copyrightEvery website should have a copyright notice at the footer (bottom part) of your website. It normally looks like this “Copyright © 2013 SmallBiz Web Design” in our case. Depending on how your web designer coded your website, the copyright year may be changed automatically on new year’s eve or may stay the same. It might not be a legal acquirement to update the copyright year on your website, but it’s a good idea to keep it up to date.  Keeping your website up to date makes your business look more reliable and trustworthy in your clients’ eyes. This is something that’s often overlooked by small business owners.

If there is only one thing you want to do in January, that’s to check your copyright year on your website. If it’s still showing 2012 or even 2011, you might want it updated to 2013.  To make the copyright year automatically updated each year, a JavaScript or PHP script has to be inserted into your website’s HTML code. If you don’t know how to do this, we are here to help. Contact us at info@smallbizwebdesign.ca, we will make your life easier.