If you are using or considering to use services that provide cheap web design tools on their server to develop your website, you should read this now.
- Third party web design tools that are hosted on their server NOT your own hosted account where your website is means you don’t own it.
- The content of your website is not in your possession and you do not own it – if they shut their service down, you lose your website
- Your website is being redirected to their service and not on a server you can manage.
- Your website’s URL’s ie: yourname.com/interesting-content becomes something like yourname.com/#!content/c2kp which is not SEO friendly
- WIX websites do not typically pass the Google Mobile Responsiveness test causing you to have reduced SEO ranking in Google – try your website here www.google.ca/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
- Some of these websites on a mobile phone do not transition to mobile style and are full page format causing people to have a hard time viewing the page and stretching it with their fingers so they can read the text
- Read what this person said about issues: fitsmallbusiness.com/wix-vs-wordpress/
- Another review with 5 reasons not to use one of these services: awesomelytechie.com/5-reasons-dont-use-wix/
This article is intended to help people understand their choices about web development and educate them so they can make decisions based on knowledge.