With all the platforms for creating and maintaining websites, it can be overwhelming to decide which will be the best for your private practice website and its SEO. Often we are asked which website builders we prefer, and much like anything else, they all have Pros and Cons. For those of you looking to invest in GoDaddy or already have, this blog is for you!
How to choose the best hosting option for your Private Practice Website
The importance of search engine optimization (SEO) cannot be overstated. Search engines rely on SEO to find our websites, which means that it’s essential to understand precisely what it is and how it can benefit your private practice in Arkansas, Online, and beyond! Finding ways to utilize SEO for your website and career can be the best decision you make for yourself.
First of all, it’s important to know that with GoDaddy, you have the option of:
Hosting your URL on GoDaddy with another platform’s website builder.
Hosting & Using GoDaddys’ Website builder for your site. (Free and Paid options)
For a lot of people, competitive pricing is an essential factor when selecting a provider. As a domain registrar and web hosting company, GoDaddy is a very well-known brand. Aside from registrars, they also provide their customers with web hosting, website builders, and email services.
If you are a GoDaddy customer but don’t use their website builder, you need to get your SEO up to speed with the platform your website is built on.
Does GoDaddys Website Builder boost SEO rankings for an Online Private Practice Website?
As far as website building is concerned, GoDaddy has one of the more user-friendly interfaces available. This hosting service comes with a very simple and intuitive graphical interface. This is designed to cater to beginners since you don’t have to have great coding skills to get started publishing and managing your website.
However, web administrators seeking more control can encounter problems when it comes to email addresses, database files, and memory. When trying to navigate the GoDaddy policies regarding web forms, wikis, and auto-generated content, you will find that you will need to put more effort into it. There are a number of other hosting services that have fewer restrictions on their use.
The Rundown on GoDaddys’ Digital Marketing Suite
GoDaddy provides a tool that costs $6.99 per month and analyzes your website for keyword and phrase suggestions. You can ‘start for free’ and use it for more than SEO with social media content templates and related content to provide support in getting traffic for your private practice. Even though this tool is helpful and can be used to make a difference, it has some limitations. This is likely why they also offer SEO services as part of one of their packages. It is without saying that at Simplified SEO Consulting, we recommend hiring us if you need Search Engine Optimization services for your private practice. This is because we help mental health professionals focus on the clients they want to attract. In contrast, GoDaddy provides services in a generic manner that primarily targets getting website views rather than booking clients.
After completing the suggested changes, such as changing your homepage title to include a keyword, you can track your website’s search rankings on the Search Engine Optimization dashboard after implementing these changes.
You specialize in mental health, and so should the SEO experts you lean on for advice and support.
Using WordPress and GoDaddy for your online Private Practice Website
WordPress and GoDaddy have partnered to offer users WordPress hosting plans. With their auto-install Quick Start Wizard, you can get started quickly with the creation of your website.
In the event that you already have a WordPress site that you would like to migrate to GoDaddy, it may take some technical expertise. Even experienced website owners may find it challenging to follow the steps for moving a WordPress website to GoDaddy, even though there are step-by-step instructions. WordPress has its own SEO tools and tips that can be used to optimize your service pages or blog posts.
Many people have criticized the GoDaddy company because of its marketing tactics, aggressive up-selling practices, and poor customer service. Because of its affordability, brand recognition, and comprehensive set of tools, it has become a popular choice for users.
Owners of small private practices with very limited technical expertise can easily register a domain name and build a website with relative ease, but making use of GoDaddy’s hosting services may not be the most appropriate choice for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The majority of our clients use WordPress or Squarespace to build their websites. We have found that these two platforms make it easily possible to implement search engine optimization techniques.
Fun Fact: SEO is a millennial! It was created in the mid-90s.
SEO Marketing for Therapists & Counselors Made Simple!
To begin working with Simplified, follow these three simple steps:
- Book a Session with Simplified SEO Consulting
- Learn about SEO Consulting for Therapists
- Take a breath and relax, knowing your SEO is handled!
Other Services at Simplified SEO Consulting:
We can also help if you need other types of support! We offer a variety of training options to meet your needs, including a 12-week training program, small group intensives, and courses. If you are ready to start using SEO, or you are planning to move your site or redesign your site, then the strategy session may be an excellent option for you. We can also assist you with our Done for You Program if you want to work with a dedicated and skilled team of professionals.
About the Author
Amber has a BA in Psychology at APU and is working towards her MA in Psychology at SNHU while working with the best team in the world, Simplified SEO Consulting. She is a mother, animal & space enthusiast, and public relations volunteer at a fine arts nonprofit who enjoys helping others succeed.