The Salt Lake Christmas Tour After months of starts and stops at getting a new website up for the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, we finally got it posted this afternoon. After reading a number of articles and even posting a blog about using Google Sites, I decided to give it a try. At this point I’m really pleased with it. The site was easy to build and has most of the functionality that I needed to build an easily navigated website that I believe will do the job just fine. I have much to do yet, including adding a new Logo to the top, and many more pictures to the Archive, but it’s coming along well.

Google puts very few restrictions on users of Google Sites, but one that could give pause to some users is the inability to post affiliate ads other that “Google ads.” If you think about it though, this makes sense, as they are making their money off their percentage of those ads. The site space is FREE to the user, so most of us certainly won’t complain. In the case of the Salt Lake Christmas Tour, the lack of affiliate ads on the site isn’t an issue.

Since the site is built at site.google.com, that line is included in the actual address of the site. However, I just forwarded the SaltLakeChristmasTour.com address at my domain registrar, and will use that as my public address. Easy…