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Examples of Bad Websites

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There are countless examples of embarrassing website designs and development out there. These are the latest examples we have discovered. For each site below we provide a brief analysis to assist you in avoiding the same pitfalls.

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4 Minute Abs

Example of a bad website: 4 Minute Abs


Today's bad website requires 35 'page downs' to get to the bottom of it.  It's a website selling a program to help you lose belly fat, maybe we're supposed to use our abs to press the page down key.

The person who submitted this website said they wouldn't buy the product because they'd have closed this window way before scrolling down far enough to see what's being sold.  We agree.  

There are going to be people drawn in by this website, though.  Who wouldn't want six-pack abs in as little as 4 minutes a day?  Everyone!  But if it was that easy, we'd all be swimsuit models.  Use common sense when you see a sales pitch for something that seems to be too good to be true.  It usually is.

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Orange Cab

Example of a bad website: Orange Cab

Here's what's weird.  A website with no information other than a phone number.

Seriously - why even have a website?  The purpose of a website is to provide information about your products and/or services so people don't HAVE to call.  For a cab company, basic facts like territory, business hours and rates would be the bare minimum of information to provide.  To go above and beyond, potential customers might want to know how long you've been in business, how you screen/hire your drivers, a link to glowing online reviews, etc.

Another oddity is the header image - if you can call the weirdly shaped picture of floating grains of pollen (we assume that's what we're looking at) a 'header' - and what in the world of bad websites does this picture have to do with cab service?  Points for the first person to provide a logical answer.

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Agatha Group

Example of a bad website: Agatha Group

You've heard of the Dark Web, right?   Well, today's bad website is a Dark Website.  Your eyes are fine - there is nothing but black here.

Despite having 252 keywords behind this website, there's simply nothing to see.

Last one out, turn off the lights.  Oh wait - someone already did.

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When Minimalism Doesn't Work

Example of a bad website: When Minimalism Doesn't Work


This is the website.  All of it.

Printing, Web Design, & Consulting.  

There are no examples, or further descriptions.  There's no navigation, but there are also no other pages.  

If this website has nothing more to say, neither do we.

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Progressive Oil

Example of a bad website: Progressive Oil

The keyword game never gets old, does it?  Today's old/bad website has Pump Off Bit Sub and Landing Nipples among its keywords.  Go ahead and snicker, we did.

What's not funny is that this website was created using FrontPage 4.   That particular version came out around 1998.  1998!  Websites made from FrontPage are still supported by a limited number of web hosts who have the necessary extensions installed on Windows servers.  For now. But that shouldn't be reason for complacency - get your website into the 21st century.  And if you have an ISO cert, display it.  Just putting the words on there proves nothing.

If the word 'Progressive' is in your company name, your products, services and your WEBSITE should reflect that.

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