How to Make a Website on Google


If you are looking for a simple and low cost (free, actually) website then Google sites may be the ideal solution for you.  It is easy to get started, easy to customize, and easy to add and edit your pages.

To get started, go to sites.google.com.  You will need to be logged in to your Google account.  If you don’t already have a Google account you can sign up for one.

Once you are signed up and logged in, click on the ‘Create new site’ button.

This will take you to a page where you can provide some information about what your site looks like and what your site is about.

Select a template

Your first option is to select a template from the list of available templates.

I couldn’t find a way to change this once the site is up and running.  However, you can change all aspects of the layout and positioning of content.

You can browse more templates by clicking on the last template box labeled “Browse the gallery for more”.  There is a very large selection to choose from which are organized in several categories

Specify Name and Url

Once your template is selected, you create a name and url for your website.

The name of your website appears as the title – generally shown on the top of every page.  The name should reflect the purpose of your website.  For example, if this is for your business you should put your business name here.

The location of the website is the url, or web address of your site.  You can also have the site appear on your own domain name.  To do this you need to buy a domain name then follow the instructions about how to set up your Google site under your own domain name.

Choose a theme

While this isn’t necessary, you can choose a theme for your site. This allows you to define a general color scheme for your pages.  This can be changed at any time once your site is up and running.

More Options

Site description: I recommend providing a site description as this will help people find your site as well as better understand what it is about.

Share with: specify who you want to be able to see your site – everyone or only the people you specify.

Finally, you can specify if the site your created contains mature content or not.

Publish

You are now ready to publish your site.  Enter the Captcha code and press the “Create” button found at the top of the screen.

Once created you can view your site at the address you specified.

Add and edit pages

To add a page, press the ‘Add Page’ icon while viewing a page on your site.

To edit a page, click the ‘Edit Page’ icon while viewing the page you want to edit.

Conclusion

As you can see you can have a professional looking Google website up and running within minutes with no technical knowledge.  All you have to do is add the content.

If you want people to be able to find your site then I recommend going through my free course which will teach you how to get people to find your site.

Good luck!

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