joined:Nov 1, 2008
A few of month ago I signed up with a host using a web site builder. It was one of the highly rated hosts. The intent was to find something easier to use than wordpress. The promise was drag-n-drop, easy to use, SEO, etc. It is very easy to build pages. It does make it easy to take care of basic SEO. No maintenance. What a relief after wordpress. But I just discovered a nasty side. Or so I think.
First it turned out that they don't host videos. Have to use another host like youtube, vimeo, etc. I had to swallow that. But now I discovered that they don't host any kind of files - photos, PDF, etc. Everything is kept on CDN. As a result, all my files instead of having URLs like mydomain/filename have URLs like static.hostdomain/filename. Basically, in Google's eyes I am no longer the creator of the big part of the site's content. If anybody on the Internet posts a link to my content, again my site doesn't get credit for that.
My question is how does it affect my Google rating? Would it be wise to move to another platform?
Your advise is greatly appreciated in advance