Building A Website With GoCentral By GoDaddy

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As bloggers, we know full well what it’s like to try to build a website from scratch. It isn’t easy to try and come up with designs and content as well as figuring out web hosting and how you are going to pay for it all. It is a bit overwhelming at first. Fortunately, building a personal or business website has just gotten much easier. The folks at GoDaddy have developed an all new website builder called GoCentral. With it, even the most novice users can build a website.

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Building A Website With GoCentral By GoDaddy

GoCentral allows you to start from the very beginning. You can choose from different pre-built designs to help you get your website up and running. The great thing is, the more you learn about your website and how to manage it on your own, then the more you can change it and build it into the dream website that you have been looking to build. But, to get started, you can just use the basic, generic templates provided. After all, it’s the content that is really going to drive your web site. The better your subject matter and writing, the bigger the site will get.

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I got to take GoCentral for a test drive and kick the tires for you. So, now you will get a better idea of what you can expect from GoCentral. The first thing I had to do was choose my content and a name for my site. GoCentral actually set up a generic design based on the main content of my site. From there I was able to edit the design of my site, including fonts and colors.

GoCentral had 6 different themes to choose from, all of which were pretty well coordinated, I thought. I went with the Urban theme for my website. I was building a site to talk about sports, so I felt this design pretty well captured the excitement that I was trying to convey. GoCentral walked me through it step by step with helpful hints and tips that both challenged and inspired me to come up with catchy and original content to add to my site, including an “About Me” section and a header.

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After my website was designed and ready to go, GoCentral helped me get my site published. They even walked me through step by step on how to properly SEO, or search engine optimize, my site. If you don’t know what that means, let me explain it a bit. SEO is basically using keywords and phrases that helps your website get found easier when those words are typed into a search engine. In other words, if someone types “sports news” into their search bar, having my site SEO’d with that phrase makes it appear higher in the search results. The better your SEO, the higher your website comes up in searches. This gets you more traffic and increases your page rank. That’s very important if you are trying to make money using your website.

I am by no means an expert at SEO, as matter of fact, I stink at it, so I thought this was extremely helpful. A lot of people don’t realize the importance of proper SEO, or, like me, they don’t understand how to do it. With GoCentral, it is explained in simple and straightforward terms so that you know what you are doing as you go through the process.

Also, they offered the opportunity to set up social media accounts for my site. Social media is the new billboard for websites and the best place to advertise. With GoCentral, setting up social media accounts was simple with just a few clicks.

Overall, I would have to say the GoDaddy’s GoCentral website builder is pretty comprehensive. If you are new to website design and building, it’s the perfect way to start. You can really get a good website started here, one that is useful and informative. You can also set up email accounts for your website with GoCentral, which gives you the opportunity to get more business with a professional email address attached to your site.

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I thought my website looked professional and it only took an hour or so to set it up and then I spent a few more hours really diving in and messing with everything like SEO and getting the design that I was really looking for. I know that it took my wife a LOT longer to get this blog going that we are on right now. I wasn’t about all that and GoDaddy’s GoCentral made the process much easier.

Also, GoDaddy offers a free domain for your website, but you can add a domain of your own if you choose, so getting the website published is pretty easy. I would recommend GoCentral to anyone that is getting into website building on the ground floor. I think it might be the best way to start a website of your own.

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About Jay Crawford

Jay enjoys cooking, music {his favorite artists are KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music}, and sports {Carolina Panthers, Tarheels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers}. He also enjoys grilling out and cruising around with the radio up and the windows down.

Comments

  1. I will not lie, SEO scares me. I have been blogging for a long time now and I still cannot figure the darn thing out. But this makes it sound like it would help walk me through it a bit better – actually a lot more. I’ll have to look into this more. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve always wondered about GoDaddy. I’ve been with my current host for years now and my site just crashed again the other day. UGH….

  2. Building a website is so much easier than when I started mine. Wish I had known all this back then. My domain name is through GoDaddy and they are so easy to work with.

  3. Very interesting! I used Godaddy years ago for site building and it looks like it’s really come a long way! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. That looks very interesting! I have use word press for a long time but I do not know Go Daddy offer something like this. Very very interesting it looks like it’s pretty easy to use too.

  5. Great tutorial on building a website, it’s amazing how far technology has come these days.

  6. Setting up and getting going with a blog is getting easier all the time. Just do your homework and read up on what you want to do.

