One of the most important decisions you will make about your website, after you have chosen your perfect domain and web host, is the platform you will use to build your site.
There are most options than ever before, so this makes it more important to know the pros and cons.
1. I’m on a very tight budget, will a free website like Wix, Weebly or wordpress.com be good enough?
If the purpose of your website is just to provide information to your existing customers then a free website may be a perfectly good option for you. If you have a wonderful bricks and mortar shopfront in the busiest street in your city and don’t need new customers to come to you online. If you don’t need people searching for your services and products to find you on Google…You get the idea…Many of these free platforms are just not good for SEO (search engine optimisation).
If you want to maximise your chances of getting new customers through search engines, then you really don’t want to use Wix or Weebly. Google loves WordPress and when it is set up correctly by an experienced SEO developer, it is the most Google-friendly thing you can use to build your site.
WordPress is free, you just need to pay for a cPanel host and someone to set it up for you. It is easy to use and any non-techie can learn how to add content and manage it.