Can’t afford to hire someone to build your website Don’t want/can’t afford a designer Don’t know code Are building a website as a hobby Want to build a website today! Plan on moving in the future If you fall under one of the choices above, more power to you. Website builders are right up your alley. However, if you are serious about building an online business with all that entails and you’re considering a website builder, I strongly suggest you reconsider. Here’s why. … [Read more...] about The Case Against Website Builders (Why We Build WordPress)
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In my opinion, there are many free alternatives which offer more customization and are more SEO-friendly — even Google’s free blogging platform, Blogger.com, is more SEO-friendly. However, if you’re not in a competitive local market, and you want a one-page website that you can manage from within your Google My Business dashboard, this simple website builder may be for you. … [Read more...] about Google My Business website builder SEO review
Wix also ignores some common best practices in favor of simple tips for novice website creators. For example, they have said you should be using the Meta Keywords section, which has been deprecated for years and is as liable to hurt you as help. They’ve also encouraged using keywords in link anchors, without mentioning that using too many keywords can hurt your SEO. Sure, “use keywords in links” is good advice when you know absolutely nothing, but if it’s construed as “always use keywords in links” you end up with over-optimization penalties. In other locations, Wix has recommended using as many keywords as possible, which is likely to lead to keyword stuffing. Troublingly, Wix also recommends that people trade products in exchange for links, which is explicitly called out as a technique not to use by Google. … [Read more...] about Are Wix.com Websites Good or Bad for SEO?
The graph below (taken from SEMrush) is of a client that was producing loads of great content and doing lots of things right. I first started working with them at the end of 2013, when they were already doing remarkably well. We did some basic technical and on-site SEO training, which they implemented over the next few months and saw some slow but steady gains. … [Read more...] about The role of technical SEO is “makeup”? Really?
Average smartphone usage nearly tripled in 2011. The average amount of traffic per smartphone in 2011 was 150 MB per month, up from 55 MB per month in 2010. By the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2016 there will be 1.4 mobile devices per capita. There will be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices in 2016, including machine-to-machine (M2M) modules-exceeding the world’s population at that time (7.3 billion). Smartphones represent only 12 percent of total global handsets in use today, but they represent over 82 percent of total global handset traffic. … [Read more...] about Google Analytics GoMo DudaMobile Mobile Website Builder