Many people ask why they should have their own website and hosting when it is so easy to use a website builder like Wix, Weebly or Squarespace. And for good reason, many website building programs look really easy and are cheap. So why not use them? There are many reasons not to use a website builder, but here 2 of the biggest reasons to NOT choose a building program like Wix or Weebly.

1) Last year Google penalized every Wix based website. That means that every Wix site fell in rankings while Google sorted through them. There are a many suspicious websites associated with these webuilder programs and you don’t want your site to be caught up next time Google goes on a fishing expedition. Check out this article for more details.

2) Who really has control of your site? If Squarespace or Wix go out of business tomorrow, your site and everything on it is gone. With your own website that you own, you say who hosts your site and can back it up. Yes, this is a little more complicated, but this is your website! Here is a great article addressing some of these concerns in depth: 10 reasons WordPress will always be better than Squarespace.