mobile site version? First of all, it's online stores. Because browsing stores on a smartphone - is the most popular activity among those sitting in a toilet. Second, that are local businesses: cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops, medical services, hair salons, car repair ... - all the things that city visitor or local inhabitant may need.
In addition to mobile site, local businesses should also care about presence on online maps (such as Google Places) and GPS-enabled local-services (such as Foursquare, Google Offers). And of course, do not forget about mobile Adwords advertising, which will attract people searching something related to your business on a smartphone.