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Build That Site

AdvantagesFree space, good tips.

DisadvantagesNone

" Have you ever thought about setting up your own web site? A site dedicated to your works of art, perhaps, or photos of your baby as she grows; essays on love or pictures of Kate Bush? And have you been deterred because of the following reasons: It will cost me money It will be just too hard I don’t have the time Well, Geocities can help with two of those problems. They not only offer free web space, but they also offer a page builder ..." Read review
08.11.2001

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Community Level 2hughesieo

hughesieo

geocities for begginers or pros

Advantagesno html skills needed quick and easy

Disadvantagesyou dont get to name your site

"There are alot of web hosters out there nowadays,the beauty of geocities is that you dont need to be an expert in the field of html scripting?In fact geocities is alot like using microsoft publisher its just a case of making text boxes and writing in them.That is if you are mjust beggining but geocities caters for all different needs you can just make a quick page in 10 mins or you could go the whole hog and make a really profesional looking webpage. Whatever ..." Read review
12.02.2001

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Community Level 6Manx

Manx

The Truth about Yahoo Geocities

AdvantagesFree. Good. Tracking abilities. Easy add ons.

DisadvantagesI can easily fill 15Megs.

"In this review I am going to try and correct a nasty rumour about Yahoo! Geocities. I like Geocities. Geocities is now part of the Yahoo! Empire and in many ways this is a good thing. It means, for example, that you can plug into all their services… and more importantly, Geocities makes it easy to do this. They will, for example, give you cut’n’paste code that will put a smilie face graphic on your page that lights up to tell visitors that you ..." Read review
17.11.2000

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Community Level 3MattSlat

MattSlat

Want a website NO PROBLEM

AdvantagesEasy 2 use

DisadvantagesNot great for experts - I'm guessing

"I only dicovered geocities today, and what a revelation it proved to be. Before I found this I thought making a website would be a complicated process involving a lot of time and prior knowledge to set up. Only 10 minutes later I had a funky looking website, and after a couple of hours of fine tuning and adding features i now have a fantastic looking website with a counter, tic tac toe game, guestbook and even a bouncing santa!! If you have ever ..." Read review
14.12.2000

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Community Level 2Sazz316

Sazz316

Geocities- The best host.

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Disadvantages

"I hope you find this review and the opinions in it useful. Geocities is by far my favourite free website host. It is extremely easy to use and has many helpful tools. Geocities is not for beginners and not for experts it is for both. For the beginners there are two easy to use pagebuilders. One drag and drop builder and the other you just answer some questions and your website is made. But if you know html but not a lot you can also add some html ..." Read review
24.09.2000

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Community Level 1GoodSoup

GoodSoup

Geocities..or geoshitties

AdvantagesITS FREEEEEEEEE

DisadvantagesOnly 15 meg's of webspace

"I first started using geocities for storage but quickly realised that it was good for much more. For starters it has a good HTML proggythingy wich beginners aswell as experienced HTML'ers can use. It allso has a somewhat good uploading utilitie. The best thing last. ITS FREEEEEE!!!!. And personally i think that matters alot. Why pay $10-100 for a webspace when you can get one for free. !Now the bad things! Has a somewhat confusing layout. Can ..." Read review
27.01.2001

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Community Level 2Lofty

Lofty

Slow and Stupid

AdvantagesEasy to use tools for non-webmonkeys

DisadvantagesMesses up quite often, slow access

"I'm going to have to make this quick, because to tell the truth I was only a member of Geocities for a few days, but I do have a valid point. I'll put it simply; it didn't work. You see I didn't want to use Geocities' net-tools to make my site, the whole point was for me to learn HTML. I uploaded the files to Geocities' server using the website (this is a very useful thing when you're starting out; no FTPs to muck about with) but when I had a quick ..." Read review
02.03.2001

