Duda Website Builder Review 2019

Duda Website Builder Review 2019

Those In Need Of A Comprehensive Multilingual Website Will Find Duda Fits The Bill

The Duda website builder may not be the best-known out there but if longevity is anything to go by then it is certainly worthy of consideration.

Introduced in 2008 the company specialises in Dudamobile responsive websites and is certainly mobile website friendly, but this Duda website builder review will go a step further and also concentrate on the full Duda responsive website building platform.

Due to the Dudamobile roots of the company it should be made clear that whatever device your visitors view your website from it will be fully responsive and Dudamobile website friendly.

Battle Scores:

Ease of use:                             8.0/10

Flexibility & Features:            6.5/10

SEO & Mobile:                        7.5/10

Help & Support:                      5.0/10

Pricing:                                    5.0/10

Our overall rating:                  6.4/10

Editor’s tip: Excellent for those small businesses in search of a multilingual website –

Pros:

 

·      Ideal for multilingual websites: The Duda website builder is extremely powerful for those in need of a multilingual website.

 

 

·      Easy to use editor: The Duda website drag and drop editor is very easy to use.

 

 

 

 

·      Personalisation tools for your website: Not to be under-estimated. These tools allow you to send specific messages to visitors and can be based on such things as time of day and location.

 

·      Solid back-up and restore: In the event you want to make major changes to your Duda website, you simply create a back-up and restore your site from this if something goes wrong.

 

Cons:

 

·      Restricted theme choice: The selection of themes is sufficient, however, once you have chosen a theme you cannot change it. Choose carefully!

 

·      Expensive: When compared to other builders the Duda website builder is more expensive. There really is no ‘free’ plan. Although you do get a free 30-day ‘no strings attached’ trial period.

 

·      No app store: While you can still add functions such as ‘booking’ or ‘live chat’ this needs to be done manually. There is no app store offering additional features.

 

 

·      No blog or product multilingual function:While the multilingual capabilities for your website is up there with the best web builders, multilingual tools are not available for your ecommerce products or blog articles.

 

Ease of Use:
The Duda website builder menu is intuitive and straightforward. When in editor mode you will get previews immediately as well as structured previews for various screen viewing. This includes the DudaMobile viewing option.
Features & Flexibility:

The Duda website builder offers a wide choice of modern template designs. If you are an advanced user you can choose an empty template and work from scratch. All designs are optimised so Dudamobile visitors to your site will receive good responsiveness during viewing.

When editing you site you have previews of how it looks from all device types.

Our Duda website builder review must say that those looking for a true multilingual site will find this platform a major plus. The capability is available on all plans, uses a folder system and supports all major languages (including Asian characters).

Analysis is very important for any website and the Duda website builder includes an analysis tool although many will settle for using the Google Analytics tool for this function.

E-Commerce: If you intend selling online through your online store then using the Duda website platform will mean you do so through their ecommerce solution which is based around the online shop system delivered by Ecwid. Whichever Duda subscription plan you use comes with the ability to sell 10 products. Those companies selling more than 10 products can upgrade by stepping up their monthly subscription plan.

SEO & Mobility:

Our Duda website builder review has already mentioned that this platform was initially built with mobile devices in mind. You can be assured that Duda is mobile friendly.

In terms of SEO the Duda website builder platform can help to maximise SEO for your site. Duda will SSL-encrypt your website (which Google likes!) and fast loading pages will please visitors.

Support & Resources:

Our Duda website builder review must state that unless you are on the highest (most expensive) plan that support and resources are nowhere near as comprehensive as other web builders out there.

Those subscribing to the basic plan will only have email support and FAQ access. Telephone support is available to those on the Team plan or higher (see pricing below). 

Pricing:

Our Duda website builder review has to say that when compared to other website builders out this is a long way from being the cheapest option. This will clearly be seen from the Duda website builder prices below:

Note: There is NO free plan available but you can take a free 30-day trial.

Note: All prices below are per month when paying on an annual basis. Domain not included:

·      Basic: $14.25 – Gives use of your own domain name and allows creation of multilingual websites

·      Team:$22.50 – Allows you to build an online store with 10 products or more

·      Agency: $74 – With this Duda website pricing option you can create a maximum of 8 websites with ten team members

·      Note: Duda website pricing options used to include a Site for Life option at $299 but this has been removed from the site. If you are interested in this option our Duda website builder review recommends you get in touch with the platform.

 

 

Conclusion & Recommendations:

In conclusion, our Duda website builder review feels that this builder will fit small/medium size website needs that wish to reach a multi-lingual audience.

The template designs are good and easily customisable (you do not need programming skills to achieve this), but we need to reiterate, one you have chosen your Duda website theme you cannot change it.

Another plus is the Duda website personalisation tool. This is a worthy addition to any website.

However, there are web builders out there that offer better ecommerce and app store options. The Duda website pricing is also too high when compared to other builders out there.

For those looking at a more cost-effective alternative it is important to bear in mind that the 1and1 MyWebsite offering from the German giant Ionos is really the same product and should be seen as a ‘white-label’ version of the Duda website builder with prices starting at just $7 per month.

So, if you are in real need of a multi-lingual website for your international audience our Duda website builder review recommends you take a very close look at this web builder. If not, there are better options out there.

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