The end of the year is near, have you updated?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Drachsi, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. Drachsi

    Drachsi UKBF Newcomer

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    I'm talking about that small item at the bottom of most web pages, the copyright year. When you visit a site and notice tha copyright date is still 2005 or something, it does not give you confidence the website is kept up to date. Suggest you change all your's next week to 2012, and then update all your website sitemaps at the same time.

    Good luck in 2012 to all.

    Posted: Dec 28, 2011 By: Drachsi Member since: Jul 8, 2009
  2. johncraig

    johncraig UKBF Newcomer

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    Yeah i am always update my copyrights term on my website each year, and waiting for update it as a new year steps in.
    Posted: Dec 28, 2011 By: johncraig Member since: Dec 22, 2010
  3. Topbuzz

    Topbuzz UKBF Newcomer

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    you shouldn't have to update it, your own work (copyright) lasts for 50 years (think that is true all over the world ?!). So all you have to put on there is when your website/work started. For example I started mine in 1998 and I've left it like that since. Otherwise, if you don't have a CMS/PHP driven website (mine is all hand written HTML) I could spend ours updating it along with the copyright meta tags.
    Posted: Dec 28, 2011 By: Topbuzz Member since: Aug 4, 2010
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  4. Posilan

    Posilan Verified Business ✔️

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    &copy; Copyright <?php echo date('Y'); ?> - My Site
    Problem solved ;)

    Posted: Dec 28, 2011 By: Posilan Member since: Dec 20, 2010
  5. Arhob1

    Arhob1 UKBF Regular

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    I'm confused by this post. The year normally indicates the year of publication, so the earlier the better.

    If you published your content in 1990 and then changed your date to 2012 as a result of this post then someone could show that they published their web site in 2011 and yours is infringing their copyright as yours is later.

    Some people show like say 1990, 2012 if there was a major revision in 2012 but the original content was 1990.
    Posted: Dec 28, 2011 By: Arhob1 Member since: Jul 24, 2011
  6. StevensOnln1

    StevensOnln1 Contributor

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    Wouldn't it be a good idea to put the original year and the current year?

    e.g. (C) My Company Ltd 1990 - 2011
    Posted: Dec 28, 2011 By: StevensOnln1 Member since: Dec 10, 2011
  7. HungryHorse

    HungryHorse Contributor

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    This is what I usually do, to indicate that we're both still around and have also been around for a while. PHP also handles this for me.
    Posted: Dec 29, 2011 By: HungryHorse Member since: Apr 15, 2011
  8. Esk247

    Esk247 Contributor

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    depends on the website.

    for a retail site that sells scarves you would want to see 2012 as the date not 1998.

    most companies go for the old 1998 - 2012 trick though as it shows history and instills confidence.
    Posted: Dec 29, 2011 By: Esk247 Member since: Oct 6, 2008
  9. Nord20

    Nord20 Contributor

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    I think the OP is basically trying to sell their sitemap maintenance service, given the link in their post.

    However, having read the first paragraph (nay, first sentence) on their website, I'm not sure attention to detail is their strong point:

    "Many sitemaps can created manually, using a text editor or html editor. Far better is a professional created grade sitemap, specifically tailored to your website, and up to date. Saves time and effort. Why do I offer a website sitemap service?, because most companies do not have the staff or time to do it themselves. Most website owners do not realise how import the site is the the successful indexing of all the information within a website. This can dramatically effect the position with the search engine results page (serp)"
    Posted: Dec 29, 2011 By: Nord20 Member since: Mar 8, 2011
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