November 21, 2017

GoDaddy Reports Strong First Quarter 2015 Results

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

“Our investments in products, technology platform, and customer care are making a real difference for our customers around the world, and our first quarter results demonstrate the benefits of focusing on their needs. Continued strong growth in customers and ARPU drove both our first quarter revenue and EBITDA up nearly 18%,” said Blake Irving, GoDaddy chief executive officer.

First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of $376.3 million, up 17.5% year over year.
  • Total Bookings of $498.7 million, up 13.7% year over year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $93.9 million, up 17.8% year over year.
  • Unlevered free cash flow of $85.1 million, an increase of 70.7% year over year.
  • Customers were 13.1 million at quarter end, up 9.3% year over year.
  • Annual ARPU of $115, up 9.6% year over year.

Three Months Ended   March 31,

Y/Y

in millions, except ARPU

2015

2014

Change

GAAP Results

Revenue

$

376.3

$

320.2

17.5

%

Net loss

$

(43.4)

$

(51.3)

NM

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

72.1

$

42.5

69.8

%

Non-GAAP Results

Total Bookings

$

498.7

$

438.5

13.7

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$

93.9

$

79.7

17.8

%

Unlevered Free Cash Flow

$

85.1

$

49.9

70.7

%

Customers (at quarter end)

13.1

11.9

9.3

%

ARPU (Average revenue per user)

$

115

$

105

9.6

%

First Quarter Operating Highlights

  • Domains revenue of $199.2 million, up 10.4% year over year.
  • Hosting and Presence revenue of $140.2 million, up 21.2% year over year.
  • Business Applications revenue of $36.9 million, up 53.3% year over year.
  • International revenue of $95.9 million, up 23.4% year over year.
  • GoDaddy priced the initial public offering of 23 million shares of its Class A common stock at $20 per share and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 1 under the symbol “GDDY.” The underwriters of the offering subsequently exercised an over-allotment option to purchase an additional 3 million shares.
  • GoDaddy launched GoDaddy Email Marketing (GEM), building on its 2014 acquisition of Mad Mimi, to provide customers with simple and effective email marketing.
  • In April, GoDaddy acquired the domain name portfolio business of Marchex, including approximately 200,000 domain names, to increase inventory and liquidity in the domain secondary market.
  • Last week, GoDaddy launched GoDaddy Pro into general availability, providing web designers and developers with a new suite of products and support to help them build and manage websites for their clients.

Balance Sheet

At March 31, 2015, total cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments were $197.9 million, total long-term debt, including current portion, was $1,418.0 million, gross debt was $1,466.8 million and net debt was $1,268.9 million. Assuming the completion of our initial public offering and the use of proceeds from such offering occurred on March 31, 2015, total cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments would have been $234.3 million and net debt would have been $850.5 million.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter ending June 30, 2015, the Company expects revenues in the range of $390 – $395 million and adjusted EBITDA in the range of $75 – $78 million.

For the full year ending December 31, 2015, the Company expects revenues in the range of $1,595 – $1,605 million and adjusted EBITDA in the range of $322 – $327 million.

Initial Public Offering

On April 7, 2015, GoDaddy Inc. successfully closed its initial public offering (IPO) of 26 million shares of Class A common stock at a public offering price of $20 per share, which included 3 million shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option and 2.5 million shares sold to certain affiliates. GoDaddy received $491.8 million in proceeds, net of underwriting discounts and commissions, from the IPO.

Presentation

This press release presents historical results, for the periods presented, of Desert Newco, LLC, the predecessor of GoDaddy Inc. for financial reporting purposes. The financial results of GoDaddy Inc. have not been included in this press release as it is a newly incorporated entity and had not engaged in any business or other activities during the periods presented. Accordingly, these historical results do not purport to reflect what the results of operations of GoDaddy Inc. would have been had the IPO and related transactions occurred prior to such periods. For example, these historical results do not reflect the attribution of net income to non-controlling interests or the provision for corporate income taxes on the income attributable to GoDaddy Inc. that GoDaddy expects to recognize in future periods.

