What Website Builder Should I Use?

Website builders can be a good option for people who may not have a budget to hire a web developer.

 

Using a good website builder is also one of the quickest ways to set up your website. Many free and paid website builders provide simple, drag-and-drop tools that make the creation of a website simple and straightforward.

 

However, not all website building tools are the same. Some are more flexible and/or more reliable than others.

 

  1. Wix (Free or $13 and Up)

Wix.com is an all-in-one website building solution that allows you to build a professional and optimized website on your own. The best thing about Wix is how it delivers its features and how easy it is to grasp the entire platform. No matter your level of experience, you're going to be able to build a beautiful and functional website that doesn't lack any essential features.

 

Key Features:

  • Wix Editor. It’s a drag-and-drop website building tool. It’s fully visual, which means that you can build your website design by moving elements around – no coding skills are required.

  • Wix ADI. It’s an artificial intelligence module for website design. Basically, it asks you a range of questions about your idea for the site and then suggests a ready-made website that’s optimized for your needs.

  • A fully functional eCommerce module. Wix allows you to add an eCommerce store to your website and sell whatever products or services you wish.

  • Wix Logo Maker. A logo is a must-have when building a website. Wix offers its own logo maker tool that’s just as easy to use as anything else in Wix.

  • 500+ designer-made website templates.

  • Good SEO features and social tools.

  • A custom domain name.

  • Advanced analytics and stats.

  • 24/7 phone support in English. Support also available in other languages during working hours (Monday-Friday from 5 am-5 pm PST).

 

  1. Constant Contact Builder ($10.00)

Constant Contact is one of the leading players in the email marketing area – offering a functional email delivery service.

 

They have also entered the website builder market with an interesting, budget-friendly solution for businesses and small stores that need a website quickly.

 

Key Features:

  • A comprehensive AI website design module. The builder will ask you a couple of questions about your site and suggest a whole website design based on your answers (with individual pages and images included in context).

  • A visual page building tool. You can tweak your design by adding new sections on the page and changing the specifics of what they look like.

  • A fully-featured eCommerce module.

  • A free image library (500,000+ professional images to choose from).

  • Built-in integrations with a content delivery network (CDN).

  • SEO features and optimizations built-in.

  • Integrated with Google My Business.

  • Optimized to be viewed on all devices.

  • An analytics module.

  • A blogging module.

  • An integrated logo maker.

  • Support available 24/7 via live chat, email, and also phone on higher plans.

 

  1. WordPress.com (Free or $4 and Up)

WordPress.com is a commercial edition of WordPress open-source software. We discussed open-source WordPress earlier in this roundup when we were talking about the DreamHost website builder.

 

What you get from WordPress.com is a self-contained website platform that is designed to serve the DIY beginner user.

 

Key Features:

  • An all-in-one platform for building a website yourself and launching it to the public.

  • A visual content editor that’s easy to use and supports drag-and-drop.

  • A separate design customization interface.

  • Hundreds of free and paid website templates.

  • A top-of-the-class blogging module.

  • An eCommerce module. You can sell products and services. Worldwide payment processing can also be integrated with ease.

  • Thousands of add-ons available. For things like contact forms, collecting leads, subscriptions, backups, and more.

  • SEO tools, Mailchimp integration, Google Analytics, and more.

  • Advanced reports and website statistics.

  • Apps for iOS and Android.

  • One-on-one sessions with support staff to help you get started.

  • 24/7 live chat support.

 

  1. Squarespace ($12 and Up)

Squarespace is one of the most popular web building tools out there. It's also the only website builder to have a Super Bowl ad, which is proof that the company is really confident about their product.

 

Squarespace is proud of its beautiful designs and intuitive interface. Great if you're going to build a business website.

 

Key Features:

  • Hundreds of professionally-made and award-winning designs to choose from. The designs come in different categories based on the purpose of your site.

  • Fully visual and drag-and-drop enabled website editor.

  • A blogging module.

  • A fully-functional eCommerce store module allowing you to sell products (physical and digital, services, and subscriptions).

  • A complete all-in-one package of SEO tools.

  • Advanced analytics to help you understand what’s going on right now but also what the overall traffic trends of your site are.

  • App integrations with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Maps, Unsplash, Zapier, Dropbox, Open Table, Xero, and many others.

  • A functional mobile app to work on your site on the go.

  • A logo maker.

  • 24/7 customer support via live chat and email.
     

Does Your Business Need a New Website That Actually Brings in New Business?

Remember, when creating a website you have two audiences that are equally important: Humans and Google.  Most website designers stick to designing for humans. Why? Because the client wants a beautiful site first, and the designer is interested in making that client happy.  But unfortunately that’s where most designers stop.  Magnified Media designs sites for both Humans and Google. Why again you ask? The reason is simple - if you don’t make your site Google-friendly, it won’t ever get seen by Humans! Interested in seeing what we can do for your business? Schedule your free Online Presence Audit now.

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