We’ve done real-world user testing, getting feedback from first-timers to creating websites, plus we’ve done independent assessments of website builder features. Based on what you are saying, you have only read about Wix, but have never actually attempted to a build a website for yourself. I’ve personally built Wix websites for business that compete on a national scale and achieved 1st page results for them.
Any “website designer” can do a poor job of SEO independent of the platform they build with. They communicate the URL by word of mouth so the few people who do go see one of the most hideous websites on the planet. Have you ever seen a custom website built on WordPress by an amateur? At least Wix will offer them a step by step guide and very easy to use templates that plug and play. I download instant message don’t have any solutions off the top of my head.
You will never show up on Bing, Yahoo or Google. The website will be awful and look the same as every other WIX site.
I don’t use builders, and despite some of the ‘self serving’ comments I don’t build a lot of websites, I’m more into working alongside businesses during the build to ensure it’s done properly. I’ve heard good things about webflow, but never used it so can’t comment on functionality or SEO etc. I’m a web developer who has been working for 11 years. Wix will never rank in the search engines, it’s a joke on how junky the quality is.
Looking across a range of different criteria, Wix, Weebly and Squarespace are the top three website builders out there, earning overall scores of 4.5, 4 and 4 stars out of 5 respectively. All are quick and easy to use, no matter how little experience you have.
1&1 MyWebsiteandWordPresscome in fourth and fifth, also racking up scores of 4 stars and 3.5 stars each.GoDaddy GoCentral andSite123 both score 3 stars overall and round out the list. Like the top three, these sites remain easy to use, but aren’t as generous with the features available and are quite restrictive with their editing tools.