Simplesite Compared With Affordable Websites
Simple-Site is a website builder where you can create a website. It appears to be a free website builder on the surface but IT IS NOT FREE. We subscribed with Simplesite to test, and surprisingly after the first month, they ask for $13 NZD. They also force you to use their domain name to create a website [www.simplesite/yourname.com]. It is obvious that it won’t do any good for your business.
- It is a WEBSITE BUILDER. There are no real people helping you to create the website. You have to spend time making the website you desire.
- You have to use their DOMAIN NAME, If you wish to have a dedicated domain name [your-site.com] you have to pay $13 NZD / month [as of Feb 2020] to use the platform.
- Restricted to their available TEMPLATES. You do not have the fancy to create a website as per your requirements.
- Pricing is Not TRANSPRENT. When you first register for a simplesite. They say it is Free until you get emails the next day to purchase the domain.
- Not optimised for MOBILE device, Templates are not mobile-ready, which is a key indicator for Google Rank.
- Thin SUPPORT. The only support available is via email. Due to time difference they tend to reply in 24 to 48 hours.
- Hosting is NON NZ Servers are not in NZ, which could pose security and speed issues.
- No SEO TECHNIQUES USED. SimpleSite just doesn’t step up enough when it comes to SEO
- Outdated SOCIAL MEDIA Integration. You can’t insert live social feeds onto your site. This is a real shame – social media is a huge part of modern marketing, and your website is the perfect place to give visitors a chance to keep up to date with your online profiles.
If you are after a professional website created by Google Certified Web Professionals you should stick with Affordable Website NZ. Good Support and inexpensive solution to be found online.