Some companies simply get under our skin at Optimized SEO and Websites. Many of them are completely fraudulent website and SEO services located overseas. Not much we can do about them. The easy fix with the foreign scammers is to educate yourself about the service you are inquiring about and the company you are considering to hire before making a decision.
There is a fundamental problem with the website and SEO industry.
Most business owners don’t know enough about good website design, how SEO really works, and so on and so forth. This in itself is not the problem! The problem is so many website and SEO companies have no issue blindly robbing small business owners.
GoDaddy is the Real Problem (In our opinion)
We offer web hosting along with website design, SEO, ad management, and so on.
We also offer domain services, web hosting, SSL certificates, and company emails, just like GoDaddy.
Our hosting fee is $175 per year. We have a dedicated AWS server. It is not cheap shared hosting like GoDaddy, HostGator, or Bluehost, etc.
The $175 includes your SSL certificate, 3x per week backups, free company emails, and 99.9% uptime.
If we can move your domain to our preferred registrar, NameCheap, we include domain privacy and the cost of your domain within the $175 fee. You have full access to your domain and hosting at all times if we host it…
The Real Cost of Using GoDaddy’s Services
Here is what a client was paying per year for this same services from GoDaddy before he contacted us. Please let me know in the comments if you agree GoDaddy’s excessive fees are a little ridiculous.
GoDaddy’s Service’s Pricing
Domain: $17.99 per year and add $9.99 more for private registration which is definitely recommended.
Deluxe Managed WordPress (web, management, support, backups, and hosting): $179.88 per year
Email + Office: $59.88 per year
SSL Web Certificate: $79.99 per year
Website Security Essentials (security/backups): $20.97 per quarter or $83.88 per year
Add it all up and you get a whopping $431.61 per year to have your website online with a company email.
This is insane people!
Save Money By Using A Small Business Like Ours For Web Hosting
If you take $431.61 per year and compare it to our fee of $175 per year for the ‘same’ services, you get a savings of $256.61.
This puts $1k more towards your bottom line every 4 years and you are getting much better web hosting with all of the other services being relatively equal.
My name is Ryan Sciamanna. I am the owner of Optimized, LLC. I never thought I would find such unscrupulous business practices be implemented by such a large, well-known company that seems to be super popular. GoDaddy’s excessive fees are borderline criminal in my opinion.
If you like the idea of working with a small business like yours that truly cares about the success of their clients, contact us.