At Tech.co, we believe tech matters. Making the right choice about which technology to invest in can be the difference between chasing or pacing your competitors.
To determine which website builders are the best available, we conduct in-depth research and user testing, on a regular basis. This ensures we can give you the best recommendations and the best chance of success, when setting up your website.
This research was last updated on: January 05, 2023
How we create our scores
As part of our testing process, each website builder is judged on a range of factors that we know are important to you. These include:
“Our website builder recommendations are based on independent tests and user feedback. Your website matters, and that's why our website builder results table reflects our rigorous tests and assessments.” — Natasha Willett, Senior Tech.co Researcher (BSc, MA, MMRS)
First up, we test how easy it is to get started with each website builder. As well as trying out the process ourselves and judging each step, we challenge users of varying expertise to do the same, then evaluate their feedback. What works for a confident coder won't be perfect for a first-timer, but our tests reflect a range of expertise levels and feedback.
In case you get stuck, we also assess the quality and range of support options offered by each website builder. Whether you need email support, phone assistance, live chat or help guides, what matters most is you get the help you need, promptly.
Our tests cover the features offered by each website builder, from the number of templates available to help you design your site, to the range of plug-ins and third-party apps on offer. These kinds of features can help your website to succeed and stand out from the crowd.
Value for money
Finally, we make a value for money assessment, to help you decide which website builder deserves your investment. The best website builder features never come for free, but it's only a small monthly fee to create your perfect site.
Making sense of the data
After weighing up each of these factors in detail, we assign numerous ratings for each aspect under consideration and determine overall scores for every website builder, with sub-scores that highlight their strengths and weaknesses. We then digest this data into easy to understand guides to help you make the right choice for your needs.
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