Over the last few weeks I have seen a number of commercials for a Wix.com website for your local business. With the new year just around the corner, I am certain website builder companies such as GoDaddy and Wix will be advertising quite a bit. Before deciding on a free Blogger, WordPress or Wix website you must first determine what you plan on using the website for. If you hope to get search traffic and generate mortgage clients from your website a free builder website is likely not the answer.
Most of the free builder websites are very limited. They do not allow you to easily update content, there are only a handful of themes or templates and they almost always encourage you to purchase a website once you have started to create your free website. My suggestion is to create a website in which you own the domain and the infrastructure. This means you will never have to worry about your website content randomly disappearing or the website builder company getting sold out.
Installing WordPress has become simple. If you purchase your domain through Bluehost, Dreamhost, Hostgator or GoDaddy there is a one click install that will allow you to install WordPress in less than five minutes. If you are a mortgage broker looking to build out your web presence with a powerful website contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org. I offer several monthly mortgage broker SEO and content packages that can help your website rank at the top of Google search.
By starting your website with a strong foundation you will not have to worry about paying for updates of fixes in the future. Contact me today so we can discuss ways in which you care quickly install WordPress, upload a theme that works and start getting business from your website. Ranking for mortgage and home loan keywords is not easy but it will be much easier if you have your own hosting and a website that was not a free builder website.
Ask yourself, “When is the last time I saw one of these free websites at the top of Google search?” I am not certain I have ever seen a free builder website on the front page of Google search for a highly competitive keyword. If you do not desire to rank in Google search and you simply want a business car or placeholder website Wix.com is a great option.
If you have had experience ranking in Google search with a free builder website please feel free to comment below or reach out to me. I would love to hear your experience.