Yola Review: Its Strength Is Support
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This website builder certainly lets its sunny South African and Californian roots shine through: the company has a very friendly appearance. Yola puts a lot of weight into its support by offering telephone support for new customers — something you don’t see with many providers.
Basically they seem to want to provide a simple, fool-proof option for beginners. In addition to the free plan there is Yola Bronze ($59.40 per year) or Yola Silver ($99 per year, domain name included). One of the biggest drawbacks of the Bronze plan is that Yola’s branding in the footer will not be removed.
They also provide an e-commerce option. The web store is based on the powerful Ecwid plug-in that lets you sell both physical and digital goods while offering a wide range of payment options. It’s $19.95 per month and includes all Silver features.
With Yola Gold ($199 per year, domain name included) you also get a Facebook-publishing tool, directory submissions and an application that helps you improve your SEO (search engine optimization).
We’re here to tell you if Yola is worth it.
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No custom domain, maximum of 3 pages. It has a Yola ad in the footer.
Unlimited pages, 2 GB of storage and a custom domain name. The Yola ad in the footer isn't removed.
The cheapest ad-free plan. Up to 25 websites.
Unlimited storage, bandwidth and pages plus advanced SEO options.
Monthly prices for 1-year contracts. Domain included in selected packages.
Pros and Cons of Yola
Good value for multiple websites
The Silver plan includes up to 25 websites, which is very good value.
We have mixed impressions of this website builder. On the one hand it is easy and fun to work with. On the other hand it is only suitable for very flat websites, due to structural limitations in its templates.
Its support was fast and reliable, so this product may be just right if you want to be able to talk to someone on the phone. For everyone else we would recommend one of Yola’s more affordable competitors which offer better value overall.
Yola’s online store can certainly impress and if you are planning on getting involved in e-commerce now or in the future, this will be definitely something worth considering.
Yes, but you will have to purchase the domain names separately.
Four individual pages is the limit, unfortunately.
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We keep our content up to date
17 Dec 2021 - Mobile app rating added.
17 Jan 2017 – We added the restore & backup feature in the table
16 Sep 2015 – There isn’t an integrated blog and templates are very limited.
14 Mar 2013 – We added information about password protection.
12 Feb 2013 – Yola essentially renders the free plan useless by imposing a three page limit.
07 Mar 2012 – Review of Yola’s online store added
11 Jan 2012 – Pricing updates, mobile website version
21 Jul 2011 – Complete update of the review
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