If you answered yes to these questions, then you may want to think twice about using web builders like GoDaddy’s Website Tonight, Weebly or Wix. The problem with these site builders is that you don’t own the code. The company owns the code. That means if you ever want to move the site and stop paying their monthly fees, you will have to re-build the entire site.
They won’t even give you the files you paid them to build for your website! If this isn’t alarming enough, there are serious structural flaws in these web builders. To Google, uniqueness is the gold standard of website importance and in return website search ranking, therefore a web builder built website has an identical footer. Void of good content about your business, as all other websites.
What’s worse is that they don’t even offer an opportunity to edit the footer and add more SEO content to boost search results. If your web development company doesn’t allow access to a certain part of your website, it is time to switch web developers. The most popular Content Management System on the planet is WordPress. It offers an easy to use back-end for updating content and powerful features for SEO. Best of all, all the files for the site are in your control! This means that any changes to ANY part of your site can be edited with the right web developer.
If you believe that your source files should live on your computer, not your web development companies, switch to WordPress.
Update on May 18th, 2020:
WordPress is still the most popular software solution for web design. The ability to save the site files is something that can be done with many different web platforms such as Bootstrap and Joomla.
The point that should have been made in the paragraph above is that if you are using builders such as Wix or SquareSpace. you will not be able to download the files and save them for later. Any proprietary platform will not allow the saving or moving of files to another host. That is why WordPress is such a good choice because it is open source and not owned by any specific company.SkyPoint Studios can help guide you through this process, call 406-208-8733 to speak with a friendly web expert today!