Google Sites claim to be a flexible and versatile website building platform to create different types of sites from scratch. It brings enough cloud-based capacity that makes it possible to centralize videos, slideshows, various formats of documents and more to create a professionally looking website despite the field or industry. Google Sites deliver a fully hosted platform, which means no third-party servers or additional software to maintain or deploy. Moreover, the platform comes with some fundamental benefits including the great capacity to operate across the operating systems.
Google Sites boast functionality and built-in control system that ensures site-level digital security. If you are a current system subscriber, though, you should know that Google is going to stop supporting the current Classic Sites version since September 1, 2021. This means that all websites created with the system before this date will no longer be viewable. If you wish your project to be accessible on the web, you should convert and publish them to the new version of the website builder before September 1, 2021. Don’t have such an intention? Then it makes sense to look for popular Google Sites alternatives out there.
If you still wish to use your Google Sites subscription, it is reasonable to find out what makes the platform good for beginners, who want to build a solid portfolio, company’s website or blog? We have reviewed some of the best Google Sites examples to showcase their benefits and features. They will let you decide whether the platform meets your requirements.
1. BNH Services
BNH Services delivers cloud development services in addition to graphics and web design. The homepage looks laconic and neat with all necessary sections clearly displayed in the header. The slider adds some dynamics to the page making it look up-to-date. Moreover, it connects a user with other website sections.
The site has its own blog. Although it looks not as bright and capturing as some more professional blogs, it still has blog archive that divides articles by months and years. The “About Us” section has the Google Map integrated with the page. The site makes a good impression though it still requires some corrections to make it look more professional especially when it comes to the blog.
Morto Park Hall has a non-profitable website that does not deal with e-commerce or services. Its mission is to display all core information about the church as well as represent the community. The website features several sections including:
- What We Believe page highlighting fundamental issues that describe the website owner;
- Meetings & Services – the page features time schedules and calendars of meetings and church services with a Month View Google Calendar feature;
- How to Find Us page has integrated Google Maps and the written address.
Although the website may seem to be a bit primitive, it has all necessary sections and features, Google Calendar with all meetings in one place, photos from church meetings, contact information, etc.
PCS Protection and Control Solutions offers a website that features good-looking design along with custom icons at Home and Services pages. They are used for stressing the core benefits, types of services and solutions the company provides. The general impression is not bad. The site looks professional due to the wise and simple structure. It is clear to the user what kind of info it is supposed to deliver.
Although it does not boast animation or UX design like some more professional sites, all sections are easy to locate. The Product section provides a full product description available in PDF files making it simple for the customer to download and keep the info in case of necessity.
Build with Google Sites, the website of HIJSA makes a good impression at first sight. Another proof that the platform lets users build a good-looking and stylish website. It looks extraordinary and capturing at the same time. The company deals with consultations and recommendations related to organizational structure and talent selection.
The website looks cheering and uplifting thanks to a flexible template. It has a blog section that is more professional if compared with website #1 on our list although it is still far from perfect. All articles have short previews, publication dates, and images. It makes the blog look a bit more professional. The website has social sharing buttons though one will hardly find them even if he wants to.
Best Robot US is the California-based Robot and AI Agency, which aims at digitalization of all the business processes. The company develops groundbreaking software products and services that convert human machine interaction to the new generation trends. The website of the company looks innovative and impressive, being created with regard to the main company specialization.
The project looks trendy, up-to-date and highly digitalized. The homepage offers lots of images and videos that present Sanbot (the robot itself) in action. It’s pretty interesting to watch the way it works and interacts with humans. Additionally, you will come across the potential industry applications of the product. There is also an opportunity to place an order directly at the website, having found out more about the robot and its possible uses in advance. Quite and interesting and unique offer available at Google Sites-powered website!
This is a solid website that represents a team of technology specialists working for DrPete Technology Experts. They offer professional assistance for those who are involved in the IT industry. At first glance, the homepage is pretty professional. It depicts all directions of the company’s competence. A user can choose the one he or she needs. The good news, we can now witness a good-looking blog built with Google Sites.
It is still far from being perfect due to the lack of preview and publishing data. At least, it has some structure and archive although there are no tags that could make the article search much easier. The website has the Team page with photos and short descriptions of all experts.
The official website of the Putnam Valley Federation of Teachers (PVFT) is created in the best traditions of the Google Sites website builder. The organization aims at improving the standards of the teaching profession, supporting and protecting its members and other industry-related issues.
