Website builder platforms have come along ways in the last year. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine myself recommending website building platforms for serious businesses 2 – 3 years ago. They admittedly had issues with SEO and flexibility to create cutting edge websites. There were just more of a hassle then what they were worth.
Now, designers are building amazing sites using the website builder platforms I’ve listed here that don’t only look amazing but convert and provide some solutions for somewhat complex business goals.
I want to be clear, website builders aren’t for everyone. A lot of business owners don’t have time to build a website or have an eye for what makes a great web experience. If you think this is you, then stop here and hire a freelance designer or a product agency. On the other hand, if you work at an agency, not all website builders are equal. It’s important to research that the website builder you choose has the enterprise tools you are promising to your employees.
Important Features Checklist
- Is it SEO friendly?
- Can you blog?
- How easy is it to sell products?
- Can you register new domains?
- Are there additional hosting fees?
- Can you add custom HTML?
- Is the framework responsive?
- Do they provide a quality selection of templates you can build from?
- How easy/hard is it to edit content?
- Can you import and export data?
Summing it up
Website builders aren’t for everyone. Especially if you have complex technical requirements. However, these website builders help agencies and creatives build amazing websites quickly for customers who can’t afford a lot of the upfront costs that often come with agency websites.
What are some other website builders you would recommend?