Quarterly Conference Call and Webcast

GoDaddy will host a conference call and webcast to discuss first quarter 2015 results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 12, 2015. The webcast, together with a slide presentation that includes supplemental financial information and reconciliations of certain non-GAAP measures to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, will be available through the Company’s Investor Relations website atwww.GDDY.com. Following the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on the website.

GoDaddy Inc. uses its Investor Relations website at www.GDDY.com as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Company’s Investor Relations website, in addition to following press releases, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, public conference calls and webcasts.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on estimates and information available to us at the time of this press release and are not guarantees of future performance. Statements in this release involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, our results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: any projections of product or service availability, technology developments, customer growth, addressable market size or other future events; any statements about historical results that may suggest future trends for our business; any statements regarding our plans, strategies or objectives with respect to future operations; any statements regarding future economic conditions; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

Actual results could differ materially from our current expectations as a result of many factors, including, but not limited to: the unpredictable nature of our rapidly evolving market; fluctuations in our financial and operating results; our rate of growth; interruptions or delays in our service or our web hosting; breaches of our security measures; the impact of any previous or future acquisitions; our ability to continue to release, and gain customer acceptance of, our existing and future products and services; our ability to manage our growth; our ability to hire, retain and motivate employees; the effects of competition; technological, regulatory and legal developments; intellectual property litigation; and developments in the economy, financial markets and credit markets.

Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect GoDaddy’s financial results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in the Company’s prospectus dated March 31, 2015, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2015, which is available on the Company’s website at www.GDDY.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will also be set forth in other filings that the Company makes with the SEC from time to time. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and GoDaddy does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP), this press release includes financial measures defined as “non-GAAP financial measures” by the SEC including Bookings, Adjusted EBITDA, Unlevered Free Cash Flow, Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and Net Debt. These measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies in our industry, as those other companies may calculate their non-GAAP financial measures differently, particularly related to adjustments for acquisition accounting and non-recurring expenses.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful as a supplement in evaluating our ongoing operational performance and enhancing an overall understanding of our past financial performance. The non-GAAP financial measures included in this release should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation between each non-GAAP financial measure and its nearest GAAP equivalent is included in this release following the financial statements. We use both GAAP and non-GAAP measures to evaluate and manage our operations.

Total Bookings. Total bookings represents gross cash receipts from the sale of products to customers in a given period before giving effect to certain adjustments, primarily net refunds granted in the period. Total bookings provides valuable insight into the sales of our products and the performance of our business since we typically collect payment at the time of sale and recognize revenue ratably over the term of our customer contracts. We report total bookings without giving effect to refunds granted in the period because refunds often occur in periods different from the period of sale for reasons unrelated to the marketing efforts leading to the initial sale. Accordingly, by excluding net refunds, we believe total bookings reflects the effectiveness of our sales efforts in a given period.

Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure of our performance that aligns our bookings and operating expenditures, and is the primary metric management uses to evaluate the profitability of our business. We calculate adjusted EBITDA as net loss excluding depreciation and amortization, interest expense (net), provision (benefit) for income taxes and adjustments to the TRA liability, equity-based compensation expense, change in deferred revenue, change in prepaid and accrued registry costs, acquisition and sponsor-related costs and a non-recurring reserve for sales taxes. As a result of our business model, we typically collect payment at the time of sale and generally recognize revenue ratably over the term of our customer contracts. At the time of a domain sale, we also incur the obligation for the domain name registry fees associated with the customer contract. As a result, sales to customers increase our deferred revenue and prepaid and accrued registry costs. We therefore adjust net loss for changes in deferred revenue and changes in the associated prepaid and accrued registry costs to facilitate a better comparison of our performance from period to period.

Unlevered Free Cash Flow. Unlevered free cash flow is a measure of our performance used by management to evaluate our business prior to the impact of our capital structure and after purchases of property and equipment, such as data center and infrastructure investments, that can be used by us for strategic opportunities and strengthening our balance sheet. However, given our debt obligations, unlevered free cash flow does not represent residual cash flow available for discretionary expenses.

ARPU. We calculate ARPU as total revenue during the preceding 12-month period divided by the average of the number of total customers at the beginning and end of the period. ARPU provides insight into our ability to sell additional products to customers, though the impact to date has been muted due to our continued growth in total customers. The impact of purchase accounting adjustments makes comparisons of ARPU among historical periods less meaningful; however, in future periods, as the effects of purchase accounting decrease, ARPU will become a more meaningful metric.

Net Debt. We define net debt as gross debt less cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments. Gross debt consists of the current portion of long-term debt plus long-term debt and unamortized original issue discounts on long-term debt. We believe the presentation of net debt provides useful information to investors because our management reviews net debt as part of its management of our overall liquidity, financial flexibility, capital structure and leverage. Furthermore, certain analysts and debt rating agencies monitor our net debt as part of their assessments of our business.

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With approximately 13 million customers worldwide and more than 59 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the Company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

 

 

Desert Newco, LLC
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
(In millions, except unit and per unit amounts)

Three Months Ended   March 31,

2015

2014

Revenue:

Domains

$

199.2

$

180.5

Hosting and presence

140.2

115.6

Business applications

36.9

24.1

Total revenue

376.3

320.2

Costs and operating expenses(1):

Cost of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

137.2

125.8

Technology and development

67.6

61.6

Marketing and advertising

50.7

41.0

Customer care

56.7

46.4

General and administrative

47.2

42.8

Depreciation and amortization

37.4

36.7

Total costs and operating expenses

396.8

354.3

Operating loss

(20.5)

(34.1)

Interest expense

(23.5)

(17.6)

Other income (expense), net

0.2

(0.8)

Loss before income taxes

(43.8)

(52.5)

Benefit for income taxes

0.4

1.2

Net loss

$

(43.4)

$

(51.3)

Net loss per unit—basic and diluted

$

(0.34)

$

(0.40)

Weighted-average units outstanding—basic and diluted

129,082,591

128,014,878

___________________________

(1)  Costs and operating expenses include equity-based compensation expense as follows:

Technology and development

$

3.8

$

2.3

Marketing and advertising

1.3

1.0

Customer care

0.3

0.1

General and administrative

3.3

3.4

 

 

 

Desert Newco, LLC

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

(In millions)

 

March 31,

December 31,

2015

2014

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

196.8

$

139.0

Short-term investments

1.1

3.0

Accounts receivable

5.0

3.5

Registry deposits

18.7

17.8

Prepaid domain name registry fees

288.2

272.8

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

25.4

24.8

Total current assets

535.2

460.9

Property and equipment, net

222.5

220.9

Prepaid domain name registry fees, net of current portion

159.4

152.8

Goodwill

1,661.4

1,661.2

Intangible assets, net

727.3

749.7

Other assets

23.6

19.3

Total assets

$

3,329.4

$

3,264.8

Liabilities and members’ equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

35.8

$

31.9

Accrued expenses

123.6

114.5

Current portion of deferred revenue

881.8

821.4

Current portion of long-term debt

4.9

5.0

Total current liabilities

1,046.1

972.8

Deferred revenue, net of current portion

455.8

429.2

Long-term debt, net of current portion

1,413.1

1,413.9

Other long-term liabilities

38.3

38.5

Commitments and contingencies

Members’ equity:

Members’ interest

1,095.3

1,086.2

Accumulated deficit

(719.2)

(675.8)

Total members’ equity

376.1

410.4

Total liabilities and members’ equity

$

3,329.4

$

3,264.8

 

 

 

DESERT NEWCO, LLC

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

(In millions)

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2015

2014

Operating activities

Net loss

$

(43.4)

$

(51.3)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

37.4

36.7

Equity-based compensation

8.7

6.8

Other

2.3

2.8

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired:

Registry deposits

(0.9)

(3.4)

Prepaid domain name registry fees

(22.0)

(19.0)

