The difference between sharing and publishing Google Sites:
- Publishing a Google Site means to make it available to view on the web.
- A published site can be restricted to a small audience. A published Google Site is essentially view-only.
- Sharing a Google Site means to invite other people to collaborate on editing the site with you.
- You can invite people to be collaborators via email or via a sharing link.
In this short video I provide an overview of sharing and publishing settings in Google Sites.