Choosing an Online Website Builder
Using a website builder to create websites is a great way to make a professional looking website without needing to know HTML. Did you know, though, that many website builders can actually hurt your chances of getting your website discovered by the search engines? It is important to choose a website builder with clean code in order to increase your likelihood of being found and listed by the search engines – otherwise you are not going to get natural traffic to your site.
Many of the website builders on the market – including both no-code internal tool builder free and paid website builders – create code that the search engine spiders and robots don’t like and can’t understand. Even if you have spent hours working on your text and building your website to be optimized in every other way, if your code isn’t clean the search engines either won’t index you or they will index you much further down in the list. The code of your website can make the difference between being listed in the #1 position or the #17 position – or it could make it so you are not listed at all.
Getting a high listing in the search engines is very important since it means that you will be able to get more natural traffic to your website. If you choose the wrong website builder to create your site you could be losing serious amounts of traffic, and as a result you could also be losing many sales or customers.
There are very few website builders on the market that create clean, search-engine friendly code. The sad part is that because website builders are usually used by people who are not too experienced with HTML, most people never know that their website builder is hurting their chances of being listed by the search engines because of the code that it is creating for their page.
When you choose a website builder you need to take the time to figure out whether or not it produces clean code before you sign up. This can be difficult if you don’t know anything about HTML code and don’t know what to look for. A good way to find out whether or not the website builder you are interested in creates clean code is to visit forums or message boards and either find old posts related to the website builder in question, or make a post of your own asking others if they have any experience with a particular website builder. People are usually more than willing to help and will be happy to let you know if a website builder creates clean code or not.