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Sitebuilder vs. Wix | The CMS Showdown (Not Really)



Some quick research around the web and you'll understand that there really isn't much of a showdown at all between Sitebuilder vs. Wix.


Both are platforms used to create simple and easy to use sites but the possibilities and innovation Wix continues to create has really set them apart from other platforms like Sitebuilder.


But since you're probably still at least a little curious about comparing the two, lets break them down so you can understand why Wix becomes an obvious choice.



What Is Sitebuilder?


Sitebuilder could not have chosen a more appropriate name for their business.


It's a platform used for building your website and they make it incredibly easy to use and start.


The company started in 2014 and has been competing against other site builders like Weebly, Squarespace, and Wix.


But, as you can see on the Google trends graph below for interest over the past 12 months, Sitebuilder doesn't even register on the graph compared to Wix.




Because of the lack of real competition or any major distinguishing characteristics from Sitebuilder I believe making a long post comparing it to Wix would be pretty pointless.


Plus there is already good information about the capabilities of Sitebuilder that you will be able to find.


In every section I would just be telling you that Wix has more to offer and I could already feel that becoming boring for me and for you.


So what I want to do is go into a little about what Wix is and then go over if you should even consider using Sitebuilder for your website.



What Is Wix?


Wix is an all-in-one business solution to your online needs.


What started as a pretty simple website builder based on Flash has turned into an all encompassing platform that allows you to build websites, work on SEO, create content, have a CRM, invoice clients, and more.


Wix does include a website builder area just like Sitebuilder that is an easy to use drag-and-drop system but it is much more customizable.


Unlike Sitebuilder, Wix has actually been able to include a section where you can add code to increase the customization and functionality of your site.


Wix is also a much more innovative company. I mentioned they based their earlier versions on Flash but when that software quickly became irrelevant they completely switched their platform to include HTML5 and Javascript.


They realized businesses had more access to building websites and have allowed for marketing options and business development tools.


They continue to create more opportunities for users on their platform and is the main reason they have continued to grow while other builders like Sitebuilder struggle to gain traction.



Why Choose Sitebuilder?


As is often the case, I get my headline titles from keywords that I have researched so I actually hadn't even heard of Sitebuilder before researching this article.


After doing my research I can't say that I recommend going through Sitebuilder at all. I really wanted to find a reason that would be useful but I believe this is a dead platform.


Every single article I found comparing the two also chose Wix without any hesitation.


You can't even try their website builder without signing up for a premium account which starts at $60 for the year.... And that's for 50% off....




Why would anyone do that without trying their platform yet?


The best part about using the other platforms is that you can create free sites to see how you like the user experience and if it's worth investing in but this isn't offered with Sitebuilder as far as I can tell.


There also isn't any data telling us that this platform performs well for SEO so there isn't any benefits to using this like there would be with the Google My Business website maker which at least performs incredibly fast in site speed.


I put a hard no on this platform. As Kevin O'Leary would say on Shark Tank, "I forbid anyone to use this platform!"



Conclusion


If you were stranded on a deserted island and Google Fiber was able to dig their cables to you and then they gave you one computer with Wifi and said, "Using only Sitebuilder, you will need to create a site that makes you enough money to get off this island" I would personally start swimming.


I would love for someone who has actually used Sitebuilder and had a good experience to participate in a good dialogue with me around how the platform can be useful because from an outsiders point of view it is hard to imagine.


Do you use Sitebuilder and want to inform me on my ignorance towards the platform? Comment below for any additional insights or experiences you have!


Like or share this post if you had also never heard of Sitebuilder and learned a little more today.


Consistency and staying on your path is key to success for an online business! Keep putting one foot in front of the other! Contact me for any help you need along your journey.

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