1. Limited Features

The biggest disadvantage of web builders is limited functionality. If you need an information based
website (think brochure in website form), website builders will NOT be able to handle all of your
content and desired functionality. As your business grows you will likely need more out of your
website. At some point you will need extra functionality that a website builder just can’t deliver. Want
to add a web store? Wix can’t support that. Need a blog? Not happening on Weebly. Looking to build a
closed online community? Squarespace is not for you.

You will have to start over on another platform in order to get the functionality you want. Starting over
means more money and more time to add a new feature to your website.

2. Lack of Control

Most website builders will try to make decisions for you. And when something goes wrong and breaks
it will be very difficult to fix it. Support for website builders is often limited, especially if you use one
of the smaller ones. You’ll end up spending hours pouring over support documents looking for an
answer that simply doesn’t exist.

Even if you are able to find a solution for that one problem you might create another problem in the
process.

3. Not Responsive

Websites built with web builders are often not responsive. This means that if you view your website on
a weird size phone or a tablet, or a smaller window on your computer things will not display as they
should. Responsive websites change and reformat as you change the size of the viewing window. This
website is responsive, so, if you resize the Internet window on your computer you’ll see the website
change in real-time to fit.

If You Are Using A Website Builder, You Are Going To Instantly Be Years Behind The Curve.

4. Templates Are Deceiving

EVERY website builder claims to have beautiful templates for websites. Let me tell you a secret from experience  about
templates: unless you have the exact same content parts as the template your website will never look as
good as the demo. A template also is not a substitute for a designer. If you are making substitutions,
replace photos, change fonts on a template I can guarantee you that the beautiful, professionally
designed template that you picked out will no longer look professional.

Using a template does not equal a high-quality designed website. In fact, there are lots of ugly template
designs out there. You want your website to make a positive, lasting impression on your visitors. A
poorly executed template, beautiful or not, will end up hurting your business and will push away
visitors that could have been clients.

5. Poor SEO Practices

As a small business, here’s where web builders really fall flat. Good SEO practices are very important.
Most website builders will have very limited SEO features, if they have any at all.

So Be aware that starting down the path of a website builder might mean that you have to start over in
the future. Starting anything over almost always equals time and money that you don’t have. Invest in
your business by setting up your website the right way the first time.

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