Q: I created my website with “Website Builder” from GoDaddy. I noticed that it doesn’t read well on an iPad. However, the mobile version on a smartphone looks pretty good. Is this GoDaddy product not as good as other options?
Q: Does Google recognize/reward a website for a company that pays for a URL many years in advance rather than renewing the URL annually?
Answer: I actually like GoDaddy. I have several clients who have used the GoDaddy Website Tonight Platform, which has been renamed the GoDaddy website builder platform and in terms of straight HTML search engine optimization it is very well done. None of these websites are very complicated and platform is not a great platform compared to, say, word press. But it is still a pretty good platform.
As for your second question, yes there has been indications that registering a domain for a longer period of time is a positive aspect in the search engine optimization algorithm. Probably not a big benefit but definitely something to consider. If you work in business for more than one year, why not register that domain out four, five, six years? It won’t hurt and it might help!
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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