Jimdo Website Builder Review

Jimdo was created back in 2007. It is based out of Germany, where their team supports more than 8 different languages. In recent years, they have become one of the major website builders worldwide with more than 15 million websites already built with Jimdo.

As with all the Website builders, you can begin designing a Jimdo website before even signing up for an account. Jimdo’s free account is pretty generous by industry standards.

Average score

  • Ease of Use 88%
  • Design Flexibility 91%
  • Themes Design 82%
  • e-Commerce 82%
  • Blogging 78%
  • SEO 86%
  • Support 87%

Introduction

The story of Jimdo

Take a heaping portion of hard work, mix in a healthy pinch of megalomania and an even larger dose of self-deprecation, and add in lots of laughter: now you’re on your way to describing the three Jimdo founders – Fridtjof Detzner, Matthias Henze and Christian Springub. The company started in Germany, but they have internationalized the company quite fast; with offices in San Francisco, China and Japan.

Is Jimdo good for you?

Jimdo is ideal for small to medium sized businesses, as its e-commerce platform is more than excellent. Jimdo removes all barriers to enable you to create your own professional website, regardless of whether you’re a restaurant owner, band member or freelancer.

 Jimdo Apps

Jimdo has an iPhone/iPad app, which allows you to edit your website from mobile devices. Using the Widget / HTML element, you can add thousands of different functions to any of your pages. You can add Facebook comments, search, music players, Yelp, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Google Calendar, Google Translate, Embedded video (YouTube), photo galleries & more to keep your website looking good.

Jimdo Mobile

All templates are optimized for mobile devices and you have the option to edit the CSS and HTML codes of the mobile website so you can add more functionality and style to your mobile site.

Templates

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Templates & Designs

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PROS

  • After you create your site, you can change your template at any time without losing any of your content
  • Each of Jimdo’s templates supports customization
  • Templates are in four main categories: business, store, portfolio, personal
  • Templates with full background video, full background slideshows
  • Jimdo allows you access to their HTML and CSS editor
  • Third-party templates providers out there that give you more design options and choices
  • All templates are optimized for mobile devices
M

CONS

  • Jimdo has fewer templates than other website builders, like WIX
  • The quality of Jimdo’s templates is relatively average

Easy to use

N

PROS

  • Took us about 30 minutes to get acquainted with how to use Jimdo
  • Well organized and very intuitive with drag and drop
  • iPhone/iPad app allows you to edit your website from mobile devices
M

CONS

  • Jimdo has no preview function

Support

N

PROS

  • Video Tutorials
  • Email Support
  • Live Chat Support
  • Phone Support
  • Support Center
  • SEO Help
  • Blog
M

CONS

  • Live Chat function from 9 am – 5 pm PST
  • Response rates for paid packages are usually within 1 to 2 business days

Features

N

PROS

  • Social Media Integration
  • Allows you to add other widgets and tools
  • SEO Options – Page title, meta descriptions, URLs and image ALT tags are all editable on the PRO plan.
  • E-commerce/Online Store
  • Mobile
  • Google AdSense + Banners
  • Google Analytics with any of the premium packages.
  • Custom Domain
  • The plans also include e-mail addresses, which you can manage directly from within Jimdo.
M

CONS

  • Doesn’t offer a newsletter tool anymore

SEO

N

PROS

  • Jimdo web pages are automatically “search engine” optimized.
  • SEO tools to improve your Google ranking
  • Page title, meta descriptions, URLs and image ALT tags are all editable on the PRO plan. In the Business Plan, you can also exclude certain pages from search engines and set 301 redirects.
M

CONS

  • We didn’t find any

Pricing

Package DetailsJimdoFreeJimdoProJimdoBusiness
Best forEverything you need to start a websitePerfect for creatives, freelancers, and bloggersBest for your business or online store
PriceFREE
Now and forever
£4.69/month
Billed annually
£14.00/month
Billed annually
DomainJimdo.com Subdomain1 Custom Domain2 Custom Domains
EmailNO1 Email AccountBusiness Email Package
SupportSupport CenterFast and Friendly SupportPriority Support
StatisticsNOStatisticsStatistics
Advertisementrelatively small Jimdo button in the footerAd-freeAd-free
MobileNOOptimized for MobileOptimized for Mobile
SEOBasic SEOSearch Engine Optimization (SEO)Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with Advanced Features
eCommerceNOBasic Online StoreComplete Online Store
WidgetsNOPopular WidgetsPopular Widgets
ExtrasNONOMobile Express Page

Jimdo Backend Review

Jimdo’s eCommerce platform provides you with back-end support which helps you track inventory, open / close orders and automatic pre-set email responses to your customers, etc. From your back-end control panel, you can change templates, styles, activate blog, edit your settings, edit your Page title, meta descriptions, URLs and image ALT tags, manage your store, view your statistics & more.

Jimdo Customer Reviews

Some Websites using Jimdo Builder

Conclusion

Jimdo’s free platform, which provides you enough tools to build a very functional and stylish website. There are no time limitations as to how long you can remain a free user.

Jimdo has all the necessary e-commerce features integrated into their website builder. Their paid plans include a domain name, email accounts and a great eCommerce feature tools, which provide you with back-end support such as tracking of inventory, manage your orders, automatic mail responses, set discount codes & more.

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