Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream.
Yola, one of the better-known among a recent wave of easy-to-use website building tools, just announced that it has hit the 2 million user milestone. That means it doubled its user base in about six months, after taking more than a year to hit the 1 million user mark.
Of course, what matters isn’t just how many users a service has, but how much money it can make from them. Both companies offer a free version, then sell users domain registration and additional premium services (I am a Weebly premium customer); after the GeoCities announcement, both Rusenko and Yola chief executive Vinny Lingham published blog posts saying that business model makes more sense that the old, ad-based system.
As part of its 2 million user announcement, Yola is also holding a contest called The Yola Makeover Challenge, where businesses who want a shiny new website are invited to apply, then the winning business will choose a redesign from the top entries (initially selected through public voting) submitted by graphic artists and web designers. The winning designer will receive $2,000.
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more