This is all very new to me but I’m wanting to completely rebuild my father’s outdated website. He operates in a fairly specialized industrial industry so I’m thinking the website will primarily be used to describe the company as a whole, the services he offers, and provide a point-of-contact for anyone interested. His business is not exclusively local, either. I imagine these few requirements will make developing/building a site relatively simple. My main concern is using something that will ultimately maximize the site’s SEO potential.
With that in mind, are any of the template builders (WIX, Squarespace, Weebly, etc) that stand out on this front? Is any one of them regarded as better than the rest? If not, are there any notable differences I should be aware of?
Additionally, is this something that a greenhorn like myself would be capable of with a little time and research, or would we be better off hiring a professional?
Hello, I would recommend just building a simple website in HTML with a prebuilt template based on something like Bootstrap. It doesn’t sound like you’ll have a lot of dynamic content or blog, so something simple will be best. It’ll be cheaper ($100 a year in hosting etc) and faster than something like Wix or Squarespace.
That is unless he’s looking to grow the business via online exposure. In which case you’ll need a bigger focus on SEO and digits marketing.
I do small websites like this on the side, so reach out if you’re looking for a reasonably priced freelancer to work on the project.