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Monthly Breach Report: October 2021 Edition

In September, personal data found in incidents discovered worldwide—some taking advantage of the most vulnerable communities and individuals—was found, posted, and made available for sale seemingly in every region. Conservatively calculated, hundreds of millions of people’s personal information was exposed. It’s impossible to even report on the totality of the …

Hubtricks: Get automatic website backups from The Hub by GoDaddy Pro (and sleep better) 

Just the thought can make you wake up sweating and in a panic: Something breaks on your client’s website, but when you go to restore a backup… none are there. Good thing you added that site to The Hub by GoDaddy Pro — you get automatic website backups. With The …

How to use email marketing for dropshipping like a pro

Email marketing is quite an effective marketing strategy for dropshipping stores, generating an ROI of 4200%. The strategy involves sending marketing messages directly to customers who have opted to receive such information. In the highly competitive dropshipping industry, customer relationships are essential. Email marketing, therefore, becomes a viable option for …

What is SSL?

Editor’s note: This SSL article was originally published on September 5, 2013, and was updated on July 25, 2018. What is SSL? You might have heard the term SSL, or maybe someone said your website needs an SSL certificate but you aren’t sure what one is. That’s OK. By the …

Made in America: Season 3 — Showcasing the resilience of small business owners in Arizona

The landscape of Phoenix and its surrounding areas still beckon images of the Wild West — dusty, oppressively hot summers; a tumbleweed rolling by a saguaro cactus; rattlesnakes and scorpions. But, Phoenix and the surrounding areas are so much more than the days of yore. According to 2020 census data, …

WooCommerce Wednesdays: How to set up Google Analytics for WooCommerce

Google Analytics is a powerful tool for gaining a comprehensive understanding of your website performance. That said, properly configuring Google Analytics to track the right data can be tricky, particularly for ecommerce stores. In this guide, we will examine how to properly set up Google Analytics for a WooCommerce site …

4 Ways to Align Your Business Systems for Improved Efficiency

On the surface, most business leaders recognize the benefits that can come from streamlining systems and processes. It saves time and money. Tasks seem to flow better, and the roadblocks that employees often encounter are suddenly removed. Collaboration and communication between staff members increase, and it’s easier to catch mistakes …

What Are Stackable Credentials?

Stackable credentials provide a step-by-step approach to obtaining continuing education. Students pursue an undergraduate certificate, associate degree, and ultimately a bachelor’s degree one step at a time. Significantly, each step holds merit in academia and the workforce, enabling students to pursue their education and career simultaneously. Stackable credentials provide a …

Our recap: WordCamp US 2021

This year, WordCamp US 2021 occurred on Friday, October 1. Once per year, a continental-level event brings together people from all backgrounds in the WordPress community to learn, connect, and contribute to the open-source project. What’s a WordCamp? See: WordCamps & the WordPress community WordCamp is the coming together of WordPress enthusiasts and the building of new partnerships, project opportunities, job leads, and designer-developer collaborations. Although this year’s event …

All-in-one online marketing solutions to help you grow your business

The GetResponse platform contains a suite of email marketing and online campaign management tools designed to help you grow your sales, maximize ROI, and succeed in online marketing. From unlimited broadcasting and top deliverability to 5-star customer service and over 50 easy yet powerful features – we’ve got you covered. …

How to find your brand’s story and share it with the world with GoDaddy Studio

Bringing your brand’s story to life can be one of the most fulfilling adventures you’ll undertake. It typically begins with a thunderstorm of great ideas, as you imagine all the things your brand could become. You might ask yourself questions like: How will it look out there in the world? …

GoDaddy Open 2021 — Empowering entrepreneurs to sell anything, anywhere

Everyday entrepreneurs continue to face extraordinary challenges including fallout from a global pandemic, return to another “new” normal, and the unrelenting digital transformation of the economy. As part of our ongoing response to the needs of small business owners, GoDaddy hosted a virtual event, GoDaddy Open 2021, with business leaders, …

GoDaddy now offers point-of-sale devices and breakthrough low payment pricing

GoDaddy is empowering entrepreneurs to truly sell anything, anywhere by expanding GoDaddy Payments with the launch of two point-of-sale (POS) devices — Smart Terminal and Card Reader. The introduction of the new POS devices unlocks GoDaddy’s commerce solution, giving small businesses the ability to sell, track and manage sales anywhere. …

Getting WooCommerce ready for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 

Just about everyone on WooCommerce knows Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the biggest retail sales events of the year. We still see headlines showing customers lined up outside of brick-and-mortar retail outlets hoping for a chance to get inside to scoop up the best deals before they’re …

WooCommerce Wednesdays: 7 steps to boost WooCommerce performance

Speed is table stakes for ecommerce sites, so it’s important to consider steps to boost WooCommerce performance. Without a fast website, you are less likely to convert your visitors into customers. Shoppers expect pages to load quickly no matter the device they use. If your pages are slow, many will …

Reach more holiday shoppers with GoDaddy and Google

Happy holidays. Yes, people are already starting their holiday shopping, searching online for that perfect gift for everyone on their list this year. It’s shaping up to be a great season for ecommerce, so get ready. Thanks to GoDaddy’s new Google channel, you can easily act upon holiday season insights<link …

How to make sure your online presence adapts to current events affecting your offline business. 

With the recent global pandemic, everything in our daily lives has changed. There has been a drastic change in how we conduct our business, as now a lot of it is conducted virtually. As we get back to how things once were, there were some challenging aspects that businesses needed to overcome. …

Not sure how to prepare for Google’s SEO rank change? Republish your website

You’ve probably heard that Google began rolling out a major change to their search algorithm this summer. The changes started in mid-June and are expected to finish in August. The change affects how Google ranks websites, because they have added metrics called “Core Web Vitals” in their scoring. These have …

SSL term changes: Maximum SSL certificate validity is now one year

As your certificate authority, it’s our responsibility to share shifts in the industry with our customers. One major change that’ll be coming into effect is around the shortening of term changes. We’ll briefly go over potential impacts to your site and how GoDaddy is adapting to better serve you. Maximum …

The SSL guide

You’ve registered the perfect domain name and are getting close to publishing your new website. Your product list, blog or new venture is coming together nicely, and your website looks superb. But something’s missing. You may recall the term ‘SSL’ from previous conversations and research. Here’s everything you need to …

Strategies for driving Black Friday & Cyber Monday traffic to an ecommerce store

Once you have an ecommerce store up and running, it’s all about seizing opportunities to steer shoppers your way. One of the biggest comes through driving Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic to an online store. See, the ability to make money with an ecommerce website is directly proportional to …

14 mentor qualities that separate the good from the great

Whether you are a mentor, mentee or interested in getting involved in this type of relationship, it’s important to understand the qualities that make for a great mentor. A high-quality, motivated mentor makes the experience a winning endeavor for everyone involved. 14 mentor qualities that separate the good from the …

Tips from Google to make the most of the 2021 holiday shopping season

Before looking ahead to this holiday shopping season, let’s take a quick look back at 2020, and what a year it was. Amid all the challenges came new opportunities and unprecedented growth for ecommerce. Emerging data offers insights into shifting consumer behavior and its positive impact on ecommerce. The pandemic …

5 Ways to Find Meaningful Influencers on a Budget

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you probably know the value in influencer marketing. Consumers today check in with friends and family before making purchases. Social media has turned into a recommendation engine. Review sites are consulted, blogs are read, and posts are scanned before credit cards are handed over. According …