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Hello All!

Just a quick question from a new guy if you don't mind?

Wordpress or Weebly? Since reading a great deal on hear i know wordpress is the preferred, but I find the new user has a hard time making it lick professional. I have used both and find Weebly a hell of a lot easier, especially not having to worry about all the plug-ins. Is Weebly more difficult for google to rank, especially if you us the "your domain.weebly.com"?

I have a weebly site and wordpress but don't know if I want to pay for another year of hosting since the revenue is nill to none.

And I guess the super huge question is, could you do well using a Weebly site? Of course this is all in conjunction with Squidoo, Article Marketing, stumbledapon, ect...

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance for your help!

Andre
#weebly #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Sean
    Hi Andre,

    I've been using wordpress for 2 years plus now and I highly recommend it. Alot of MMO tutorials and softwares now revolve around wordpress. I have not use weebly before though and just to be clear are you using FREE wordpress and weebly? are you comparing the free options?

    -Brandon
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    • Profile picture of the author andreekriz
      Thanks for the reply Ytmarketer, have one stalled niche on word press hosted by hostgator and free wordpress add-on/plugin but pay for hosting and domain where weebly is 100% free, just has "weebly.com" or can transfer your own and use it for fairly cheap.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brandon Sean
        Originally Posted by andreekriz View Post

        Thanks for the reply Ytmarketer, have one stalled niche on word press hosted by hostgator and free wordpress add-on/plugin but pay for hosting and domain where weebly is 100% free, just has "weebly.com" or can transfer your own and use it for fairly cheap.
        Your welcome

        I think for now I would advise to stick to one platform, in this case wordpress and since you already have hosting with hostgator

        I say this because assuming you later have problems with weebly( not many here can help you) since the majority here are wordpress users.

        -Brandon
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        • Profile picture of the author andreekriz
          Originally Posted by Ytmarketer View Post

          Your welcome

          I think for now I would advise to stick to one platform, in this case wordpress and since you already have hosting with hostgator

          I say this because assuming you later have problems with weebly( not many here can help you) since the majority here are wordpress users.

          -Brandon
          Thanks again for the great advice! Hostgator/Wordpress it is!
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  • Profile picture of the author ErikNilsson
    Wordpress is easy to learn and google loves Wp
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  • Profile picture of the author elzafonv
    it's always better to build web assets on your own land. what will happen if weebly will close next year? u will lose your site. if u can't afford the hosting and domain u should better think how to make money to cover it. try to motivate yourself to earn it so it won't be a factor anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayKnight
    I don't have any experience with Weebly, although I can say that with all the themes and plugins for Wordpress, you can probably find something to fit what you need. Also, if you ever go to sell your site, most buyers will prefer something built with Wordpress due to the ease of using it.
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  • There are lots of free widgets on the net and every one you've got to try and do is get the free HTML codes from the widget suppliers, and paste the code into Weebly, you will have a practical free widget directly.
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  • Profile picture of the author oniram
    I've used free WP sites before. But I switched over to self hosting because I can do more with WP. It takes a little time to learn but well worth using WP. You can find many WP training videos on YouTube.
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    You're talking about "free" ones, aren't you?

    If you want total control over your business and money, here's THE solution:
    • Get your own domain,
    • Get a reliable hosting plan,
    • Install your site (or blog - however you call it) on Wordpress.

    It's fine if you want to use those Web 2.0 sites (unpaid WP blogs, or Weebly ones) for backlinks and traffic. But you don't want to wake up to find your whole moneymaker system deleted even without warning, do you?
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    You can do so much with Wordpress and so little with Weebly. Don't limit yourself or your site...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Hudson
    Wordpress is the easiest tool to learn to use and one of the most important.

    When you know how to properly use Wordpress, many doors will open.

    As for building a professionally looking site, I would just pay $30-$50 for a semi-pressional theme from woo-hoo themes or another theme marketplace.

    Otherwise use a free theme and customize it, it really isn't that difficult. If you are broke and can't do it yourself or don't want to, you're in the wrong business.

