Call it a quirk of mine, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. When I look at someone’s website, especially one that is trying to sell me something, one of the things I try to determine is whether the site is still maintained. I certainly don’t want to buy something from a site that is ‘abandoned’ to autopilot that may or may not be working.
One of the easiest ways to do this is to look at the copyright year at the footer of the page. Sometimes they are expressed as a single year such as © 2009 or they might be expressed as a year range such as © 2002 – 2009. Either way it will look bad if your last copyright year is a few years back.
So check that copyright year and update it if necessary. Some stylesheets have code in them that automatically changes the year. But it won’t hurt to check if you have a home based business website where you want to make an impression on site visitors. A positive impression that is. Nothing says “unmaintained Website” quite like an old copyright year!
PS: how do you create that copyright symbol? Type “&” then “copy” then “;” (without the quotes).