Deferred revenue

87.0

86.3

Other operating assets and liabilities

3.0

(16.4)

Net cash provided by operating activities

72.1

42.5

Investing activities

Purchases of short-term investments

(1.1)

Maturities of short-term investments

3.0

3.2

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(1.1)

1.1

Purchases of property and equipment, excluding improvements

(7.6)

(6.8)

Purchases of leasehold and building improvements

(0.6)

(1.6)

Net cash used in investing activities

(7.4)

(4.1)

Financing activities

Proceeds from exercises of options and warrants

0.4

2.3

Repayment of term loan

(2.8)

(2.1)

Repayment of other financing obligations

(1.6)

(0.5)

Payment of deferred offering costs

(2.9)

Net cash used in financing activities

(6.9)

(0.3)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

57.8

38.1

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

139.0

95.4

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

196.8

$

133.5

Supplemental cash flow information:

Cash paid during the period for:

Interest

$

20.6

$

15.1

Income taxes, net of refunds received

$

0.6

$

0.8

Supplemental information for non-cash investing and financing activities:

Accrued capital expenditures, excluding improvements, at period end

$

10.4

$

3.9

Accrued capital expenditures, leasehold and building improvements, at period end

$

0.5

$

0.9

Building acquired under lease financing obligation

$

$

9.1

 

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following tables reconcile the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure to each of these non-GAAP financial measures.

Three Months Ended March 31,

2015

2014

(in millions)

Total Bookings:

Total revenue

$

376.3

$

320.2

Change in deferred revenue

87.0

86.7

Net refunds

35.1

29.1

Other

0.3

2.5

Total bookings

$

498.7

$

438.5

Three Months Ended March 31,

2015

2014

(in millions)

Adjusted EBITDA:

Net loss

$

(43.4)

$

(51.3)

Interest expense, net of interest income

23.5

17.6

Benefit for income taxes and adjustments to the TRA liability

(0.4)

(1.2)

Depreciation and amortization

37.4

36.7

Equity-based compensation expense

8.7

6.8

Change in deferred revenue

87.0

86.7

Change in prepaid and accrued registry costs

(20.6)

(18.9)

Acquisition and sponsor-related costs

1.7

1.5

Sales tax accrual

1.8

Adjusted EBITDA

$

93.9

$

79.7

Three Months Ended March 31,

2015

2014

(in millions)

Unlevered Free Cash Flow:

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

72.1

$

42.5

Cash paid for interest

20.6

15.1

Cash paid for acquisition and sponsor-related costs

0.6

0.7

Capital expenditures

(8.2)

(8.4)

Unlevered free cash flow

$

85.1

$

49.9

As of March 31, 2015

Actual

Pro Forma (1)

(in millions)

Net Debt:

Current portion of long-term debt

$

4.9

$

4.9

Long-term debt

1,413.1

1,038.1

Unamortized original issue discount on long-term debt

48.8

41.8

Gross debt

1,466.8

1,084.8

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

(196.8)

(233.2)

Less: Short-term investments

(1.1)

(1.1)

Net debt

$

1,268.9

$

850.5

(1)

Assumes the completion of our initial public offering and the use of proceeds from such offering occurred on March 31, 2015.

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Google Domains For Starting Your Online Business

Google Domains Project Launched

A new registrar in domain name wars but this time it’s the internet’ giant Google! Yest that’s right Google has launched their domain registration and management service with their brand new service of “Google Domains” (Beta). This online business registration service is launched in January 2015 and offering global customers to buy web addresses of their choice.

Note: Domains project is still in Beta state and will be going through intense testing this year.

Google Domains beta : web business registration service.

Register Your Online Business Identity With Google Domains.

 

How to Open Google Domains Web Page?

