Problems With “So Called Free Websites and Free Web Designs”
Their are so many problems with “So Called Free Web Websites and Free Web Designs”, that we’ve listed many of them below...
Read Their Customer Reviews – This Is a Must Read!!!
If you are considering using one of those “So Called Free Websites”, please...
Still Think You’re Getting a Good Deal???
Here are just a few of their Customer Comments!
“Pretty Website No One Sees!”
“They Steal Your Money!”
“Full of Ads and Spyware!”
“No Customer Service!”
“I’ve Been Scammed!”
“Worst Customer Service Ever!”
“They Deleted My Account!”
You get the point...
At Blue Ridge Media, we’ve provided Excellent Technical Support with the Goal of Total Customer Satisfaction for over 20 Years!
Not Really Free – Read The Fine Print
Many “So Called Free Websites“ are NOT Really Free! They’re nothing more than Over Priced Web Hosting Companies offering cheap do-it-yourself Website Templates that are difficult to use. Read Their Fine Print – You’ll end up Renting your website – not Owning it – Forever, no matter what their hosting fees go up to. If you decide to move your website to another hosting company – Forget it, because you can’t move it. You don’t own the source code – They do, which can’t be moved to another hosting company.
Our Affiliate Hosting Company, Becotech, runs only $9 per month, with E-Mail and Real Time Technical Support, which is far less than what “So Called Free Websites” charge for their “Upgraded Technical Support” plans.
At Blue Ridge Media, once you hit their Break Even Point, our Affordable Web Design Packages and Affordable Web Hosting always put you way ahead!
Bad for SEO – No Apple IOS Support
Many “So Called Free Websites“ use Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is not Search Engine Friendly, because it contains no readable text, plus it doesn’t work at all on any Apple Mobile or IOS Device, such as Apple iPhones and Apple iPads – which is a very large percentage of your Mobile Customers. Google has no text to index your website with, and Apple IOS Devices just see a blank screen!
At Blue Ridge Media, we don’t use Adobe Flash in any of our web designs!
Fail W3C Validation
Many “So Called Free Websites“ don’t pass
W3C Validation and can contain many HTML coding errors. All of our websites pass W3C Validation for Quality HTML Coding and Error Free Web Design!
Did your website pass validation? If not, Contact Us Today: 1 (828) 265-2730
Many “So Called Free Websites“ limit you to just one web page! This limits your online business exposure, with limited keywords, fewer searches and less overall traffic to your Business Website.
At Blue Ridge Media, our single page websites are easily expandable as your business grows!
Missing SEO Meta Tags
Many “So Called Free Websites“ are not Search Engine Optimized and restrict what you can include in your Meta Tags and Alt Tags, which are very important for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Like Your Title, Keywords and Description.
At Blue Ridge Media, our Proven SEO Results speak for themselves!
No Sitemap – No Webmasters Tools
Many “So Called Free Websites“ are not Google Friendly. Google can’t index all of your website pages with their Google Webmaster Tools because you can’t include or submit a Google Sitemap.
At Blue Ridge Media, we maintain Google Sitemaps for every customer. We submit updated sitemaps to Google Webmaster Tools for any and all website updates or changes.
No Google Analytics
Many “So Called Free Websites“ don’t let you add Google Analytics, resulting in little or no website traffic or performance data.
At Blue Ridge Media, we’ll add your personal Google Analytics tracking code into every web page.
No Visible Website Counters
Many “So Called Free Websites“ don’t provide any visible website counters, so you have no idea how much traffic you are actually getting.
At Blue Ridge Media, we provide visible, Unique Visitor Counters on all web pages (this is optional).
SEO Problems with Duplicate Content
Many “So Called Free Websites“ reuse the same Website Templates, over and over again, so your website looks like many other websites – not Custom or Unique to your Business. You can also run into the issue of Duplicate Content, which Google frowns upon! Your Business is Custom, so should your website.
At Blue Ridge Media, our Custom Websites are Hand Coded from scratch using Fast Loading HTML Code and No Website Templates! Every Blue Ridge Media web design has its own unique Meta Tags with No Duplicate Content!
