Hidden Costs Most website builders don’t allow for custom features under that free or low-cost banner. In general, most of them offer the low-cost option, but if you want custom features it’s going to cost you. One website builder told us that it would cost $160 per hour (with a half hour mandatory) to make changes to the site. So, while the builder itself was a fairly good price, the cost of changes was prohibitive. A five-minute necessary change cost our client $80. … [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
At the time of Bean’s writing, being able to add canonical URLs was a feature request and was not yet implemented. As of this writing, Wix has added the ability. You can set one version of a URL to be the canonical version from inside the Site Manager. You need to do it manually for every page, though, and you have to write the code for it yourself, which is a hassle. Other CMS platforms allow a simple checkbox or plugin to do the work. Still, it’s available and it works, so 5/6. … [Read more...] about Are Wix.com Websites Good or Bad for SEO?
What I often find with people that don’t really understand technical SEO is that they tend to follow a “checklist mentality.” But good technical SEO is not about following a checklist and ticking things off so you can show the client you’ve done them; it is about digging deep into the data, understanding at a core level how search engines’ spiders are interacting with the website, and identifying those (sometimes small) changes that could make a big difference. … [Read more...] about The role of technical SEO is “makeup”? Really?
John Lincoln is CEO of Ignite Visibility, a digital marketing teacher at the University of California San Diego and author of the book Digital Influencer, A Guide to Achieving Influencer Status Online. Throughout his career, Lincoln has worked with hundreds of websites, ranging from start-ups to household names, and has won awards in SEO, CRO, analytics and Social Media. In the media, Lincoln has been featured on sites such as Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, CIO magazine and more. … [Read more...] about Google Analytics GoMo DudaMobile Mobile Website Builder