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I Gave it a Try: Get a 1 month free trial of GoDaddy’s GoCentral Website Builder.

It’s easy and fast – Website Builder.

A promotional item was provided to me for today’s discussion: GoDaddy’s GoCentral Website Builder. The host for this event is Still Blonde after all these Years

Building a new website can seem daunting, and when you hire someone else to do to the job, it can get expensive.  With Website Builder, it’s very affordable AND quite easy to master. Not sure if this is something for you? Then give the *a try! You can get a one month trial at no cost whatsoever.  No credit card needed to sign up. (Offer ends 4/10)

I was given the opportunity to create a website and share my experience.  GoDaddy claims that one can create a great site in just an hour. That sounded pretty intriguing to me, so on your mark, get set….GO!

My Experience Using Website Builder

I clicked on the free trial offer and chose to create a business site.  I was asked to provide an email address, create a user name, password and pin. Once that was done, I was asked to pick a topic – what my website would be about.   I typed in Pet, and was given several options (such as pet groomer, pet walker, pet trainer, etc.).  Next, I needed to choose a name for the site. When that was done, I clicked on See Your Design.  After a few seconds a plethora of options appeared on my screen – 18 in all.

This is the design that I found most fitting.

As you can see in the ScreenShot above, one can edit their site as they see fit.  Simply click on Edit and work through the options. Absolutely NO html coding experience is needed.  GoDaddy GoCentral does all that for you. As I went through the steps provided, I was able to see the designs as the site was “built”.

Not sure what each step entails?  No worries.  Information is provided to help you understand what is needed, and why it’s important. For my site, I want readers to subscribe, so they are notified when a new post has been published.

Adding images is a breeze.  I was able to upload from my computer in just a matter of seconds. By clicking on any area, information can be quickly typed in. I opted for an “About Us” page that included our Background, our Pets and Fun Times.

In addition, a Subscribe feature and Contact Us!

See the green tear drop with the white plus sign, in the lower right hand side of the photo, below?  When you click on it, a whole range of options appears.

  • Calendar (to add dates of events)
  • Content (such as FAQ, testimonials, additional site information)
  • Files (attach PDF’s and more)
  • Gallery (of  images and photos)
  • Sell Online (add items for sale or those accepted for donations)
  • Social (link all social media accounts)
  • Video (embed YouTube or Vimeo videos)

 

Once I got started, I couldn’t stop.  I decided, since it was so easy to do, that I would change the theme layout and add my own images for the cover photo.  Here is the final result.

Below – Preview: Mobile (left) and About “Us” Photos and Information (right).Having used and loved GoDaddy for our hosting for years (and still do) I should have had no doubt that their newest program would be a whopping success.

To sum up my thoughts on Website Builder
  • No html coding knowledge needed
  • Great graphics, fonts and color options
  • Creating website was quick and easy to use
  • Adding marketing tools – SEO, social media, etc. was a cinch
  • It is possible to completely create a new website in less than an hour
  • End result – a professional looking site with all the bells and whistles

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70 thoughts on “I Gave it a Try: Get a 1 month free trial of GoDaddy’s GoCentral Website Builder.

  • Sounds like a great way to build your website.

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  • This is awesome!! Ive been wanting to start a blog and I think this is the perfect time!!

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  • I always wondered how this was done. This sounds like a great site to get started. Thank you so much for sharing

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  • Thank you for the information.
    Marilyn

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  • Libby! You did an awesome job and it looks like you had a great time while doing it. I am so proud of you for doing something that you haven’t done before!

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  • This would have been nice to use when I set up my website. Using a web designer can be quite expensive.

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  • I always wondered how it was done. This sounds like a great site to get started. Thanks for sharing it.

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  • This is awesome for small business owners .

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  • This is so helpful! Thank for walking us through Godaddy’s Gocentral website builder. Saving this for future reference. 😀

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  • I think an ecommerce site for a Vintage store would be what I would create. I like all the ecommerce features.

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  • What a great review of the product. I love all the screen shots that you provided to show how it all works. So helpful to someone just starting out a new website. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Congratulations on creating your new website! The GoDaddy deal sounds great, especially because you don’t have to learn coding. I spent many hours trying to learn HTML when I created my own blog so this would be a great time saver!

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  • Reading this makes want to move to GoDaddy. Actually, Im thinking about it. It seems great.

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  • I didn’t realize that GoDaddy offered such a service! Looks easy, convenient and totally user-friendly. So great that they offer a free trial offer.

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  • so what is the monthly charge after the trial period? are there different price based on add-ons?

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  • I remember just starting my blog and GoDaddy helped me. They didn’t have this slick interface at the time .. but their customer service was great and helped me with all of my questions. I imagine this would be super helpful for someone just starting out. Thanks for sharing it with your readers!

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