You probably already know Go Daddy’s commercials. And although they do a great job in getting the attention of the male audience, it is likely that not everyone knows what this company does exactly. Well, primarily they are a web hosting company where you can buy domain names and web space. But they also have a website builder package that you can see here. It bundles up a domain name, email addresses and a point and click software to create a website. Let’s take a look inside and check what’s good and what’s not so great about Go Daddy WebsiteBuilder. We are now looking at the dashboard. From here you can access various functions like web statistics and the backup manager. To actually work on your site you have to start the Site Designer. The Website Editor While editing you can see the actual look of your website at any time. To edit a block of text, for example, simply click it. Once in editing mode the black text designer interface will open up. The formatting options are very similar to MS Word so I am sure you won’t have any problems here. To add a new content block to your site simply drag and drop it to where it says “Drop Zone”. In this toolbar you can see the different types of elements you can add to your pages. We have, for example, media related widgets like image galleries as well as a video and audio player. Let’s now add a contact form from the Tables & Forms category to our contact page. I drag and drop it to the page. To edit the content I first need to click the form and then go to the black button in the left corner. A double click will do the job as well. I’ve chosen this example because it shows a few general issues that we have with Go Daddy. Like a few other parts of this site builder it looks like an interface invented in the nineties. And it’s confusing. Not only are there no explanations what all these options mean exactly, it also shows irrelevant information like “Action” and “Method” that cannot even be changed. But to be fair it does the job and offers plenty of options. It’s only not very … sexy. Maybe they should ask Go Daddy girl what she thinks about such an interface 😉 Managing the navigation Now this is where it gets even more complicated. There are two different places where you can change, add and remove pages. The first one is inside the Designer under the Pages section. By the way, the buttons you see here are not draggable anymore even though they look the same as the other buttons. So we click Navigation to access the menu. Here you can create new main and sub pages. There are only two levels as you can see here. The confusion starts if you try to change the hierarchy after you’ve created a page. You can’t do this here for some reason. Instead you need to leave the Designer and go back to the dashboard. Now go to “Organize Site” and you will find a menu that has a few more options. You can highlight one page and add another page underneath it like you see here. Layout and Design On a more positive note we are going to look at their layouts. They look reasonably modern and feature different types of industries. You can also apply a filter to view specific sets of layouts. Let’s now go back to the editor and explore the style options. Through the Style menu you can fully customize background images, colors and fonts. If you know your CSS you have even more options to create a template exactly the way you want it to be. Conclusion As you can probably guess by now we haven’t turned into fans of this product. Although Go Daddy has a nice range of features we didn’t have a great user experience. The editor doesn’t feel very consistent and is not particularly fast. At first glance it doesn’t look very difficult to use but as you dig deeper it gets more and more complicated Another problem is that you can’t expect much help from their support. Their employees don’t seem to have ever used the product. All they do is scan the keywords of your enquiry and send back canned answers from their support system. If you want to try it for yourself you can choose the monthly payment option so that you’re not directly tied into a one year contract. Quite surprisingly there is no free trial available. I hope you found this review useful! For Go Daddy alternatives please check out WebsiteToolTester.com. There you find a ranking table of different website builders. And if you have enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up! Thank you!