As many of you know, I was a big fan of GoDaddy—until this past week.
It seems a GoDaddy salesperson took it upon himself to call one of my clients. In this particular case, my client owns the domain name and I host their website through a shared hosting plan I have with GoDaddy.
I have no problem with GoDaddy trying to get business. What I do have a problem with is when the salesperson tells my client that I lied to her and that her site wasn’t being hosted on GoDaddy servers, when it clearly was. He should have known that. All it would have taken was a simple domain IP address search.
What’s worse is this rep proceeded to tell my client that her website wasn’t SEO optimized in an effort to sell her an SEO package. He went on to suggest that she needed to use meta keywords and meta descriptions. Once again, he probably should have checked the code, because had he done so he would have seen that we are using both—with the latter being more of a force-of-habit. Plus, if he was truly informed he would have known that Google no longer uses meta keywords for search engine ranking.
Anyway it took me about an hour to fix the damage this asshole created and I’m not happy about that. Then today, I received an email that basically directs me to this page: Web Design Service | Professionally Designed Websites - GoDaddy
So I guess GoDaddy is now in the professional design business, which begs the question—why in the world would I want to support a company that’s trying to undermine my efforts?
So, what website hosting service do you recommend?
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