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What's New in Websites + Marketing?

We’re excited to keep getting better all the time. Check in here or in the Community once a month or so to learn all of the newest features in the last few months.

Website Editor

Get more from your metrics on your Dashboard Insights (August 2021) We’ve improved the metrics you see on your Dashboard and made them clickable for greater insight. When you log into your Website Builder account and see your Dashboard, scroll down. You’ll see your new insights below your action plan steps.
Screenshot of the new Dashboard Insights

Add a Job Posting section (June 2021) Whether you’re looking for long-term, temporary or seasonal help, we’ve got you covered. The new Job Posting section allows you to receive resumes from potential employees. When you’re in your website builder, add a section and look for Job Posting under General.
Screenshot of the new job posting section

Add a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section (June 2021) People are curious. They have questions...and you have answers. In your website builder, add a section and look for Frequently Asked Questions under General. As you add questions, they’ll be expanded. Select Preview to see what the result will look like to your website visitors. Don’t forget to publish your changes when you’re done!
Screenshot of the new FAQ section

Link photo gallery images (May 2021) Photo galleries add so much life and interest to your site. Adding links to your images makes them that much more useful. Add or change a photo gallery section. Make sure you choose one of the non-slideshow layouts. Select a gallery image, then scroll to the bottom of the editing section turn the Add Link toggle on. Like all other links, you can link to a page and section on your site, a website URL, a phone number or an email.
How to link a photo gallery image

Add page templates (April 2021) Sometimes it’s much easier to edit existing content than start with a blank page. Try adding a new page to your site, and choose from a blank page, About page, Contact page, photo gallery page, or a list page (great for photos, menus or events).
When you add a new page, you can choose from a few page templates

Add a new countdown timer section (March 2021) We’ve created some new sections based on customer feedback this month (and the next few months). First up: a countdown timer option. This feature is a fun way to add a visually appealing countdown timer for new products, sales, events, etc. In your website builder, add a section and look for the Countdown Timer section under General.
Screenshot of new countdown timer section

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Images and video

Create a logo (August 2021) Next time you go to add a logo to your website header, try out the option to Create a logo. You can also start designing a logo from your Media Library. Pick a Free or Premium template, customize it, then select Download. Your new logo is both added directly to your Media Library and sent to your email.
Screenshot of the Design or upload a logo image from the Media Library

Remove background on images and video (August 2021) Do you have an image where you or your product look great, but the background isn’t what you want? Create a social media or website image. When you open an image layer in a GoDaddy Studio or Content Creator project, select Remove > Remove Background option.
Screenshot of what the Remove feature looks like in Content Creator

Over is now GoDaddy Studio (July 2021) It’s official! Over is now GoDaddy Studio. You still get the same ability to easily create professional-looking content with no design skills needed. There’s no change if you already use the Over app or create social media or website images using Content Creator in Digital Marketing Suite or Website Builder. If you don't yet use the app, look in your mobile app store for GoDaddy Studio.
Screenshot of what you can do with the Content Creator powered by Over, now GoDaddy GoDaddy Studio, for inspiration

Edit your images while working on your site (June 2021) When you’re working on your site, you’re in your groove. It’s inconvenient to have to switch from the editor to your Dashboard each time you edit an image. So, we brought the ability to edit to you. Now when you’re working with images, select Edit to open Content Creator and make your image look amazing.
How to edit your photo in the editor

Create your own customized videos (June 2021) Create a video starting from scratch or with a template. Open your website editor and add or select a section that uses video, such as Content, Introduction, About or even your Header section. You may have to select Upload, select, or create a video first. Select Change video to get to the Select a video screen. Create your own video from images, add words to an existing video and more.
What the screen looks like to start creating a new video

Change your photo's shape (March 2021) You now have options anytime you add or replace a photo or edit a photo in a section (other than a photo gallery section). Look for the shapes above your photo when you edit or change your image. Make your image horizontal (landscape), vertical (portrait) or a circle.
Where to find how to change an image's shape

Better represent your customers with diverse stock photos (March 2021 and November 2020) Choose from 900+ new diverse images representing people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and more. Anytime you’re in your website editor and editing a photo, select Change image. Use the search bar to look for stock photos, and you’ll see more representation in your search results. Or search the word TONL to see the entire collection
A sampling of the new diverse stock images

Edit images in your Media Library (February 2021) Easily add overlays, text, shapes and more to your images right in your Media Library. From your Dashboard, select My Photos. Hover over any image (your image or a stock image) and select the pencil Edit icon. Then you can edit your photos right in the Content Creator (just like when you create a social media or website image).
What it looks like to edit an image from your Media Library

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Social Marketing

Know what to post with the Marketing Planner (August 2021) You know you need to post consistently to create traffic to your website, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. The Marketing Planner, available from your Dashboard, not only suggests what to post for the week but also shows you upcoming dates of interest. Create all your content for the month in one sitting, freeing up your time the rest of the month for other things!
Screenshot of the Marketing Planner calendar, scheduled posts, etc.

