At one point we were in your shoes: lots of ideas but no clue how we could put them on the web. Fortunately, all this has changed.
Since our launch in 2009 we have helped thousands of individuals and small business owners create their own websites – without them having to write a single line of code.
We want you to be able to build a successful website or online store and have fun creating it!
Who is behind WebsiteToolTester.com?
My name is Robert Brandl and I head the WebsiteToolTester team. Working out of my bedroom, I started this website, first in German and then in English. In 2013 our French version followed. Our latest addition was a full Spanish localization in November 2014.
Prior to this, I worked at an online marketing agency in Germany for almost five years. I advised and supported businesses, mainly large ones, helping them successfully implement a range of websites and other online projects.
Our latest project, ChatToolTester.com, was launched in August 2012. There you can find reviews of live chat support software. To find an overview of all the projects we are working on please visit ToolTester.net.
Where it all started
A shoe shop in Frankfurt called Nordendglück asked us to build their website. We found ourselves wondering how they could maintain their website regularly and easily once it was built.
To tell you the truth, we couldn’t find an optimal solution back then (it was 2008), mainly because website builders weren’t as powerful as they are now.
This experience, however, prompted us to research how our future clients could update their websites without the help of a programmer. Thus, the idea for WebsiteToolTester was born.
How is WebsiteToolTester funded?
If we help you find a service provider that you like, and you decide to sign up with them through our link, we get paid a referral fee. This does not affect the outcome of our rigorous testing processes.
In fact, if you have been to other site builder comparison websites you may have seen one specific provider ranking number 1 again and again. Well, they also asked us whether they could buy our top position. Obviously we refused. It may not be so beneficial to our earnings but at least we can be proud of our work.
We want to be accountable to our readers ‒ that’s why we encourage you to leave feedback on our reviews by sharing any comments you may have.
Every purchase that you make helps us improve WebsiteToolTester even more. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you a cent more than what you’d be paying anyway.
As a small business we understand the importance of funding. That is why we like to help people in developing countries finance their small business ideas. We believe the best way to do this is through Kiva.org.
Kiva enables people from all over the world to lend money to small-scale traders, farmers or taxi drivers among others, with as little as USD $25. Many of these entrepreneurs find that their banks won’t lend to them because they don’t represent a large enough profit. This makes microcredit an ideal option. You can read more about the projects we’ve funded on our Kiva page.
Which website builder did you use to make this site?
WebsiteToolTester was originally built using Webnode. We even spent the first seven months on the free version. Year after year we received more traffic until, in 2013, we came to the conclusion that we need a more powerful system. Therefore, we switched over to WordPress. You can learn more about the details in this blog post.
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