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GoDaddy Description / Overview 

 

GoDaddy is the world’s largest web service platform for individuals across the globe. GoDaddy gives individuals the ability to create custom websites using a variety of templates and add-ins. The features that GoDaddy offers to their clients allow for them to be able to successfully grow an online presence. Today there are over 20 million customers and entrepreneurs who use GoDaddy for their web hosting needs.  

 

Overview:  

  • Created your website for free (limited features with free version)  
  • Get a custom .com domain for only $0.99 for the first year 
  • Ability to integrate several useful plug-ins for added functionality 

 

GoDaddy Features 

 

GoDaddy has several features that allow users to build websites with differing purposes. While creating a website, users can determine which features are important in order to reach their audience. 

 

Common Features: 

  • Click and Drag to Reorder Sections 
  • Backup and Restore 
  • Drop-Down Menus 
  • Customizable Themes 
  • Contact Forms 
  • Single Image Library 

 

Marketing Features: 

  • Search Engine Optimization 
  • Email Marketing 
  • Sync with Facebook 
  • Instagram Connect 
  • Google My Business 
  • Review Widget 

 

Web Analytics Features 

  • Track your Search Ranking/Orders/Email Campaigns 
  • Automatic Checkout Remainders 
  • Facebook Insights 
  • Monitor Online Comments 
  • GoDaddy Insight Score 

 

Ecommerce Features 

  • Accept Credit Cards 
  • Make Tax and Shipping Rates 
  • Offer Discounts 
  • Abandoned Cart Recovery 
  • Product Reviews 

 

Blog Features 

  • Customize Layouts 
  • Blog Commenting 
  • Categories 
  • Email Updates 

 

 

GoDaddy Pros & Cons 

 

Pros  

  • Easy to use user interface with a lot of features 
  • Great for nontechnical clients 
  • Easy to make updates and publishes almost instantly with updates 
  • Responsive customer service 
  • Easy domain name transfer 
  • Good security features (free backups, malware scan and removal, etc.) 

 

Cons 

  • Restraints on fonts, colors, and layouts 
  • Lack of depth in some features 
  • Not very customizable 
  • No migration services 

 

 

GoDaddy Plugins + HTML Capabilities  

 

GoDaddy offers allows for its users to add plugins to their sites to enhance their existing web features. Plugin options include from social media previews, weather forecasts, and even app store reviews. Users should select plugins that are relevant to their site and will enhance the experience for those who visit their site.  

 

Here is a link to a site with a plethora of plugin options: https://elfsight.com/godaddy-plugins/ 

 

GoDaddy allows users to add in custom sections to their site using HTML. Custom code can be added to embed elements to sites such as Google forms. 

Here is how you add in custom HTML to your GoDaddy site:  

  1. Located the page you would like to add custom code to 
  1. Click the “+” icon to add in a new section 
  1. Scroll to the “HTML” feature on the sections menu and click “Add”  
  1. Once the section is added, locate the toolbar on the right of the screen  
  1. Go to the “Custom Code” box and paste in your code 
  1. Done! Your custom section should refresh on the screen based on your code! 

 

Manually Backing-Up the GoDaddy Website: 

  1. Go to the GoDaddy website builder platform 
  1. Click on ‘Setting’ 
  1. Click on ‘Site History’ 
  1. Click ‘Create Backup’ 

 

Embedding Google Forms on GoDaddy Website Instructions: 

  1. Open the Google Form  

2. Click the ‘Send’ button at the top right of the screen

3. Click the ‘< >’ tab in the pop-up that appears. Then click the ‘Copy’ button. Don’t worry about the form size settings 

4. Open the GoDaddy website editor and click on the designated page you would like to add the Google Form to. Click on the ‘Add Section’ button 

5. Scroll down and click on the ‘HTML’ option 

6. In the ‘Custom Code’ section, you will paste the code that you just copied from the Google Form. Make sure the ‘Center Align’ button is turned switched on 

 

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