Website Builders FAQs

Below are some of the frequently asked questions when making a website.

Which website builder should I choose?

It depends on the purpose of your website and what are you looking for.

For website purposes: Weebly and Wix are highly recommended. They are the most innovative company, having the latest trend and industry-specific tools.

For online store: Shopify is the all-around eCommerce builder today. It has everything ready for you. You can expand your sales channel to other platforms.

If you are a DIY person, you can choose self-hosted CMS like WordPress.

Which online store builder do you recommend me?

Although there is an online store option in most of the website builder, we still think Shopify is the right one.

It's easy to manage your products, customer information, integrates with other sales channels, etc.

How much does it cost to make a website?

It's hard to find the actual cost of making a website. It often goes beyond money.

Keep in mind that you need time and effort when making a website.

If you are a business owner, should you include your monthly expenses as a part of the cost?

But, if you were asking the initial cost, the rough figure involves

  • A domain name.
  • Website builder plan (i.e. Weebly).

What is SEO?

SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization”. It is the process of getting your website visible on the popular search engine such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.

What is the best website builder for SEO?

Website builders like Wix and Weebly offer the convenience to optimize a website for the search engine. However, it's hard to pin down which website builder offers the best SEO service.

Your website will not appear on 1st page of search results by using the specific website builder. It doesn't make sense.

There are too many variables that go into SEO that will affect the ranking. This may vary from type of websites and the niche you are involving.

Should I buy a domain name through a domain registrar company or a website builder?

It makes things easier if you are buying a domain name through a website builder. It's easy for you to connect the domain to your website.

Some website builders even offer 1 year free if you sign up with them. Seems like it's a right choice to purchase a domain name together with a website builder.

But, things may look different over years. The cost of maintaining a domain will be higher (around $20 with a website builder). The price is cheaper if your domain is currently with a domain name registrar company. (GoDaddy or NameCheap – around $10 to $15).

You need to do a bit of work to connect the domain name (from a domain name registrar company) to your website builder. It's just a one-time effort.

Further, it's easier for you to manage the domain name if you are switching to another website builder.

Can I build a website without any design and coding skills?

Yes. All the website builders are having easy to use drag & drop features. This feature empowers you to make a website even if you are not professional.

The first step is to pick a suitable template for your industry. Then you can start editing and populating it with your content.

It's necessary to hire a website designer or developer?

It's up to you to decide. You definitely can hire a professional to help you in case you are lost in the half-way.

For sure, you need to go through the learning curve of each website builder before getting used to it. Not to worry, most of the website builders offer a comprehensive tutorial.

All website builders offer you a code-free way to building your website. You just need to decide on the theme and start inserting your content. Replace with your logo and favicon and your website is ready to launch.

Can I move my website from a website builder to my own host?

No. Unfortunately, you can't do that.

If you built a website with website builder, it also brings together several aspects with it. For example. web design, database, hosting and coding language are the things that involve.

It may seem an easy task to just export and import but it's unrealistic. There are lots of proprietary aspects involved. Unless you are using CMS like WordPress, you can move your website to any host you like.

What are the things I should look into when choosing a website builder?

Each website builder has its unique selling point. This can be either good or bad. Every company wants to be different and offer something unique to capture the market. This result lots of variation for users to choose from. Sometimes, it can become a complicated process.

We highlighted few key differences that we think are important.

Usability: It involves the user interface, backend management, and website editor. Some are well designed to be user-friendly, some are a bit technical and some are between. Most website builders use a drag and drop interface where you can add the objects to the position you want. Others will need to use few lines of coding to make it perfect.

Features: You may need to sign up for the free trial to take a look at the features of each website builder. Go back to the initial stage of your website purpose. Think carefully what you want to do with your website. Search for the website builder that offers you the most important feature you are looking for.

Website Speed: It's one of the important factors to make or break a website. If your website is slow, it may results in a bad impression for your visitors. The search engine like Google will most likely do not favor your website. That's why we publish the speed of each test website we have done.

Costing: The fee is the least important factor. If the website builder is equipped with the things to make your website surge, it's worth the price.

What is a Favicon?

It is a small picture next to the title of your website. You will notice the letter B on top of our website; that's a favicon. It is important as a part of your website branding.

Some website builders allow you to upload a photo as a custom favicon of your website.

If you have a question we haven't answer on our site, please feel free to let us know.

Else, let's start to make a great website today!

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