Free Website Creation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Free website creation is a great method for small business to expand their digital footprint. Before I get started. Please note, if there is a price tag on your time then this strategy is not free. It is free in the sense that you don’t have to use a credit card to utilize the concept in this post. As per the title of this blog post states. What is the good, the bad, and ugly when it comes to free website tools?

Drilling down free website creation

Free website creation

The Good

Out of all the tools I have played with. By far, the easiest tool to use is Google My Business. That’s right, Google has now dominated the world of free when it comes to business web pages. This tool not only gives you a free web page it gives you a free listing on their network. There is no need to know any coding. Just follow the steps and you should be good to go. Now, if you need Google My business help. There are a lot of companies out there that will help you out.

The Bad

There are only a couple bad things about these type of free services. The first is that you do not have a domain name (web address) that reads only your brand name. Typically, free resources show your brand name and their brand name. This is how they advertise their brand. However, if you are willing to put down some cash. You can purchase your own domain name from them. When you do make a purchase it is super easy to connect to the free site that you have built. The second point is that you are limited to how much functionality you can have on your site. This can make it difficult to really show what your brand is about.

The Ugly

The only ugly thing about free web pages is that you do not have much control on what the site looks likes. They are also full of advertisements, banners and other branding material that can and will distract your potential clients to do something else then buy into your message. However, some of the companies are better then others when it comes to advertisements. It is best to experiment so that you can see how they place advertisements on their platforms.

Here are the Top 5 resources for your business to help build your digital footprint and increase your search ranking.

Google My Business
WordPress
WIX
Weebly
Brave Net

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