Wix vs Weebly vs Squarespace

Malcolm Thomas

My name is Malcolm, I'm a blogger. I mostly spend my time reviewing website building software and helping others turn their ideas into exceptional websites. I like meeting new people, so feel free to contact me anytime.

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13 Responses

  1. Jose Marques says:

    Wonderfuⅼ work! That is tҺe kind of info that are meant to be ѕhared around the web.
    Shame on the seek engines for now not positioning this post higher!

    Τhank you =)

  2. Jonathan Richards says:

    I don’t understand why Wix doesn’t allow its users to mess around with the code. This is one of the things I hate about them. The other is the way their URLs look. Why in the world would they do that? It makes no sense from a SEO point wise and it also looks ugly to the eye. When it comes to pricing I don’t understand why Squarespace is so expensive. Compared to its competitors they don’t offer much more to somehow justify the price they are asking.

  3. Chris says:

    Do any of these sites allow you to easily drop in HTML5 animations like you would an image or a video (without having to manipulate a bunch of code)?

  4. Marty says:

    incredibly helpful. thanks for an unbiased overview of these three. one of the few I’ve read that doesn’t smack of someone pushing a particular site for personal gain.

  5. Howard says:

    Good article. I notice wix has URL cleanup. Does this change the problem with the SEO unreadable link?
    If so, would that not make it the clear choice? ( unless you want to export to WordPress in the future??

    • Hello, Howard,
      Thanks for you comment!

      Concerning your question, the issue with unreadable links easy solves with setting up 301-redirect to any URL you want to change. And the question of choice this or that website builder mostly depends on what kind of website you need. If you need a business or corporate site, worldwide eCommerce restaurant or hotel website, Wix is a good enough solution. Weebly is in a good command with a portfolio website or a blog and Squarespace suits better for a local store, landing page and blog too.

      With regards,
      Malcolm Thomas

  6. Louis says:

    What you don’t mention is that with weebly you get responsive sites by default. This means you have to drop controls on dedicated places, so that it can reposition them on smaller screens. This is a far better approach than squarespace!

  7. Patrick says:

    Hi Malcolm – You mentioned facets. I’m just about to evaluate some of these products and wondered if any of them provided a convenient way to maintain a taxonomy which supports faceted search (site navigation)?

    • Hi, Patrick,
      At this moment neither Wix nor Weebly or Squarespace don’t have such option. But Wix, for instance, for its online store allows organizing products into different pages or galleries. This in combination with search tools, available at Wix App Market, surely, could not bу complete substitute, but it works.

      With regards,
      Malcolm Thomas.

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