Wix Websites 2020 vs Wix Websites 2007: We’ve come a long way!
Updated: Apr 13
We joined Wix back in 2007 when the platform had a lot of challenges, but sparked inspiration, ease of use and vision. Looking back we can see all the improvement, integrations, innovation and progress Wix has made over the years. This 2020 we already received the amazing news on the launch of Wix Editor X. As a Wix partner, we share a lot about our favorite website editor. There are so many benefits to highlight: the security, how easy it is to use, and the innovation! The team at Wix has always been looking ahead to making it easy to host a great website. Here’s what Google themselves said about the magical Wiz: “For the Wix users, this [Wix SEO Wiz] is a pretty cool experience because they can see their page in the search results immediately after they have created it. There is no waiting, there is no wondering, ‘Am I on search or not?’ Within seconds, they’re on Google.” said Mariya Moeva. Read more about in this article about the Wix & Google collaboration.”
Wix is always staying on top of SEO tips, improving the editor, and working with the latest in technology. Innovation is always top of mind to bring users the best experience possible.
Here is a little background of how Wix got started. In 2006, two brothers and their close friends were creating a website for a different start-up idea. They were so frustrated by the process, they decided to change course and create a platform that made it easy for people with an idea to get their information on the web. In 2007, Carlos Valladares (Founder of CIS Agency) began exploring the Wix platform. In 2009, Wix hit their one million user milestone using their Flash editor IN JUST ONE YEAR! Two years later, in 2011, Wix boasted 10 million users!
The innovation had to start early. As the talk around the water cooler went, Flash was going away and a new standard for media plug-ins was coming: HTML5. The Wix team wasted no time at all and launched their drag and drop HTML5 editor in 2012.
The world of web design would never be the same and Wix wants to keep making that happen. In 2014 another editor was launched and in 2016 Wix solved a problem for users who didn’t even want an editor – people wanted EASIER yet! ADI – Artificial Design Intelligence – was launched. Plugin some content, answer some questions, and Wix ADI will create a site for you. That same year Wix reached out to CIS Agency to begin an agency program for Wix Partners and ever since CIS Agency’s new focus has been to help improve, support and integrate Wix Websites.
Now Wix has over 110 million users and a robust Wix Partner Program where users can be matched with Wix Partners (like CIS Agency!) to help with website creation, small website development tasks or the whole nine yards. CIS Agency offers branding, graphic design, web development, custom coding, third party integrations, SEO, social media management, Wix Corvid support, and Google / FB Advertising.
Wix is also staying ahead of the game with SEO, of course – read our spotlight on the Wix SEO Wiz here!
Website design sure has come a long way. Looking back over the last decade, it’s amazing to think about what it will all look like in 2030! One thing is for sure -- we want your website and your business to be thriving then, too! Reach out to us today to talk about how CIS Agency can help you manage, improve and/or redesign your Wix website.
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