Getresponse Website Builder Review

getresponse website builder review

GetResponse has been around for a long time. I started using it all the way back in 2005 when I first started learning about affiliate marketing, and I've been with them ever since.

But over the years GetResponse has grown into so much more than just an email marketing service provider. Today it includes marketing automation, web push notifications, landing pages, webinars, and more. Most recently they've included the GetResponse Website Builder into their arsenal of tools, which is the focus of this review.

In this comprehensive GetResponse Website Builder review, you'll learn about this AI-powered website creator - its features, how it works, pros and cons, pricing and how it can help you with your online business.

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Review Summary

  • Product Name: GetResponse Website Builder
  • Quick Description: An AI-driven, code-free, drag-and-drop website builder
  • Price: Starts at $15/month (30 day full-version free trial available)
  • Money Back Guarantee: 30 Days
  • Who Is It For: Anyone wanting to create websites for their online business - solopreneurs, internet marketers, business owners, affiliate marketers, etc.

Features

GetResponse Website Builder has enough features to get your website up and running quickly. The AI-powered wizard generates websites for you by asking a few questions, or you can choose one of many pre-designed templates. Both allow you to quickly and easily create websites that suit your particular needs, without having to understand any type of coding. It also integrates fully with the rest of GetResponse features as well as other other online applications.

Ease of Use

The user interface is intuitive and easy to use. With its drag-and-drop editor and hundreds of customizable pre-designed templates you wouldn't need much tech or design skills.

Customer Support

The support is good. There are lots of video tutorials, support via email, as well as 24/7 online chat, so you always get your questions answered quickly and effectively.

Cost / Value

There is good value for money here as the website builder comes with many of other GetResponse features, such as email marketing, autoresponders, landing pages, chats etc.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Pros:

  • The website builder is easy to use, intuitive, and allows you to get a website up and running quickly
  • It's reasonably priced and includes a range of other online business tools
  • Integrates well with many other online marketing tools and services.
  • Customer-support is great and includes 24/7 Live Chat. 

Cons:

  • Limited features, but sufficient for most use-cases. However, GetResponse is continually improving, so more features are expected soon.
  • Limited number of pre-designed templates

Conclusion:

  1. GetResponse Website Builder is a welcomed addition to GetResponse's already great collection of apps, given that a website is a must for an online business. The builder allows you to quickly and easily create professional websites without needing to get involved in any type of coding.
  2. The features and pre-designed templates, though on the basic end relative to some other more established website builders, is sufficient for most business owners wanting to get a site up quickly. Plus, it's clear that GetResponse is continually improving upon their services by adding more features.
  3. If you're looking for an easy way to quickly create professional looking sites, then take a look at GetResponse Website Builder.

What.... Another Website Builder!?

There are already so many existing website builders that are quite good. Why would GetResponse even bother to develop yet another one themselves?

Well, GetResponse's objective with this venture is to make the process of building and launching a business website as hassle-free and cost effective as possible.

They recognize that although
a website is a necessary asset for online businesses, it is still evidently a hurdle for many business owners. The truth is, if you're like many business owners, building a website yourself can be intimating. And hiring a website designer may be out of your budget.

For example, although I use and recommend WordPress for building websites, it does have a learning curve and does require some measure of ongoing attention with its numerous plugins and frequent updates.

But it just doesn't stop at building the website. Connecting your website with all the necessary online marketing tools can become complicated and frustrating.

The major advantage of using GetResponse Website Builder is that all of their other in-house marketing tools - email marketing, web push notifications, live chat, marketing automation, analytics, webinars, conversion funnels and other features - are seamlessly and automatically integrated into your website.

This kinda makes GetResponse like the swiss-army knife of online marketing, which may be a gamechanger for many, affiliate marketers, small business owners, solopreneurs and the like.

So, let's start off the review by looking at its features.

