Why you should nix Wix

July 28, 2015 8:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In case you haven’t seen the beautiful Wix ads with catchy slogans like “Create Your Stunning Website. It’s Free.” I know I’ve stumbled across them in my Facebook feed and they always have some cool artistic photo to draw your eye in. I have to hand it to them their marketing is top notch. Their product… not so much, and here’s why.

They advertise their sites are HTML5, however when you view the source it’s all JavaScript. Why is this a problem? Search engines can’t crawl JavaScript effectively, so according to Google the wix site might as well not exist. What’s the point of creating a website no one can find?

The sites are clunky and slow. Wix sites general load a segment at a time with their goofy loading indicators. This is a major problem, if you know anything about bounce rates speed is a huge factor. If your site takes more than 5 seconds to load people are bouncing off to another site that loads faster.

So if your looking to create a “Stunning Website”, don’t go with Wix, hire a professional. Usually if it looks too good to be true it usually is. If you’re looking for a free website try WordPress, they have tons of customizable themes for people who don’t know how to code. You will still need to pay for your domain and hosting of course.

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