041 - WordPress Page Builders - with Justin Meadows

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The out of the box WordPress Builder has been a very popular website building platform, but it’s interface is really not user-friendly when editing for layouts and themes. It is for this reason why new page builders were developed, to help with the visual functionality of the website and into making the website faster.

Whether you are choosing to build your website yourself or paying a developer to do it for you is a major business decision that you need to diligently focus on so that it can ultimately get you better SEO results and customer conversion. Choosing the right developer with solid expertise is also a big factor here. We will discuss these topics with our comeback guest, Justin Meadows, in this third appearance on the SEO Leverage Podcast.

Podcast Highlights:

00:00 Prologue

01:11 Justin Meadows is back on the show.

02:04 Introduction of the topic on page builders.

02:34 Justin Meadows’ background, his work at Tunedwp.com.

03:36 What is a Page Builder? Isn’t WordPress enough?

05:06 Some popular page builders people can use to create a website, a new page, blogs, etc.

06:30 What are some of the possible problems people can encounter in using a page builder?

09:07 Justin Meadow's input on the importance of putting conscious effort in choosing the right page builder?

11:40 The issues on rebuilding websites that have been passed on from the original developer to different developers.

13:04 The side-by-side tests that Justin did between Beaver Builder and Oxygen Builder using Google's PageSpeed Insights test. (...Which result came up better?)

16:26 Recap

18:40 More of the functionality features of some page builders when it comes to being user-friendly. (Elementor and Divi vs Beaver and Oxygen)

22:15 The best advice when you are not sure what page builder to use or if your website's performance is slow?

23:22 Lessons learned from this episode.

24:30 End

Resources:

Previous episode where Justin Meadows was a guest:

Episode 22 - SEO Requires a Solid Technical Foundation with Justin Meadows

https://seoleverage.com/podcast/022-seo-requires-a-solid-technical-foundation-with-justin-meadows/

Episode 27 - Prepare Your Website for Mobiles with Justin Meadows

https://seoleverage.com/podcast/027-prepare-your-website-for-mobiles-with-justin-meadows/

The Divi Builder

https://www.elegantthemes.com/documentation/divi-builder/

Elementor Website Builder

https://elementor.com/

BeaverBuilder

https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/

WPBakery Page Builder

https://wpbakery.com/

Oxygen Builder

https://oxygenbuilder.com/

Google's PageSpeed Insights

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

Connect with Justin Meadows:

Website: https://tunedwp.com/

Email: support@tunedwp.com

Connect with Gert Mellak:

Website: https://seoleverage.com/

Email: info@seoleverage.com

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