About Us

Welcome to Website Rating! Our sole purpose is to help you build, expand, scale, and monetize your online business without spending weeks researching the best tools and services. We have done that for you!

Why should you trust us? Simply put – we can relate to what you are going through, as it’s not our first rodeo. Also, the fact that you are reading this text already proves that we know what we are doing.

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Our Mission

WebsiteRating.com is a 100% free online resource, and our goal is to help beginners, individuals, and small businesses launch, run and grow their business online using the right online tools and services.

Our Business Model

Our website is reader-supported and we monetize our website by using affiliate links. If you decide to buy a service / product through the links on this site, we may earn a commission. See our full advertising disclosure here.

– Rick (TrustPilot)

There is a lot of information about specific software and services on the Internet, and it’s hard to sift through the noise to find the details that apply to you. I found Website Rating helpful for anyone wanting to get detailed information about the top online tools. Website Rating reviews the leading software and services from many angles to help you decide which ones best fit your needs.

– Jeff (TrustPilot)

I really like their reviews, the in-depth information they provide and they way they do reviews in general! The reviews are unbiased and often very honest and I really like that they disclose the (affiliate) partnership they have with most of the companies they review.

– MG (TrustPilot)

Best resource for finding great web hosting deals! This is the best resource for finding great deals on web hosting. They also post lots of tutorials on building and growing a website.

Who Are We?

Matt Ahlgren

Let’s get personal. Mathias Ahlgren is the founder and owner of Website Rating. He’s the brain of the operation, and his experience alone speaks louder than any words. Click for all the details, or enjoy the short version:

  • 20 years ago, Matt followed the love of his life from Sweden all the way to the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. Two daughters and a border collie later, it’s still the best decision of his life!
  • Matt acquired his master’s degree in information science and management in Stockholm almost 20 years ago. This unshakable foundation was the key to Matt’s further career;
  • During his university studies, one assignment was building websites. Back then, it was html/php/css and later CMS like WordPress to code and develop websites. No one visited the websites, which led him into a career in Search Enginge Optimization (SEO).
  • Over the last 15 years, Matt sharpened his search engine optimization (SEO), digital marketing, web development, and management skills by working with the biggest brands in Australia, including Australia Post, Myer, and Jetstar;
  • He has a keen interest in website security, which made him obtain a certificate of higher education in Cyber Security.
  • Matt is flexible, goal-orientated, objective, and, most importantly, honest. These core values follow him in every step of his life.


Here’s a complete list of Matt’s active certifications and exams.

Meet The Team

Mohit Gangrade

Mohit Gangrade

Editorial – Writer & Researcher

Mohit is a writer, researcher, and internet marketer specializing in WordPress. He loves reading books and loves the idea of creating and making money with authority sites.

Lindsay Liedke

Lindsay Liedke

Editorial – Lead Writer & Tester

Lindsay is a copywriter and lead tester of products and services. When she’s not writing she can be found spending family time with her son.

Ibad Rehman

Ibad Rehman

Editorial Staff – Writer

Ibad is the WordPress community manager at Convesio. In his free time, he likes to fly his Cessna 172SP in X-Plane 10 flight simulator.

Ahsan Zafeer

Ahsan Zafeer

Editorial Staff – Writer

Ahsan is driven by a never-ending passion for developing, nurturing, and strategizing key content aspects. He writes extensively on tech, digital marketing, SEO, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies.

Shimon Brathwaite

Shimon Brathwaite

Editorial Writer

Shimon Brathwaite is a cybersecurity professional, freelance writer, and author at securitymadesimple. He is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He has worked in several financial institutions in security-related roles, as a consultant in incident response, and is a published author with a book on cybersecurity law. His professional certifications include Security+, CEH, and AWS Security Specialist. You can contact him here.

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We’re always on the lookout for remote / freelance content writers and editors who are passionate about writing and publishing great content. If this is you, then contact us here.

About Website Rating

You already met the team, but what is Website Rating?

This website was born when Matt quit his 9-to-5 job and pursued his dream to help others on their online business journey. How does it work?

  • We choose the most accomplished and renowned web services and tools;
  • We carefully review them so that you wouldn’t have to;
  • And, of course, we rate them based on various criteria, such as price, relevancy, security, speed, accessibility, and features;
  • We are experienced, non-bias, honest, critical, and demanding pedants, so no stone will be unturned.
  • A few websites that already noticed our worth and talk about us: AOL, Yahoo, GoDaddy, HostGator, Nasdaq, Shopify, Canva, WSJ.

All you have to do is read our reviews and pick the best tools or services which will help you start, maintain, expand, and optimize your business! Is it easy? Well, it takes a while for us to review every product, so all the reviews are extremely detailed and thorough.

There are still a few questions left. Do we have values? We surely hope so:

  • No fluff. We have no intention of sugarcoating terrible products, but we give credit where credit is due.
  • Precision. We check every single feature, detail, word, and clause of every single tool and service. And we do it ourselves.
  • Objectivity. Nobody can buy us. We love money, but we love providing honest and true information even more.
  • Professionalism. We don’t like life coaches without any life experience. Our team consists of successful individuals who understand the industry and have the experience to back it up.
  • Honesty. We always tell the truth. Don’t you believe us? Well, here we go then:

How is Website Rating Funded?

This website is supported by our readers like yourself! If we help you find a service or product that you like, and you choose to sign up with them via our link, then we get paid a commission. Read our affiliate disclosure page here.

Find out what affiliate marketing is, and how it works on the FTC.gov website here.

Why do we do this?

We’re running a business. That’s the honest truth. Also, we hate intrusive banner advertisements, so we will never put them on our website. You are welcome!

Does this affiliate relationship impact the ratings and reviews?

No. Never. As we have mentioned before – brands can’t pay us to review them. All the reviews and ratings are honest and based on our experience.

Why are we disclosing this?

Firstly, there’s nothing to hide. Secondly, we believe in transparency on the internet and want to encourage all individuals and businesses to follow the lead.

Does this mean you have to pay more?

Not at all. We put our readers first, so we always negotiate the best deals and discounts for people who use our affiliates. It’s a win-win-win!

Why would companies want to take a risk to get bad ratings?

Companies with terrible products are never going to get reviewed. We stay away from them! As for the rest, we provide critical, up-to-date, and constructive feedback, which can be used to upgrade current products and services.

Website Rating Mission

To create free resources that help individuals and small businesses easily connect to the most suitable tools and services, avoiding traps and misunderstandings along the way.

To give you honest, unbiased, fluff-free information to help you find the best online tools for your situation so that you can build, run and expand your online business!

Charities We Support

As a small business, we understand the importance of funding. That is why we like to help people in developing countries finance their small business ideas. We believe the best way to do this is through Kiva.org.

Small businesses in developing countries face enormous challenges, so we feel responsible for helping them. Kiva is a non-profit organization that enables people to finance low-income entrepreneurs and students in 77 countries across the globe.

We actively support victims of domestic violence and family abuse through Givit, an Australian not-for-profit organization connecting those who have with those who need. As a family-orientated small business, we would do everything we can to help eradicate violence and help people overcome tough times.


Contact Us

If you have a question or feedback to give us, then go ahead and contact us. We’re also on social media, so we’d love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

PO Box 899, Shop 10/314-326 David Low Way, Bli Bli, 4560, Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia