Building a website is easy, right?
That’s what a lot of commercials on web design promise these days, that they can help you create a website with a couple of clicks. This may be true, but there are some serious pitfalls to be aware of when choosing this route for building your website.
We can all agree how important websites are, they impact our lives everyday. In that regard, your own website is very important. That being said, isn’t important to have the best technology in your website and the most control over the ownership of that technology? 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 sites, is that you don’t own the code. The company owns the code, and 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 website can be edited with the right web developer.
One of the best parts of getting WordPress for your website, is that all the source files that constitute the website can be backed up to the website owner’s hard drive. If you believe that your source files should live on your computer not your web development companies, switch to WordPress.
SkyPoint Studios can help guide you through this process, call 406-208-8733 to speak with a friendly web expert today!