GoDaddy Website Builder

Go you. GoDaddy.

Made for: 

Extensive support and creating multiple backup copies of your website

Not for: 

Restaurants, blogging; responsive, e-commerce, or multilingual websites

Pricing

 
1st month free
 
$6 - $30/mo
 
Monthly subscription

Wordpress specific options available. The only e-commerce specialized option runs $30/mo. Cancel any plan anytime.

Product Demo

Features

Setup

Tools:
  •  DIY
  •  Drag & Drop Editor (WYSIWYG)
  •  Injectable HTML
  •  Injectable CSS
Design:
  • Templates: 100+ free
  • Stock Photos: 1,000+ free
  • They build for you option - cost varies

Website Management

Admin:
  •  Domain Name (free for 1 year)
  •  Hosting (free)
  • Email: Not included
  • Pages: Unlimited
  • Storage: 1GB free
SEO:
  •  Indexable
  •  Custom URLs
  •  Custom page titles
  •  Meta-tagging

Integrations

Operational:
  •  Social Media (icons)
  •  Analytics (Google Analytics)
  •  Marketing (Custom email tool)
  •  Files
Industry Specific:
  • Yelp reviews
  • Shipping integration

Support

Contact:
  •  Phone (24/7)
  •  Online Chat
  •  Email
Resources:
  •  Active User Community
  •  Tutorials
  •  Forums

Reviews of GoDaddy Website Builder

Made an Attractive Site

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

5.0

Features: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

About the Customer
Associate
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Retail
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"With the templates and stuff GoDaddy offers, I’ve made a website that has drawn people in."

Recommendations:

Password protection would really make it better. Security is kind of weak now and it would make me feel a whole lot safer if it were improved.

Experience:

I selected GoDaddy because I have a friend who created his website with them and told me it’s the best of the best. I just needed help with the whole process of creating a website, and how to make it the best, given what I am capable of. The access to 300 themes and templates, as well as the 24/7 support, and the ecommerce tools are all greatly appreciated. GoDaddy has been great! It’s easy to use and the dollar hosting really helps me out cost-wise. With the templates and stuff GoDaddy offers, I’ve made a website that has drawn people in – at least I like to think so.

Pros:

Hosting is only a dollar, the templates are good, and support is available 24/7.

Cons:

The designs are basic, and you can’t switch all the themes without losing your content in the process.

Overall rating: 
5

Straightforward Setup

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

3.5

Features: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 3 (1 vote)

About the Customer
Owner
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Dallas, Texas

"Clear and simple set up processes, somewhat affordable rates, and high amounts of customer feedback."

Recommendations:

Be aware of the costs involved before you get started.

Experience:

It's a well-known brand, and since I was a beginner at building and designing websites, I figured that it would offer the clearest, most systematic process. I also sourced my domain name and email through GoDaddy. I am still in the process of figuring everything out but already the email has been useful by giving my business a more professional look.

Pros:

Clear and simple set up processes, somewhat affordable rates, and high amounts of customer feedback. I like how straightforward is.

Cons:

I wish it offered more free options, or at least cheaper prices.

Overall rating: 
3.5

Performed Reliably

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

4.0

Features: 

Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 2.5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

About the Customer
Associate
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Financial Services
 
New York, New York

"It has performed reliably well, and provided valuable analytics to help gauge user activity."

Recommendations:

I'd recommend it for a basic site, but you can't make anything too fancy. It’s not the most sophisticated tool.

Experience:

I chose GoDaddy because of a previous experience I had with the platform building a site for a company I used to work for. This was a personal music site, so the only problem was getting it set up for people to hear my music. I use all the basic features and templates, along with some of the email marketing tools for getting my music out to the masses. It has performed reliably well, and provided valuable analytics to help gauge user activity.

Pros:

It's just easy to use and reasonably priced.

Cons:

Uploading certain file types can result in formatting problems that are hard to correct.

Overall rating: 
4

Performs Beyond Expectations

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

5.0

Features: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

About the Customer
Owner
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Lawrenceville, Georgia

"For the money, (which is the lowest I've found so far), and the one-stop-shop feature, you can't beat the value."

Recommendations:

DO IT! I sat around for quite a while before actually checking into them. Don't make the same mistake that I made. I started getting jobs the first week I launched my site. I could have been getting jobs the whole time I was sitting around wondering if I should try them or not. DO IT!

Experience:

I had just started up my business and had just created my Facebook page. I then realized that I wanted a professional looking website. The problem that GoDaddy solved was giving me or anyone the tools necessary to build your own website. From a beginner to someone like me that has quite a bit of knowledge, GoDaddy makes building a website extremely easy. Their templates make it very user friendly. I use their hosting and I also got my domain name there. I also used their website builder templates for ideas on laying out the pages on my site. It has performed way beyond what I expected. Their customer service was better than everything else. (I didn't have to use customer service because of something they did wrong. It was something I didn't understand.) The benefits are hearing people tell me that they like my website and the biggest benefit is when money goes into my PayPal account from work that resulted from information on my site.

Pros:

It has everything to get on the web. You can start out with hosting, then acquiring your domain name, then actually building your website with the "website builder", and finally launching the site. Any of these steps can be done in several places on the internet but for the money, (which is the lowest I've found so far), and the one-stop-shop feature, you can't beat the value. PERIOD.

Cons:

I don't have a single thing that I can say is wrong or can be improved. If you want a very nice and professional looking website, just go there, and try it. There's usually a free trial, or there was when I considered them. Pay the $9 or $10 and whatever minimal charges for add-ons and enjoy being on the web.

