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Remove image backgrounds in the blink of an eye with GoDaddy Studio

Gone are the days of painstakingly masking the outline of your image with the focus of a surgeon. Godaddy Studio’s newest feature helps remove image backgrounds instantly by detecting the central subject in your photograph and cutting it out from the background. Like magic, you can use the app to …

How to use Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce features to gain more customers

As a business owner, you may be wondering how customers are engaging with your ecommerce website. Are they enjoying the products you have to offer or is there more you could be doing to help boost online sales? With Enhanced Ecommerce Reports in Google Analytics (GA), you have the ability …

Over a third of UK adults have suffered discrimination at work

New research into workplace discrimination, commissioned by CIPHR, claims just how widespread employment bias is in the UK. On average, one in six people (16 percent) report having suffered ageism, one in ten (10 percent) say they have been the subject of gender-based discrimination (12 percent of women and 7 …

4 Strategies for Acing a Remote Work Interview Without Stressing About It

Have you always wanted to work remotely? Sharpen up your remote work interview skills because there are more remote opportunities today than ever before. Several years ago, it was the employees who sought out companies with flexible work arrangements, including working from home. Many employers were reluctant. Today, out of …

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 …

Endpoint Protection is Key During Current Employee Turnover Tsunami

Employee turnover is at an all-time high. This can be attributed to pandemic restrictions easing in some parts of the country and the job market booming to make up for layoffs at the beginning of last year. Because of this, workers aren’t afraid to pursue other opportunities that they were …

Lying Flat Isn’t FIRE

Recently, Mrs. RB40 read an article about an interesting movement in China and passed it along. She said, “Hey Joe, this is like your FIRE movement.” That’s how I discovered the Lying Flat movement in China. Luo Huazhoung coined the term lying flat when he shared his story on Baidu. …

5 surprisingly effective tips to promote and market your web design business

Nobody has to tell you that your website won’t sell itself. For years you’ve explained to clients that the “build it and they will come” philosophy is bogus. Why then, when it comes to your own firm, do you still find yourself questioning how to promote your web design business? …

How to Expand Your Engineering Skill Set Without Quitting Your Day Job

The world is moving at a fast pace with innovations in technology every year to tackle all kinds of challenges. Companies are regularly updating and improving their products to meet these challenges and are looking to recruit new talent. Are you looking to participate in newer projects within your company? …

5 Reasons Managers Refuse to Give Developers the Rewards They Deserve

In this article, we’ll explore five reasons managers refuse to give developers the rewards they deserve, and what you can do about it. The Problem Outlined The harder you work, the less you’re rewarded. Your co-workers aren’t pulling their weight. They do less work, but it seems like they’re receiving …

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 …

Employee Retention: 10 Actionable Strategies for Reducing Turnover

Many companies around the world are facing the same issue — significant employee turnover. Today, with more and more companies opening their doors to new employees and new job positions emerging, workers are constantly looking to find better professional opportunities. Employee turnover can seriously harm business success and reputation, which …

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 …

How to Set Up VS Code Remote Development for Free on Amazon EC2

Remote development is simply development on a remote server. An SSH connection is made from your local machine to a server in the cloud. SSH stands for secure shell or secure socket shell — a protocol for securely communicating between two computers via a terminal. Image source: code.visualstudio.com Amazon Elastic …

Learn to code: National Coding Week starts on Sept 13th

According to a poll conducted by GoDaddy in January of 2021, 95% of website designers and developers believe their industry offers a lucrative and secure career path. Considering the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, this is a big reason to learn to code — and it’s coming right from developers and coders in the industry.                   …

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 …

9 retail tips to increase in-store sales through on-site marketing

Getting a customer to enter your retail store is a win, but it isn’t the ultimate goal. Your primary objective is having them walk in and walk out as a paying customer. To help you turn in-store browsers into buyers, consider these retail tips to increase in-store sales. How to …

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 …

The 5 Essential Developer Career Skills You’ll Need

Developer career skills — such as the ability to write software from scratch — are becoming a popular career choice. This is especially true among two groups; students just about to begin their careers and seasoned professionals seeking an upward career trajectory. The main reason for this increased popularity, of …

