Creating Affiliate Website using WIX

Discussion in 'Site / Search Engine Optimization' started by EliasB, Aug 11, 2017.

Tags:
  1.  
    EliasB

    EliasB New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2017
    Hi guys,

    I'm new to this forum and I hope I've placed my first thread in the right place.

    I tried searching for any threads including info on WIX but couldn't find anything.

    Does anyone here have any experience from running an affiliate website created on WIX? I know a lot of people have created sites using Wordpress, however I find WIX much simpler and user friendly, they also have a lot of nice plugins.

    All comments are welcome :)

    Thanks.
    Elias
     
  2.  
    Engineer

    Engineer Super Moderator

    Messages:
    2,461
    Likes Received:
    223
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Welcome to AGD, Elias.

    Unfortunately I don't have any experience with WIX, sorry. But if you like it and if it does what you need it to do, awesome -- full steam ahead with your future site. :D
     
  3.  
    Guard Dog

    Guard Dog Guard Dog Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,770
    Likes Received:
    1,242
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    I can't imagine it being 'bad'. Wix sites can be popular just as easily as a Wordpress site, IMO. Give it a try - could be actually good for your site, hard to say.

    And, welcome to AGD.
     
    RazorGamer likes this.
  4.  
    TheGooner

    TheGooner Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    323
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Just be aware that if you create a site about online gambling then you'll probably get closed down for breach of T&Cs.
    I could not find any specific mention - but many US based programs go crazy about online gambling content using their interfaces -

    I also noted this ...

    2.2. You undertake and agree to:
    5. allow Wix to use in perpetuity, worldwide and free of charge, any version of your User Website (or any part thereof) for any of Wix’s marketing and promotional activities, online and/or offline, and modify it as reasonably required for such purposes, and you waive any claims against Wix or anyone on its behalf relating to any past, present or future moral rights, artists’ rights, or any other similar rights worldwide that you may have in or to your User Website with respect to such limited permitted uses;

    Which appears to say that they can use your website and content as they see fit ... not good.
     
  5.  
    LandofOz

    LandofOz Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    184
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Personally, I would never want to invest time, money and effort into creating and marketing a site that could be shut down tomorrow.
     
  6.  
    EliasB

    EliasB New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2017
    Thank you guys for taking the time to respond! :)

    Thanks guys for the response, makes total sense. I have contacted WIX support with some questions to find out if I should stay away from using their service or if I should continue.
     
  7.  
    Kadabra

    Kadabra Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    108
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2013
    If you decide to use them, of course just the paid version, not bestonlinecasinos.wix.com
     
  8.  
    RyanWeb

    RyanWeb Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    830
    Likes Received:
    328
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    I have heard one story from a friend of their domain being held ransom by wix more or less. If they didn't pay XXX amount of dollars they refused to release it. I don't know the whole story, but my only question would be why...

    Why use them when you can have full control?

    If you do use them, make regular backups and do not, get your domain from the same company that manages your hosting.

    There was a story of someone's website being attached via DDOS, and the host claimed $4000 for damages from the website owner and refused to release his domain or a copy of his website until he paid. One reason to always keep them separate, it's the cheapest insurance plan you will find :)
     
  9.  
    NDG

    NDG Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    144
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    I would also recommend going with something that you have full control over.
     
    RazorGamer likes this.
  10.  
    bettingappguide

    bettingappguide Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    WordPress is easy to use once you have had a play around with it. Like Gooners said Wix may pull the site. Probably have to pay a bit to get a proper domain not a xxxx.wix.com address or however they do it. May as well go for WordPress, drupal or something similar and host it somewhere.
     
    RazorGamer likes this.
  11.  
    juegos

    juegos Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    18
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2017
    I'd also recommend going for Wordpress since you'll have much more control over what you do. Else go for at least the paid version of Wix, or you may regret it later. Will be following this thread in case you decide to go for Wix, curious!
     
    RazorGamer and bettingappguide like this.
  12.  
    Mikew

    Mikew Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    I have built few sites using WIX when I started and trust, you don't want to use it. I am now on Wordpress and its imo the best and easiest of all.

    Don't get pulled by the drag and drop feature and awesome images. Unless you want to built a one or two page site then you can go for it.
    But if you want a site that you loads fast, responsive, has a blog or news, fully editable and control then go for wordpress.

    I had spend about 2 months building my first site on wix and go pissed off about the time I lost on there when I discover wordpress.
    Avoid wix is my advice.
     
    bettingappguide likes this.
  13.  
    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    I'd advise against using WIX. Proprietary, difficult to transfer. Just not worth it.
     
    bettingappguide likes this.

Share This Page