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62 Ratings

Squarespace

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

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.
Lisa Cooley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Squarespace
8.6
Tumblr
Role-based user permissions
Squarespace
8.6
Tumblr

Platform & Infrastructure

Squarespace
7.8
Tumblr
API
Squarespace
7.7
Tumblr
Internationalization / multi-language
Squarespace
7.8
Tumblr

Web Content Creation

Squarespace
8.5
Tumblr
WYSIWYG editor
Squarespace
8.6
Tumblr
Code quality / cleanliness
Squarespace
8.7
Tumblr
Admin section
Squarespace
8.5
Tumblr
Page templates
Squarespace
8.9
Tumblr
Library of website themes
Squarespace
8.2
Tumblr
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Squarespace
8.6
Tumblr
Publishing workflow
Squarespace
8.4
Tumblr
Form generator
Squarespace
8.3
Tumblr

Web Content Management

Squarespace
8.0
Tumblr
Content taxonomy
Squarespace
8.4
Tumblr
SEO support
Squarespace
8.4
Tumblr
Bulk management
Squarespace
7.7
Tumblr
Availability / breadth of extensions
Squarespace
7.5
Tumblr
Community / comment management
Squarespace
8.0
Tumblr

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.
Isabel Sam | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 & Feel. For the low maintenance approach we were aiming for, we were surprised that the site actually looked pretty slick.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Megan Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Sara Gee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tumblr

Tumblr 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tumblr

Tumblr 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Angela Skees | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tumblr

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mohit Goenka | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Squarespace

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Tumblr

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Squarespace
8.4
Tumblr
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Squarespace
10.0
Tumblr
9.1

Usability

Squarespace
10.0
Tumblr
8.0

Support Rating

Squarespace
10.0
Tumblr

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