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Weebly

  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Can anyone tell me anything about Weebly?

    Good? Bad? Tips? Warnings?

    If you hate them, say so here and why.

    If you are a fan of them, say so here and why.

    Are they at least better than Blogger in all respects? If not, where do they fail?

    Anything. Everything. smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago
  3. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    Yes I have a few weebly sites..It s easy to use and it has a free version and one I pay for with my own domain.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Does the free version allow you to include adsense ads? If so, are they still taking the 50%?

      And do the search engines actually find your stuff there? big_smile

      1. Stacie L profile image87
        Stacie Lposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        http://www.weebly.com/features.php
        this link should answer your questions..

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks.

          I've also plowed through this...

          http://www.websitetooltester.com/en/rev … ly-review/

          So far, my pulse rate has not quickened... But I haven't excluded them either. smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    WELL NOW!!!???!!!

    I dropped by Quantcast for Weebly. And got this...

    "Traffic data has been hidden by the owner. "

  5. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago

    I helped Jean Bakula set up her site on Weebly:

    http://www.spiritualitypathways.com/

    I chose Weebly because Jean will be the first to admit she's not a tech-head, and two other Hubbers told me Weebly was ideal for non-technical people, and easier to set up and manage than Blogger.  Read the reviews and most of them say the same.  I'd have to agree, but there are three problems with it.

    One is response times.  Sometimes you write a post and lose it because the system simply won't respond.  I had to re-do a sidebar ad about four times before it "took".  Once or twice I did a lot of work, only to have the whole thing revert to the previous version for no apparent reason.  Jean has reported the same frustrations too.   

    I also notice sometimes, when I visit the site without logging in, that it's slow to load - not a good thing.

    Two, support.  If you're using the free version, you're not entitled to support.  Nada.  They do tell you that, though most people don't worry about it because there's a help section.  However you soon discover the help documentation is pathetic - I suspect they keep deliberately sparse so you'll email them in desperation - then they'll send you an email with no answer except a link to upgrade to the paid version.

    Three, transferability.   You can't download your posts if you decide you're unhappy and want to move somewhere else - you're going to have to copy and paste each one manually.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Marisa! I do believe you gave me the info needed to eliminate Weebly as a project!

      I went to the link.

      Copied a sentence at random.

      Plugged it into Google, without quotes.

      Naturally, her sentence I copied was the only one where all the words were nicely in a row in the search results.

      She did not come up first!

      Tried again with another random sentence. Again she did not come up first.

      Around middle of the page in both cases.

      As a comparison test, I then picked my lamest, most-hated-by-Google, hub I have. Picked a sentence at random and plugged it in, again without quotes. Bang! Number One in search results.

      My conclusion is that google is very not impressed with Weebly.

      However, a single example is not always proof (if ever, for that matter).

      Do you have more links to Weebly sites that I could check? Many thanks here! It looks like you may have saved me from a costly time detour! smile smile smile

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        Bronwyn J Hansenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Who are Google impressed with? Other than themselves?
        My own site (under construction), the my church's site, and the site of a local writers' network are all at Weebly. Simple to set up and design. Very happy with it.

  6. expertscolumn profile image76
    expertscolumnposted 4 years ago

    paradigm search,
    May i suggest to you..

    000webhost.com

    Great host! They add a foot blacklink on the bottom of the website saying "hosted by 000webhost.com" but they're a great host

    My friend has a webpage with them and is ranked #1 on google for his site

    Just search "quickplay remapper" on google, and the first link is hosted for free on 000webhost.com

    They're free and have been around for a long time. They don't have web-editors like weebly, as far as I know, you can check their features but you simply create html pages offline and upload them. It's not bad really simple webpages will do and its free hosting.
    Update: They do have a site builder a simple site builder but a site builder  none the less

    You can also insert your own ads, google ads

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! I'll check it out.

      @all Here's an SEO opinion I just ran across... "flash-based will have a negative impact on your ranking." From http://www.websiteplanet.com/review/wix/

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, that's well known.   Google's robots can't read a flash page, so it should never be the home page of your website or Google will think you've got no content.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Based on my previous experiences with Adobe, I avoid all their software like the plague. big_smile

        2. expertscolumn profile image76
          expertscolumnposted 4 years ago in reply to this
  7. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    I wanted to comment on this last night but my internet was working sporadically, at best. This is one of the issues I wanted to comment on. I do not know how well your internet works but several times I have wanted to add things to my Weebly pages and I can not log on because of the speed of my connection. (I have three pages-one in English with links to my hubs and photos, two in Portuguese for my training and boarding businesses)
    Marissa┬┤s comments are great, and although I use this service, since it is free and sends me some adsense revenue, it does not send much traffic. Most visitors are people who already have my address and just want more information.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not surprised it isn't sending traffic.

      If someone told you to create a blog to promote your Hubs, they're about two years behind the times. It doesn't work any more.

      There are two reasons to create links on other sites: the main one is that the more sites that link TO your Hubs, the more impressed Google will be, and the higher you'll rank in the search results.

      However Google worked out, long ago, that many of those links were being planted by the author, not by genuinely admiring readers.  So they worked out methods of identifying and discounting those links.  If Google sees a lot of links on a blog, all pointing to the same site, that's a red flag - they're obviously planted by the author and they'll be discounted, and the blog itself will be slapped for trying to game the system.

      The other reason for creating links on your blog is for real readers to click on them - but as you've discovered, Google hates blogs that have little or no content, and exist only to host links to another site.  So your blog will never get any readers, which means it's pretty useless for driving traffic.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image92
        DrMark1961posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I also use it to post my photos of dogs on the beach--I wonder if I would be better off just moving the photos to my blogspot address in English and deleting the links to the blogs. What are your thoughts?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If you have a specialist subject, the most effective approach is to create your own website or blog on that topic (and only one - there's no point having multiple standalone blogs on the same topic).  As I said to Brimancandy - even if you put it on Blogger, spend the $10 to buy a decent domain name ending in .com, .net or .org and attach it to the blog, which makes it look professional.

          Put all your best content on that site.  Use Twitterfeed to automatically send each new post to your Twitter and Facebook accounts (open a special Twitter account with dog in the name, and tweet other useful dog-related stuff as well as your own posts).   

          Then write a handful of related articles on different revenue-sharing sites like HubPages, Xobba, Infobarrel, Seekyt, PubWages, ThisisFreelance, each linking to your site.   Now go out and join forums around the net about dogs, get yourself known in those communities as a dog expert, and once you're established, you can start posting links to your site in answer to questions.

  8. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    This is good sound advice Marisa. wink

 
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