GetResponse Website Builder Features

The Getresponse Website Builder is a drag-and-drop website builder that allows you to build websites without the need for knowing code. To achieve this, it has a number of key features:

  • Drag-and-Drop Editor - allows you to add various elements to your website and webpages without having to understand any coding (this is typical with website builders nowadays)
  • AI Wizard - you can use this AI feature to quickly generate a personalized website by answering a few simple questions about your business and the purpose of your website.
  • Signup Forms - add various forms to your website to help you grow your email lists and collect vital visitor details.
  • Website Popups - this feature allows you to grab your visitors attention with timely forms and popups that are triggered automatically based on your settings.
  • Global Design Tool - you'll be able to manage your site's branding instantly, by changing your fonts, color palette or style with one click and apply it to the entire website.
  • SEO Toolset - Use the SEO-optimization tools to attract organic traffic to your website.
  • Simple Domain Hosting Options - use a free domain, add yours or buy a new one. Hassle-free using options inside the Website Builder.
  • Mobile Responsive - your websites will automatically adjust to whichever device they are being viewed on - desktops, tablets or mobile phones.
  • Website Templates - ready-made predesigned customizable templates based on your industry/business type and your website needs.
  • Integrations - of course the website builder is integrated with the rest of the GetResponse ecosystem giving you more opportunities to collect and convert new customers. But, GetResponse also integrates with tons of other online applications.

Now, let's have a look at the user interface and how it works.

How GetResponse Website Builder Works

The user-interface is simple and intuitive. And perhaps the best way to understand the user interface and how it works, is to go through the steps you'll need to take to build your website with Getresponse Website Builder.

Step 1.

Open up the Website Builder

Once you're logged into your GetResponse Account, click on Menu > Website Builder to open up the builder.

getresponse website builder

Then click on Create website

getresponse website builder create website

Step 2.

Choose How You Want to Build Your Website

In this step, you'll need to choose which method you're going to use to start creating your website. You have 3 options:

  1. Use a ready-made template
  2. Use the AI-powered Wizard
  3. Import a Website (not yet available at the time of this review)
getresponse website builder options

Step 2.1

The Ready-made Templates

If you choose this option, you'll be presented with several pre-designed templates to select from, or you can choose to use a blank template. Templates are categorized based on the purpose and niche of your websites.

getresponse website builder website templates

At the time of writing this review, there were about 65 pre-designed templates to choose from.

Step 2.2

The AI-Powered Builder

For this option, you'll be asked a couple questions about what type of website you want to build. 

getresponse website builder AI wizard

The builder will then recommend elements (such as contact forms, videos, gallery, chat, etc.) that you should include on your website.

getresponse website builder AI wizard

It also asks you what colour scheme you would like for your website. You can even let the AI choose a colour scheme for your website by uploading your logo.

getresponse website builder AI wizard

 The AI Wizard then presents you with three website options, from which you have to choose one.

Whether you choose to go with using the pre-designed templates or the AI Wizard, at the end of this step, GetResponse Website Builder will have a website ready for you inclusive of standard web-pages such as Homepage, About Us, Contact Page, Registration Page, etc.

Step 3.

Manage Your Pages

You can view the pages that have already been built by clicking on the little down arrow next to Home on the top menu.

getresponse website builder review - view pages

It's at stage you'll want to go ahead and manage your pages. You can hide, delete, duplicate existing pages or even make anyone of the existing pages the homepage. You can of course also add new pages.

getresponse website builder manage pages

You can also edit the settings of each page. There are 4 tabs for settings - General Settings, SEO, Social Media and Access.

getresponse website builder page settings
getresponse website builder page settings
getresponse website builder page settings
getresponse website builder page settings

Step 4.

Edit Your Pages

The next step is to edit the content on the pages, such as adding text, graphics, buttons, arrange where things are, etc. As with many of the modern website builders, with GetResponse Website Builder it's a simple process of dragging and dropping "elements" onto the page and then editing those elements.

getresponse website builder edit pages

GetResponse Website Builder has 15 basic and advanced elements as shown below.

getresponse website builder elements

A Section is just what it says... it's a section of content you'd typically find on webpages, such as Headlines, Pricing Table, Testimonials, etc. GetResponse Website Builder has several pre-designed Sections. Put another way, a Section is a group of elements.

getresponse website builder sections

You also have the option to create Blocks which allow you can save elements and sections that you find yourself using often. It's a very good time-saving feature.

Once you add the elements to your page you can then edit as you please.

