Why I use Squarepace
Squarespace myths debunked
Before we can really get into the vast benefits of a Squarespace site, the widely spread myths about Squarespace need to be addressed. While I'm likely not able to address all of them, here are the ones I usually read/hear about:
Squarespace myth #1: the SEO is horrible
If you found this article from a Google search, that should be a big giveaway.
The reality is that SEO optimization is built right into all Squarespace sites.
You can inject additional codes and keywords on a Squarespace site to boost your SEO even more.
Bottom line: all variables being equal, there is no difference between the SEO of a Squarespace site and a Wordpress site.
Squarespace myth #2: you don't own your website contents
The fact is that you do own your website contents. Period.
Squarespace myth #3: integrations don’t exist/are a pain
This one gets me every time. The truth is that the integrations built right into Squarespace were a huge reason I switched from Wordpress.
I was sick and tired of having to do upgrades for every single widget, plug-in, or software nearly every day on Wordpress! Not to mention the very important and potentially dangerous security patches.
There are so. many. integrations on Squarespace! Many that normally involve any cost are free or reduced for Squarespace users. This is a very abbreviated version of the ever-growing full list of integrations that you can find here:
Design Blocks: (click and add Design Blocks right to your webpage) Acuity Scheduling; Bandsintown; Flickr: Instagram; Twitter; YouTube; Vimeo
Blogging: AMP; Apple News; Disqus (option to replace Squarespace’s own commenting system)
Commerce: Apple Pay; PayPal; Stripe; FedEx; UPS; USPS; Xero
Social Media: Behance; Dropbox; Facebook; Google Play; SoundCloud; Tumblr; Yelp
Design: Adobe Fonts; Google Fonts
Marketing: Amazon; Facebook Pixel; Google Ads; Google Analytics; MailChimp; Share buttons
Online Ordering: ChowNow
Squarespace myth #4: you can’t have a sidebar
Yes, you can.
Some templates have them built-in or you can CSS yourself one with a simple Google search.
Squarespace myth #5: Squarespace websites all look the same
Not true at all.
This was another big reason I switched to Squarespace. Customizing your site is sooo easy! Don’t know a thing about coding? No problem! Want to use lots of coding? Also, no problem!
No, you do not have to know a single bit of code (or even what code is) to create a custom site that’s uniquely and beautifully yours!
If you do want to go the CSS route, you can totally do that, as well!
Squarespace myth #6: there is little to no customer support
I think this one irritates me the most because it is so blatantly false.
Not only does Squarespace offer ah-maz-ing customer support 24/7, they’ve actually won industry awards for how good it is.
I love Squarespace because it allows my readers, clients, and myself the ability to create amazing websites that can do pretty much anything any other platform can while. And, after designing a site, clients can very quickly and easily take the reins and maintain their site on their own if they so choose.