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271 Ratings
64 Ratings
Top Rated
271 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
64 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    8.6

    Squarespace

    86%

    Tumblr

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Squarespace ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    8.6
    86%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    7.7

    Squarespace

    77%

    Tumblr

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Squarespace ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    7.7
    77%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    7.8
    78%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    8.5

    Squarespace

    85%

    Tumblr

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Squarespace ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    8.6
    86%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    8.7
    87%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Admin section

    8.5
    85%
    84 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page templates

    8.9
    89%
    85 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    8.1
    81%
    83 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    8.6
    86%
    81 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form generator

    8.3
    83%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    8.0

    Squarespace

    80%

    Tumblr

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Squarespace ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    8.3
    83%
    65 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO support

    8.4
    84%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk management

    7.7
    77%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    7.6
    76%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    7.8
    78%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Squarespace is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • Tumblr is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Squarespace

    84%
    85 Ratings
    8.5

    Tumblr

    85%
    14 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings
    9.1

    Tumblr

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Tumblr

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Squarespace

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Tumblr

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Squarespace

    I have a gorgeous website that I made myself, thanks to Squarespace. I'm able to integrate marketing emails, SEO, analytics, online carts, pretty much instantly. If you want to get started fast, it's really great. I think if you want to customize square space and you're having trouble, it would be most helpful to hire a square space designer. That's what I would have done in retrospect.
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    Tumblr

    Tumblr can be complicated when it comes to using it in a work setting. With the privacy options being somewhat limited, you will want to make sure that your staff are only sharing information that they are comfortable with in the public realm. You'll need to put some effort into designing an appropriate policy that covers the use of Tumblr and what content can be shared. If you're simply finding a way to engage staff and perhaps show outsiders what it is like to work at your organization, it can be used quite effectively, but you have to be mindful of how involved it gets.
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    Pros

    Squarespace

    • Stupid simple to use. I know very creative people who cannot code and this is probably the easiest ever platform for them!
    • Pretty website templates and great functionality with showing off portfolios.
    • They've already figured out what are the problems that non-coding people have when creating websites and they've figured out a simple solution for all of it.
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    Tumblr

    • Intuitive ease of use. It was easy to set up and get the account running immediately.
    • Simplicity. Adding text, pictures and video was easy.
    • Look &amp; Feel. For the low maintenance approach we were aiming for, we were surprised that the site actually looked pretty slick.
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    Cons

    Squarespace

    • As a wine company it would really love it if Squarespace had an easy plugin for wine club subscriptions.
    • Squarespace would be awesome if it could automatically take your photos that you upload on the site and optimize them for the web and for the website.
    • I do wish we could have more than two contributors for the basic website costs.
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    Tumblr

    • It can be hard to get followers, similar to Twitter.
    • Also similar to Twitter, its possible to get followers that are in no way interested in your business and seeking to promote themselves.
    • If you want to use Tumblr to promote your products online, it can be a trial and error process that can be frustrating for businesses that have little experience with photography.
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    Pricing Details

    Squarespace

    Starting Price

    $12 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Squarespace editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Personal: $12/month (paid annually) $16/month (paid monthly) Business: $18/month (paid annually) $26/month (paid monthly) Basic Commerce: $26/month (paid annually) $35/month (paid monthly) Advanced Commerce: $40/month (paid annually) $54/month (paid monthly)

      Tumblr

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Tumblr editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Squarespace

        Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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        Tumblr

        Because of its ease of use - both on desktop and mobile - and the perks of being able to schedule a post for future release, Tumblr is a tool that we plan to continue using in the long term. Despite feeling like a primairly one-sided tool, it can also start conversations online, which is something for which we are always striving.
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        Usability

        Squarespace

        It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
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        Tumblr

        Tumblr is an easy to use tool. If you're looking for a simple platform that isn't complicated Tumblr works well. There are even ways to embed it to a company website.
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        Support Rating

        Squarespace

        Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
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        Tumblr

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Squarespace

        Overall, as a designer, it makes perfect sense for small to large businesses to use a site such as SquareSpace. Costs are relatively reasonable with the ability to go in and do custom code.
        The issue is certain aspects of it, depending on the plan, you can't do. So, if you want to do API to the site, you need to use the top-tier program to do so. Even at custom code, you won't have access to the API section.
        As well, like all templates and themes, everybody is using the same style too.
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        Tumblr

        Tumblr turns out to be better than Facebook Pages as it allows the pages to be in the form of customizable templates. It doesn't conform to specific rules for publications beyond the provided templates. Compared to WordPress, Tumblr is much simpler to use. It doesn't require any page management skills.
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        Return on Investment

        Squarespace

        • The key positive impact on my overall business objectives is how simple Squarespace sites are to implement new information. Whenever our services change, we can quickly update pages or even change how the website flows, in a very short window of time. This allows me to get back to more urgent work sooner.
        • Our Squarespace site for Club Swim Show helped present our web series to potential partners; Club Swim Show went on to partner with a popular swimming magazine and reach a larger audience through that magazine's hosting thanks to the professional design of our original website.
        • Squarespace does not bring in customers to my storefront, which is fine for me, since I sell things infrequently and it is not my main business, but might work against someone who is expecting a Shopify or Etsy level connection with buyer markets.
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        Tumblr

        • Tumblr has helped me meet new people with similar interests.
        • I used it for development blog postings for a game we worked on in college.
        • N/A- Not really business oriented beyond linking to pages, but I don't have one of those businesses. I've just seen people use it for that.
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