Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Google Site?
Google Site is a website builder created by Google allowing you to create web pages online and includes features such as videos, documents, and spreadsheets. Google Sites can be used by individuals, groups, or businesses.
Are you affiliated with Google?
I am not affiliated with Google. I just so happen to know a lot about Google products that I use every day.
What is the difference between Google Sites and other website builders?
To be frank all website builders are pretty much the same. The difference is in the end-user and who it is geared towards. This means that any website builder can be used to create robust websites.
I have a Wix / Squarespace site, do you create websites for those platforms?
Absolutely! I create sites using Wix, Squarespace, GoDaddy, EditorX, Bootstrap Studio, and many others.
Do you host websites?
Do you design custom Google Sites?
How does SEO work in Google Sites?
Like nay website builder, you might have some restrictions - but chances are that if you found me the SEO is working. 😏 ha ha, but in truth SEO for Google sites can get tricky. However, I have spent countless hours studying SEO and just what can be used in google sites, and what cannot. Google sites is great for ranking on search engines.
What is the storage limit for Google Sites?
There is no storage limit on Google sites. Sites, and the content you embed in sites, does not count toward your Drive storage quota. Images and other content added to a site are stored within that site (they're not added to Drive or any other Google product). However, there is a maximum number of photos, and pages.
Google Sites (new)
Up to 15,000,000 characters per page.
Up to 40,000,000 characters per site.
Up to 10,000 pages per site.
Up to 15,000 images per site.
You can learn more about these quotas here.
What about a blog?
While you can use google sites for your blog - I recommend using a blogging platform such as Blogger / Blogspot. This way you can monetize your blog website.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Google Sites is designed to be accessible to users with disabilities, but it may not always fully comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, Google provides a number of tools and resources to help you make your site more accessible, including guidelines for creating accessible content, and suggestions for making your site more usable for users with disabilities. There are also third party resources available.
Wuhcag - most useful; look at A and AA levels
Paperstreet - concise; hover mouse over items for detailed information
HHS.gov - official page; very technical
WebAIM Quick Reference - Web Accessibility Principles
These sites will scan your site and give you a detailed report.
WAVE by WebAIM.
Coolors.co - Check the colors on your page.