Why did Wix Win For CyberFunded?
Updated: Aug 3
There's a reason why you'll get a lot of positive vibes about Wix on this site, we think they are killing it in the website creation, blogging and hosting space! CyberFunded is very proud to be able to provide you this awesome site, created and hosted through the Wix suite of products. From the creation of the beautiful CyberFunded logo, to the colour matched website it's built on, Wix has made it so easy to set everything up just the way we wanted it and has provided us some amazing extra ideas along the way. And, for those of us that feel that uncomfortable shiver up our spine at the thought of coding, Wix allows you to build out the whole site without the need to write a single line of it! Pheew! So, why Wix you might ask?...
A Feature Rich Website Editor That Is Easy To Use
Wix has always had a beautiful user interface, it keeps things simple and intuitive, taking the pain out of building and modifying your site and they continue to improve it over time. From the get-go the experience with the website builder is straight forward and they provide handy tips and an easily accessible help menu that doesn't take you away from your work just to get the answer you need.
The best part about the Wix suite is how much functionality is built in. It is truly a all-in-one solution to get started with a website. The cost of running a website - purchasing a domain name, hosting your site, setting up auto-responders, buying site security (SSL), adding payment gateways, buying a logo and the list goes on, can quickly add up, not to mention become VERY confusing when you are buying all from different providers. When we were deciding which way to go for Cyberfunded, the big ones for this site were domain, SSL, hosting, SEO features, auto-responder and a website editor platform that worked. Wix gave us all of those things all in the one place, no need to buy a domain or SSL separately and with the Wix Ascend features, the email responder and campaign features came as part of the package. Meaning no need to pay for a separate email responder and go through the challenge of linking it up through the domain or hosting provider. In addition, the Wix logo editor became a big selling point for us, we were able to create a logo we loved, with amazing customization and a website template instantly built on the logo theme.
If you aren't too sure what you need, Wix offers a completely FREE website builder for as long as you want. If however you are ready to upgrade to have things like your own domain name and auto-responder features etc, then you'll be able to upgrade to the premium or business plans. Wix is billed in USD, so here is Australia it'll cost you around $15p/m for all of the above.
Find out how easy Wix makes it to get up and running online HERE.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
SEO functionality for Wix is up there with the best in the industry. I hear so many bloggers promoting other platforms for SEO and there are great options out there but for the money and usability and results, Wix is simply not promoted highly enough. Wix offers inbuilt and advanced SEO tools. In addition to this, Wix offer a free SEO review of your site and offer professional support to maximize your search results for the keywords you want to target most. The image below shows the SEO options for each page on your site along with the option to run the SEO Wix.
I recently worked with a client to help improve his rankings for his local business website built on Wix. He had had a Wix site for over 10 years but had never run the SEO Wiz or optimized his SEO. After running a website audit for him and the Wix SEO Wiz, literally within a couple of hours of publishing his site again, he went from ranking in position 1 for just one keyword, to ranking at position one for multiple top niche keywords, his ranking in the top 10 increased significantly and we were able to target the keywords that would produce the highest traffic to his site. Some results included moving from position 69 to 13 for one of his top keywords as well as going from position 14 to No. 1 AND achieving the top position in the Google My Business (Google maps ranking) position! He was understandably excited.
Interested in improving your site rankings? Checkout this SEO and keyword tool recommended by CyberFunded and used to achieve the above results.
Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard
Blogging is super easy through the Wix.com editor. If you are starting out as a blogger then Wix will have you up and running in a flash. Choosing a template for blogging when you set up your site will automatically add the blog suite of functions into your site or you can simply add the Wix Blog app into your site once you have started the site editor. On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts.
Blogging from Your Wix Site App
One of the awesome features we never expected as a blogger from the Wix platform is the free app that you can add to your site. This is customizable to suit your theme and logo and can be downloaded by your members, instantly creating your very own website/business app without having to build it yourself! From the app your members will be able to interact with each other, make comments against posts, join your custom groups and so much more. If you want to be able to capture the mobile users and build a passionate community of your own, the Wix app is perfect. Not only this, but as a blogger, you can create blogs directly through the app!!! You don't need to be logged into your PC or MAC to get your thoughts down for your next inspirational blog post idea. On the train heading home and had a great idea for a new blog? Simple - open the app, create and save as a draft or publish it instantly!
Blogging from Your Published Site
Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the things you can do.
There is a LOT of things to consider when it comes to choosing the right website platform for you but it doesn't need to be that hard. While Cyberfunded is a big fan of Wix, there are many out there that will do the job. Here we have discussed just a few of the reasons we decided on Wix as our site platform, to sum it up:
Feature Rich Editor That Is Easy To Use - the website editor makes it possible to have a truly professional looking site, with every feature you could want, and all possible without any prior experience.
Price - The price point for Wix is spot on. You can build out a site for free or upgrade for as little as a couple of coffees a month to have all the features you could need. It's not only cheap, but the included value is very hard to beat!
SEO - heard lots about how other platforms might perform better for SEO? Forget it, we have experienced first hand the effectiveness of Wix's SEO features and that's without getting into the coding to further improve your site. My recommendation is get a website audit done and focus on improving your site through those results, regardless of which platform you use, a site audit will give you a list of things to improve. If this can all be done through your current platform, why change?
Blogging Functionality. This was a pleasant surprise when we dig a little deeper into what Wix had to offer. The inbuilt blogging dashboard, subs features, free mobile app for members, which also happens to make blogging on the go dead easy, and the blog direct from the site front were all positives for us.
It really will depend on what you're after but it was hard to go past the swath of functions and features built in but more than that, the simplicity that came with having logo, domain, hosting SSL, blog suite and great SEO tools and an incredibly simple email marketing campaign features all in one place! No having to mess with integrating it all from a bunch of different providers. Believe me, that alone is a BIG headache and especially if you're starting out, that will absolutely get you up and running with a lot less fuss and headaches! So there you have it, that's why Wix won for us here at Cyberfunded. Hopefully that helps you to make some more informed choices about what's the best direction for you too.
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