GoDaddy has launched a new, affordable website building service to help SMBs maximize their online presence effectively and help them become more competitive.
According to third-party research cited in the company’s announcement, more than a quarter (27%) of small businesses still do not have a website, which can have significant effects in today’s digital age.
The new GoDaddy Essential website design service gives SMBs the opportunity to create a handful of web pages optimized to run smoothly on mobile and desktop platforms, all designed with SEO in mind.
GoDaddy Essential Website Design
The service includes some of the basic elements, such as four pages, a registration form or contact form to capture leads, and up to 500 words of writing provided by a GoDaddy expert.
More importantly, it includes SEO optimization to help SMBs reach more customers online. Since small business leaders are often spread across multiple roles and SEO is a rabbit hole that never ends, having a site already optimized can be a game-changer for many.
GoDaddy also promises a unique review cycle, so business owners can share feedback to improve their site before it goes live.
Michelle Slifcak Villa, Director of Product Marketing at GoDaddy, said: “We know that first impressions matter and by combining affordability, attractive design and experience, our customers can now seamlessly unlock the potential of their brand, making a strategic investment in their future success.
Payment for the service is made through a single fee for the design service, plus hosting. TechRadar Pro has asked GoDaddy to share more information about pricing for the new site building service aimed at entrepreneurs; any updates will be posted here.
Clearly, the company is investing heavily in its website services as the year 2023 approaches. In early October, GoDaddy announced revisions to its broader website design services, including the introduction of a new hub designed to simplify communication with GoDaddy experts and designers online.