15 of the Best Free Website Builders to Check Out in 2020

It’s almost impossible to maintain a successful business without a fully functional, responsive, SEO-compatible website — but you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to afford one. There are plenty of options for building and designing a website for free, many of which require little to no coding knowledge. And these website builders are often comparable in quality to their paid alternatives, particularly for small businesses or personal brands. The free website builders we’re sharing today offer SEO benefits, embedded analytics systems, mobile optimization, and professional-looking templates. If you’re on a tight budget and can’t quite swing the paid builders, these are the next best thing. Read on to check out 11 of the best free website builders, so you can build a website for free without forfeiting quality. Best Free Website Builders Wix Weebly WordPress WebNode Jimdo Mozello WebStarts Webflow IM Creator SITE123 Strikingly Duda Squarespace GoDaddy  Strikingly 1. Wix Wix is one of the most popular free website builders out there, with 110 million users. The fully hosted platform offers an[…]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Website Optimization

While focusing on growing a new business, it’s easy to only work on advertising and content marketing that turning that traffic into customers falls at the wayside. It’s impossible to cover everything there is to know about website optimization in a single blog post, but below is a brief overview of a few things new website owners should focus on and why they’re essential. For more about website optimization, be sure to join us during our free webinar training where we discuss many tricks of the trade for turning visitors into customers! A critical aspect of website optimization is SEO. Moz does an excellent job of providing a brief overview and explaining why it’s vital to a website’s growth. What is SEO? SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It’s the practice of increasing both the quality and quantity of website traffic, as well as exposure to your brand, through non-paid (also known as “organic”) search engine results. Despite the acronym, SEO is as much about people as it is about search engines themselves. It’s about[…]

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This Little-Known Website Is Awesome for Traffic, Brand Awareness & More. Here’s How To Use It!

Whether the goal is traditional brand-building for a business, or cultivating a personal brand, most marketers have caught on to the fact that answering customers’ questions is a great way to get positive exposure. One great way to do that has been flying under the radar: Quora. Quora’s not one of those sites that’s a household name, like Reddit or Twitter. But it’s a very active platform! Quora is like an infinitely better, much higher-quality version of something like Yahoo! Answers. The site contains lots of high-quality responses from genuine experts in their field. Part of this is because Quora requires users to sign up with their real name and identity — no disposable throwaways or pseudo-anonymity. For a lot of people, that’s kind of a turnoff. But for others, it’s a great opportunity to build trust and authority. In a recent post, Neil Patel explains how to use Quora as a potent branding tool, by answering questions in your area of expertise. Pimp your profile Your first order of business is to take some[…]

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27 of the Best Website Designs to Inspire You in 2019

Every once in a while, I’ll come across a website that really draws me in. So, I found 27 of them to show you. These sites push the boundaries of what is known to be possible on the web. Whether it’s the design aesthetic, usability, interactivity, sound design, or value that the site provides, each one is a masterpiece in its respective industry, and something to be inspired by. Not surprisingly, many organizations exist to highlight these sites and the contributions they make to the web. To help surface some of the most inspirational designs, I gathered 21 award-winners that have made their way through several key awards organizations — including Awwwards, UX Awards, The Webby Awards, SiteInspire, Best Website Gallery, and FWA. Click the links below to jump to a group of website designs that crushed it in the last several years: Best Website Designs from 2014 – 2015 Best Website Designs from 2016 Best Website Designs from 2017 Best Website Designs from 2018 Below this list, I also found six more websites whose[…]

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