ADDITIONAL EDITING FUNCTIONS
Strikingly also doesn’t have a preview function in design mode. However, you can preview full sample sites built in templates before starting to work on a website. The editor does not autosave changes either but it features “Save” and “Publish” buttons. What’s more, this site builder lets users choose a custom favicon, that small icon that appears next to a website’s title on the browser tab.
USE A LINKEDIN URL TO CREATE A WEBSITE AUTOMATICALLY
One nifty feature of Strikingly is its ability to create the basis for your new website based on your LinkedIn profile. This means that, if you already have a business page on Linked, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
Strikingly will take the information you have provided and turn it into the beginnings of a beautiful, mobile-friendly website.
You will likely want to add to the base page Strikingly created, but why re-enter details like your address and other contain details if you don’t have to?
Strikingly review also offers numerous integrations with the Facebook platform. Some of the things you can do include:
- Track the conversion rate of your Facebook ads
- Embed Live Chat onto your site using Facebook Messenger
- Share content, such as images, to Facebook
In the App Store & HTML area of your Strikingly editor, you can extend the features you have on your website by copying and pasting provided code.
This means that you can easily extend the functionality of your site even if you do not know how to code. It’s simple to add tools for your customers to communicate with you or for you to gather information about your clientele. Some of the things that you can embed include:
- Tawk.io, a Live Chat app
- Disqus Comment Sections
- MailChimp Sign Up Forms
There are many other options available as well.
Strikingly websites can be easily optimized for search engines. You can optimize the single-page site with Meta tags and keywords. On the Settings window, there’s the Analytics button that lets you view visitor data and other statistics that date back up to 90 days.
Site stats show traffic sources and country of origin, but they don’t segment visitors based on devices used to access your website. Fortunately, Google Analytics can be added to provide more detailed visitor data but bear in mind that this functionality is only available to paying customers.
HOW MOBILE-FRIENDLY ARE STRIKINGLY WEBSITES?
One of the great aspects about Strikingly is that all their themes are responsive. This means that when you create a website with Strikingly, it will look and perform equally week on any device including smartphones and tablets.
THOUGHTFUL DESIGN OF MOBILE NAVIGATION
Naturally, single page sites are ideal for a mobile device. Strikingly allows you to design your mobile site with touch-friendly menus that jump between sections, thus allowing easy navigation.
CLICK-TO-CALL AND DIRECT EMAILING
The only drawbacks to point out are the lack of “click-to-call” and direct emailing on mobile sites designed on the lower tier Limited and Free plans.
You’ll have to opt for the Pro Plan to get these features, which are must-haves for online stores or services.