Squarespace vs. GoDaddy Comparison – Forbes Advisor

While both companies offer many of the same features, Squarespace is more expensive than GoDaddy on each of its four plans. Both platforms bundle web hosting with their website builders, so there’s no extra charge for it.

GoDaddy and Squarespace are almost identical in terms of SEO support. Both allow editing of meta titles and descriptions, customizable URLs, adding image alt text, and keyword support. Squarespace, however, automatically generates a sitemap of website pages to help search engines find and index website pages and improve search engine optimization.

Squarespace wins on the model front; its template designs are easily some of the best around. The company offers many modern high-quality templates for users to choose from. Each template translates seamlessly to a mobile device. Drag and drop features help novice users customize their websites with a small learning curve. These templates are especially useful for creatives looking to showcase their artwork or photography, or for online stores that want to showcase their products in a clean way.

GoDaddy offers an Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI) system, allowing the user to create a website in minutes by simply answering a few questions. GoDaddy then provides a pre-built website based on those answers. This helps users get their website online as quickly as possible, but the ease with which users can set up their website means they sacrifice on the creative design side. GoDaddy’s templates tend to look bland compared to Squarespace’s templates.

GoDaddy provides superior customer support through the availability of live chat and 24/7 phone support. Squarespace doesn’t offer phone support and limits its live chat to a 12-hour window Monday through Friday.

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