If you’ve been hanging around here for any amount of time, then you know that Showit is not only our platform of choice, it’s the only platform we use for our clients, no matter what business they’re in. Many people may know Showit as a platform built for photographers, and while that is how it began, Showit has become beloved by all for it’s flexible and easy to use interface that allows you to build stunning websites with zero coding or technical knowledge. I know you’ve heard this before from some of the competition out there, but today I’m here to tell you why Showit really is the gold standard when it comes to building and maintaining a website as a small business owner.
1. It’s So Easy to Use
There is only one limitation when it comes to using Showit to build your website: your imagination
Seriously, the sky’s the limit and Showit truly encourages creativity. The beauty of Showit is that you can design to your heart’s content with a true drag and drop interface and no complicated technical jargon. But it’s also versatile enough to allow you to use code to take the customizations even further. It really is a platform that meets you where you are, but gives you the ability to expand and grow…but only if you want to. It’s a full on visual builder with no boxes or limitations. You can literally drag and drop something off of the page. The internal tools are easy to understand and find, and you won’t find any technical jargon that you don’t understand. Images and copy can be swapped with a simple double-click and galleries can be updated with a simple swipe of your mouse. Which leads me to reason number 2:
2. Updates & Maintenance are a Breeze
You don’t have to learn to be a Showit whiz to maintain or make updates to your site
Gone are the days where you have to learn a skill that you don’t want to or aren’t interested in. Showit was built with the non-website builder in mind. As a platform originally designed for photographers, it’s sole purpose was to give them a way to showcase their work beautifully and book more clients. It has since grown of course, and now accommodates business owners of all kinds. You can easily learn how to make the updates relevant to your website, nothing more, nothing less. We love that when we get done building a beautiful brand + website for a client, we can send them out into the world equipped with the knowledge and confidence they need to keep their website running on their own…without having to pay someone every time they need to add a box or change an image.
3. WordPress Integration for Blogging
With Showit you truly get the best of both worlds: WordPress + Showit
A lot of business owners, particularly bloggers, turn to WordPress as the holy grail for blogging platforms. And they’re not wrong. WordPress is a powerful tool that has limitless capabilities when it comes to websites and blogging. The great news is, Showit integrates with WordPress to host your blog. That’s right! You still get the power of a WordPress blog and all the plug-in capabilities that come along with it, while still getting complete creative design freedom in Showit. In a nutshell, you design your entire blog in Showit, the helpful team will hook your site up to WordPress for you, you blog in WordPress like normal, and voila! Your blogs show up all live and pretty on your website!
4. Showit has Built-In SEO Features
Worried you’re missing out on SEO optimization by not using a platform like WordPress?
Worry not, my friend! Showit has built-in SEO features that make it easy to optimize your website for search engines. With Showit, you can add keywords and meta descriptions to your pages, optimize your image alt descriptions, set your Heading properties, and more! Plus with other features like Google Analytics, you really can’t go wrong.
5. An Extensive Tutorial Library
Afraid you’ll run out of resources if you get stuck?
Not with Showit. They have taken great care over the years to build an incredibly extensive tutorial library, with detailed instructions and videos on how to do literally everything in Showit. And if that’s ever not enough, they have a live chat support button. The team is so helpful and can always get you the information you need.
Showit is the best website builder available. It is easy to use, flexible, and has all of the features you need to run a successful business website. If you haven’t tried it yet, head on over and grab yourself a free 14-day trial to take it for a test drive.