Why you should NOT use Wix or Weebly?
and the questions that comes up often are: “what is the difference from building a free website from Wix or Weebly and hiring a professional web designer to build a website?”
“Should I go to Wix or Weebly if I need website for my profession or business?”
Here we will show you why you shouldn’t use Wix and Weebly:
1- You never own your website
Although they tell you create your website for free and you already can create a webpage for free but you create it on the fly! you won’t own anything!
they are who own everything, your website content and name!
also they have the right to remove some of your content or all of your website when they like!
even if you planned to move your website you won’t be able to do! and you will need to hire a professional to do this!
2- They are NOT really Free
They tell you will get website for free, however it’s not really free because we will need to upgrade your account as you will find yourself miss many options with the free plane, so when you choose premium plan you will pay monthly fees and you will find yourself pay more than what you would pay if you were went to a professional web designer!
The highest-priced Wix plan is about $30 a month ($360 a year) and with it you just pay the rent of your website on Wix and still don’t own the website!
3- They Force you to add their ads
You must get a big ad “THIS SITE WAS CREATED WITH THEIRNAME.com CREATE YOUR OWN FOR FREE!” banner at the bottom of your site!
you can’t remove it, it’s their website in the end and they won’t give you it for free for nothing!
yes the webdesign company or freelancer always add their name on the websites they create but it be so small and go with the design, and you can ask them to hide it if you like, but you can’t with Wix or Weebly!
4- You can’t add your ads and earn Money
You can’t earn money from your Wix or Weebly website!
you can’t add your own ads like google ads for example, also you can’t sell your website or it’s content because as we mentioned above you don’t own the website or it’s content!
5- Bad first impressions and low Prestige
When you have Wix or Weebly website you give your clients bad first impressions as it’s like if you were telling them “I’m small shop,are not professional yet, I have to use cheap or free website!”
also your competitors will get this impression!
And without a real domain name (like yourname.com) sounds a bit cumbersome to put on your business cards, email or say over the phone!
you lose your prestige with these free or cheap websites because all of the others know it’s a Wix website! it’s free website and you aren’t serious or professional in your work and don’t think to invest in it!
6- Not Mobile friendly
This free websites of Wix and Weebly have many problems with mobile platform, they don’t work well on mobile and tablet and always have bugs and problems! also they load so slowly!
and now there are many users become use their phones in browsing web, so you should expect you will lose many visitors with Wix and Weebly!
7- Not Google friendly
Because Wix and her sisters limits you to just one page “yes it’s only one page but appears to you as if it were several pages!” Google can’t crawl your website content!
also Google can’t verify your site in Webmaster Tools. That may be too advanced for some right away, so you can’t get real SEO services as with professional web designer who will use Webmaster Tools to monitor site downtime, crawl rates, broken links, and search traffic.
8- No support
You don’t pay them and they give you website for free, so do you expect they will answer all your questions and help you when you need to do or understand something in your website?!
it’s so different when you have real paid website from web agency.
9- Poor Quality
The templates of Wix and the similar who provide free websites have low quality when it come to graphic and design, they look like something out of Microsoft’s template directory! or one of the 90’s web templates!
and you also have to choose from their limited templates, you can’t change or ask for special thing.
10- Rome wasn’t built in a day
While you can build a website with Wix or any other site builder in less than 30 minutes you will need more time to bake a cake or pizza!
Do you think you can get professional high or even normal quality product in this short time!
The web designers take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to create a website, depending on the size and scope of a project.
I think we showed you some of the most important reasons why you shouldn’t use Wix and Weebly, especially if you are professional or have business, invest in a real website and try to find good web agency with good price suitable for your budget.
and if you don’t have real business and want webpage for fun and can’t pat for it, we advice for using blogger, it’s made for this but to use site builders like Wix and Weebly you won’t look like the professionals who have real business, and also won’t get good free services as in blogger.