Twice this week I’ve had someone contact me who either has built or is building a site for themselves using Wix.com’s flash-based website builder.
I’ve gotta say that I don’t think this is a good idea at all.
Flash and SEO are like oil and water – they just don’t mix very well. Google and other search engines don’t “read” flash – and pages with lots of flash content take longer to download. Both hurt your chances of ranking high in the search engines.
And despite what Wix says about being the only SEO-friendly website builder, there are so many things you have to understand to make sure you’re doing it right that I don’t feel it’s worth the effort. Not when there are other options such as using WordPress to build your site.