Carrd.co Tutorial & Review: Is it worth and how to use it?

A new landing page builder and one-page site creator called “Carrd” has emerged.

In this NEW Carrd tutorial and review, I’ll list out everything about the tool and help you make a decision if this software is right for you or NOT.

So, let’s dive right into it:

What is Carrd?

Carrd is a one-page website builder. Carrd shall help you create a page for many uses like an email newsletter sign-up, or making a user purchase something, etc. This landing page builder helps you create pages focused on conversions.

Now let’s discuss it’s features, we’ll be going into each of them one by one:

  • Allows upto three websites on the free plan and has fair pricing
  • Responsive designs
  • Beautiful templates
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Custom Domain Allowed
  • Good amount of documentation and support for help

Themes and Templates

They have a total of 80 templates and all are good-looking and responsive… They have different templates for different purposes like newsletter subscription, profiles, portfolios, landing product page etc…. The images are below –

Carrd landing page builder templates and themes

We took one of the templates and took a look at its editor interface, its ease of use and more… Here are the results:

  1. The editor is easy to use and best of all it is drag and drop
  2. It has various elements like texts, images, buttons, timers, icons etc…
  3. You can edit separately for Mobile Devices
  4. The pages and text are animated

If you are a beginner looking for a free landing page builder, then this can be your absolute choice!!

Google Analytics Integration in Carrd.co

Carrd allows adding Google Analytics to track your visitors and analyze for website data. The drawback is that you have pay for accessing the Google Analytics Integration.

You’ll have to pay $19/month if you want Google Analytics with your website.

Website Speed in Carrd

Website Speed is one of the most important factors when considering any website builder. This has become all the more important because page speed has become a ranking factor in Google.

I created a demo website and here are the results:

With GTMetrix:

carrd website speed

With PageSpeed Insights:

pagespeed carrd

The speed scores were IMPRESSIVE. It loaded in just 2.1 seconds and maintained a score of 92 in PageSpeed Insights…

How to create a website with Carrd?

Creating a site with Carrd is super easy! Here’s how to make one:

  • Go to Carrd.co and click on the button saying “choose a starting point”
  • Now, you shall be on a page full of templates. Choose one which you like. We chose the highlighted one-
creating a site with Carrd
  • Once in the editor, edit the text or images just like you want. Click on any element and then you shall be able to edit it.

How to add button in Carrd

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To add a button in Carrd.co, just click on the “+” button in the editor and select button in the dropdown menu. Next, you specify the button link, button color and lots more…

Carrd Timer Tutorial

Adding a timer in Carrd is very easy and comes useful if you are making an unveiling page. To add a timer in Carrd just click on the “+” button and select timer from the dropdown. Then you can customize the timer’s time and other settings..

  • Now, the last step would be to publish this site and for that click the button with a green dot in the top left as shown in the above picture
  • Next, just enter your name and URL of your site you would like to publish it on and you’re all done!! We published this site on the url – demobyxof.carrd.co
  • Here’s how it looks :
xplorers of fun demo site at cardd

Carrd SEO

SEO is very important and carrd helps you in excelling that. As showed above, their webpages are fast and they even allow custom domain (but for a price). If you are willing to open up your pockets, then you even get Google Analytics which shall further help you in SEO Optimizing your Carrd website.

Carrd Pricing

Carrd has three pricing modules:

  • Pro-Lite- $9/year
  • Pro Standard – $19/year
  • Pro Plus Plan – $49/year

Carrd is completely free with all its features but has just one limit- you can build only 3 websites on the free plan and it will have their very tiny branding.

The free plan would be enough to create portfolios or personal websites, but if you want to create it for lead capturing and newsletter subscription then you’ll have to purchase a paid plan

The paid plans come with Google Analytics Integration, Form builder and Integration with email marketing services like GetResponse, Mailchimp (and lots more) and a custom domain is allowed too…

Visit their pricing page for more info..

Overall Pros and Cons of using Carrd

Here are the pros and cons of using this builder:

Pros

  • Budget-Friendly Pricing
  • Sign-Up and Contact Form
  • Various Integrations
  • Fully Responsive Designs
  • Fast loading websites
  • Free Version has a lot of features

Cons

  • Timers are tough to use
  • Not for E-Commerce and Online Stores
  • Text Styling is Difficult
  • Simple Websites can be created. No Complex Ones.

FAQ Regarding Carrd

Conclusion

This tutorial covered all you needed to know about Carrd, one of the best but new landing page builders. It’s amazing themes, responsive designs, ease of use, and the fact that it is FREE, make it an amazing tool for people who have just started out…

Doing a recap, you now know how to edit and create landing pages in Carrd.co, what it actually is and is it worth your time?

Now, I would ask you a question:

  1. Which is your favourite landing page builder?
  2. How many of you have tried out this tool…

Answer them in the comments below, lastly share this post and spread the word about it so that more readers can benefit from it…

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and you can find us on Facebook too… If you have any questions, ask them in the comments or contact me directly…

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Naman Bansal
I am Naman, a blogger, freelance writer and YouTuber with immense interest in WordPress, Blogging, SEO, YouTube and Technology. I am also a recognized SEO Expert and have been featured on sites like Nozzle, LocalIQ, etc... I have worked with some of the biggest brands and have helped them create better content! Hope you enjoy the blog!
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