More digital ad improved reports (August 2021) In your Dashboard, go to Digital Ads. (It’s under Marketing for people with a Website Builder site.) In addition to your Facebook ad report, there’s a graph that lets you compare traffic to your site before and after placing ads. That way you can easily see how much your ads are affecting your traffic, in case you want to adjust your ad. (Remember to let your ad run for at least a couple of days to see any result.)
Screenshot of a sample digital ad and the traffic graph

See improved reports for Facebook digital ads (July 2021) You could previously only see basic information about your Facebook ads. We’re constantly working on making things better and have added more analytics about each ad you place. Try creating a Facebook ad, then go to Marketing > Social in your Dashboard.
An example of the improved Facebook ads metrics

Customers can buy your products directly in Facebook or Instagram (July 2021) Earlier this year, you gained the ability to connect your online store directly to Facebook and Instagram. When you created shoppable Facebook or shoppable Instagram posts, people who clicked on your posts had to come to your website to complete the transaction. Now people who click on your shoppable posts can buy your products without ever leaving Facebook or Instagram. So easy! Want to know more? Check out our blog post on selling through Facebook and Instagram.
Example of a shoppable Facebook post that allows customers to check out without leaving Facebook

Create an ad on Facebook or Instagram (June 2021) Facebook ads allow you to tell people about your business or products targeted by age, gender and location. Set up your own Facebook ad from the Dashboard under Marketing > Digital Ads for Website Builder, or just Digital Ads if you have Digital Marketing Suite.
What Facebook ads look like as inspiration to create your own

Hire us to create your next Facebook or Instagram ad or boosted post (June 2021) Managing your online presence is a full-time job. Not only can you have social without the stress, hiring GoDaddy experts to manage your social media helps you turn interactions into lifelong customers. And we have a new, improved layout to see how your ad or boosted post is performing. Visit us today to request a call or to make a call for a free consultation.
An image of a man snuggling a dog with a phone showing his business' Insta feed, created by GoDaddy giving him more time.

Share your products, events and appointments directly to social media (June and February 2021) You’ve got a new way to create a social media post highlighting your products and services—straight from your store! From your Dashboard, go to Store > Products or Appointments > Services. Find a product or service you want to share, then use the three horizontal dots icon menu to Share on Social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google My Business. Continue creating your post with text and images, then publish or schedule for later.
Where to find the Share on social button in your online store Products menu

Boost Facebook posts (April 2021) When you create a Facebook post, you want as many people as possible to see your post. Now you can put advertising dollars behind your post to get a broader reach to your target audience. Boost your post when you publish a social media post. Or if you’ve already published a post, go to Marketing > Social in your Dashboard and select Boost next to the post you want to be shared even more.
What you see when you publish a social media post that encourages you to boost your post

Post directly to Instagram! (March 2021) When you create a post, Instagram is now an option to post in addition to Facebook and Twitter. We're so excited, and we hope you are too.
A screenshot of the social media composer with Instagram as a new option

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Email marketing

Design your next email marketing newsletter (July 2021) Your marketing email has a fresh new look. From your Dashboard, go to Marketing > Email Marketing and select Create a New Email. It also works if you select people on your Subscribers list, and then select Send Campaign. Create and send marketing emails to let your subscribers know what’s going on in your business.
On your Email Marketing home page, select Create a New Email

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Appointments

Reconnect with Facebook Booking (June 2021) Website Builder Ecommerce has received upgrades to its connection with Facebook Booking. If your customers can book online appointments from Facebook and Instagram, make sure you go to Settings > Facebook booking to reconnect it.
Location of Settings > Facebook booking so you can reconnect it and allow customers to book appointments on Facebook and Instagram

Add multiple appointments to the cart (May 2021) Your customers can now book multiple services in a single purchase. Previously, customers were only able to book one appointment at a time. With recent cart upgrades, however, your customer can book multiple types of appointments or multiple appointments in the same series.

