A website is a crucial component of almost every business these days. But getting online is just the start.
There are so many more things you need to consider – from communicating with your customers and/or clients, to nailing your social media.
And GoDaddy’s Website Builder can help you do this. Whether you’re planning your first site, a new site or are an existing Website Builder customer looking to do more this guide will help you unlock the full power of Website Builder.
1 Get a fully-functioning business website in under an hour
Worried that creating your own website will be too time consuming and complex? Don’t be! GoDaddy’s Website Builder allows you to make your own site with an intuitive interface that’s so easy to use, you can even build your site on your mobile phone.
Plus, you’ll have access to hundreds of great design templates so you site will look professional without you having to spend extra on hiring a pro designer.
So if you’ve been worried about the amount of time, effort and cost required to get a business website, then Website Builder is the answer to your problems.
2 Make your site easy to view everywhere
We’ve already said you can build your site on a mobile, so it probably won’t be too much of a surprise to learn that Website Builder lets you create sites look great no matter what device they’re viewed on.
So you can be sure your site visitors will have a great experience regardless of whether they’re using a phone, a tablet or a laptop.
3 Blog until your heart’s content
Want to add a blog to your site? Website Builder has you covered. All our packages feature the option to include a blog on your site and doing so is just as easy as setting up the rest of your site.
Blogging is an excellent marketing tool and a great way to communicate with your customers. You can learn about how to use your blog for marketing in this guide.
4 Get social
Social media is a vital part of promoting your website online, and with GoDaddy Website Builder (on a Business Plus plan or higher) you can quickly and easily link to your social media accounts.
That means you’ll be able to direct people to your Facebook and Twitter pages (and other major networks) so they can stay in touch with you.
5 Let people book appointments directly
If you run an appointment-based business such as a consultancy, a hair salon or a therapist then you’ll want to remove as much hassle from the process as possible.
With a Business Plus (or higher) plan GoDaddy Website Builder lets your clients book and pay for appointments directly through your site.
You’ll get a notification whenever a new appointment is booked, and the feature also syncs with your popular calendar apps so you’ll always know what your schedule is.
6 Help you with your local search engine optimisation
If you’re trying to attract customers through the door of a business (a bar or coffee shop for example) or you run a business that serves a specific local area (such as a plumber) then you need to think about local search engine optimisation.
If you’ve ever seen a Google search result like the one below, you’ve probably wondered “how can my business be included on a map like that?”
Well, the first step to take is setting up a Google My Business page. The good news is that if you’re using GoDaddy Website Builder on a Business Plus (or higher package) then you can quickly export you business’s details to Google My Business, making setting up your page quick and easy.
You can learn more about the importance of Google My Business in this guide.
7 Sell products online
In the past if you wanted to sell products online you’d have to fork out for a bespoke ecommerce site that could set you back thousands of pounds.
With Online Store from GoDaddy you can build a fully-fledged ecommerce site just as easily as any other Website Builder site.
You can include up to 5000 products so it’s perfect for all but the very largest ecommerce businesses. Plus you’ll get all the features we’ve talked about here.
Website Builder is easy to use and with it you can create almost any kind of website you want. You can learn how to get started in this guide, and of course GoDaddy is here to support you 24/7.