Google Domains is a service just like other projects, so it is accessible via a subdomain as well as adding slash domain at end of Google website. Both urls are shared here:
http://domains.google.com
http://wwww.google.com/domains

Domain Name Prices by Google: Starting From $12 a Year

google-domain-prices-starting-from-$12-a-yearGoogle Domains Starting from $12 per year. This price might look same to other domain registrars but there is one hidden feature that makes it affordable in comparison to Godaddy, Namecheap etc. It is the private registration because Google gives a free private registration with any domain registration. So considering the privacy part at no additional fee makes it cheaper than most  domain providers. Prices vary if you select different domain endings or TLDs.  Google is offering 60 new domain endings. some of the supported TLD’s includes .actor, .clothing, .builders, .consulting, .ninja, .recipes etc. Each TLD price is different .com is the lowest with $12, rest of them cost higher, for example: .coffee is $30 and .company is $20 for one year subscription.

Google Domains User Interface: A Simple Dashboard

In terms of the web interface, it follows the existing Google policy of simplicity in a minimalist theme. Keeping the web interface to the point, only displaying what a visitor is looking for makes the website super clean and to the point.  There are just three navigation text in the header; Manage my domains, Home and Features.  There are tons of links in the footer but they take you away from Google Domains page.  Apart from that there is a domain search box with a cool background to attract all your attention,  One paragraph of text giving an overview of the Google domain name registration service and the pricing information. A colorful section about the supported website builders that you can use for your business. Finally there is a small section on online support at the end of the page. When you  search for a domain, the next page presented to you is too simple and straight forward with the search results and the suggestions.

What to Expect From Google Domains Internet Service?

Well Google does not start a project without estimating  the challenges it will face.  Internet Domain Registration is a big industry with GoDaddy being the top leader in the domain service. Surely there is a alarming situation for them and other competitors but we yet to see how well Google tackle the challenges. Competing with Namecheap, Register, Yahoo etc seems to be easy for Google in the coming years  but people won’t be ready to leave GoDaddy and Google’s domain project can only beat Go-Daddy if it manage to provide a better service. If the service is reliable then we will see a huge chunks of domains transferring to Google Domains from rest of the domain registrars worldwide.  What will happen if the service is good and Google offers a domain promotion with tons of benefits to existing domain owners? Logically speaking Google can turn the tables to its side within a decade but not without a reliable domain management.

Google Domains Project Could be a Game Changer for the Domain Name Industry.

Go Daddy Donating to Support Fight Against Breast Cancer – Pink Ribbon Campaign

Go Daddy Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Go Daddy is donating $50,000 to help the largest charity organization (NBCF) for fighting  breast cancer. This financial help will be used in educating and preventive measures to reduce  the uncontrollable spread of fatal disease. In order to spread the word out and encourage others to support this noble cause, Go daddy will showcase Pink color Danica Patrick car theme throughout October 2013 with design to highlight pink ribbon. This will also followed by .org or godaddycares women focused causes will work alongwith go daddy to promote the donation campaign.

godaddy-pink-ribbon-breast-cancer-donation

This will also include the 5% net profit from Nascar gear (Motorsports Authentics) sales. Finally the Nascar sweepstakes will run marketing campaigns to raise the awareness of breast cancer. The main focus will be on detecting the cancer at early stages and what treatments are available.

National Breast Cancer Foundation aka NBCF
Founded in 1994 with a mission of NBCF charity organization to educate masses for early detection of breast cancer and deliver mammogram (low energy x-ray) treatment for already affected individuals. This includes increasing awareness through education and providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need of such treatment. NBCF has been working hard to find cure for breast cancer through funding the research and development of cures. One of the main goals of the organization is to take the breast cancer death rate to zero by 2030. This research has main focus on finding better therapies, possible ways to stop the spreading of breast cancer to more demographics. Finally provide financial support to improve the quality of life for patients.

Business Bookkeeping Software by GoDaddy

GoDaddy provides you everything that you need to manage your website, whether you want an e-commerce functionality or just display up to date content about your niche business. However this not it, in order to keep track of how your online business is performing you will need a simplified solution that makes your invoicing and bookkeeping easier to manage. Godaddy business bookkeeping software assists you directly from your web browser.

godaddy-business-bookkeeping-software-outright.