    If you aren't broke then you need to pay a professional or buy a theme.

    p.s. weebly sucks - it's a web2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author mahol
    google loves wordpress and we love google..lol
    wordpress is best for SEO, and other optimizations.
    you can do much with weebly like plugins, scripts and all.

    WORDPRESS IS BEST
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by andreekriz View Post

    I guess the super huge question is, could you do well using a Weebly site?
    Undoubtedly.

    I've been successful with my Weebly sites, some of which are now in their fourth year, and I have absolutely no intentions of moving them. I have a very high opinion of Weebly software and hosting (I'm talking about the paid upgrade to "Weebly Pro", or whatever they call it, of course, not the free introductory service they use as a way of promoting the rest).

    I don't use Wordpress at all.

    I see the great potential attractions of Wordpress as being the huge availability of help, support, advice and add-ons, and I appreciate that the overwhelming majority of Warriors prefer to use Wordpress, and I'm in no way criticising that decision - I'm simply stating that "how well you do with a site" doesn't intrinsically depend on the software with which it's built; nor (with few, specific exceptions to do with geotargeting) on where it's hosted. This is simply factual. The rest is personal preference.

    It makes absolutely no difference at all to Google whether a site is built from Wordpress. This nonsense that "Google loves Wordpress" has absolutely no more reality than the similarly often-repeated assertion that "Google loves blogs" (it's actually "regularly updated sites" that Google likes, whether they're blogs or not, whether they're Wordpress or not).
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I'm simply stating that "how well you do with a site" doesn't intrinsically depend on the software with which it's built; nor (with few, specific exceptions to do with geotargeting) on where it's hosted. This is simply factual. The rest is personal preference.
      I'm sure your personal preference not to use Wordpress has nothing to do with your lack of "techie ability", if I recall correctly? :p
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    • Profile picture of the author andreekriz
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Undoubtedly.

      I've been successful with my Weebly sites, some of which are now in their fourth year, and I have absolutely no intentions of moving them. I have a very high opinion of Weebly software and hosting (I'm talking about the paid upgrade to "Weebly Pro", or whatever they call it, of course, not the free introductory service they use as a way of promoting the rest).

      I don't use Wordpress at all.

      I see the great potential attractions of Wordpress as being the huge availability of help, support, advice and add-ons, and I appreciate that the overwhelming majority of Warriors prefer to use Wordpress, and I'm in no way criticising that decision - I'm simply stating that "how well you do with a site" doesn't intrinsically depend on the software with which it's built; nor (with few, specific exceptions to do with geotargeting) on where it's hosted. This is simply factual. The rest is personal preference.

      It makes absolutely no difference at all to Google whether a site is built from Wordpress. This nonsense that "Google loves Wordpress" has absolutely no more reality than the similarly often-repeated assertion that "Google loves blogs" (it's actually "regularly updated sites" that Google likes, whether they're blogs or not, whether they're Wordpress or not).
      Thanks Alexa!
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Let's clarify it for once and for all:

    WordPress is a good tool; actually, I would say a very good tool for publishing your content on the web. (I am talking about the self-hosted WP sites on your own domain, and not the "free" stuff at wp.com...)

    However, that said, it is not the right tool for every task on the www.

    Furthermore, only inexperienced and ignorant people will say that Google "loves WordPress". That's BS, plain and simple. Big lie.

    G. or other search engines don't give a sh*t about your CMS. They are only interested in regularly updated original content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sharyn Sheldon
    I don't know Weebly well, but I'd recommend Wordpress simply because there's so much good training out there that's readily available and inexpensive (or free). It's also a common language among most of the marketers I talk to, so it's easy to get advice and help when I have a problem. I don't know anyone using Weebly who I could go directly to for an answer.

    You definitely need to be using any CMS on your own domain and hosting, if you're not already.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allan_Gardyne
      Hi Andre, WordPress on your own domain may be the better choice, but the fact you're worried about the cost of web hosting indicates you have a much more urgent question to investigate.

