There are many more advantages of using the Homestead website company for building Internet pages than disadvantages. If you have been using the SiteBuilder and interacting with the support staff for any length of time, then you understand how simple the system is to use and how efficient the staff members are.
The tech support is amazing!
I can never remember a time when I called the companies tech support and did not receive top-quality professional service. The answers to my questions about using the Site Builder program, for the most part, have been very accurate. Any issue that may have arisen was resolved in an expedient manner.
The text help section is easy to understand
A few times, as I was learning how to do special things with the website creator, I had to refer to the help section. What I discovered is that the content is well written and easy to understand.
You really can start building a website in minutes
For the person just learning how to build a website, the Homestead SiteBuilder provides an easy to use point, click and drag system. No HTML code knowledge or study is required.
There are hundreds of templates to choose from. They are very organized into various categories so it is easy to find one to work with your market niche. Templates are available for musicians, doctors, dentists, real estate companies, restaurant, and hundreds of others.
Build your pages by starting with a blank page
You can completely design and build your web page from scratch.
The learning center is packed with useful information
Everything that you need to get started and pointed in the right direction is available in the learning center. Once you have a handle on the basics there are plenty of materials to move you into an intermediate level of building Intuit/Homestead websites.
The newsletter or email list feature is such an added bonus
I use the newsletter feature to collect opt in email addresses and then send out newsletters and daily readings to thousands of subscribers with a couple of simple to use operations. This is a giant plus for this website creator package. Other hosting companies do not have this benifit.
The five fully operational email accounts are wonderful
Included in the package I have, the Homestead website company provides me with five email accounts. This means that if I have five .com domains, I have an email system for each one. Here's an example of what I mean if I have a site called Flowers.com, I can have an email account named Jordy@flowers.com <mailto:Jordy@flowers.com>.
The Real Tracker Statistics updates instantly
If you use Google Analytics you have to wait 24 hours to view your websites traffic statistics. The free Real Tracker statistics program provides instant updates on what is happening with your websites traffic. This system is extremely informative and easy to use too.
Everything in the Intuit/Homestead main account and the Site-Builder has a simple and clean design. None of the pages inside your main account are designed to cause the user to sift through hundreds of different options to find what your looking for. The other thing I like is the page designs don't have flashing things all over trying to grab your attention.
The "in house" blog provides excellent insight into using the many of the features available inside the SiteBuilder but the information that is posted there is not limited to just what the company offers its users. There is information about other useful resources on the Internet that can be integrated with their system to help us achieve success on the Internet.
Paypal is so easy to implement
Once you set up an account with Paypal the SiteBuilder has an Icon that you click and “BAM” you can set up a way for visitors to purchase your products quickly and easily.
This is a high quality library of photos which includes thousands of totally free pictures that you can add to you pages. The system also has a built in photo optimization feature so you can change the file size of your pics.
Inside the Site-Builder, you can custom make forms for your website visitors to submit information with. This feature is easy to use and provides webmasters with large text boxes, single line text boxes, a drop down menu, check boxes, submit buttons, reset buttons and several other options to choose from. All of the information gathered from your visitors gets send to you email account of choice.
The Homestead website builder member Forums
This is an extremely useful community of Intuit SiteBuilder users and professional web designers who are available to help with any questions that are related to creating an Internet presence. It's also a wonderful place to make friends too. It is an unlimited informational source for people who want to advance in their website building skills.
This review of the Homestead website builder company and the SiteBuilder program does not even touch the surface of the hundreds of benefits and features that this company provides to its users. I did not mention the RSS capabilities which allow you to add blog feed URLs and display them on your website. I did not give the details of how easy it is to add Adsense or Youtube videos to your pages either. The web builder comes equipped with audio tools, the ability to upload HTML files, word documents, PDF files and many photo effects. Every website builder has its own DNA, so to speak, and this one is loaded with many easy to use features and simple to understand website design methods.