Website Builders vs Professionally Designed Website by HedgeStudio

by | Mar 13, 2020 | Blog

You might be tempted to use a DIY website builder such as Wix.com. On the surface, it looks like a great solution and to some it is. However, having a professionally designed website custom-tailored to your business or need by a professional designer is most often the best solution. Surprisingly It can be cheaper in the long run as well.

Set Number of Templates

With the drag-and-drop design functions that Wix offers, you can have a modern website created in a few minutes. However this comes at a price. The website templates provided looks great but the possibility of your website looking similar to others out there is high. Sure you can spend time to customize these and change them to look more unique but this is valuable time that you could be doing something else. The website builder has improved dramatically in the last few years, you still have certain limitations. You can drag and drop items anywhere instead of into locked boxes, but it still can be a hassle to get a design to look and work the way intended. It takes much more time in reality to design a site on Wix than most people will think it does. 

With Hedge Studio designed websites we use the Divi builder and the power of WordPress. The possibilites with wordpress are endless and we custom tailor a design to match your companies brand, individual goals, all without you having to get your hands dirty yourself. You just tell us the color scheme you prefer, send us your photos, graphics, logos, text you want on your site and we get to work. Within a few days you will have a fully functioning responsive website.

 

No Unlimited Plans

With Wix websites, you are not allowed to have unlimited bandwidth or storage on any plan. This even applies to the business and commercial plans that are sold at premium rates.

With a site designed by Hedge Studio we offer exclusive hosting plans to our clients. All plans include unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email addresses at your own domain name, and many more premium features you have to pay extra for or cannot get on wix. Our website hosting packages start at $14.95/month for non e-commerce sites, and $29.95/month for sites that feature e-commerce functions. You can save even more money if you prepay for hosting on an annual basis. Annual plans are $99.99/year for non e-commerce sites, and $299.99/year for sites that feature e-commerce. We also provide a FREE domain name on pre paid annual plans.

SEO on Wix Can Be Difficult

You do have access to an SEO Wizard with Wix that can help you maximize content optimization, but the techniques offered are a little behind the times. Most of the focus is on keyword targeting, grouping, and ranking without any regard to other aspects of modern SEO.  

With Hedge Studio built sites we use the power of RankMath SEO plugin. This is a powerful new plugin that allows you to control how your website shows up in search results. We also provide basic done for you SEO for all pages we build for you. For more advance SEO services we can refer you to one of our trusted partners. 

Leave Building Websites to Professionals

Wix websites are a good entry-level website builder that can help anyone get online. It may not be the best solution unless you’re looking for a cookie-cutter website, and the cost will probably be higher in the long run than getting a website designed by Hedge Studio.

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