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Community Level 2greglowis

greglowis

Not so geogood

AdvantagesCommunities make you feel welcome

DisadvantagesSlow, lots of adverts

"When I first decided to have a web presence, I decided to go for Geocities. At the time, their site was extroadinarily slow, and althogh I selected an empty 'home' to move into, by the time I'd been able to finish, it had been taken, and I had to start again. Although I think their communities are good, they don't have a very friendly interface. It can be hard to navigate, and when you've finally managed to set up your site, their advertisments appear ..." Read review
23.12.2000

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Long titles

AdvantagesOriginal idea

DisadvantagesOld fashioned ways

"Geocities have been offering free web hosting since Free web hosting hit the streets. They were one of the first to offer it to the general public and a lot of sites sprang up. You dont see people using it as much now for several reasons. One is the long URL's. The location of the sites can normally be misleading and its hard to remember the names compared to something like www.yahoo.com or www.thechargers.net . These names go on and on and reach ..." Read review
02.02.2001

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Community Level 1CoolLinxUK

CoolLinxUK

Geocities Free Web Hosting

AdvantagesFREE!! Not many ad's, cool add-ons

DisadvantagesNone

"Geocities from Yahoo!, is, in my opinion, the best free web hosting service available. The service is totally free, not registration or anything. Even then, the only ad's are limited to a small square in the top of the page, which can be closed by the visitor. Geocities URL's consist of http://www.geocities.com/username, but any URL forwarding service can change that. The service has no free webmail or email services, however these are available ..." Read review
01.02.2001

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Community Level 2pauluk

pauluk

Ideal for anyone who wants a free website

AdvantagesEasy to use

DisadvantagesNone

"Yahoo-geocities is a web hosting site that offers users the chance to have web space and a web address on the internet. if you are already a member of yahoo email then you dont need to sign up as yahoo has a sort of partnership with Geocicites. Users will get the chance to choose what subject their site is and what interest for it to be listed under. the user also gets the chance to either build their pages within Geocities using the website builder ..." Read review
27.03.2001

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Community Level 4judithritc...

judithritchie

Geocities is the beginner website-builder's friend

AdvantagesQuick, free, easy to use

DisadvantagesJava windows that come up for 5-step web design dont work on Netscape

"Yahoo Geocities is great for beginners, even breaking web building down to a simple 5-step process for those who are really only starting out with web building. The service has improved since Geocities merged with Yahoo, because Yahoo users can now use their accounts to login and begin building their websites instead of having to go through a tedious registration process, and it also makes it easier to remember your login name (when its the same as ..." Read review
14.09.2000

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Community Level 1rockrupert

rockrupert

AOL

AdvantagesGreat Technical Support and lots of organised support

DisadvantagesOccasional crashing and sometimes a little too much junk mail despite filtering

"I first decided to have a web presence about 3 years ago and I really didn't know what to do or how to go about things. I read a few magazines that told me I needed to have a service provider and, although many are free, I needed a service provider that provided good, available technical back-up when things go wrong. I looked at Compuserve and other major sources and read some magazines and asked people whose opinions I respected. I decided on AOL ..." Read review
22.12.2000

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Community Level 2andyhill243

andyhill243

Geocities - one of the most popular

AdvantagesFREE, easy to use, quick.

DisadvantagesNo direct file upload - at least there wasn't.

"Geocities (before the merger with Yahoo) was one of the free hosting providers that featured in an experiment I conducted some 2 years ago into gateway pages for search engine placement. The page designer has changed since then, probably becomming more powerful. However even 2 years ago I found this designer one of the most usable of the free hosting page designers. That is however from an "expert" point of view. The service I found was one ..." Read review
05.03.2001

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Community Level 2tim0001

tim0001

Geocities. Hosts for the ages

Advantageshelpful, easy service

Disadvantagesslow

"I am very surprised to read opinions saying that Geocities.is bad. Are they insane?? Geocities have hosted 3 websites for me, and I've always found them easy to use and helpful. Granted, the site is quite slow but thats ony because of the number of people trying to use it. I have never tried any other hosts, mainly because I've never had a problem with Geocities. Their File Uploads system is excellent and, most importantly, easy to use. Making ..." Read review
03.03.2001

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