What is Squarespace?
Squarespace is a website builder platform and is both a product and a service. The product comes in the form of an intuitive drag and drop content management system. The service comes in the form of hosting, support, and analytics.
How much does Squarespace cost?
Squarespace plans range from $12 to $40 a month depending on the plan you choose and feature set you need. Plans are billed either monthly or yearly. In my experience, 95% of clients go with their "Business" plan which is $18 a month when billed yearly. As a Squarespace Circle member, I'm able to get clients an additional 20% off their first year of Squarespace.
Will Squarespace own my content?
Nope! You'll retain full ownership over the content you post on Squarespace. Even though the platform hosts your content on its servers, ownership of the content will always remain with you.
Will my website be secure?
All Squarespace websites come with a free 2048-bit SSL certificate, which is created and renewed for you automatically. You can rest easy knowing that your website visitors have secure connections to your website. All security updates are performed automatically by Squarespace, so you don't have to worry about manually staying on top of your website security. This also improves your ranking in search results since Google favors secure sites and returns those results first.
Will I be able to update my website on my own?
Absolutely! Once I'm done building your site, you'll have everything you need to maintain it on your own and add content. I'll also provide training to you and your staff.
Can I have you maintain my website for me?
Definitely! Even though you'll be able to add content yourself, sometimes it makes sense to have an expert handle the upkeep for you so you can focus on other areas of your business. For clients interested in having me maintain their website for them, I created the Decibel Monthly Membership. Click here to learn more.
Will I have access to website analytics?
You bet! Squarespace has built in analytics along with a great analytics app. You can also connect to Google Analytics for additional information. Between Squarespace's native analytics and Google Analytics integration, you'll have everything you need to know where your website traffic is coming from and how your content is performing.
Is Squarespace good for SEO?
Every Squarespace website is equipped with all the elements needed for a strong SEO strategy. Site descriptions, page titles, custom URLs, search-friendly formatting, and other key elements are all easily managed. Each site also generates a sitemap automatically that helps Google crawl, understand, and rank your website.