Website Designing Software used to only need to be basically a fancy word processor program that wrapped everything up in HTML and made a package of files able to be served on a web host. These days with the massive amount of websites online the ultimate website designing software needs to have Search Engine Optimization at it’s heart. Building a site that won’t rank high with the search engines is throwing your effort away for nothing.
While we all start off finding some little free website designing package, we all learn soon enough why a little money put into a professional website design program repays itself a thousand fold.
I have used all the usual programs such as Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Visual studio and so forth, but only one web designer has consistently resulted in my websites ranking high in the search engines.
This is because it has all the usual features such as a wysiwyg editor, direct upload and good content management as do all the other “Real” website designing software packages, but with invaluable extras.
I have picked out only a few of the main unique features and commented on them below, but there is much more within this program that is just as awe inspiring.
Search Engine Sitemaps – Automatic xml sitemap generator. Totally customizable with the ability to create a HTML sitemap as well. Totally compliant for Google. Saves you using an external sitemap generator and updates automatically if you are editing your website. Does it work? Absolutely, I use it myself with no errors upon Google sitemap validation. 10 out of 10.
Pop-Up Generator – If you want to get a lead on entry, exit, or whatever time delay you set, there is a so easy to use pop up generator available. Fly in, pop over, pop under, delayed pop it’s all there. Great for list building or reminders.
Redirect Pages – If you are an affiliate marketer and want to cloak your links the redirect option is invaluable. Create instant redirects or delay them.
Global Scripts – The ability to add a constant script like Statcounter or Google analytics on each page by only adding the code once is an absolute time saver. You can elect to add code before headers, after headers, before end body tags and all different types. Very useful.
Mobile Site Wizard– Now this is way cool. The trend is all about mobile internet. Want to have your site converted and able to be previewed in say a blackberry. Couple of clicks and it’s all done. Can I go 20 out of 10 on this one?
Multi Page Creation – For anyone taking notice you would understand that static HTML pages are always better spider bait than dynamic ones. The problem has often been the time taken to create these masses of pages. Not any more. The effect of the multi page creator is almost like running PHP client side and collecting the html pages to upload. Insert whatever tokens you want and get unique content on each page. Very powerful and only limited by your imagination.
Siloing – The latest inter page linking structure to rank as high as possible for page rank. Very advanced and worth it’s weight in gold. Don’t know any other web designing software that even comes close on this one. Page rank and link strength is king in the search engine world and this helps immensely.
Page Analysis – The best for last. Design your page and keyword it etc etc. Is it as powerful as it could be? Run the page analyser and it will report back to you whether the pages are optimized to be found. If not you will be shown how you should change them. This is like having an expert SEO analyst sitting on your shoulder making sure you have the best site possible. I find this the absolute best feature of the website designing software for myself.
FTP Uploading – All your effort is in vain if you cannot upload. The powerful ftp features enable you to control your uploads in so many ways. Schedule when different pages upload. Never seen that before. Google loves fresh content. Use this to drop in a new page twice a month that you have prepared a year ago. Very clever.
There is an extended review available at Website Designing Software [http://www.need-ideas.com/XSitePro%20Review/] where you can also access the Free Features ebook, Video explanations and user testimonials to help you make a well informed website designing software choice. I certainly will never use any another website maker again. Why would I when it has achieved for me the holy grail of seeing my sites on page one of Google?