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!
When the owners of TruNorth Properties came to us, they had no name or logo. They had an idea and knew they needed a cohesive brand.
The Zab team created a brand identity, website, business cards, and more to get their business off the ground. We created a website that sets them up for growth as they expand their service line.
Explore the TruNorth Properties website and tell us in the comments below your favorite part!
Are you ready to Zab your website? Let's chat!
International Falls Bass Championship is Minnesota's premier bass fishing event! Held in International Falls, MN, they offer events for the entire family along with the two-day fishing tournament.
The Championship board came to Zab in need of a fresh website design and the ability to easily edit their website. We created a modern and clean website that is easy to navigate, included forms that make registration a breeze for registrants and for collecting registrations, and focused on SEO strategies so it's easier for users to find the events.
You’ve made a valuable investment in the success of your business. In fact, studies show that between 70-80% of people research a company online BEFORE visiting the business or making a purchase with them. Unlike the “Build It and They Will Come” mentality, however, your website must be promoted in order to be effective.
The launch was just the first step; now you need to shout the news (in this case, your url) from the rooftops! Here are some easy ways to start:
For your convenience, we created graphics to make it even easier to share the news about your website launch on social media. Download your favorite and share away!
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Don't have a website? We would love to hear more about your online goals and see if a website will help grow your business.
We can help you reach your online goals.