SiteBlog, the latest brand to offer blog building, fills a different niche in the website building arena than you may expect. Unlike WordPress, where you supply the content and change the colours so it appears nicely, you have total control over the way your blog looks. Making use of the famed ‘Drag and Drop’ functionality, SiteBlog hand over aesthetic power to the blogger and not the building software.
SiteBlog is far from expensive. To get a domain, hosting and a drag and drop editor for a blogging experience, you’d pay much more elsewhere at just $4.99 per month. Tieing all the aspects of blogging together, like domain buying and software installing, SiteBlog also allows you to go a lot further if needs be. For example, if you want to tie in merchandise to your blog, or collect money for charity through PayPal, SiteBlog’s top plan at a mere $11.99 per month gives you this ability.
Although it’s just a souped-up blogging platform, security and reliability do not fall to the wayside. SiteBlog don’t promise or boast any uptime guarantees or figures, but in actuality, these mean nothing when it’s a new to market service. SiteBlog are integrated with Site Lock, a company which specialised in noticing and preventing cyber terrorism before it occurs, giving you a seal to display proudly on your site so you can show your customers their information is safe.
Support and Customer service, as you would expect from a new company, is provided solely by the representatives over email and via a knowledge base. There isn’t an existing customer base to form a forum, but we found their knowledge base to cover the standard issues, for example, getting started.
SiteBlog is much more than just a blogging platform, allowing their users full control of the looks of their site via a drag and drop site editor tool. This tool allows users to change the way their posts, home page, contact page… looks, plus add more at their discretion. You can add photos (SiteBlog comes with thousands of stock photos just in case you don’t have your own), icons, shapes, and many more. It’s everything you can expect from a top website builder product.