What Does Dex Know?
I don’t know what all DexKnows but I do know they know how to charge over twice as much as Kirbyworks for their websites in the first year, and then keep on charging $200 per month after that when you wouldn’t have to pay Kirbyworks a single dime. Why the $200 per month or $2400 per year after the first year? So you can get them to make changes to your website. Ouch!
DexKnows Locks You In to a Proprietary Platform Nobody Else Will Touch
Sure, you can get out of your monthly payment to DexKnows after the first year, and after you have paid them $4900 (compared to $2400 for a Kirbyworks website), but then if you want to have anyone make any major changes, such as add a page, you won’t be able to find a web designer that will want to take the time to learn their proprietary system. They’ve got you by the you-know-what.
Kirbyworks Gives You WordPress, an Open Source Solution
I had a client ask me if I could finish up a website their web designer bailed out of but it was built on some Content Management System platform I never heard of. I told them they would have to pay me my hourly design fee to just learn their proprietary platform before even working on their website. They concluded it would be more cost effective for me to just start over and build them a website on the world’s most popular CMS platform, WordPress, which is not proprietary, ie, it’s open source. There are hundreds of thousands of web designers around the world who know how to work with it.
Kirbyworks Gives You Real Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
As you can see from the table below DexKnows websites do not include SEO. They do say that their sites have “basic optimization,” meaning they have put keywords in the title tag instead of the keywords tag like most web designers do, and they might even make good use of h1 and h2 tags, but getting a website ranked for search takes a lot more than that. Real SEO, the kind that actually gets your website in front of people using search engines to find things, involves not only on-site optimization but off-site as well. Kirbyworks websites come with what it takes to get you to at least Google page 1 for high volume keywords, if not the #1 spot.