Ideal for Amateurs
May 05, 2016

Ideal for Amateurs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Squarespace

I'm a marketing consultant working with small businesses and authors on developing their websites and capturing leads. In my latest job, I worked with an author on creating his website in Squarespace, maintaining the website and a blog, capturing leads, and selling his books. Squarespace made it easy for me to create a website for him that was simple enough for him to update in the future while still looking professional. It synced easily with his MailChimp and Rafflecopter accounts.
  • Nice templates to choose from, without needing to have any custom developers working with you. You really can toss together a professional looking website in an hour using the templates.
  • Easy to change the layout of your pages - you can drag and drop and add modules as needed.
  • Simple interface - didn't need any training to learn how to use it.
  • Lack of customization options - while it's good for amateurs to be able to build a website easily, it would be nice if there were more customization options for pros.
  • Boring CTA button, without the option to change it - you just get what comes with your template.
  • Sensitive interface requires that you click in exactly the right spot (more so than usual, like in other platforms such as HubSpot).
  • It gave my client an online presence that, due to a lack of technical abilities, he wouldn't have had without it.
  • My client was able to capture more leads than ever before.
  • My client is able to continue growing his online presence easily using his Squarespace blog.
Squarespace is much easier to toss a good-looking website live online. HubSpot is better at giving you a large, comprehensive, customizable website, while also incorporating tools for email, social media, lead generation, etc. I would say if you're an amateur looking to get your site online, Squarespace is 100% the way to go. If you're a marketer, Squarespace won't cut it.
Squarespace is a great website building platform if you need a small site, need to incorporate e-commerce with your site, and don't need much customization. It is not good if you really know what you're doing and need the ability to customize your site extensively. Really, I think it's a great tool for individuals and small companies needing websites, but anything larger than that would do better with a more comprehensive platform.

Squarespace Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Not Rated
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Not Rated
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions