We are proud of the FANTASTIC service we provide. All our website design customers get our top business package. Here's a quick summary.
Your website hosting will be lightning fast and always up. More about hosting
We have invested in the very latest, safest, enterprise-grade, fully redundant, backed-up cloud hardware. We handpick your server neighbours. If any issues arise we have a 7 second response time and our engineers are on site 24/7/365. Even Christmas day !
Our tools turn your website into your business focal point. More about our management tools
There’s so much to talk about here. We have spent 15 years perfecting an amazing set of tools for you. Update your website whenever you like. From tiny changes, to entire galleries. Add a blog, create a custom form. Generate a mailing list, add snow at Christmas time. Get quick statistics on your visitors. These tools turn your website into your business focal point.
Every website we design has our FULL professional email service attached. More about email
Add professional email addresses ANYTHING@yourdomain.co.uk. We provide a professional email service with our partner (https://www.mailchannels.com). It’s unlimited. You get your own mailboxes. You can setup and allocate new mail addresses and passwords in seconds. You get leading spam and virus filtering and your dedicated webmail services for each account.
Each time anyone fills out a form on your website, site we step in. We shield you from spam, we send the email to your preferred email address and hold a copy in your control panel. If your visitors provide consent then we generate mailing lists so you can create newsletters and bulk-mail marketing literature.
We will fully manage your domain name More about domain names
If you asked us to purchase your domain name, we will register it in YOUR name. It will always be your business asset. If you ever decide to leave us, we will not hold on to it or charge you fees to release it. Its yours and you can take it when you like.
We will continually renew your domain name for you. We manage all the technical DNS and connect your website, your domain name and email and give you powerful tools, that are simple to use so you can do as much or as little yourself.
Your website will be fully GDPR compliant. More about GDPR
We are always here when you need us. More about support
Whether it’s a quick call of reassurance, a fast webchat when you are on the move or a deeper conversation about our site and the Internet, we provide 1:1 telephone support and a vast array of support material, videos and documentation to help you get the most from your website .
Link your website with Facebook / Twitter. More about social media
We make it fast and easy to run a website and Facebook/Twitter, side-by-side. Create compelling posts on your Facebook business page instantly from your website and connect your social followers to your website. Add a feed from your Facebook page right on your website.
We continually upgrade and improve your website.
From time to time the law, the Internet technology and Google moves on (eg (GDPR and https://). You don’t have to worry. We will always make sure your site is up-to-date, compliant and compatible
Full on-page SEO is included together with optimisation tools More about Google optimisation
The website that we build for you will be optimised for Google, with your keywords from the outset. But we do more. We build you a Google/Bing Sitemap and then resubmit this to Google and Bing every time we detect changes to your site. This tells Google what pages to re-crawl and which pages are the most important.
We then give you tools to update your Google listing for each webpage. We continually create external links to your website from our own websites and other selected clients that give you an extra push. Of course, you have to do your bit too; the more customers that visit your website and the bigger the social buzz around your site, the more you will be rewarded with higher Google rankings. And of course, … you have to be patient
We have partnered with the UK biggest provider of server technology so we can host your website on fast, secure unbelievably reliable hardware that is managed 24 hours every day.
Feel confident giving out your website, knowing that it is always available and fast.
The website and emails you create with us will be hosted on enterprise grade cloud server technology. It’s all included as part of your monthly payment. This infrastructure is superfast, unbelievably reliable, continually being updated and almost infinitely scale-able.
We don’t cram in thousands of websites on old, out-of-date hardware like some website builders and leave the best technology for ourselves. We use the same equipment as you. All our company systems, technology, websites and email servers all run on the same cloud server infrastructure as your website.
You content is very safe. We operate a server infrastructure that is backed up regularly, managed 24/7/365. We replicate all our systems across multiple servers and have state of the art security and firewalls. We run regular disaster recovery drills to pre-emptively predict and protect potential hacking and denial of service attacks.
The webpage editor uses a familiar interface.
There is very little learning and no technology fear, you find yourself using the editor more often and getting more done, faster.
