Wordpress vs. Weebly
Wordpress has its place with over 75 million active websites in existence. Wow! Unfortunately, when something is the industry standard, its popularity can become the very reason for its downfall.
When we Googled "how many Wordpress websites are there" the next most popular search phrase was "how many Wordpress websites are hacked." Oops! When a platform becomes popular, there is an incentive, or a market, for either helping it or benefiting from it.
Huh? Let's consider the iPhone for a moment. When the iPhone gained traction, everyone else had to jump on board, too. Apps were created, bedazzled cases and screen protectors were manufactured, repair shops opened, docking stations were engineered, and a whole economy with the iPhone as its sun came into existence.
Wordpress has had a similar effect, but not in the way you would imagine. While it has created an economy of plug-ins, themes and Wordpress service providers, it has also created a market for Spam, Scams and Viruses.
Over 35% of our new clients come from bad Wordpress experiences.
That's why we have a different approach to web design, and it's turning heads.
Our competitors, colleagues, and clients are shocked to learn we design websites in Weebly, a drag-and-drop builder.
But we use Weebly for one simple reason – our clients are tired of the overwhelm that comes along with a WordPress website. They want the ability to make edits to the website on their own, and WordPress is difficult for them to manage.
So why do we use Weebly over its competitors like Squarespace and Wix? We found Weebly gives the best of both worlds. For our team, we are able to completely customize the CSS/HTML of the website design so each website is customized to YOUR brand. However, our clients get the ease of use of editing their website with the drag and drop features.
But what about SEO?
This tends to be the biggest concern about switching over to Weebly. Rest assured, we've outranked our clients' former websites on many platforms, including WordPress websites. That's because SEO favors factors like content and design over platform. Let's face it, if you visit a website that doesn't immediately look safe, credible, or welcoming, you leave. If the website doesn't have the content that you're seeking, you leave. We've found many of our WordPress website designers approach SEO too technically and forget about basic marketing.
Are you ready to explore how a Weebly website can help your business? Let's chat!
Sherie Wright of Wright Interiors offers interior design for residential and commercial businesses. She had an outdated website and needed a modern new design to reflect the quality of her work.
We love her new website with a fixed sidebar navigation feature. We used colors and fonts that were modern and consistent with her branding. The portfolio features beautifully and functionally displays her designs.
Check out her new website and let us know what you think in the comments below!
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Herzog Roofing is a company that specializes in commercial and complex roofing. They are based out of Detroit Lakes, MN but provide work to a tri-state area. They roof everything from modern homes to your local high school. We wanted their website to reflect their beautiful work. We wanted to update their website without losing their originality. Their website uses video headers shot with a drone to better showcase their work, and you can apply for a job right online! Check out the site!
Interested in a similar website design?
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Christine was ready for a new logo, a new brand, and a new website. She came to us for a makeover. We switched her website over from WordPress, as she found it difficult to manage updates on her own. Her new site is easy to navigate, user-friendly, has some pretty awesome new features, and reflects the quality of work she provides. She's a pretty big deal... Washington Post has featured her as an expert in her field.
We can help you reach your online goals.