Web Designers: Update your copyright years!!
Posted by TJ on Friday January 9, 2009 @ 06:17 PM
[Tags: Business, web design, hints]

This is a courtesy reminder to all website managers. If not already done or automatically updated please take this time to update the year in your copyright in the footer of you web pages to 2009. Having a outdated copyright year (IE: Copyright ©1999) makes you look unprofessional, outdated, and old news.
    Sites on the Alexa Top 500 Sites who have outdated copyrights:
    (as of 01/09/09)
  • craigslist.org Online classifieds © 1995-2007 craigslist, inc
  • Hi5.com Social networking © 2003-2008 hi5 Networks
  • Ask.com Search engine © 2008 Ask.com (Are your search results old too?)
  • friendster.com Social networking Copyright 2002-2008 Friendster, Inc.
  • LiveJournal.com Blog community Copyright © 1999-2008 LiveJournal, Inc
  • USPS.gov United State Postage Service - Copyright © 1999-2005 USPS.

Jeez these site probably make thousands each day and they can't spend 5 minutes to update their site. If you need a web designer I have some free time.

Here is PHP code so your copyright year will automatically update each year.

///set year
$year = date("Y");

///print copyright
print "© $year ";

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