Something to Never Display on Your Website

This is something I don’t want to see in your website:

“Sorry, I haven’t updated my website/news/game/blog lately because [insert some false excuse about being ‘busy’ here] and [put some irrelevant mumblings here]”.

It’s possible that a hard drive of your computer, backups and everything is lost and the service provider closed down your account – and cat ate your mouse – you never know. But basically – I don’t think these kinds of news bring anything else than bad reputation.

Another my favourite:

The beta is coming at September 2005.

It’s 2006. And February… don’t display old release dates in your site. Make another news announcement.

Keep your site updated.

Juuso Hietalahti

One Comment

  1. I’d like to add – if you no longer plan on supporting or updating your website – DELETE IT!

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found links on google – then started reading an article – and then discovered the article was written / published in 1999 and isn’t relevent anyymore.

    It boggles my mind that people would keep paying for a website that they no longer maintain – unless they have paid for 10 years up front :P

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