So, for example, you can edit texts by changing the font, font style and size, font color, alignment, insert a hyperlink, etc.

getresponse website builder edit texts

Or if it's an image you can crop, resize, adjust and transform the image. You can also add filters, overlays, stickers and text.

getresponse website builder edit images

Step 5.

Connect Your Domain

Once you've completed editing the content on your pages it's time to connect your website to a domain. You're given 3 choices here:

getresponse website builder domain options
  1. 1
    Use a Free GetResponse Subdomain - so your domain would be "https://yourwebsite.grweb.site" or "https://yourwebsite.grwebsite.com"
  2. 2
    Use a Domain You Already Have - if you have a domain name already registered, you can easily connect your website to it.
  3. 3
    Purchase a domain - It will typical cost you about $15/year, which is a little more than what you'll with a domain registrar like Namecheap.

These are the basic steps to get your website up and running with GetResponse Website Builder. You can have your site ready in about an hour.

You can also learn a bit more about how to use the builder by checking out the GetResponse Website Builder Tutorials.

GetResponse Integrations

Because GetResponse has been around for so long and is so popular, you'll find that it's one of most integrated services available; it features over 100 ready-made integrations to help you automate your online business including:

  • ecommerce platforms such as WooCommerce, Shopify and Clickbank
  • payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe and Square
  • social media platforms like Youtube, Facebook and Twitter
  • CRMs such as Salesforce, Hubspot, Zendesk
  • productivity platforms like Evernote, Zapier, Slack

GetResponse Support and Tutorials

GetResponse is known for their great customer support. There are essentially three levels of support, all of which are easily accessible.

  1. The Help Centre - a collection of "How-To" articles that show you step-by-step how to use the various GetResponse features across all of their applications.
  2. Email - you can send GetResponse an email about any issue you're experiencing and they'll reply quickly via email.
  3. 24/7 Live Chat - this is the quickest option - response is typically within less than a minute. I have found the support staff to be very courteous and effective. Quite conveniently, no matter where you are within GetResponse, there's a button that quickly opens the 24/7 live chat.
getresponse customer support

GetResponse Website Builder Pricing

GetResponse has four pricing plans - Basic, Plus, Professional and Max.

At the Basic Plan, the cost is just $15 per month (for up to 1000 subscribers), and as indicated before, this gives you access to not just the website builder, but also other GetResponse features such as email marketing, funnels, autoresponder, chat, landing pages, etc.

You can save about 18% if you opt to be billed yearly rather than monthly. So, it goes to $12.30/month (paid yearly at $147.60) 

GetResponse Website Builder Alternatives

There are many options available to you to build your websites. Here are just a few alternative options:

  • WordPress focused website builders and page editors such as Thrive Themes Suite (my personal favourite), Divi Builder and Elementor.
  • Standalone website builders such as Wix, Squarespace and Weebly.
  • Brizy which has a WordPress option and a standalone option.

The greatest advantage of the Getresponse Website Builder is that you can take advantage of many online marketing tools - email marketing, sales funnels, marketing automation, push notification, live chat, webinars - all within the GetResponse ecosystem, and at a reasonable price.

Questions About GetResponse Website Builder

1. Can you add analytics to websites created with GetResponse Website Builder?

Yes. It integrates easily with Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel and other analytics apps

2. How many websites can you build with GetResponse Website Builder?

You can build an unlimited number of websites and webpages.

3. Do you need to use the AI Wizard or pre-designed templates, or can you "start from scratch"?

You can build websites starting from scratch. You can also use one of the pre-design templates and customize them into any look you want.

4. Are websites created with GetResponse Website Builder secure?

Yes. You get free SSL certificates for your websites.

5. What about graphics?

GetResponse Website Builder has a native integration with UnSplash, which gives you access to tons of free graphics and photos to include on your website.

Final Thoughts

  1. GetResponse Website Builder is a welcomed addition to GetResponse's already great collection of apps, given that a website is a must for an online business. The builder allows you to quickly and easily create professional websites without needing to get involved in any type of coding.
  2. The features and pre-designed templates, though on the basic end relative to some other more established website builders, is sufficient for most business owners wanting to get a site up quickly. Plus, it's clear that GetResponse is continually improving upon their service by adding more features.
  3. If you're looking for an easy way to quickly create professional looking sites, then take a look at GetResponse Website Builder.
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