Sometimes you just need to make a quick change to your website. Opening up your website builder to find an editing screen that is instantly familiar feels re-assuring.
Just login, make the changes and you are done.
If you have ever used Microsoft Word you can build a website with the DotGO sitebuilder.
We created our website builder for busy business people who just want something that works and is easy to navigate.
Of course, you can do a LOT more with the website builder than simply edit text. It is so much more powerful than a basic text editor. But we don’t try and confuse you with new technology and radically different ways of doing things.
We’ve taken the basic concept of a familiar word processor and built on it. You will soon discover lots of simple ways to customise your content and add amazing features.
The DotGO website builder provides fast, simple tools for the creation of rich media and interactive content for your website.
Raise the profile of your business with professional modern content. Encourage your visitors to spend more time on your website to enhance your brand awareness. Make the most of yor previous successes with galleries or filters.
Website visitors are becoming more and more used to interacting with websites. Having well written content and a selection of great images is not always enough to maintain the attention of your visitors. They want more.
By adding clever interactive tools, your visitors, will engage with your content. They will spend longer on your website and as they use these tools get access more content and answer their specific questions, the trust they have and the professionalism of your business will both increase.
The DotGO website builder makes it easy to create these tools as individual ‘pliug-ins’.
We adopt the approach of create once, plugin many times. You may want to add the same content multiple time in different places. Our technology lets you create your content and store it as a content plugin. You then decide on a style and plug-it-in as many times as you like across your website.
Add unlimited images to your website. We have simple, powerful tools so you can make a big impact.
Save time by making fast image changes that make a big impact. Save money by enhancing your own images and creating as many compelling professional galleries as you like. Turn your images into stunning assets that present your business beautifully.
One aspect of a website, above all others, that makes the biggest difference to the appearance of a website, is the images that are used.
It’s not just the type of images, but the colour, the size, the shape and of course the relevance.
We have a lot of tools that help to make your images stand out.
Apply filters, adjust the colours, and resize your images with powerful tools, right inside your website. You can make all your images black and white, reduce the colour, or highlight one colour to match the palette. The choices are virtually endless.
You might have a great selection of images, but how do you present them and make sure they fit in well with the colour palette that you choose. ?
Sometimes you just want to add little thumbnail that is clickable and opens up stylishly showing a much bigger version of the original. You can achieve this with just a few clicks. Just choose a thumbnail size and we handle all the clever animation.
If you have a lot of images the best way to show them off is in a little gallery. Creating a gallery takes seconds. Just drag the images you want and drop into your gallery and choose the style you want. You can build as many galleries as you like and your images can appear in multiple galleries. You can then add each gallery to as many pages as you like.
We include a free blog with all our packages.
Emphasise your personality and keep customers coming back. Save time and money by using the free blog that comes with your package. Make more profits by rising up the search engines.
If you want to reach out and give your customers a reason to visit your website on a regular basis a blog will help. It’s an opportunity for you to add your personal view on issues or news that affects you or your customers. It needn’t be a long post, but just long enough to get your point of view across and invite your readers to add their view.
A blog will help enormously with your search engine optimisation. When it comes to SEO, content is king. Every blog post you create will be great, unique additional content. It’s all indexed and contained within your website and we automatically list it in an XML sitemap for google
We track all the visitors to your website and provide simple charts so you can see how will it is working.
See how busy your site is and where your visitors are coming from. Gain confidence in your website and learn which content is adding the most value and which pages needs extra work.
It’s important to know how well your website is performing.
Your website comes with a free statistics package that is always available. This gives you a detailed up to date report on hits, visitors, timings and most popular pages.
This is a great free tool. But if you want more, you may want to consider using the VERY powerful google analytics tools. Google analytics will help you to diagnose the routes that your visitors take, how long they stay on each page, what search terms they used to find you, your most popular pages, the pages that are under performing and much, much more.
These tools are also free. Just signup with Google. You will be given a unique Tracking ID. Then enter this tracking ID into our systems and we’ll automatically generate the special code on all your webpages so that google can track your website visitors.
This information can help guide you to create better content, perhaps change the wording of pages so you get found for different keywords and improve your visitor experience.
