GoDaddy Website Builder Help
We often get calls from individuals who are using GoDaddy website builder and need help. The good thing about GoDaddy website builder is that it does get you a VERY basic website up for little to no money, but the downside is that it is very poorly optimized and allows very little flexibility. Trust us, we understand, sometimes going with a GoDaddy website solution is a quick way to at least have something up! Especially if you are facing budget constraints.
GoDaddy Website Builder Web Solutions
While we ourselves do not work on GoDaddy Builder websites, when a client realizes that the site they got there isn't going to do anything, we provide 2 options;
1. If you like the current site you have with GoDaddy, we can replicate the design and build it in to a more robust content management system that allows for SEO and more flexibility. This will also cut down on design costs because we will be replicating your current design.
2. We can take your businesses goals and ideas and create a custom solution for you from the ground up! While it may mean a little bit more money upfront, it will certainly pay itself back very quickly.
Using a GoDaddy website builder to create your own custom site is similar to piecing together a puzzle. There are hundreds and thousands of pieces, and it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. You know what the outcome should look like—but it takes time and hard work to get there.
If you used GoDaddy Website Builder and need help or want to move away from that system, please give us a call!
Your first red flag and the true value you will receive is right there in the promotion "Build a Better Website in Under an Hour"
This can seem like a very good reason to use their website services, but to reiterate, unless you plan on spending a good amount of money on ads and social media to drive traffic to your site, it will still be largely ignored by the major algorithms (our friend Google).
We by no means are out to provide a negative review for Godaddy's Website Builder, but want to give you the facts so you can make the right option for your business.
DISADVANTAGES OF BUILDING A WEBSITE WITH GODADDY
All website building platforms have their advantages and drawbacks. Don’t just sign up for the first website builder you find through Google’s search results. It takes time and research to find the right option for you. Without hiring a web development company to build a truly customized and responsive website, you’re going to have to settle for a website builder that most closely matches your wants and needs. If GoDaddy sounds like your best website building option so far, keep the following disadvantages in mind when making your selection.
Remember that really cool template you chose for your website? I hope you like it—a lot. If you decide to switch things up and change the template, you lose all of your valuable, SEO-optimized content. If you aren’t a fan of commitment and want to change your design as often as you please, don’t worry. There are other options like Squarespace or Weebly that provide the flexibility you’re looking for.
HTML AND CSS CODING
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert when it comes to HTML coding, it’s always nice to have the option of making tweaks to the HTML or CSS coding. But with GoDaddy, you aren’t given access to the HTML code, meaning that you can’t make customized and specific edits that you could with other website builders.
If you run an e-commerce website, you should probably steer clear of GoDaddy. With the normal plan, GoDaddy allows you to add a PayPal Store to your site—which is rather limited. They do have another option call Quick Shopping Cart, but that e-commerce application requires you to upgrade your GoDaddy plan for access.
BLOGGING MADE NOT-SO-EASY
We’ve explained how blogging is an easy way to get leads and build your company as THE authority in the industry. So, when we tell you that your site could benefit from a blog, we mean it. GoDaddy’s Website Builder does not offer a blog. You will need to integrate an external blog feed from websites like Joomla, Blogger or WordPress.
So overall if you are exploring using GoDaddy's website builder or want to move away from their system, or even if you just have questions, please our Request Information form or give us a call!