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How to Build Your Personal Website in Less Than 10 Seconds

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This story appears in the April 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Back in August 2012, Strikingly co-founder David Chen had one goal: launch the simplest, fastest web builder around. His team succeeded in its first iteration, creating a service that used customers' Facebook profiles to auto-fill a basic website in one click. But competitors such as Sitefly work that way as well. So to distinguish Strikingly from the Facebook pack and enable it to build more robust websites in one step, Chen in January switched his platform so that it pulls from LinkedIn instead. "Facebook doesn't have enough information for us to use and create a functional website, while LinkedIn has just the right amount," he says. "It simply adds more value."

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