Do you use Squarespace? Many of my blogger clients did when they first came to me and were frustrated by the limitations. Any growing blogger wants to REALLY be able to customize their website and make it reflect their brand!
While Squarespace is a great option for small businesses, it’s blogging tools sorely lack. With the way Squarespace is set up you have to go to the design dashboard, then your pages, then the blog and from there add your blog post. Compared to the WordPress backend for blogging, it is elementary.
By blogging with WordPress, you open the doors to unlimited optimization potential, SEO capabilities, and more. I’ve compared blogging clients who were on WordPress vs Squarespace during their first couple of years, and with semi-consistent blogging, the WordPress client had BETTER domain authority (SEO scoring!).
With Squarespace, things can look wonky on mobile, because you can only customize your desktop site. With over 63% of people regularly using phones to access your website, mobile is more important than ever.
The cookie-cutter themes can be spotted a mile away. But, Squarespace is simple for a reason. Squarespace works with modules that are fairly easy to edit, but you cannot customize everything. For bloggers who are looking to make their mark on the oversaturated blogging world, Squarespace is not the route to go. Blogging is becoming more of a mainstream source of income, and if you want to be successful with blogging, you need to treat it like a business. If you need to, invest in a designer to get you a solid foundation.
The support on Squarespace is one of the worst out of all the website platforms I have used. 🙁 Their chat rooms have long wait times and if they are down, you can only email and hope for a response within 24 hours. Additionally, for me there is a “get it” factor with sales reps and often with Squarespace, I have to spend a lot of time explaining before I get an answer.