Online Business Bookkeeping via a powerful web interface.

 

Go Daddy provides you state of the art web application system to manage all your online business in an organized database. The web interface allows site owners to create, manage and send out professional invoices to customers. Automate the sales and expense process without need to do any traditional data entry where you or your employee spend countless hours to copy paste from spreadsheet files, leave that habit get a life! The application dashboard provides a summary of profit and loss, this keeps your updated with daily progress of your online business. What else do you need, you can even get access to accounts data at your tablet, iPhone, smartphone, tablet and desktops. Finally all the sales data is organized in database leaving you prepared for tax.

Godaddy Business Bookkeeping for Small Business

Go Daddy Online Bookkeeping System allows small business owners to:

  • Organize business finances in one place
  • Always get accurate and realtime of business performance
  • Import and categorize financial data.
  • Schedule C and estimated taxes helps your prepare for tax.

So overall you will be spending less time in invoicing. This will ensure you do not spend hours in maintaining your website and instead concentrate on promoting your business and get more customers to your website. Go Daddy is great for online business bookkeeping because more than 500,000/ half the million small business users trust go daddy for manage online business.

Mobile Site With GoDaddy Website Builder

Responsive Mobile, Tablet and PC Ready Sites

With an enormous amount of consumers turning towards the mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the demand of mobile website is increasing fast. Mobile websites are great way to bring your business to mobile users who will only be interested in reading your website if it is optimized to display correctly in their mobile device. This will ensure your online business will be accessible with all internet users, not just the ones that open on their desktop/ laptop computers, so it is best to build a mobile site using a single platform that builds your site into a responsive format, A responsive website ensures compatibility on multiple platforms; tablet, smartphone, desktop, laptop, mac etc.

godaddy mobile site version automatically converts on tablet and mobile phones.

Website Builder to Build Cross Platform Compatible Website.

Go Daddy has been working hard to bring powerful website tools for users that are state of the art and compete with any other service on the internet. In order to deliver a mobile ready website, go daddy has incorporated a automatic mobile conversion system within their website builder software. The powerful menu builder by Locu works flawlessly in all browsers and platforms as well as different screen sizes. This multi-platform compatible tool automatically creates version  for smartphones and tablets.

Free Mobile Site by GoDaddy Website Builder Tool

As a new website owner, all you have to do is to register a new domain name, next choose a suitable hosting plan that suits your online business. Now comes the fun part, you can simply go to website builder and select a theme/ template that matches your business niche. For example if you need to sell products online, you can choose e-commerce theme, or for business that provide services, you can select the business website template. Next you can use the powerful Locu tool to create SEO rich menu for personalized services offered online. This website builder is intelligent enough to deliver a website that displays the website according to the platform in which website is loaded. Whether you open your website in PC or MAC, large screen size or small screen resolutions of different computer browsers. Your website will display mobile converted version when loaded in smartphone or tablet. The page will automatically fit according to your mobile device screen size, hence you get a free mobile site for smartphone browsers.

“A responsive website layout generates mobile site version, making your website mobile-ready, desktop-ready as well as tablet-ready”.

GoDaddy Website Builder For Small Business Owners

How GoDaddy Website Builder Software Help New Site Owners?

There is an agile advancement of web technology and the demand of more robust and resource demanding applications is increasing. This makes life harder for website owner specially the small business ones, since he will need to invest more money in website development and SEO in order to compete the site in search engines to attract more traffic and convert them into payed customers. A good alternate is to use website builder tool in-house built by Godaddy, this helps to create professional business websites in easy manner.

godaddy-website-builder-locu-menu

GoDaddy Website Builder Provides a Powerful Drag and Drop Interface Using Pre-Built Templates.

 

GoDaddy Website Builder to Create Websites Fast

Go Daddy has been working hard to make this experience as much easier for newbie site owner as well as existing small business site owner who seek to lower down on their website monthly expenses. We all know that Go Daddy provides a powerful website builder online software which is available in the user dashboard that allows any one with a domain to build their website in shortest time possible. Welcome to beautiful world of godaddy website builder. As a business owner you can choose a website template or theme from hundreds of thousands of themes available in the godaddy database and then work around to customize the design such as color, fonts and images to make it suit to their business needs.

