I started blogging a couple of years ago. Although I wrote a new blog nearly every day, I wasn’t getting much recognition or newcomers to my Blog Spot. I decided if I was going to continue, I needed to take my blog to the next level. I needed my own website.
Even though I do a lot of stuff online, I had no idea how to set up a website, or even where to start. A friend told me I could get whatever website name and domain hosting I wanted from GoDaddy.com. To be truthful, I didn’t even know what domain hosting was.
So when I got home, I typed it into my browser, and went to the site. Since I knew I wanted a WordPress site for my blog, I clicked on website, and then WordPress Site/Blog. I chose the Starter because it stated, “Perfect for basic sites, blogs and start-ups.” I knew that I could afford the price without cutting into my blog’s profit.
I clicked on “Add to cart,” chose my domain name, added Search Engine Visibility, which is optional, but improves Google, Yahoo!, and Bing search engine index recognition. Even if you are very familiar with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) keywords and algorithms, the formula used for algorithms are constantly changing. To me it is worth a little extra to bring more readers to my blog especially when i can get a great discount with these Godaddy promo codes!
I went to checkout, paid with my PayPal, and it took me right to the admin portion of my site. I chose a theme, put in my information on the “About Us” page, added my photo, copied and pasted a recent blog, added a photo to accompany it, and I was up and running. I couldn’t believe it was that easy to get set up. I was done in less than 30 minutes.
Since then, I have added several inexpensive or free plugins that make it that much easier to manage my site. What’s more, I’ve added a lot more readers.
What I like most about GoDaddy.com is that I know my website is secure. Back in August, I received an email update from GoDaddy stating that there had been a suspected vulnerability to WordPress. They notified me that WordPress had already applied a security patch, and GoDaddy had updated my website with the latest version.
I am totally satisfied with Managed WordPress from GoDaddy, and would recommend it to anyone, regardless of their technical aptitude.