TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Yola Silver is quality website builder software to give your business a professional online presence. You can create, manage and host simple and complex websites to meet the needs of your company, whether that means promoting your business or selling products through an online shopping cart.

It's easy to create websites with this drag-and-drop website builder. Yola Silver offers a host of widgets to add any features you want to accommodate visitors to your website. Widgets include multimedia, social, communication, forms and appointments, maps, eCommerce and more.

Because of its ease of use, array of features, graphic imaging tools and hosting capabilities, Yola Silver earns our Top Ten Review Silver Award.

Features
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8.1/10
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8.1
8.1
6.9
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6.9

Yola operates on a universal drag-and-drop interface that makes it simple for anyone to use. You select a component such as a picture or text box and drop it where you want it on a webpage. This website builder has convenient automatic file backup to ensure that you won't lose your work. It offers meta tag editing to optimize your site's ranking on Google and other search engines.

One of the best things about this website development software is that it offers integration with social media websites such as Flickr and YouTube. The software supports Flash, video, audio and animation. You can create photo galleries, maps, forums and blogs.

While Yola Silver doesn't offer as many templates as other website builders in our lineup, it does offer the most template categories, from food and dining to pet services and almost everything in between. There are plenty of generic templates too, which are suitable for any business. Each can be customized to fit your needs.

It's clear that Yola's designers had ease of use in mind when developing this website maker. The application is clean, intuitive and polished. The interface is laid out and organized logically, making it a breeze to navigate. It has a handy toolbar on the left and smooth tools such as a sliding bar to adjust the font size that shows you font changes in real time. You can easily create galleries and other features. Uploading several images takes only seconds.

Yola Silver's eCommerce capabilities are good, but merchants who sell high volumes of products may want to opt for a different website maker. Yola doesn't offer a proprietary shopping cart, but rather fully integrates with PayPal, which handles all financial transactions on your website. You must have a PayPal Premier or Business account to sell products on a Yola website.

As another perk, Yola Silver now comes with $100 worth of free credits upon spending an initial $25 on AdWords credits.

Hosting
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7.5/10
Intuit Websites
Yola Silver
1&1 MyWebsite
Yahoo SiteBuilder Premier
iBuilt Essential eStore
SiteW Pro
Site2You Premium
SiteSpinner Pro
Volusion Gold
Go Daddy Website Builder Premium
6.3
7.5
8.1
8.8
5.6
6.9
10
6.3
5
6.9

Yola Silver offers unlimited bandwidth and an unlimited number of webpages for the sites you create. Storage is limited to 5GB, but that should be plenty for any small business. While the service does not offer a domain name with its monthly subscription price, and only one email address, you are allotted 25 sites with the subscription. Yola also offers analytics to gauge the traffic and other metrics for your websites.

Graphic Imaging Tools
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10/10
Intuit Websites
Yola Silver
1&1 MyWebsite
Yahoo SiteBuilder Premier
iBuilt Essential eStore
SiteW Pro
Site2You Premium
SiteSpinner Pro
Volusion Gold
Go Daddy Website Builder Premium
10
10
8.8
8.8
9.4
8.8
6.3
7.5
9.4
6.3

Yola Silver excels in its photo imaging tools. Rather than offering basic features to include images on a page and adjust their size, Yola has gone the extra mile to integrate an image-manipulation program into the website-design application.

You can auto-fix a picture, rotate, crop and resize it, change exposure levels, saturation and temperature, sharpen the image and remove red eye. Considering that many other comparable website builders don't offer much beyond the ability to resize or crop photos, this is an impressive array of editing features. Yola Silver also offers a thumbnail creator if you need small product shots or face shots of company representatives. This tool allows you to adjust file sizes and resize images without distortion.

Help & Support
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10/10
Intuit Websites
Yola Silver
1&1 MyWebsite
Yahoo SiteBuilder Premier
iBuilt Essential eStore
SiteW Pro
Site2You Premium
SiteSpinner Pro
Volusion Gold
Go Daddy Website Builder Premium
10
10
10
10
10
7.5
7.5
7.5
10
7.5

This website maker offers technical support via email and telephone, along with a comprehensive online help center with informative tutorials and a comprehensive search function. You can type in a specific question and a queue will populate with all the relevant search results obtained from various resources within the help center. You can access both the help center and community forums directly from the software's user interface. Yola also offers a handy online FAQs section.

Yola Silver Summary:
8.6/10

Yola Silver provides a clean interface, efficient imaging tools and ample template categories. It's a great website maker for anyone who is apprehensive about building a website for his or her business. It lacks rollover creation and offers only 5GB of storage, but it has sufficient tools and features that make up for any deficiencies. The $100 in free credits (upon spending an initial $25) on AdWords credits is a generous perk and good indicator of Yola's devotion to customer service. This application is easy to use and will help you to make refined and professional websites that your customers will enjoy visiting.

 
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Yola Silver

Pros
Yola Silver's interface is easy to use. Its array of graphic imaging tools will help you create professional websites.

Cons
The company offers less storage than some of its competitors and lacks rollover creation.

The Verdict
: 8.63/10

This website builder works well and is great for anyone who needs to create, manage and host a website to conduct online promotion, business, sales and more.