By Tony Adragna
You've decided to build a website, but often times you don't know where to go from there. One of the very first questions you may ask yourself is if you should use a template or attempt to build your website from scratch. The purpose of this website is to help you answer that question, along with helping you find a template for your HubSpot-hosted website.
Why Templates are Important
If you don't have a lot of coding experience, or your budget is tight and you're not able to hire somebody to build your website, often times using a template for your website can be the best route to take. But why are templates important? Here are a few reasons:
- They are built for best practices. Templates in the HubSpot marketplace are built with SEO in mind. The templates come ready-to-go to help get your website noticed.
- They are built for mobile optimization. Having a responsive design is an absolute must with websites, and HubSpot templates are built with that in mind. Whether your website is viewed on a computer, tablet, or mobile device, it will be optimized for those.
- They are built for an overall good user experience. When you build your website, you want to be sure that your website's visitors have a good experience. The benefit of purchasing a template is that it is already built with the website visitors' experience in mind.
Without a template, you may be leaving out something that could affecct one of the factors above, in turn, hindering your website from operating effectively.
Why HubSpot is a Great Platform for Building a Website
If you use a multitude of tools to keep your website running, you know the pain associated with that. Multiple logins, the same file uploaded to several different tools, etc. However, if your website is hosted on HubSpot, you are able to integrate your website with your marketing tools and analytics, creating a great experience for you; the marketer.
Not only does it create a great experience for you, but it also aids in integrated personalization. By having your website hosted on hubspot, you are able to personalize every interaction that your website visitors encounter, giving them a much more personal feel.
The number one reason that HubSpot is a great platform for your website is its speed, security, and uptime. You don't want to worry that your website is too slow, or perhaps files can be tampered with, or worst of all; your website isn't online. By using HubSpot, those are items that you will never have to worry about.
Where to Find Templates for HubSpot
HubSpot's template marketplace is your one-stop shop for finding templates for websites hosted on HubSpot. The marketplace has over 800 different templates to choose from. After finding a template that you like, you can use it immediately after purchasing, creating a seamless process for you. After implementing the template that you purchased, plug and play the content on each page, and your website is ready to go!