Site builders are bad

Site builders are bad

2023-01-05
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Why website builders are bad

So today we're talking about website creation platforms like Wix, GoDaddy and all the others out there. These 'build a site in 60 minutes' platforms might be simple and quick, but they aren't always your best option.

If we had a penny for every conversation with clients that have started with "I've got a Wix website but it's driving me mad" or "I've got a GoDaddy website but it doesn't look the way I want or do what I want" we would have a whole load of pennies.

Most people see the adverts on tele and think you can knock up a website in no time. And you can, but that doesn't mean it will work as you want or look as you want. What is the point in having a website if it doesn't work correctly and loads slowly - people won't stick around use it.



But they're cheap, right?

Well, are they cheap? Sure, at first they seem cheap; you grab a free template, copy your content in and away you go - but soon you discover a load of issues with the site because these free templates are quickly thrown together and aren't made specifically for what you want. So, you then need to spend hours trying to fix these issues only to find you've made the issues worse. Now you need to spend more time and money getting everything resolved.

And on top of that, you have the monthly fees you'll need to pay. What if you have a rough month and can't afford to pay that month? Your site is gone! But why pay those monthly fees in the first place? And spend all that time trying to force someone elses template to fit your content when you can pay once and have your site forever! And your site will be designed to meet your exact needs - and look exactly like you want.



And what about search engines?

Wix has had a negative reputation for a long time with the SEO community. The problem lies around site speed, and excess code. Put simply your pages take a while to load. And answer this question; do you stick around for websites to load, or do you click that back button and choose from the hundreds of other sites just a click away?



Where's the flexibility?

Even basic things like changing fonts, adding white space, and laying out pages are difficult to accomplish if you'd like to customize the appearance of your Wix website. Before you know, a simple font change has put your whole site out of position. Honestly, website design isn't as easy as you may think.



And our conclusion?

Don't waste your time and money on a quick cheap fix. This isn't a cheap pair of socks, this is your business. Let DoveCreation UK handle your website - it's what we do.

Author: James Osguthorpe

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