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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thebossispro, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. thebossispro

    thebossispro Regular Member

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    Just wondering if anyone here has ever tried wix to build a site, I have been playing around with wix for a few hours and it's extremely easy to use and the templates are pretty good considering I was only using the free templates. I really haven't done any research to see if it would be good for seo they say they use HTML 5 which has pros and cons to it. It also has add-ons to help with seo I'm considering using wix instead of wordpress just because of how easy it is to make a good looking site. The only real downfall I can see is that it's not as popular as wordpress and doesn't have nearly the same amount of plugins or "add-ons"
     
  2. Jonny Quick

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    I played with Wix with the intention of using it as a tier-1 for a small business. For what it is, it seemed okay. Not for a serious business owner, but maybe a student, or an elderly person that is not very tech-savvy to earn some small, part-time income on the side, where giving the impression of being a complete amateur is not a negative. Maybe selling quilts, or home-baked cookies.

    I see Wix as being 90% marketing, and 10% substance. You never see Wix results in the search engines, nor do you see legitimate, established and fully-professional businesses using Wix as their "public face". Maybe this could change, IDK. I will say that even those businesses that use Facebook as their primary online point of contact look extremely half-assed and amateurish, even if by reading between the lines you can tell that the business is fully-professional. By this, I think of one case in particular where a Plumber had photos of jobs he had done involving quite a lot of heavy equipment; expensive tools that the kid next door isn't going to be able to afford. But I thought the whole thing was stupid, using Facebook as your main internet page, as to my perception it feels more "here today, gone tomorrow" than if a company has invested in a full-on professional website.

    So, if that's my reaction to Facebook, and assuming my reaction is typical, I assume that the public's reaction to Wix is going to be even worse than that.
     
  3. TrevorB

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    A photographer client of mine here in my town uses Wix and I had no problems ranking her site number 1.

     
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    Jonny Quick BANNED BANNED

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    And so what? Wix conveys the idea that the business and the business owner is half-assed and amateurish, so all you've done is increase the number of people that are getting a bad impression of your client's business. She's not paying you, is she?
     
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    i use it sometimes as tier 1 ... its nice. but never checked how its ranking.
     
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    You have the best avatar hands down W9go. lol Wix is fantastic. Businesses I've worked with are very happy with it and it looks great and ranks well.
     
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    Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that a business that uses Wix as their primary internet interface looks half-assed and amateurish. And there's nothing "fantastic" about Wix. It's an average free websites in a class of free websites that are sub-standard when compared to real websites. And the businesses you've "worked with" are not "happy" with it. That's Sales/Marketing bullshit language. No real people express themselves like that. Perhaps you've never read the Yelp review standards and how to spot a fake reviews and/or account? Maybe you think you are talking to an audience of dumb retail customers instead of internet marketing professionals that know the game better than you do? And finally, Wix doesn't "rank well", nor any different than any other website. It gets no special juice, although I would assume that it's SEO opportunities are dramatically limited when compared to CMS or even WordPress.
     
  8. TrevorB

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    LOL, you have lot's to learn yet young Jedi. Don't give up though, you may actually make it someday.
     
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    Man you really need to learn SEO dude. Saying something does not rank well is only because the person trying to rank it knows shit about SEO.
     
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    I think you should work on your own reading comprehension skills before predicting someone else's future.

    Here's the #1 hit for the keyword search "site:wix.com new york city".

    This piece of trash is PR2 and is flash-based. A fine example of what a half-assed wix website looks like.

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    http://urbanimpact.wix.com/urbanimpactny
    Not only do Wix sites have the stigma of having their domain name polluted by some other companies' brand, but what intelligent business owner is going to invest into a website that is shackled to Wix and cannot be moved around from host to host as the website owner sees fit? It's almost as dumb as having your website chained to Network Solutions with their proprietary CMS that cannot be translated or edited with anything other than Network Solution's proprietary GUI. Meaning, if you move the site, you can no longer make changes to it. I doubt Wix even lets you move the site. And I have to wonder about a so-called "SEO" that deliberately misleads their paying customers into such a substandard "solution". Whether they hate you now or later, the hating is inevitable, once they realize what you've done to them.
     
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    Okay fine. Post a link of the best example of a Wix site for a local business you can find. And, as I mentioned before, I doubt very much that Wix has as many opportunities for onpage optimization as other CMS's.

    Your comments seem to indicate that you lack awareness of on-page SEO. You do know what that is, don't you?
     
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    Maybe learn more about their services they offer.
     
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    Trying to get my clients site so you can see how real SEO is done hey? lol
     
  14. Jonny Quick

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    Maybe construct a comprehensible sentence? You can add "writing & communication skills" to the list of deficits.
     
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    I just have to love this one.
     
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    I happened to re-read this thread just now, and I still think Wix is a turd.