New Year Tip: Keep your Copyright Date Current

Every new year the annual ritual of updating the copyright dates on web sites commences.

This is the little, often overlooked, text snippit in the footer of most web sites that says something to the effect of “”Copyright 2014 Some Company.  All rights reserved.”

There are several good reasons for keeping the year current on your web site.

  1. Audience. First and foremost consider the impression your visitors will make of your web site when they notice that your copyright date is set to 2007.  Does that mean you have not updated your site in 5 years?  It can be enough to cause the visitor to click the back button and head to the next site.