I’m sure you are aware of the benefits of having a great website. It can add to your business brand, growth and profitability. But for this to work effectively, you need to have a great website built by an expert with the latest modern technological tools. You cannot get this sort of website from website builders. Website builders are online services that help you to easily built websites with pre-designed templates. Granted they are easy to use. But that is the only good thing about them.
I strongly recommend that you NOT use them for your business because of the following reasons. They are expensive: Yes, when you sit down and calculate how much you are really paying the people who own them, you will notice that you spend more money on the long run. You are better off paying for hosting and domain name and using any of WordPress, Joomla or Drupal to build your site.
They are not liked by Google: Using WordPress, for example, to build your website will get your website indexed in Google faster than if you use these online builders. So if you want your business to rank high in the search for your terms, don’t go near Wix or Weebly. They don’t look good: It is hard to find a site built with these website builders that look great. But you can get wonderful themes from WordPress that you can customise to your heart’s content and create adorable websites which will translate on your business image.
Lastly, it loads slowly: This is the internet age, everyone is on a fast pace. No one has the time to wait for more than 15 seconds for your homepage to load. They’ll hit the back key and go to the next website even if you have the information they need. There you have it. Don’t comprise ease of use to having a beautiful, responsive and tastefully designed website that will bring you more business.