Overall rating: 
5

Easy and Forgiving

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

5.0

Features: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

About the Customer
Senior Manager
 
Free version
 
Health Care
 
Tampa, Florida

"GoDaddy allows for new users to create a site at their own pace."

Recommendations:

Try it out because seeing is believing.

Experience:

GoDaddy allows for new users to create a site at their own pace. It is also forgiving that a mistake does not cause you to have to start over again. The site looks like someone beyond a beginner designed it. GoDaddy also allows for easy updates, which I like for blogs. I use the website statistics the most. They have some nice features but I need to know statistics on different blog subjects so I can optimize my content and develop a greater audience. I have set it up and it was very easy. I really like the structure and the ability to modify it with limited effort as my knowledge evolves.

Pros:

GoDaddy makes it easy for someone with no knowledge to set up a site. It is demotivating when something is tough and you don’t have support so GoDaddy was a huge relief in getting this going quickly.

Cons:

I cannot think of something that needs improvement, currently.

Overall rating: 
5

A Reliable Business Platform

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

4.5

Features: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

About the Customer
Owner
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Consumer Products
 
Kansas City, Missouri

"The service is simple and easy to use."

Recommendations:

I would say that GoDaddy Website Builder is easy to use and gives someone a platform to promote their business. The designs are good and customer support is excellent.

Experience:

GoDaddy Website Builder is easy to use and provides great support. GoDaddy Website Builder gives small business owners an opportunity to quickly attract customers and promote their business. I would like to see GoDaddy add more e-commerce tools for small business owners. I use the Live Chat, Backup points, their designs, and the PayPal Store, not to mention their cloud storage. GoDaddy Website Builder has performed well. The service is simple and easy to use.

Pros:

GoDaddy Website Builder is easy to use and provides a variety of design options. With GoDaddy Website Builder I can quickly create a modern, professional looking website for my business.

Cons:

GoDaddy Website Builder doesn't offer enough e-commerce tools. I would like to see the addition of tools and resources that help with building an online store.

Overall rating: 
4.5

Free Trial and Great Support

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

5.0

Features: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

About the Customer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Raleigh, North Carolina

"It has very good performance in assisting with my website’s growth."

Recommendations:

Use the help provided by customer service. It will make things much easier if it is your first time building your own website.

Experience:

They offered a free trial and then a promotional price after the free trial was up. The customer service team will call to ensure that you are satisfied and have everything you need to get your website up and running in no time. They have hundreds of themes. The only problem I have is that it is hard to get people to think it is safe to purchase on smaller, low traffic sites. That's why I have not added a shopping cart/store. It would be nice if people trusted the site’s payment security. I use search engine optimization, email marketing, the provided designs, and their themes. It has very good performance in assisting with my website’s growth. It has helped my site evolve to a small community blog site that will eventually have thousands of readers thanks to all the features that helped my site and ideas grow to what I dreamed it would be.

Pros:

It has designs and themes that looks very sophisticated and modern. It has tools to get my site noticed by search engines. There is 24/7 support if I have a problem or questions. It is priced at a value and very reliable for first time website owners like myself.

Cons:

I think there should be a better way of getting a video tutorial on how to work every aspect of the services. It took me a long time to understand where to get started without customer support help.

Overall rating: 
5

Earned Good Feedback

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

4.0

Features: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

About the Customer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Tampa, Florida

"A lot of people have come to my blog and some have given me good feedback."

Recommendations:

Do all the research you can before deciding on a website builder.

Experience:

I used them because I needed to make sure that my page was getting traffic and that I was doing everything correctly. I used the customer service heavily. I think it’s been amazing. A lot of people have come to my blog and some have given me good feedback.

Pros:

It makes it easy to edit your website.

Cons:

I think if it was less expensive it would help a lot.

Overall rating: 
4

Value Commensurate with Cost

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

3.5

Features: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 3.5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 3 (1 vote)

About the Customer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Charlottesville, Virginia

"I believe you pay for what you get here."

Recommendations:

Go for it, but you get what you pay for. If you want a professionally built website pay someone to do it for you but if you want to handle it yourself and know how, this will work

Experience:

GoDaddy Website Builder offers the best prices when it comes to building your own website. It is truly a hassle-free experience. They also have great tutorials to help with the process. I believe you pay for what you get here. Sure, the tools and graphics could be enhanced but then you should pay for a more professional website builder. GoDaddy delivers for the cost. The builder itself as well as the web design templates are the best features. I was trying to build a page for personal use. I plan to launch another site later and GoDaddy’s site has helped me generate new ideas.

Pros:

It has helped me to bridge gap between here and future aspirations.

Cons:

I haven’t had any problems with them.

Overall rating: 
3.5

Five Years of Good Performance

 
Survey Response
Overall rating: 

4.5

Features: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Ease of use: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Support: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

About the Customer
President
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Automotive
 
Grove, Oklahoma

"It has met my expectations for the last 5 years and I have received a 40% increase on ROI."

Recommendations:

Please make sure you have a computer capable of handling enhanced CGI and strong security, along with a private cloud for security purposes.

Experience:

After reviewing the available options currently on the market with regards to website builders, I chose GoDaddy due to the overall return on investment. Additionally, standard features included along with long term brand recognition influenced my decision. The consumer reviews from both public individuals and companies of all sizes and industries also impressed me. I use customized templates, ecommerce, customer scheduling, invoicing, and data analytics. It has met my expectations for the last 5 years and I have received a 40% increase on ROI.

Pros:

Simple, intuitive, much like TurboTax with step by step guides and instructions to optimize website design.

Cons:

I believe better security could be utilized simply due to increased hacking which drives customers away from small businesses when it comes to ecommerce type functions and needs.

Overall rating: 
4.5