Google Sites is a great tool for creating a website to display information in a way which is easy to access, navigate and looks good. The tool is designed to help build attractive websites as simply and easily as possible.
Google Sites is ideal for projects where you will be working cooperatively with others; you can add collaborators from any organisation, so long as they have a Google account. Just make sure you are following GDPR guidelines.
Sites is one of the easiet tools to use to promote the information you are wanting to share. Add to your social media profiles, business cards, or presentation for immediate impact.
Ever looked into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) before? Sites is great for getting people to stumble upon your website through search engines. Simply use commonly searched words and phrases; you might be surprised at who visits you!
Once you've put time into building your website, you won't need to update it very much. Sites is by far one of the easiest and quickesy ways to build an attractive website; if you spend time building it just how you want, you won't need to alter much as you go along.
If you're wanting to regularly update people with news that goes directly to them, perhaps a blog or Google Group is better suited for your needs.
If you want to build up to a release/publish date, Sites is ideal. With or without collaborators, you can build it in its entirety before anyone else will see it.
This also counts for any changes you make after you first published it. Want to add an extra page, but don't want anyone to see it until it's complete? Build it before you press 'Publish'. Need to publish a different change? No problem: just hide it from navigation until you're ready.
If you're using Sites to share information pertaining to the University of York, you can request a personalised URL for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For personal use, you can still personalise the URL for a (generally) reasonable cost.
Find out some of the vital elements of website design and why Google Sites is so good at building attractive ways to share information.
You can always get more help with Google Sites from the Google Help pages. You can always search online for any tips or help with trying to achieve something specific; selective online searches can often help you figure out quite a few new tricks!