The website contains the most urgent and up-to-date information about the Federation, its advantages, schedule, members, events. This info is conveniently organized into sections, where each user may find that very info he/she is looking for. These include Officers, Calendar, Minutes, Welfare Trust Fund, Mentoring Plan, Mentors, Benefits, Grievances, Resources etc. to simplify the search of the required into, the website allows using the search filter option. There is also access to social networks and a separate Donate section, where everyone can make donations to the Federation to support its activity and members.
Community School of Excellence (CSE) is a K-8 Hmong language and culture school located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The school is managed by the group of dedicated educators, community members and parents, who have the desire to start the school that provides world-class education for all its students.
The website of the CSE comprises functionality, informational value and ease of navigation. All the major menu sections are found in the left panel of the website, ranting access to all the related info. This is where you can browse the About Us section, Directory, Parents, Programs and Features, Media Center, Employment, Staff Resources etc. to discover the facts you are mostly interested in. Search filter option will help cut down the search time. The website also comes with school-related videos, photos, schedules and other must-have thematic elements.
This is a website dedicated to the upcoming event – Japan Day 2020 – that is going to be held in Auckland, New Zealand on February 9, 2020. The website delivers the essential info about the occasion, which is available all in one place. The info is regularly updated by the Japan Day committee to keep the potential visitors aware of the schedule of the event and its special features.
A convenient pop up menu grants access to the major website sections, namely Visitor Info, Galleries, Participation, Contacts, while the search filter option makes the search of the required information easy and quick. There is also access to the social media accounts, where all users may find the updated information about the Japan Day 2020. All in all. This is a worthy sample of the website launched with Google Sites.
Finally, we are reviewing the website of the Flanders Hotel Bruges located in Belgium delivers all the essential info about the accommodation and services tourists may avail here. This is the hotel recommended by theTrip Advisor to all users, who are looking for a luxurious, comfortable and stunning place to stop at while visiting the country.
The website includes all the required information about the hotel, namely the list of services and amenities offered, location description, video tours, awards list, detailed contacts, gallery etc. The integrated Google Maps widget makes the search of its exact location simple, easy and convenient. There are also a great opportunity to book the hotel accommodation directly at the website by filling out the integrated online form. The latter is available in several languages (English, Spanich, French, German and Dutch), which is convenient for foreign tourists. Social media accounts access and detailed contacts simplify the search of the required info, while lots of high quality photos give the website entertaining and visually-appealing look.
Jivrus is a Google Sites-powered website that has the only mission – to provide high end software products across the globe to enhance business success and productivity. The company focuses on Automation, Cloud, IoT, Analytics and Integration issues to help everyone get the most out of their business potential.
The entire website design just cannot but attracts user attention due to the stunning color palette. The bright combination of red and white colors makes users focus on the major info the website conveys. While scrolling down the website, you will come across the specification of company goals, products and solutions offered, user reviews and social network account buttons. As a Google Cloud Partner, Jivrus Technologies delivers only top notch solutions users need and value most. to find out more about the company and the products/services provided, you can also access the website menu. There is also an informative blog here that contains useful business-related info here.
12. Joshua Pomeroy
Finally, we are reviewing the website of Joshua Pomeroy – a professional graphic designer, artist and illustrator. With over 10 years of expertise, Joshua has helped lots of independent entrepreneurs and small businesses achieve their goals by means of creating compelling and visually-appealing content for their stunning presentation. Many of his Art and Design works are displayed at the website to let users see the real samples of his creative work.
The entire website design absolutely comes up to the author’s creative vision. It is impossible to pass by it without concentration on details and diving deep into Joshua’s works. They are bright and versatile, presenting his knowledge of digital tools and professionalism to the advantage in order to help users reach their goals. When browsing the website, you can also see the awards and achievements of its owner. There is also an opportunity to download some of his online courses on the separate web page. This is quite an appealing and quality sample of a website launched with Google Sites.
You can make a website with Google Sites whenever you need a simple site with some baseline features. The list of our samples proves that the platform still has much work to do. Its blogging features requires crucial updates while some templates look less professional if compared with other website builders. All themes are limited with options.
They all look the same though still reserve some customization and editing opportunities. A good thing is that Google Sites can be integrated with any of available Google apps from calendars and maps to Analytics. The platform is good for those who do not require much from their websites though still need a solid online presence.