First Impressions – What Your Customers See
Many “So Called Free Websites“ make your business look “Cheap” because you using a “So Called Free Web Design”, and you can’t afford a “Professional Web Design”.
At Blue Ridge Media, we know that First Impressions can be very important your Businesss customers!
“Gibberish” Proprietary Code – Slow To Load
Many “So Called Free Websites“ rely on a Proprietary Slow Server-Side Programming Language to decode their “Gibberish” Proprietary Code, which can cause problems with Google. Server-Side Programming Languages result in slower load times, especially on G3 mobile devices. Slow loading websites result in lost traffic, because many users simply click off your website.
At Blue Ridge Media, we carefully hand code each Custom Web Design using Fast Loading HTML Code, which doesn’t require Slow Loading Server-Side Programming Languages, such as PHP, Word Press or Joomla. Error Free HTML Code has been around since the beginning of the Internet, and can be opened and edited with any Simple Text Editor!
Sub-Domains – Bad For SEO
Many “So Called Free Websites“ force you to use sub-domains, making your website’s address long and confusing, and are bad for SEO. Google also doesn’t index sub-domains the same as real domains.
At Blue Ridge Media, we only use real domain names, never sub-domains.
Cheezy Banner Ads and Spyware
Many “So Called Free Websites“ force you to have their “Cheezy Banner Ad” stuck to the bottom of all of your web pages, unless you upgrade to their more expensive Banner Free Program. Some of their customers are also reporting Spyware Issues!
At Blue Ridge Media, we don’t force you to put “Cheezy Banner Ads” or put Spyware on your website.
Poor Technical Support
Many “So Called Free Websites“ have little or no Technical Support. If you do manage to get through to their Technical Support, it’s often “Call Back Later Technical Support’ – not “Real Time Technical Support”. Some Technical Support is often outsourced overseas! If you want Technical Support, be prepared to pay for it in their expensive upgrade plans.
At Blue Ridge Media, we provide Real Time Technical Support provided by English Speaking, American Citizens, located in North Carolina, USA! We never outsource any Web Design work or Technical Support overseas!
Who Really Owns Your Domain Name?
Many “So Called Free Websites“ register your domain name in their name, not yours, resulting in complex and costly delays, if you decide to move your website to another hosting company.
With Becotech Web Hosting and Domain Name Registration, your Domain Name will be registered to you and only to you!
Find Out Who Owns Your Domain Name
Who Owns Your Website Content?
Many “So Called Free Websites“ own your Content – your text and photos, so read their contracts very carefully as to who owns your website content – It’s probably not you.
At Blue Ridge Media, you’ll always own your website content!
You Rent Your Website!
Many “So Called Free Websites“ don’t let you move your website to a less expensive hosting company, such as Becotech, because you are actually renting your website – You don’t own it! This means all of the time and effort that went into designing your “So Called Free Websites“ will be lost forever, if you decide to move it.
At Blue Ridge Media, we don’t force you to use any one hosting company – You are free to use any hosting company you want.
No Website Backups or Emergency Recovery
Many “So Called Free Websites“ don’t maintain backups of your website. If you make an online editing error or accidently delete a page, and it can’t be immediately recovered, because it’s live and the old copy is gone forever.
At Blue Ridge Media, we maintain website backups for all our customer’s websites, including text, original sized photos and other graphic construction files, such as layered Photoshop files. Becotech also maintains backup copies of your website.
No Graphic Support or Photo Editing Software
Many “So Called Free Websites“ don’t help you edit your photographs, which can result in poor quality photos or very large files being published online – causing very long load times. When it comes to computer graphics, do you really know what you are doing with Photoshop?
At Blue Ridge Media, we’ve been using Adobe Photoshop since 1987 (Version 1.0 Beta) – So we know what we’re doing!
No Search Engine Optimization!
Many “So Called Free Websites“ don’t care if your Businesss succeeds or not, because they are not in the customer service business.
At Blue Ridge Media, our Proven SEO Results speak for themselves!
No One Cares If Your Business Succeeds or Fails!
At Blue Ridge Media, we care about your Business Success and your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We are here to help you grow your online business and be successful on the Internet. We like to say “We’re only as good as our last web design!”
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