Hiring a website design agency can be expensive when compared to other options on the market like Wix and Squarespace, and you may even ask yourself why bother going through an agency for web design when these options are available to create your own website!
In this post we will discuss the options a website design company offer and the features you get from website builders such as wix and squarespace. We will then go in detail about the features of both a Web Design Agency and a free page builder and help you decide what is best for your business.
Website Design Agency Vs Wix/Squarespace, the key differences
Jumping right out of the box, Coreweb Development are a website design agency, we specialise in website design, SEO Optimisation and branding for your company in order to help your business grow in this new online space!
We have had multiple years working in the online space and just because we make bespoke website designs for your company now, we definitely have had experience working within drag and drop environments like Wix and Squarespace and can definitely see their appeal for many people.
What are web design builders like Squarespace and Wix?
Before we dive into the differences between a page builder and a website design agency, it is very important that we understand what a page builder really is.
On the cover website builders like Wix and Squarespace are designed as a basic tool for your company to build a website. Their tools are very easy to use and are designed for people who lack website design skills to build a website from a library premade templates they offer.
These sites are very helpful for people who don’t understand coding, you don’t need to know how to code in order to use Wix or Squarespace and you most definitely do not have to write any code to create your site.
The tools these websites offer allow anyone to create a website, there is however the builder complex. Just because you have a toolkit doesn’t mean you can build a car.
What do website design agencies offer and why are we different?
When searching for website builders, you can do a quick Google Search and find thousands of sites offering their programs, these search results will be cluttered with organic and paid listings. The website building space is very competitive, and as good as these programs are they do a quite a few drawbacks.
Websites that have been built on Wix or Squarespace cannot be dived into in order to get better performance nor can you jump in and add to your site with the new solutions that you offer. You are confined within what these companies allow and 9 times out of 10 this can make it really difficult for websites built using these frameworks to expand.
Wanting to move your site over to another platform in the future? Yeah that can’t happen easily. Want to jump over to WordPress? Yeah that’s not going to happen easy either. Sites built using Wix or Squarespace are built using their own programs and templates and that is why. These organisations are very limited in the SEO functions (Site Optimisations that rank your site higher than your competitors on search engines) they can add into your website, many of these builders don’t have the best Search Engine Optimisation as it is. They are also limited in thirdparty additions which you would normally want on your site like Google Analytics.
This is where we – A website design agency – come into the equation. It is our job to provide our clients with a completely custom solutions which not only get their company message across but drives traffic directly to their site. With years of experience in website design and development it is up to us to create a relationship between you and your customers. We pride ourself in the communication that we have with our clients, developing side by with each individual to ensure the finished product is their vision.
Picking the right website design agency is important, and doing so will bring a whole load of bonuses to the table.
Before we begin our journey with your company, we will learn what we can from you and your current online presence. We will find your competitors in your niche and tailor your digital plan around that. We don’t only look in your area though, we surround your business, from Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich to Norwich, we will look at every competitor and aim to get you on top.
Why YOU should go for a website design agency over building a website with Wix or Squarespace
For alot of people they live in the now, and in todays society it can be very tempting to say “I need a website, and I need it now, I can do it myself and it will be cheap!”
To be honest, for a small group of people, this maybe the perfect solution as a website design company isn’t for everyone.
As a small business or entrepreneur just starting out in your local town, finding customers the old fashioned way, a website builder like Wix or Squarespace could be your solution.
However by using a website builder you could end up costing your business a ton more in the long run. From the countless hours of man power you spend trying to get your website to work, all the heart ache and pain of trying things you’ve never tried before. (trust me we know).
For us our biggest worry is the lost revenue that may occur from a site that isn’t properly optimised to gain traffic.
Those who will benefit from a Web Design Agency are any small to large business who are looking to grow from a completely unique website, built from the ground up to display your business image and be completely SEO optimised in order to generate you traffic and find you customers.
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