Are you thinking about building or updating your website using Wix? If you are, don’t do it!
While Wix may make it very easy to build a great looking website, we recommend our clients not to use Wix. Why you may ask. If Wix makes website building easy, why shouldn’t businesses use Wix? The simple answer: Wix websites perform badly.
Website Building Isn’t Easy
A website for your business/brand is very important, so why not hire a professional to build your website. Unless you’re a web developer, you should never pretend to be one. Think about it this way, if website building is easy as companies like Wix claim, how-to blogs, videos, and online course wouldn’t exist. Sites like Wix makes it easy to build websites, but don’t get business owners to think about their company’s online presence? And as a business owners it’s ok not to know much about websites and web development. That’s web developers like us are here for, to help you will all your web needs.
A Wix Website May Look Good, But How Good Is It?
Google doesn’t care how good your site looks. What you see isn’t what Google sees. Google does care about user experience, mobile responsiveness, and SEO. The web complexities matter. As a business owner, you may not be aware of all the web complexities. But as your web developer, we are fully aware. We can tell you all about the complexities that make your web presence.
What About Web Hosting?
When building your company’s website, don’t forget about web hosting. There are tons of hosting companies. But not every hosting company is a good hosting company. It’s our job as your web developer to find the best hosting company for your website. If you’re using Wix to build your website, you have no place to go. Wix will hosts your website, and that’s not good. Hosting your website on Wix will make it hard for you to migrate you website data.
It’s Not Easy to Migrate Your Wix Data
If the business is thriving, at some point, you may want to redesign your website. It’s normal for a business to outgrown its website, especially a website built using Wix. If this happens it is difficult to move your content away from Wix. This is also, more than likely, a job for your web developer. If you think you’ve outgrown sites like Wix, contact us.
Wix Isn’t Really Free
Building a free Wix website comes at a cost. When using the free Wix plans you will not be able to remove the Wix branding from your site. In addition, you can’t add in Google Analytics tracking until you purchase a premium plan. While premium plans start around $4 and can go up to $24 per month, Wix isn’t free. Cheap, but not free. But if you want to add more functionalities and features to your website, be prepared to pay for apps.