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    RachelM
    Community Manager

    GoDaddy GoCentral February 2018 Feature Updates

    Here's some great feature updates to GoCentral and Website Builder. The GoCentral team is working hard every day to make our website editor and built-in marketing tools more simple, powerful and effective. 

     

    Website Builder

    Whether you’re a new GoCentral user an old pro, we’ve got new things for you to try! Here are the latest and greatest features.

    Blog tool

    GoCentral now offers the ability to author your own blog posts. For more information, check out this GoCentral Help article: "Host a blog on my website". And you already have an existing blog, you can still use that feed on your GoCentral site. You’ve got options.

    screenshot of the GoCentral blog tool user interface

    GoCentral user Ryan recently started his own blog called Hippie Today. Read more about Ryan’s take on the GoCentral blog tool here.

    Blogging is a great way to refresh your website content regularly, boost your site’s SEO and have content to promote on social media.

     

    Online Appointments updates

    We continue to make the GoCentral Online Appointments tool more useful and user-friendly. Here are the latest features:

    • Ability to add up to 80 different service offerings.
    • “Book Now” button for your business Facebook Page.
    • Scheduling buffer (option to require clients to book services a certain amount of time before the appointment).
    • Services can last as long as you like — anywhere from 5 minutes to 24 hours in the same day.
    • Service prices can be entered as custom text (e.g., “pricing by request”).
    • Ability to add a service location other than your location or the client’s location (e.g., a public venue).
    • Ability to set up SMS and email reminders for clients (see Business Info page).
    • Group services/events for up to 300 participants.

    screenshot of GoCentral online appointments tool

    Online Appointments is available on GoCentral Business Plus and GoCentral Online Store plans.

     

    Google My Business updates

    We launched the GoCentral Google My Business tool late last year, and we’ve already rolled out updates. GoCentral now sends your business name, category, location, phone number, hours and logo to Google My Business and offers ongoing syncing with Google.

    screenshot of Google My Business tool in GoDaddy GoCentral

    When you create a Google My Business listing via GoCentral, you can see detailed insights and reply to reviews directly from your GoCentral account. For more information, check out this GoCentral Help article: “List my business on Google.

    A Google My Business listing helps your business appear on Google Search and Google Maps.

    Google My Business is available on GoCentral Business Plus and GoCentral Online Store plans.

     

    Drop-down menu (aka sub-navigation)

    Have lots of pages on your website? You can now create a drop-down menu to organize those pages. From your website editor, go to Pages and click Add. You’ll see the option to add a new page, link to an external site or create a dropdown menu

    screenshot of how to create a drop-down menu in GoCentral

    For detailed instructions, reference this GoCentral Help article: “Create dropdown menu.

     

    Section and page duplication

    It’s now easy to duplicate a website section or page. You can also move a section to a different page! Here’s how to do it.

    1. To duplicate a section, start in the main My Site menu of your GoCentral Editor.
    2. Select Pages.
    3. Select the name of the page that contains the section you wish to duplicate (e.g., Home).
    4. Click on the three vertical dots icon for the section you want to duplicate (e.g., About Us, as shown below).
    5. Select Duplicate Section.
    6. If you have more than one page on your site, you’ll have the option to select Move Section.

    screenshot that shows how to duplicate or move a section in GoCentral

    1. To duplicate a page, start in the main My Site menu of your GoCentral Editor.
    2. Select Pages.
    3. Click on the three vertical dots icon for the page you want to duplicate (as shown below).
    4. Select Duplicate Page.

    screenshot for how to duplicate a page in GoDaddy GoCentral

     

    Bigger logos

    If you prefer to display your brand more prominently on your website, it’s now possible to make your logo bigger (subject to image quality). Here’s how:

    1. Start in the main My Site menu of your GoCentral Editor.
    2. Click Pages.
    3. Click Home.
    4. Click Header.
    5. Upload your logo.
    6. Drag the logo sizer to make it larger or smaller.
    7. Experiment with different Header Layouts to see which looks best with your logo.

    screenshot of a GoCentral site with a larger logo

    Stock video header images

    We recently released a small selection of stock videos that can be used as your header image. Fancy! To add a video to the header:

    1. Start in the main My Site menu of your GoCentral Editor.
    2. Click Pages.
    3. Click Home.
    4. Click Header.
    5. Click Cover Photo.
    6. Click Stock Images.
    7. Select the Videos tab.

    screenshot of video header in GoCentral

     

    Facebook Pixel code

    If you want to buy Facebook ads to drive traffic and sales, you can add the Facebook Pixel code to your GoCentral website. This feature is available under Site Settings. You’ll need to set up your ads on Facebook. Learn more about Facebook ads here.

    1. Start in the main My Site menu of your GoCentral Editor.
    2. Click Site Settings.
    3. Click Facebook Pixel Code.

    screenshot of how to add Facebook Pixel code to GoDaddy GoCentral website

     

    Promotional banner

    You can now include an eye-catching banner like the yellow banner shown below. Highlight your sales, free shipping offers, limited-time news and more.

    screenshot of promotional banner on GoDaddy GoCentral website

    1. Start in the main My Site menu of your GoCentral Editor.
    2. Click Pages.
    3. Click Home.
    4. Click Header.
    5. Click Promotional Banner.
    6. Enter your text.

    Online Store

    Here’s what’s new for our top GoCentral plan, which includes e-commerce capabilities, online appointments and more. If you want to sell products online, GoCentral Online Store is the plan for you.

    Online Store tax categories

    This feature allows you to create separate tax categories (and tax rates) for different types of products and services.

    screenshot of tax categories in GoDaddy GoCentral Online Store

    To do:

    1. Select Settings from the green top navigation bar.
    2. Click Tax.
    3. Click Edit.
    4. Click Create Tax Category.
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