5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Wix, Weebly, Or Squarespace

By Sarah Giometti | Local SEO

Mar 15
5 Reasons You Shouldn't Use Wix, Weebly, Or Squarespace

Need to build a website for your small business or startup? If you’re thinking about using an “all-in-one” service like Wix, Weebly or Squarespace, you may want to think again. Here are 5 reasons that these services are not a great option for your website.

  1. Poor Asset Management
    Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and similar platforms all make it very difficult – if not impossible – to find, edit, and remove uploaded assets like images. This means that you’ll have trouble removing old, outdated images and updating individual pages as your website continues to grow and expand over time.


  1. Bad SEO Tools
    While you can do some basic SEO (search engine optimization) with Wix, Weebly and Squarespace, they do not have the same powerful tools as more open platforms like WordPress. You won’t be able to rank as highly on web search engines like Google and Bing, which can harm your business.


  1. Lack Of Flexibility
    If you have any experience making websites, you’ll quickly find yourself frustrated by the limitations imposed by platforms like Squarespace, Wix and Weebly. Even basic things like changing fonts, adding white space, and laying out pages are difficult to accomplish if you’d like to customize the appearance of your website.


  1. You’re Locked Into The Platform
    One of the biggest reasons to avoid a platform like Wix, Weebly or Squarespace is to ensure you won’t get locked into the platform. It’s impossible to migrate a website from one of these platforms to another, or to a more open platform like WordPress. Unless you decide to completely redo your website from the ground-up, you’re stuck with the one you chose.


  1. Most Marketing Agencies Won’t Want To Work With You
    Most marketing agencies prefer to work with websites that use an open platform like WordPress, since there is much more room to build a professional, SEO-optimized, extensible and scalable website. If you use Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace, you’ll find it harder to partner with a marketing agency.


WordPress Is Your Best Option For Building A Website

So what do you use, if not one of these all in one page builders? We highly recommend that you use WordPress instead of Wix, Weebly or Squarespace. It’s easy enough to get started with it on your own – and WordPress is powerful and flexible enough to handle any website. The #1 reason for using WordPress is that you own your website files. If you are a serious business owner, you need to own all of your digital “assets” and this includes your website and domain name.

With WordPress is an open source software, and you own your website files, you can change hosting companies at will, you can modify the front and back-end of a website, and WordPress website developers are easy to find.

When it comes to digital marketing efforts like local search engine optimization (local SEO), video marketing, and blogs, WordPress is the most comprehensive platform to allow you to find the most success.

Need help? Contact Provaro Marketing now. We’re WordPress and digital marketing experts. We can help you build a beautiful, professional website, and then tell your customers all about it.


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About the Author

As a top industry expert with more than 20 years of marketing experience, Sarah Giometti founded Provaro Marketing in 2009 after developing her marketing savvy as a marketing and graphic design professional within one of the top mechanical contractors in the U.S. and a large medical group. Sarah has a passion for marketing solutions that drive measurable results specific to local businesses. Sarah has integrated this dedication to growth-focused digital marketing strategies into the business practices at Provaro. As a small business owner herself, Sarah knows how vital growth remains for any small business, which is why she focuses on the best strategies for local business growth.

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