Flexible API Design: Create Hooks for Your PHP API Pipeline

Designing application programming interfaces (APIs) can be a challenging endeavor. Good APIs have simple interfaces that are straightforward and easy to use. Behind this simple interface can be many complex system interactions, and those interactions can really muddy the waters of an otherwise clearly defined endpoint task. Over time, developers …

Creating a Portfolio to Showcase Your Engineering Abilities

Portfolios have been used to promote graphic designers, photographers, graphic illustrators, and artists, but they can be just as useful to software engineers and developers. A software engineer is not just someone who writes code all the time. More often than not, software developers hail from different professional backgrounds and …

7 trends in online payments to watch for in ecommerce

In our fast-paced business world, payment technologies are constantly evolving and changing. And it’s important for all businesses, large and small, to be aware of the current trends in online payments in order to better stay ahead of the curve. These days, most businesses that sell products and services online …

How to Get Started with Automated Email Marketing

Automated email marketing is the best option for sending personalized messages. Thanks to automation workflows, you can send personalized offers to customers at the relevant time, laying the groundwork for increased revenue. In this article, we’ll take a look at: what email marketing automation is the benefits of email marketing …

5 ways to make your small business bigger

Small business is proving to be big business amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Somewhat surprisingly, the entrepreneurial spirit is thriving, despite the economic recession. There’s no time like the present to consider ways to make your small business bigger. Startups reached a record high during the 16-month period from March …

Beyond the ROC: Easy (and Affordable!) PCI Compliance Maintenance

When we look at how companies approach getting their PCI DSS report on compliance (ROC), we find it is typically handled as a “project.” Often this “project” (or group of “projects”) is signed off on by the C-suite. Next comes vendor selection, choosing a group from the Big Four accounting …

Morgan Richardson: On entrepreneurship, decentralizing the web & women in tech 

Morgan Richardson is a Web3 developer, content creator and digital strategist — and that’s just the short version. Morgan’s work touches some of the most important topics in tech today, such as contributing to a decentralized internet and supporting women in web design and development. She took a break to …

10 WordPress Plugins for Email Marketing Management

Email marketing should be one of the key components of your customer retention strategy. Engaging in regular communication will keep subscribers informed about your latest news and promotions. So it’s vitally important that your website focuses on enticing people to opt-in to your mailing list. WordPress is an ideal platform …

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 …

How To Use Woocommerce in 2021 – 6 Step Tutorial

Ready to take your client’s online stores to new levels? From adding products and managing orders to offering coupons and creating reports, WooCommerce packs a lot of punch. We’ll help you make the most of it with this 6-step WooCommerce tutorial. Before you get started with this how-to, be sure WooCommerce …

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. …

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 …

5 Streaming Platforms That Let You Control Your Own Content

The easiest way to livestream to millions of users is to use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitch. These platforms are great for brand awareness, but give you limited options when it comes to content ownership, audience access and monetization. The best way to livestream is to …

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 …

20 questions with Nextrade Group Founder Dr. Kati Suominen

Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group Dr. Kati Suominen runs a Los Angeles-based data and analytics company that enables world trade through technology. She also serves as an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where she co-founded the Digital Trade program. In addition, she’s …

8 email marketing trends you need to know for 2020

There’s no doubt that email is a key part of every business marketing strategy and, as such, email marketing trends are worth studying. In a survey conducted by emarsys and WBR Digital, retailers overwhelmingly agreed that email marketing is responsible for a good portion of their lead-generation efforts. Specifically, 81% said …

Using CSS Transforms in the Real World

In this article, we’ll learn how CSS transformations can be used in the real world to solve various tasks and achieve interesting results. Specifically, you’ll learn how to adjust elements vertically, create nice-looking arrows, build loading animations and create flip animations. Transformations of HTML elements became a CSS3 standard in …

New data from GoDaddy highlights the future of web designer & developer gigs

With two-thirds of Americans worrying about job security and more than half looking for new careers, web designers and developers still have great gigs. This data comes from survey results we released in February 2021, polling 500 web designers and developers. Americans love the lifestyle afforded by a career in …