We include a professional email solution with all paid business website builder packages.
Gain more respect from your customers by offering a joined-up brand with your email address and website all using the same domain name. Save time by sending and receiving business emails from your phone/tablet/computer.
Having a successful business presence online is about more than just a website. Your customers expect to be able to contact you. They expect to be able to send emails to a professional email address that uses the same domain name as your website.
Having a professional email address (not a free address like Gmail, Yahoo, or HotMail) gives you a joined-up marketing experience and re-assures your customers that they are dealing with a respected company.
Since all our websites use unique domain names, it makes sense to add a matching email address that uses that domain name.
3rd party companies will charge you an extra monthly fee for setting up your email addresses, with the DotGO SiteBuilder provides an email service free with your package.
You can choose what type of email service you want
Whichever solution you choose you use our simple email interface from inside the website builder control panel. You can change the email prefix and any redirect settings instantly. You can change from a redirection service to a cloud hosted solution with a single click.
Whether you are looking for a single point of contact for your customers or to setup multiple emails for your entire office, you can do this effortlessly with no jargon and at tiny cost.
Each time a customer sends you an email from your contact page, we save a copy of the email. You can retrieve these emails and see how hard your website is working for you.
Best of all, the email addresses are then collected and placed in a mailing list that can be used to send out newsletters or update your customers on anything new and exciting.
We regard your business website as a one important aspect of doing business on the Internet. Managing your email and making the most of this valuable, connected service is also really important.
Automatically build and maintain a mailing list of your customers that you can use to send out bulk mail.
Make more profit by encouraging your clients, via email, to use your products or services. Save time by automatically collecting email addresses and efficiently sending out large numbers of emails.
As your business grows and you interact with more and more clients, you will collect email addresses. These email addresses are an important business asset, that so many busy business owners don’t have time to keep up to date.
We help you to maintain an email mailing list right inside your business website builder control panel.
You can use this mailing list to send out newsletters about offers, new products or things that your customers might be interested about. Just click one button and we change this into a formatted list that you can paste into any mail client (such as Outlook) or any mail service like Gmail or Yahoo.
We give you three really easy ways to add emails to your mailing list.
Add one or more domain names to your website and manage them with a single, simple control panel.
Find the right domain name fast. We'll constantly renew your domain name so you never go offline. Setup is instant, there's nothing technical you need to do.
As a business website builder, we make sure that we build websites with unique, custom domain names that reflect our clients company name or their business type and location.
Other website builders allow you to use their domain name. But it’s much harder to get found on the search engines if you are piggy-backing off someone elses domain and it sends a less-than-professional message to your visitors too.
You can even have multiple domain names. Having one domain name that states what you do and where you do it will help enormously with your search engine position. Having another that matches your business name and goes on your business cards helps with brand recognition too.
You can choose to purchase your own domain name and make all the technical changes and regular renewals yourself, or ask us to register the domain for you. We'll ensure that the domain name is always renewed and make all the technical configuration changes for you too.
Finding the right domain for the business website you are about to build can often be a lengthy trial and error process that involves you searching for slightly different variations only to find that they have been taken.
We have developed a clever tool that intelligently searches for the best UK domain names that git your new business website and the areas from which you hope to attract customers.
One click and our tools search the internet for you to find the best domain names so that your business website will be both memorable and appear high in the search engine listings.
The new European data protection regulations were adopted as law in the United Kingdom on 25th May 2018. These new regulations are built on the exiting data protection regulations, but have been extended in the light of the online world in which much of this data resides and the huge risks that data breaches represent. Read more.
1. Add an opt-in consent box to all your forms.
3. Clean your existing mailng lists.
If you are already holding any private data, that you have not been given explicit permission to use or that you don't have a legitimate interest in keeping, then you must re-contact the client and ask for their consent to continue using it. Only if they reply with this permission, will you be able to continue using this data. Data belonging to any clients that do not give you this explicit permission, must be permanently removed.
The new regulations are designed to provide much more protection for individuals. It gives us all greater access to our data and the right to be forgotten.
