I don’t know why GoDaddy doesn’t publicize it’s hidden web beacon, they talk about it in the help section but you won’t find it anywhere.  I had to contact support twice to get the link below.  The web beacon or site seal is required for the EV green bar to appear in Internet Explorer 7.  The difference is the site seal is visible (and somewhat tacky IMHO) while the web beacon is NOT visible.

Here’s the link:

http://seal.godaddy.com/js/gdwebbeacon.js

or download it at my site here: GoDaddy Web Beacon

Usage is such:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://seal.godaddy.com/js/gdwebbeacon.js“></script>

NOTE: I’d recommend downloading the script and placing it local to your website to keep it segregated from GoDaddy’s website.  So your link would look like:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://www.mysite.com/myscripts/gdwebbeacon.js”></script>

While I was waiting for GoDaddy to respond, I figured out a hack to download the site seal and hide it… which I will share just for kicks:

<div id=”hiddenseal” style=”display:none”><script type=”text/javascript” src=”https://seal.godaddy.com/getSeal?sealID=1234″></script></div>


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2 Responses to GoDaddy Premium EV Certificate Hidden Web Beacon Link – FOUND!

  1. Rusty says:

    Can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. You spend extra money to make your website look professional and then they want to drop their tacky seal on your page. It might not be so bad if they didn’t advertise with half-dressed women. But, good luck getting anybody to take you seriously with goDaddy plastered on your login page!

  2. Randi says:

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    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

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