“Fast Ugly”, websites versus “Flashy Eye Candy” websites, which one is better for SEO?
For those of you who are old enough to remember Gilligan’s Island, you will remember everyone had a favorite girl from the show. Ginger the hot and steamy actress, and Mary Ann the cute lovable girl next door. I’m using this analogy as a quick example illustrate the qualities of a hand coded fast website vs. a Flashy bulking WordPress site with a ton of plug-ins, you can see that I’m more of a Mary Ann Guy. Here is another analogy what is better for you vegetables or birthday cake? Birthday cake tastes better, maybe that’s how it is in life, anything that is delicious and pretty, maybe fattening and expensive, and probably is not good for you!
Hi O here with Power Sales Team, and Internet Marketing Company in Fort Lauderdale FL. Fast and ugly mobile websites versus Flashy Eye candy, websites, or F. U. vs. F. E. websites. Most programmers slash coders want to get the job done in the fastest and most efficient way not caring about style, just focused on function. So when a Coder or Programmer designs a website he or she usually is design challenged. Opting to get the intended website up and running ASAP. This is great when you are designing, or shall I say engineering your website for speed and SEO. If you notice when you search for anything on Google, look at the top line right below the menu and the search results, you see how many search results are returned and the speed in which Google returned your results.
So what does this mean? It means that Google is looking at speed as a factor of it’s search results. Here is another example Google Pagespeed. Test your site at Google Pagespeed Insights you will be surprised at the results. Test your site on Google Pagespeed Insights here:
You will notice when you test your website at Google Pagespeed Insights, that most websites have a failing grade and are in the red. Most visually impressive,
A Pretty Eye Candy site is great for some who need to make a flashy impression and or presentation, like a Video Game Developer or a Interior Designer or a million dollar Yacht Broker. They want to turn you on emotionally with their web visuals. Whereas a Plumber who wants you to find him on Google does not need all of that visual hype, he just wants his website to be found on google and get the most phone calls from his site. This guy just needs a fast mobile site to close the deal.
You have to understand that time is money. A visually stunning website takes a lot of time to develop. Take a look at this, a “Flashy Eye-Candy” websites, F.E. websites means Fee, you will pay more Fees when you want Flashy!
So which Guy are you? Are you the Guy selling Million Dollar Yachts who needs just a few customers to make his year or the Guy that has to get a lot of leads and phone calls from his website, to make his day!