If you buy something online, the seller can no longer automatically assume that they can continue to email you with unrelated offers and sell on your data. Only under certain conditions, or if you have given your explicit consent can they do this. A company must set out your personal rights, how you can get access to your own information, and specifically who to contact and how long the data will be held.
These regulations place a lot more responsibility on the recipients and custodians of this data. Companies who receive private data must now take greater steps to protect this data and be very clear about how long they will keep this data and exactly what it will be used for and who it will be shared with. A greater emphasis has been placed on making sure privacy policies are written in plain English with unambiguous wording.
Much larger fines will be levied on organisations who do not follow these rules.
If a company (based in UK or EU) can not prove that they have the right or that you have given them full consent to use your data, then they must re-contact you. Only if you then say 'yes', can they continue to keep your data and send you bulk mail.
We offer a rich library of support articles, papers and videos backed up with friendly UK support team.
Avoid wasting time and get quick answers to your questions by watching a short video or pick the phone up and talk to a friendly human. There is very little learning and no technology fear, you find yourself using the editor more often and getting more done, faster.
For time to time you may need a little help. Our UK website builder is easy to use, buts nice to know that you can get help and support when you need it.
There are three ways to get support.
The website builder allows you to post updates about your website to your social media channels, integrate social media widgets into your website, and add links to your profiles from your contact pages, header or footer.
Save time by automatically updating your social media accounts and streaming content from facebook and twitter directly to your webpages. Enhance your online brand by increasing traffic to and from your social site.
Love it or loathe it, whether you use it or not, more and more of your customers are spending huge amounts of time on their social media profiles. Ignore the massive untapped market at your peril.
It takes a lot less time than you might think to setup profiles and then integrate into your website. You can create a Facebook business page, and twitter profile in a few minutes.
We suggest 3 ways to use social media
Your business website is designed from the ground up with search engines in mind. Our sitebuilder offers you simple Google tools and straight forward advice.
Make more profits by getting more visitors and customers by appearing higher up the search engine listings when customers search for your products and services .
A great looking business website is no use, unless your customers can find you. Appearing high up on the search engine results page is a great way to achieve this. Getting found on Google and Bing should be your number 1 concern.
Our aim is to make it simple for you to rank well. Over the past 14 years we have spoken with thousands of small business owners. We understand what it takes to get high rankings and will guide you through that process.
First and foremost, it’s important to choose the right keywords (for most small businesses, this will be “what you do and where you do it”). We start by asking you some simple questions and then use this extensively as you build your uk website.
Although Google, Bing and Yahoo may eventually pick up your site, we actively submit your website to them every 14 days. We also create a special XML sitemap in a format they require. Each time a webpage is changed or updated we update this sitemap and resubmit it for you.
There are many factors that Google uses to rank, index and display your website. We integrate many of these factors into the website building process. Google reads ‘meta-data’ to summarise your pages. With our system you can update the meta data for every page easily. Google can’t see images the same way as you. You have to describe each image so it can understand what you do. We make this simple, each time you add an image to one of your webpages you simply update the description for Google. If you forget or haven’t the time, we’ll make our best guess, make some assumptions and do it for you.
Of course, if you opt for affordable website design, and ask us to build a business website then we will setup this for you.
Not only are the features of our website builder rich and comprehensive, but they are easy to use too.
A few features that we have missed and one or two that are worth re-emphasising. If you want to talk through any of these featires why not give us a call?
Tell Google what you want to be found for. Easily craft the way each of your pages appears in the Google listings. We provide free tools that make optimising your site simple and fast.
There are never any guarantees with Google. However, over the past 15 years we have learned that to secure your place at the top of the listings you just need three things
Most websites require a page where your customers can contact you. Rather than build the page from scratch, we allow you to choose the style of the contact page and decide what information you want to include.
Customise your contact-us page with a readymade contact form linked to your email address, bespoke text, opening hours and extra contact numbers and email addresses. The result is a professional, beautifully designed page that presents your business and encourages your visitors to contact you.Try it NOW
When your clients use the contact-us page contact form we save a copy of the email for you. We place a copy of the mail into your own inbox. You can then review incoming mail and filter out any spam.
We also store the email addresses of anyone that contacts you using this form. You can then turn all these email addresses into a mailing list that you can use for bulk mailing offers or newsletters. You can even add extra email addresses to this mailing list, from other sources.Give it a go
Edit your text with an editor that feels instantly familiar. If you have used Microsoft Word before you will be comfortable with the look and feel of our content editor. But there is so much more to the powerful editor that takes website styling to a whole new level.
Plug-in rich, interactive content, style images and 3D parallax image content with just a couple of clicks. Insert YouTube videos in a way that 'just works' on any device from desktop to mobiles.Give it a go
The quality of a website is directly related to the quality of the images used. But cropping, resizing and generally editing images can be difficult and time consuming. Not anymore. Included in our website builder is a free, simple, powerful image editor.
Add filters, borders, crop, resize and make your images perfect with a couple of clicks.Try it NOW
Create amazing looking galleries to showcase your products or services effortlessly. Drag and drop images from your own library into multiple image galleries. Choose the way the gallery appears and plug-in the gallery to as many pages as you like. Add image descriptions. Update and change the images in each gallery whenever you like.Try it NOW
Create programmable popups to advise your clients of important information or offers. Retain full editable control of the popups. Add images, text and animation. Choose the criteria and timings under which the popups will appear. Archive popups for re-use and seasonal offers.Give it a go
Create beautiful animated frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers. Add each question and answer one by one then choose a style. You can create multiple sets of Q&As and plug them into different pages.Try it NOW
Create slick sets of client testimonials quickly and easily. You simply add details of the client and what they said and we do the rest. Choose the style of the quotes and then plug them into the page. Add additional testimonials in one place and all pages are updated.Give it a go
Add multiple styled interactive Google maps onto any pages you choose. Just add a postcode. town or city and the style you want for your map. We then add the map(s) to the page(s) you choose. Its fast and easy and looks very professional.Try it NOW
Bring your content to life, or enhance important messages with 3D parallax image backgrounds to sections of your content. Choose the images you want to use. Apply a coloured filter that matches your palette to match the background to the content.
If you prefer a solid colour background choose from plain neutral colours or colours that link to the applied coloured palette.Try it NOW
You can add as much or as little animation as you like. As your visitors scroll down your page choose to have your content enter the 'stage' with bold animation.
As you roll over your logo, linked buttons or hyperlinked images, apply eye catching animation that hints to the user that there is something to be clicked . All this can be achieved by switching animation on or off and choosing the animation effect you want to apply.Try it NOW
There are times when you want to place a thumbnail image on your webpage and include the effect where clicking it opens up to a full size image with your background dimmed and the full size image stands out. Every time you add an image to your webpage you can simply click a box to include the effect.
Choose the size and shape of thumbnail and we'll crop and resize a copy instantly. What's more we will even make sure it works perfectly on mobile and tablets automatically.Give it a go
These days a website is only part of your online presence. We make sure that your website works together with your other social media accounts. Include feeds from your accounts. Post directly to your social pages and share information effortlessly.Try it NOW
Whether your new website has one, or many domain names, we make managing them simple. No jargon, just simple info with ticks and crosses and straight forward explanations.
Once you have added a domain name to your website, why not create an email too. A connected domain name and email address is so much more professional than a free hotmail, gmail or yahoo email address. Just choose any prefix and enter your existing email address. You then advertise the new professional email address and we'll forward all emails direct to you.Try it NOW
Signup for a free Google Analytics (GA) account and enter the user number they give you in one box and we'll do the rest. We'll make sure that the Google tracking code is placed on every page of your site, so that you can track your site's performance. GA is ideal if you want to know how well your website is performing, which pages are the most popular and how you could improve your visitor experience.Try it NOW
DotGO website builder provides clever software to build and maintain your own business website.
We are motivated by helping small UK businesses achieve great things through the Internet. Our core business is run by a handful of professional, dynamic, hard working young(ish) people who have a passion for helping others. We believe that the Internet does not have to be a complicated and face-less, email-only environment. We bring together friendly customer service with a world class website builder.