GoDaddy Q&A with fashion designer and Project Runway finalist Kelly Dempsey

Kelly Dempsey climbed the fashion ladder on season 14 of the hit show, “Project Runway.” The only self-taught designer that season, Kelly made it to the finale and showed off her fearless, unique style and creative approach to clothing. Show mentor Tim Gunn has even gone on record in a 2015 interview saying she had the best collection of the finalists. Her humor and realness, along with her nickname Kelly from the Deli, helped solidify her following. 

Following her success on Project Runway, she launched her business, Rack Addik. Her unique take on streetwear, filled with interesting blends of patterns and fabrics, stood out in a crowded space. She takes pride in her approach, always trying to incorporate thrift store finds to normalize used clothing and not contribute to the waste seen with fast fashion.

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Sheyne Branconnier: Smile MEDIA

Sheyne Branconnier operates Smile MEDIA, a full-service web design, development and marketing company with offices in Boston, Dover, NH and Exeter, NH. Catch up with him on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The who:

Given a business name is so central to a brand, we tend to put a lot of importance on it. How did you arrive at a name, and how do you feel about it now that you’ve been in business a while?

At our foundation we are a service company aimed to please. Our focus is on the one universal expression we are aiming for. A smile is one of the single universal expressions of happiness worldwide; it is used as a kind gesture when greeting someone and is sometimes an uncontrollable emotional response to an interaction.

That is why we have made it the core to our beliefs and our name.

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Register .tech & support computer science education 

How did you get your start in tech? For too many young students, this career path quickly reaches a dead end, due to a lack of computer education and other technological resources. It’s why GoDaddy Pro is partnering with Radix, the domain registry behind .tech, for the #MyStartinTech awareness campaign.

Throughout May and June, we’ll be highlighting the .tech domain name and all the cool ways it can empower digital entrepreneurs.

And during this time, all proceeds* from registrations of the .tech domain will go to Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

It’s a good time for established professionals to look back at the challenges and opportunities they encountered along the way to their current positions.

And hey, if you’re in the market for that perfect domain to represent yourself or a … Read the rest

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April 2021 Hub updates: changelog & releases 

We built the Hub by GoDaddy Pro to streamline workflows and shave time off tasks that typically eat up a workday. But we aren’t done yet. You can keep track of our progress here, as we regularly publish our updates to this platform custom made for web designer and developers.

April 2021 Hub updates:

Site maintenance packs — You can now upgrade sites individually to get site maintenance packs, which include an array of automated tools to keep that site healthy:

  • Backups: Schedule backups weekly, daily, every 12 hours or every six hours. You can then select and download any backup you need to restore.
  • Performance checks: Schedule and view automated performance checks on a weekly or daily basis.
  • Security checks: Schedule automated checks on a weekly or daily basis and receive alerts if an indicator of compromise is detected.
  • Uptime monitoring: Automated, continuous monitoring sends you
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How to get backlinks to a small business website

This article was originally published on June 16, 2016, and was updated on July 23, 2019 and May 3, 2021. 

Why should you want to learn how to get backlinks to your small business website?

Backlinks are one of the most important ranking factors of search engines like Google. The more, highly-relevant backlinks you get for your website, the more likely you are to show up when someone searches for something relevant to your business.

While you may not be able to compete against big brands with million-dollar online marketing budgets on media buying, you can take steps to increase your organic rankings through backlinks — which can be incredibly valuable for local SEO.

There is good news. You don’t need a massive marketing budget to improve your search engine rankings.

You don’t need fancy tricks or even a lot of in-depth knowledge of how the internet works (though it … Read the rest

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8 tips for getting into Gutenberg development

Let’s face it. Gutenberg still has room to grow. As WordPress developers and designers, you will have to grow along with it. And while you might have tried it before, it’s getting constant updates to improve its functionality and effectiveness.

If you try Gutenberg and it doesn’t quite do what you need yet, try it again every 6 months or so for something small. It’s getting better all the time and the ecosystem of block plugins around it is also growing. This is worth doing because getting familiar with Gutenberg is a great way to future proof your websites, skills and services in a competitive industry.

—Gabe Mays, GoDaddy, Director of Product Management – WordPress

Released in 2017 and named after the inventor of the printing press, this new editor is designed to make WordPress easier for your clients to use. It’s taken some time for WordPress developers and designers … Read the rest

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What is user-generated content and can it help your business?

This article was originally published on Oct. 1, 2018, and updated on April 21, 2021.

It might be hard to believe, but people used to have a limited amount of sources and channels from which to get their information and entertainment. They’d get their news from the daily paper, they’d get their entertainment from the radio or TV, and they’d get their local gossip at the barbershop or salon.

Back then, people relied on — and trusted — the information they received from these dedicated, but limited, resources. However, the technological barriers to creating and disseminating content that made yesteryears possible are no longer the case.

That paradigm has shifted dramatically over the last decade, and more people than ever are creating, sharing and engaging with content across the endless spectrum of mediums.

ESPN used to be the go-to source for anything sports  — however, people are now following their … Read the rest

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Remote work apps to keep you productive, creative and connected on the move

This post was originally published on April 30, 2019, and was updated on March 16, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people working remotely has doubled. We are living in a time where working remotely is fast becoming the ‘new normal.

If you’re working from home or ‘out of the office’, the right remote work apps can help you keep your operations running smoothly if you need to work outside your traditional place of business. If you’re looking to keep your work outside of the office fluent, functional and sustainably successful, having the right tools matters.

Here we’re going to look at the remote work apps that will help you remain productive, creative, and most importantly, connected, wherever you are in the world.

The best remote work apps for staying productive

In this guide, we’ll be covering remote work apps within … Read the rest

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Expand 2021 recap: An ingredient for digital awesome sauce 

More than 5,000 web designers, developers and other Makers of the Web from all over the world registered for Expand 2021. The compact, two-day schedule saw speakers delivering insights on how to start, grow and thrive online. If you missed or want to relive any of the highlights from our recent virtual event, don’t stress — our Expand 2021 recap breaks it down.

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Expand 2021 recap: Tuesday, April 27

The first day of Expand 2021 kicked off with a keynote address from GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani and covered topics including building client relationships, project stacks, WooCommerce, and then concluded with careers in ecommerce.

Here’s your Expand 2021 recap for Tuesday:

Keynote with Aman Bhutani, GoDaddy CEO

Aman Bhutani, CEO of GoDaddy, welcomed everyone to the event, encouraging the web designer and developer community to share ideas and to support each other. Joined by Field Marketing Manager Adam Warner and Project … Read the rest

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Emmanuel Floriann On HubPages

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