Here one question arises: I can find many website builders on other websites, why i should go with go daddy’s site builder? Well answer is quite simple, godaddy site maker is one of the most powerful applications available in the market. When you go in depth and analyse the “Locu” as part of the site development software, you will be amazed to find out the limitless web flexibility you will receive for your online identity.

What The Hell is “Locu”? It’s Role in Website Builder

Locu is a fast growing website data manager that takes raw data and provides into very organized manner which is easier to manage and distributed across several networks and platforms for better search engine optimization. Locu comes as part of website builder software and accessible by users. For example, instead of uploading menu on your restaurant website, second one for a mobile website, then another on facebook, yelp and other related community sites. How good it will be to upload the menu only at a single place and it will be spread across multiple places without wasting any time. Yes that’s where Locu comes in for help and you just update you menu on Locu database and it will be updated instantly on all your business instances on the web.

Go Daddy Perfect for Building Restaurant Websites

Due to recent go daddy’s technological advancement in website builder, just perfect for any website owner seeking an easy way to get online fast. However go daddy has focused heavily on the restaurant owners and the site builder now come pack with hundreds of custom designs ready to pick-up online identity for a restaurant site. An easy to integrate Locu system provides simple menu management making it easy to update their menu on as frequently as necessary.

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Locu for Restaurant Website Owners
This speciality menu management system of Locu makes it easy to run across different platforms, since the website builder will generate a on-demand mobile friendly site both PC/ MAC as well as mobile/ tablet users can view and use the service with full compatibility across different browsers. Locu is an incredible tool for restaurant business owners since a change made in the system will be updated on both their website as well as mobile app on Locu’s partner network that includes OpenTable, FourSquare etc. Locu premium account leads more followers from social communities and networks and your restaurant menu updates will be constantly updated on those website including Facebook, Yelp etc. Locu has tons of menus preloaded in their database which can be claimed by any restaurant owner. Once a menu is selected, you can set prices, add/ change description, add/ remove photos of meals on sale.

Easy to Update Menu System
This is probably the biggest obstacle for restaurant website owners and they usually practice outdated procedures to display their food menu online. Either they go for plain html format or majority go for adobe acrobat pdf format while some display menus in both formats.  Guess what this has adverse effect on their website’s SEO and result in poor traffic growth from search engines.  On the other hand Locu brand new menu manager offers state of the art highly search engine optimized menu system which is easy to update and this SEO rich menu has better potential to attract traffic from multiple sources.

Website Builder is a Successful Way to go Online

Setting up online business with website builder software.

Building Websites The Easy Way!

There is a need of website builder because most of the people around you know how to use computers but large portion of them falls in very basic computer knowledge and only able to surf internet and use messenger for chatting with friends and family. If you expect them to build their website, consider it a nightmare for them as they do not have the technical know-how for achieve success in online business. This is hard job for people with good knowledge of using computers. One reason is that it is programming and not everyone in this world love to learn writing complex codes.

Here the nifty website builder from Go Daddy comes for rescue for average internet users. It will not be wrong to say that it is one of the world’s most advanced site creator.

The secret behind the success of this tools is it’s being user friendly and extremely powerful in completing complex tasks in a quick manner. This allows you to use your idea to the next level and implement it and deliver to the world and you end up in success.

Godaddy Website Builder: Steps Involved

The procedure is super simple and wrapped down in four steps, these includes:

  • Step 1: Register a name for your business idea
  • Step 2: Use the website builder to set-up the pages, logo, graphics, color scheme and play around to see what suits your needs.
  • Step 3: If you face issues contact the live support through free call or online support system.
  • Step 4: Finalize your website and publish it to go live to serve the world.

If you follow the steps correctly you can be online in couple of days however the time can be more than that and totally depends on your content and number of pages you want to create.