If you aren't seeing the option to add multiple appointments on your live site, then you’ll need to republish your site to make this feature live. Make sure you have an have an online appointments section on your site.
A screenshot of a customer checking out of a site with two appointments

Share your products, events and appointments directly to social media (June and February 2021) You’ve got a new way to create a social media post highlighting your products and services—straight from your store! From your Dashboard, go to Store > Products or Appointments > Services. Find a product or service you want to share, then use the three horizontal dots icon menu to Share on Social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google My Business. Continue creating your post with text and images, then publish or schedule for later.
Where to find the Share on social button in your online store Products menu

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Online store and Marketplaces

Let customers pay with Virtual Terminal (August 2021) (United States) We’re excited to add Virtual Terminal to your GoDaddy Payments account. Virtual Terminal is a payment form that allows you to take credit card payments from your customers anywhere, even if you don’t have a point-of-sale (POS) device available. You can find it in your GoDaddy Payments Hub.
Screenshot of what the virtual terminal looks like

Connect your store to Google Shopping Actions (July 2021) Another amazing way to get your store in front of potentially millions of people is to connect it to Google Shopping. From your Dashboard, go to Store > Marketplaces and choose Google Channel. Learn more about Google Channel and Google Smart Campaigns.
A screenshot of the marketing screen showing the benefits and ease of connecting to Google Shopping

Customers can buy your products directly in Facebook or Instagram (July 2021) Earlier this year, you gained the ability to connect your online store directly to Facebook and Instagram. When you created shoppable Facebook or shoppable Instagram posts, people who clicked on your posts had to come to your website to complete the transaction. Now people who click on your shoppable posts can buy your products without ever leaving Facebook or Instagram. So easy! Want to know more? Check out our blog post on selling through Facebook and Instagram.
Example of a shoppable Facebook post that allows customers to check out without leaving Facebook

Set up Marketplaces in Australia and the United Kingdom (June 2021) Marketplaces is the place for store owners to list products once and sell everywhere. Store owners in Australia and the United Kingdom now have access to eBay. Give connecting your store to Marketplaces a try.
Screenshot of Marketplaces in Australia (but also works for Great Britain) with eBay. Amazon coming soon.

Share your products, events and appointments directly to social media (June and February 2021) You’ve got a new way to create a social media post highlighting your products and services—straight from your store! From your Dashboard, go to Store > Products or Appointments > Services. Find a product or service you want to share, then use the three horizontal dots icon menu to Share on Social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google My Business. Continue creating your post with text and images, then publish or schedule for later.
Where to find the Share on social button in your online store Products menu

Accept money through GoDaddy Payments (June 2021) We’ve got a new way for you to collect payments from your customers. Like PayPal, Square and Stripe, GoDaddy Payments has competitive percentages. Best of all, it’s completely integrated with the rest of your online store. Card readers and terminals are coming later this year. Find out more to get started.
A screenshot of the marketing page showing GoDaddy payments

Try the new Carousel layout in Featured Products section (May 2021) Once you add products to your Featured Products category in your store, then you can add a Featured Products section. Or maybe you want to edit an existing Featured Products section. In addition to the Classic and Spotlight layouts, try out the Carousel layout.
A screenshot of the new featured products carousel section

Ship with Correios in Brazil (April 2021) Correios is the national postal center for Brazil, so we’re pleased to launch shipping integration for Brazilian online stores. From your Dashboard, go to Settings and under Online Store, select Shipping. If your shipping location is in Brazil, you’ll be able to add Correios as one of your carrier-calculated shipping methods.
A screenshot showing where to add Correios for Brazilian customers

List products on Marketplaces in Canada (April 2021) Marketplaces connects your online store to selling sites, so you manage all your products, descriptions and prices from one central hub. Only available in the United States so far, we’re excited to expand access to Amazon and Ebay into Canada. Only available for sites with the Ecommerce plan (compare plans and pricing ).
A screenshot of the new Marketplaces in Canada showing Amazon and Ebay

Change payment and fulfillment statuses separately (March 2021) Usually a customer places an order, pays for it, and then the order is fulfilled, in that sequence. But life is messy and doesn’t always work the way it should. Now you can change the fulfillment status separate from the payment status, reflecting the way life happens in your store.
A screenshot of an order showing the new separate payment and fulfillment buttons.

Manage your orders better on mobile (March 2021) Open your site in the GoDaddy app on iPhone or Android. Use the four squares to open your Store. The Orders section has a whole new look and feel specifically for mobile, which makes your orders easier to view and manage.
A mobile screen showing the new online store order page

More info

If you have questions, we're here for you with tons of resources:

If you don’t already have a Websites + Marketing account, start for free today. Need help with social media and in the U.S.? The GoDaddy Social team can help with that too!

Above all, have faith in yourself. We have faith in you.