  7. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This is great! What an easy way to start and set up a blog or website. I will have to check this out because my husband has been wanting to start a website about his sheep.

  8. This is great for a person who wants to become a blogger, happy to know that it’s becoming more and more easy for people to blog : )

  9. This is great news for newbies out there. I have always trusted GoDaddy for my domain, and they have never failed me all these years. I will have to check out GoCentral too. I have a new blog in the planning stages and this would be a great way to set it up hassle free.

  10. Interesting! I need to read more about this. Looks very simple and easy to use. We have GoDaddy but signed up much before this was available.

  11. Sounds really easy to build a website with GoDaddy. This is great for someone who is just starting and would like a site to look professional without any knowledge of html.

  12. I haven’t ever used Go Daddy but I know people who do like it. I only know it for its crazy commercials during the Super Bowl…they sure are creative!

  13. Angelic Sinova says:

    My domain is through GoDaddy and they are such a pleasure to work with. They always answer any questions I have in such a timely manner.

  14. GoDaddy is getting expensive each year. I just renewed one of my domain from them. Great tips you have here.

  15. Very useful info.. This service makes it easier to build our own site. I used GoDaddy!

  16. I honestly think it’s awesome that GoDaddy can help you build websites. It’s perfect for newbies and those who don’t quite understand HTML, XML, CSS and the like! I’m sure it’s going to help a lot of people!

  17. robin Rue says:

    I have been with GoDaddy since I switched to my WP site. I have always been super happy with them and their customer service.

  18. Very cool! I think Go Daddy is such a big help to people. I use the hosting they have with wordpress and built my website that way, but the support team is a big help.

  19. Journa Ramirez says:

    These are great tips..I’ve tried Go Daddy before and I think it is great and affordable. Thanks for sharing.

  20. The way this is described it looks easy to do a website. Hmm

  21. I’ve always used godaddy and find them easy to use. Your information is very valuable and will help those who don’t know where to start or how to build a website.

  22. Nice post. I think anyone who is starting from scratch will love this tutorial.

  23. While I’m the happiest with my Squarespace blog, I’m working on a few small business websites and like to test out different site builders and hosts, so I might just try this out!

  24. I had a such a hard time when I started my website years ago. I love all the options available today and how easy it is for new bloggers to quickly get set up.

  25. TColeman says:

    Setting up my website seemed like a nightmare. This looks so much easier and like less of a headache.

  26. Building a website can be tough and confusing! This is a great explanation that makes it more simple to understand.

  27. Elizabeth O. says:

    It’s so cool that GoDaddy is offering this service since a lot of people aren’t exactly familiar with coding especially the new ones. It’s perfect for new bloggers too and those who are planning to build a website for their business.

  28. wow this is great info! Always good to read how other sites work too!

  29. I would love to give this try! I have always found it daunting to set up a website, but this looks like it would make it so much easier even for a novice like me.

  30. I’ve never used gocentral but GoDaddy are fab and have done the hosting and domain names for my site for ages without a problem.

  31. Go Central seems like a very useful tool for people just starting out or anyone who wants to learn more about SEO. As a Copywriter and blogger I know the importance of using keywords and using them properly. It can be a challenge, but with practice you can master it.

  32. Go Central sounds so nice! I’ve never used it but I’ve worked with GoDaddy in the past.

  33. I need to check out GoCentral. I recently just switched to WordPress.org and it has been a journey, but I have learned so much. I use GoDaddy for my hosting and they have such great customer service.

  34. I was so disappointed with GoDaddy I switched to BlueHost. But I’m glad to see they’ve improved their service and functionality!

  35. I’ve never built a website from scratch before. I always start with WordPress and go from there. These sounds like a great solution if you don’t want to use WP though!

  36. This sounds like a great service for those who need a website built. I have worked with GoDaddy alot . They are a great company.

  37. How neat and easy! I wish this was around back when I started learning how to build. This is a great service!

  38. This is so nice! Thank you for this helpful tips and informative post about SEO and how to build your blog effectively.

  39. I love go daddy for hosting but I didn’t know they had a website builder. This looks pretty good. It would be nice to have some alternatives to wordpress.

  40. I have been a go daddy fan ever since their very first super bowl commercials years ago lol…. I had no idea they had a site builder! So neat!

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