I am in the process of creating a website using WIX. A developer reached out to me and told me that is not the way to go. He made some claims that I am not sure are true or not. Can you please help? Here are his claims:
Do you really think, your wix website could be professional? Not at all! What is your business that you think it could be possible using wix?
Here are some major things that you should think about before going with a wix website.
Most importantly, Google does not like this.:- Your website will not rank well, which makes it harder for people to find. This will affect how much traffic you can potentially get because your site will not be search engine optimized.
Flash Technologies:- A lot of Wix websites are built on Flash technology (they’re trying to push HTML5 now so they do have that capability now), which is the enemy of web prosperity. Flash is so frowned upon that many phones don’t even display it, and some tablets don’t either. This means you’re already excluding a portion of people who might want to see your website. People who are perusing the web on their phones will have a hard time with your site.
Load slow:- Wix websites load slower than those built on HTML (like WordPress) and this will lose people who do want to read about you. Why? We have very little patience and having to wait 10 seconds to see a website is something we’re not used to. We will just click off. Slow loading sites will turn visitors off, and first impressions on the web can be everything. It can keep someone from visiting your site again.
It does not look good:- I have never seen a Wix website that looked highly professional and really nice. Wix sites do not look great or modern, in my opinion. They look like Web 2.0 circa 2004 and in a world where innovation and staying on top of what’s happening matters, this is a mistake.
It is not free real, it is expensive even:- To add insult to injury, Wix websites are not cheap. You’re supposed to get what you pay for but what you pay isn’t matching the value you get.
WordPress (.org) software itself is free. What you pay for is server space for hosting, which holds the content of your site. You can get hosting for as cheap as $4 a month for your WordPress site. That’s $48 for the entire year. And you have full website capability and the ability to customize your heart out. You typically have all the space you can need, and you have a site that can be without ads if you like.
Meanwhile, Wix sites are starting at $4.08 a month and that’s the most basic plan.
If you still think, you should go for wix, you are the best judge, but believe me, it will kill all your time, money and efforts.