+ Easy to navigate
+ Free to use
+ Good for personal or business use
- Layout feels cluttered
Are you tired of using the same old sites, but don’t know how to find similar sites so you can still enjoy the purpose of using it? SimilarSites brings you a fun and free service for finding related and similar sites, all you do is search by site! That’s right, type in any website’s URL into the search bar, hit Enter and get a list of other sites that are similar to the one you mentioned. Not only is this a good way to find a new social network, but can be used in a business environment for market and competition research.
The concept of SimilarSites is pretty solid, it allows people to find sites similar to the ones they already like. People may simply get bored of the current site, or just want to see what else is out there. For those in a business environment, it allows them to research other websites similar to their own. They also provide SimilarSites visitors statistics as well, allowing you to get an idea of how much traffic the original site and their competitors are receiving.
When first loading the site, we thought the navigation could have been done a little simpler and upfront. It is not too challenging to begin searching for similar sites as the search bar is shown soon as the page loads, but for additional features you may have to look a bit. When you search for a site the SimilarSites Visits option is available, for example. While not a challenge, could be simplified so the search box would offer the option of provided results page. Additionally, when you arrive at the home page, if you are not sure what site you want to start out with, they provide a categorized list of popular websites to get your search started.
SimilarSites does have a decent design, as the color scheme matches well and makes the site appealing and attractive, while the content is easy to read. However, the layout feels a bit cluttered to us and could have been done differently so it had a more elegant structure.
The pricing of SimilarSites can’t be argued with as they are free for the user. You just search and obtain the information you are looking for. Not much else can be said about the price of free.
Because of the nature of the website and its purpose, we have to rate this one up there because it does have many uses. It can be used for personal use for finding alternative sites similar to the ones you like. Additionally, it can be used in a business setting as well to conduct market research and review what competitor sites are doing. It is always a good idea to keep up with competition, and SimilarSites sure makes that easier to research!