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Why We Use Gatsby to Get the Best Results!

You’ve probably heard of website platforms like Wordpress, Squarespace, and Wix. They’re extremely popular among bloggers and eCommerce sites, and with good reason. All three are affordable and relatively easy to learn.

However, if you want your site to be fast, secure, and as optimized as possible, you really need a more modern framework that can handle the demand of large files while providing instantaneous load time.

Imagine never losing a client or customer due to slow page loads or server outages. What would it be like to never worry about your website’s performance? Think about the time you’ll save, the increase in your revenue, and never being frustrated with a slow site again.

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What is Gatsby?

“Gatsby is a free and open source framework based on React that helps developers build blazing fast websites and apps.”

When they say blazing fast, what they mean is the websites built with Gatsby are 2-3 times faster than other websites. Gatsby uses pre-fetching to anticipate your visitors’ decisions so that videos, images, and links load quickly.

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The Benefits of Gatsby

Your site will be faster than your competitors 🚀

Instead of getting frustrated with long load times, your customers can quickly browse through your website, find what they need, and spend their money with you.

You’ll rank higher for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 📈

Google likes fast websites, and they reward them. Gatsby sites are more likely to show up on the first page of Google searches because they are optimized for search engine optimization. That means when people are searching for the keywords used on your site, you're more likely to be the first company they find.

Your website is more secure than others 🔓

Other providers, such as WordPress and Wix, upload all of the data for your website onto their servers, and each time someone lands on your website, the data is pulled from that server and put onto their screen. Servers are like holding areas in the digital world and can be victims of malicious attacks from hackers. With Gatsby, there is no server involved, so there the risks of your website being hacked are drastically reduced.

You can reduce your website expenses 💰

Since Gatsby sites don’t require servers, you’ll be able to save a ton of money. Other service providers build a fee into their service for using space on their servers.

You’ll never outgrow your website platform ✅

Many people who start with other website platforms like Wordpress or Drupal eventually have to upgrade as their business grows. This can be a huge expense, and headache, that will hold your business back from reaching its full potential. Start with the right tool the first time so that you never have this problem in the future.

How to Get Started with Gatsby

If you're looking to get started as a Gatsby web developer, there are some really great courses, tools, and articles out there to give you the basics. Best place to get started is Gatsby's own website, where they give some really great information so you can decide if you're ready to improve on your existing web development skills.

Alternatively I would recommend this tutorial from Traversy Media:

We use Gatsby to give you the best possible website, for the best possible price, so that your business can grow and flourish.

Stop using the same old tools that everyone else is using. If you want to reach your business goals, you’re going to need a website that stands out from the crowd. 

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