Start building your website with a helpful step-by-step process that lets you select a new domain name. Once you select an available domain, you simply select a site theme, customize it and publish it. While the introductory Personal Plan offers only 50 themes, the next two plans offer 300 themes to choose from. You can also select from a robust selection of professional Getty photography, or you link your Facebook and Instagram accounts to upload your own photos.
GoDaddy keeps its builder interface simple so you always know how your changes will look on your completed site. Nearly every individual element is supported by drag and drop, which helps you completely change your updates with a true Undo/Redo feature that other site builders lack.
Saving and previewing your changes before you publish your site is another feature that’s hard to find in some other site builders. Plus, your site is automatically backed up, allowing you to revert back to a previous state should you make changes you didn’t intend. Throw in with a single header for overall site edits and a floating vertical toolbar for customization options and you’ll see how GoDaddy keeps it simple to avoid an overwhelming interface.
Once your site is published, you can keep track of your site’s performance with an overview of traffic grouped by different metrics, such as by day or year. Data is displayed in a variety of ways to shop where your visitors come from and other statistics, which goes a long ways towards finding how each change affects site traffic.
Upgrade to the Business and Business Plus plans to enjoy other tools and integration. Blend your social media presence with your site by linking to your Facebook page and Twitter feed with a few clicks. You can also build email campaigns to turn visitors into customers, integrate PayPal for monetization, and improve your rank on search engines by choosing effective keywords and placing page titles automatically.
If you want to sell actual products online, the Online Store Website Builder plan is your best option. You’ll receive all of the tools you need to step into the complicated but lucrative world of eCommerce, such as the ability to accept multiple forms of payment including PayPal, Apple Pay, credit cards and more. GoCentral makes it simple to calculate shipping and tax rates to cater to customers from all over the world. Plus, you even have the option to automatically send reminder emails to customers who left unpurchased items in their shopping cart, a very proven method of boosting conversion rates.
While you can choose the right Website Builder plan for your specific needs, every package also includes one of the most essential features every website needs — responsive mobile design. This allows your content on a desktop website to easily adapt to whatever screen size your customer is viewing the site on. Not only does this make it easier for visitors to navigate your site on any device, it has become a key feature in recent years to boost SEO ranking for mobile searches.