About Ning for Businesses

Ning for Businesses is a social website platform which provides users with the tools to create and control their own social network. With a drag and drop network editor and design studio, users can build and customize their own website and add their own content. Ning for Businesses also features blogs, forums, customizable member profiles, events, and more.

Pricing starting from:

US$25,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Ning for Businesses

  • Monitor social performance with in-built analytics.
  • Choose one of our design templates
  • Communicate to followers through blogs and forums.
  • Create and customize a site using the simple drag and drop builder.
  • Integrate with YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Member sign-in via Facebook, Twitter, LinedIn and Google.
  • Monetizate your network

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$25,00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Ning for Businesses: 32

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Blogs
    • Categorisation/Grouping
    • Commenting / Notes
    • Content Management
    • Data Security
    • Design Management
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Event Management
    • File Management
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Group Management
    • Ideation / Crowdsourcing
    • Media Library
    • Member Directory
    • Membership Management
    • Moderation
    • Monitoring
    • Online Forums
    • Personalization
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Real-time Updates
    • SEO Management
    • Social Promotion
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • User Profiles
    • Video Management
    • Website Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    2,9 /5
    (12)
    Value for Money
    2,6/5
    Features
    3,2/5
    Ease of Use
    3,3/5
    Customer Support
    2,6/5

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    Elena M.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Ning seems to be alive again. Support is cool

    Reviewed on 2017/09/04

    I suggested Ning software for building alumni community of my college.

    I suggested Ning software for building alumni community of my college.

    Pros

    I saw their new design - it`s cool. It`s a good sign that the company is moving ahead. And I wouldn`t risk to change a tested since 2013 Ning to a new product. Especially now, when Ning adds new features.

    Cons

    It has been quiet for a long long time. Previous management didn't put any efforts to contact with creators. Let's see what will happen after their big changes.

    Response from Ning

    Elena, thank you! We are aspiring for more and making big changes within to make your user experience better. You are welcomed to share your thoughts with our customer support.

    Always yours, Ning :)

    Shahram S.
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Most reliable online Community Builder site

    Reviewed on 2018/05/07

    Great platform for very small staffed community sites!

    Great platform for very small staffed community sites!

    Pros

    We build a Ning site for our Non-Profit community. it grew to 3000 members within 2 year! Since I was the only webmaster, I needed a platform that saves me all the technical work and let me just administrate it, and Ning was the choice!

    Cons

    Customer support was not as fast, but they did respond by next day. The rss feed modules would not update at times and I had to empty the cache for the site a few time. But no big deal.

    Susan D.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Used Other for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
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    Ning for me was a great adventure in learning a new platform.

    Reviewed on 2018/05/11

    I got my feet wet with online marketing with Ning as my first and still most loved content...

    I got my feet wet with online marketing with Ning as my first and still most loved content management system. I learned a great deal.

    Pros

    I used Ning for three different attempts at building a social network that was self-sustaining over a period of several years.

    What attracted me to it was of course, having my own niche social network where like-minded individuals can come to support each other in their online or offline pursuits.

    The Ning community and web site is a niche social site in itself and that is a built-in peer support group right out of the box. I learned a lot of coding and site tweaking techniques and tips from these people that will benefit me for years to come.

    With my Ning sites, from a designer point of view, I was able to easily re-design, re-brand, update color schemes, and add new and interesting components with relative ease.

    One of the most enticing features, as a social network, is that when you go from the Ning site to your own Ning site to your friends Ning site, you keep the same friends from one to the other and add more as you join other sites. This is a feature I really enjoy.

    I believe that if Ning continues to upgrade and improve its service, it will continue to be a high contender in the niche social network platform community of service providers.

    Cons

    In the beginning of my Ning journey which was approximately nine years ago, I noticed that there was a great deal of concern by Ning users about some of the developer features and the lack of a member payment feature.

    For instance, the Facebook sign in feature didn't work right for years. That was a development issue.

    I believe that most of the earlier development bugs were worked out through a series of upgrades to the platform and now they also have a paid member feature that can be added.

    The pricing has gotten too high, in my opinion. I believe that they need to offer a lower price for the new sites until they've built up their membership. The very fact that this is a niche network platform that takes time to obtain members to sustain the site makes their packages over priced for small businesses. It's a fine price for corporate companies, but very limiting for the new entrepreneur.

    Other than that, I don't have much to report on the downside of Ning. I look forward to creating and running my next Ning network with the knowledge I've gained from my decade long journey with this platform.

    Julia K.
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    • Industry: Online Media
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Stay away from this platform

    Reviewed on 2021/03/23

    Pros

    We had chosen Ning as a platform for our company. First of all, we were well assisted by the support team in building the website.

    Cons

    Since our company is based in Germany and we have stricter data protection regulations here than in the USA, we needed a signed contract from Ning to secure data protection. Without this contract, we were not able to publish the website. Therefore, Ning had offered to pause the user fees until we received this signed contract. After almost 1 1/2 years we still haven't received this contract back, despite countless inquiries. However, the agreed paused payment of the usage fees was debited from our account at the end of last year WITHOUT ANY PRE-NOTICE or any further info. So we could not stop this process. After noticing this immense debit, we immediately contacted Ning and asked for a refund of the fees, as this was against the agreement. We were also able to prove this with clear emails. But Ning has been stalling us for several months now and refuses to pay us back. On the last messages there was not even an answer. We no longer want to work with such an unprofessional company. Nothing but empty promises, we are now looking for a new trustworthy platform.

    Rachael O.
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    • Industry: Publishing
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Solid solution for creating a company-wide social network

    Reviewed on 2019/04/25

    Pros

    Wonderful way to connect company-wide with the message boards and chat functionality.

    Cons

    It would be nice if the maximum file size limit was increased, as we often have to store files on a separate server and link to them on Ning.

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    Ning for Businesses offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$25,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Basic: $25/month Performance: $49/month Ultimate: $99/month

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    Ning for Businesses has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    Ning for Businesses supports the following languages:

    English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    Ning for Businesses supports the following devices:

    We do not have any information about what integrations Ning for Businesses has

    Ning for Businesses offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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