This is probably one of the MOST IMPORTANT BLOGS you will ever read.
The other day I saw on the news that the #walkaway campaign had it’s Facebook page taken down. For those of you reading this who might not be in America, the #walkaway campaign was started by Brandon Straka when he got fed up with the Democratic Party and didn’t feel they represented him anymore. Democrats are the Liberals in America that think more Government is the solution to problems, so you understand and can compare them to Politicians in your country.
Here’s his announcement from Twitter.
Before I continue, I am a Conservative. This is not about politics though, and if that’s all you read, maybe it’s a good idea to stop reading and move on from here.
I thought it was terrible that it got taken down. It wasn’t anything wild and crazy although I haven’t watched all the videos but the ones I saw were reasonable arguments as to why they didn’t think the Democratic Party represented their best interests anymore. I’m that way with both sides myself.
Fortunately for him, he does have a website. I don’t think the site has everything he lost on backup but it’s an excellent EXCELLENT example of why people shouldn’t substitute platforms for websites.
Which gets me to the point of the blog.
There are many people out there who don’t realize they don’t own their website.
Here’s an example. Say my hosting provider doesn’t want to host digital marketers anymore. I really could NOT care LESS. I can just move it to another platform and be up and running in a few days.
What if I had a website from Wix? Weebly? GoDaddy website builder? Google My Business website builder? Blogger?
You can’t do that. You have to re-build from scratch.
Why? It’s because your website is on a platform. You’re borrowing space, especially if you decide to make your Facebook page your website. It’s good to have a Facebook page but just like the #walkaway campaign, your brand could disappear off of Facebook tomorrow.
It’s not the end of the world, but don’t you think it would be a good idea? If any of these things do happen, do you think
My website, and the sites that my team create are WordPress sites. Those aren’t perfect and nothing is to be quite honest but it’s 100% versatile. All website platforms have WordPress.
What to know five more cool things about a WordPress site?
1) It’s SEO friendly – Big sites like Google and Bing rank WordPress sites higher than the other sites. It it set up to make Search Engine Spiders crawl it much easier.
2) It’s super adaptable – There are plug-ins for just about ANYTHING you want to do on a WordPress site.
3) It’s secure – there’s constant updates to the WordPress themes to make sure it’s running smooth. If you see updates, you better do it because if a hacker tries to attack, they might get in.
4) It’s Mobile friendly – Google is penalizing websites that obviously aren’t. You can click here to see if you’re site is mobile friendly. https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly
5) No need to learn coding – You can create content using WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get). It’s a little funny at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s super easy to make your own pages.
If you’re ready to move forward with a website, just send me a message. I can work with almost any budget, big or small, not to mention I’m probably the easiest person in the world to work with too.
All I ask is let’s talk and have a few laughs, and we can go from there seeing if we’re a good fit.