On-line website builders: who is it for?

January 1st, 2008

Setting up your on-line presence has never been easier since Webnode started to offer its powerful service. With the help of Webnode almost everybody is capable of creating a website, even without technical skills. A recent survey of Webnode.com reveals that 36% of our website builder users create business-related websites. Fan sites make up one third while personal websites represent the remaining 31%.

On-line website builders offer an easy to use interface and users are not required to know anything about web design or programming. These tools, mostly available for free, are suitable for personal and small business users. For example the majority of Webnode.com users (64%) create non-commercial websites.

The most busy websites created at www.webnode.com reach up to 100,000 visits and 500,000 page views monthly. What are the most popular categories of web sites? These survey results (below) show that the vast majority of websites are dedicated to entertainment and leisure-time activities.

Top categories are shown in the following table:

Music 13%
Entertainment 10%
Sport 9%
Diary 7%
Gaming 5%
Affiliate marketing 4%
Consumer electronics 4%
Esotericism 4%
Housing 4%
Travel 4%

It is clear that the Internet has transformed into a standard communication tool that is far from the business-oriented network of years ago. Furthermore, with the rise of Web 2.0 services website builders attract people who are becoming more active in content creation.

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