      What's wrong with your business model? Why aren't you making money? THAT'S what you need to be researching and fixing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cybria
        I'm kind of baffled why so many people saying "I don't know much about Weebly but..." How can compare wordpress to weebly if you've never used it?
        I went with Weebly because it's easy to use and they offer hosting, domain name and a website builder all in one place. I think I will go with Alexa's assertion.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuxuryLivingFTL
    There was a bit of a learning curve with Wordpress, but once I took the time to view tutorials, blogs and the such, it became much easier. Now, we have a leading Fort Lauderdale Luxury Real Estate website, packed with useful technology that rivals much more expensive competitor websites.

    I will admit that we made a few mistakes along the way, but those were easily corrected and the lessons learned were invaluable. Plus, forums like this one make it easy to get answers from experts and fellow users.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author gax13
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    Wordpress, without any doubt ... and yes, I used Weebly.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    Is weebly a downloadable software that we can install in our server? All i know is weebly is a web property like blogger where we can create free blogs...

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author HFlame7
    WordPess for maximum flexibility (plugins) and control.
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  • Profile picture of the author peewhy
    For some reason Weebly seems to be a cheapskate/tightwad platform, I think it's because I once read a tutorial about freeby websites!

    I'm happt to take another look at Weebly to see if I'm still of the same opinion.

    Wordpress is very flexible and you can make it your own buy creating originality and exchanging the standard WP theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author eman1
    I have been using WordPress for two years now, and I would recommend that you use WordPress for the following reasons:

    1. Easy to use
    2. Flexibility and Variety
    3. Google loves WordPress
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by eman1 View Post

      3. Google loves WordPress
      Look to post #17 in this very thread, now back to me. Now back to post #17, now back to me. Sadly, what you just said does not match what post #17 said. If you read the entire thread before posting and understood that Istvan tends to know what he is talking about when it comes to WordPress then what you said could match what post #17 said. Ice Cream:



      This post brought to you by the Old Spice Guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommo25
    Has to be Wordpress google loves it and its easy to learn how to use thanks to the amount of free video tutorials and guides out there
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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal Karim
    Hi andreekriz, there may be a slight learning curve to use Wordpress and though Weebly may be easier to grasp, the advantages you have with using Wordpress are simply too great to pass it up for any other similar platform.

    I'd highly recommend using your main focus and attention on Wordpress because it is going to be much more profitable for you in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author larry1113
    Originally Posted by andreekriz View Post

    Hello All!

    Just a quick question from a new guy if you don't mind?

    Wordpress or Weebly? Since reading a great deal on hear i know wordpress is the preferred, but I find the new user has a hard time making it lick professional. I have used both and find Weebly a hell of a lot easier, especially not having to worry about all the plug-ins. Is Weebly more difficult for google to rank, especially if you us the "your domain.weebly.com"?

    I have a weebly site and wordpress but don't know if I want to pay for another year of hosting since the revenue is nill to none.

    And I guess the super huge question is, could you do well using a Weebly site? Of course this is all in conjunction with Squidoo, Article Marketing, stumbledapon, ect...

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance for your help!

    Andre
    Without a doubt >> WORDPRESS

    Weebly is easier and has a shorter learning curve but you're in here for the long run I'm sure and Wordpress is just the gold standard.

    You only have to get past the learning curve once so I'd just grind it out because it will be worth it.

    P.S. Weebly doesn't even come close to what Wordpress can do.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnywebb
    Like you said, Wordpress is the preferred choice and there's usually a very good reason for why people prefer on thing over another. Personally I prefer Wordpress. It has it's learning curve, but if you plan on spending time working on your site I think it's well worth putting in the effort to learn it. With it's highly active community of wp users as well as wp-passionate developers constantly making new cool plugins for the wonderful publishing platform I think wordpress is the obvious choice.

    As for SEO purposes, I find that my wp sites are quickly indexed by the search engines upon publishing.

    Hope this helps.

    Wishing you all the best.
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