GoDaddy: The Not-So-Good
Sadly, GoDaddy has more negatives than positives. Unlike Squarespace or Wix, for example, GoDaddy isn’t purely focused on website building, and compared to these rivals it has certain drawbacks.
While the GoDaddy editor is intuitive to use, it feels slightly restrictive. There just aren’t the same number of options to customize your site as there would be on Wix, for example. There aren’t the same number of font choices; the overall number of elements is surprisingly low and the templates feel slightly oppressive.
You can add custom code to your site, but only in specified custom code elements. The original code of the template can’t be edited either, unlike some of GoDaddy’s rivals.
There’s also no mobile editor. You’ll be able to see what your site will look like on mobile, but won’t have the option to make mobile-optimised changes.
There’s also an overall lack of apps. You’ll still be able to find Google Analytics tracking or OpenTable bookings, but compared to Wix and Weebly, GoDaddy’s app selection is spartan to say the least.
Lack of Support Options
While GoDaddy does have excellent 24/7, on-the-phone support, it lacks the support options that have become standard practice for other website builders.
There is no online chat or email support. GoDaddy’s knowledge base is also severely lacking in depth when compared to other website builders.
GoDaddy’s blogging platform is head-scratchingly basic. Functions that one would expect as standard simply aren’t present. You cannot, for example, change the font in a blog post (this is controlled by the website-wide style), you can’t add H2 or H3 headings to break up the text and you can’t even add hyperlinks. You’re only able to add images or text dividers
This might be due to GoDaddy’s WordPress hosting platform, which would be a better fit if you wanted to run a blog and use GoDaddy. But GoDaddy isn’t the only WordPress hosting company out there, so it’s really no excuse for the undercooked blogging platform.
Lack of Versatility
GoDaddy is so focused on building websites for businesses or online stores that it almost makes no sense to try and build any other sort of website. Blogs, as we mentioned above, are almost pointless, as are online portfolios.
This is down to the lack of non-business focused elements and the restrictive editor. These will limit the capacity of anyone trying to build a site with even a modicum of originality or creativity.