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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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Prosen

Example of a bad website: Prosen

Here at boogersite.com, we get a lot of websites submitted to us as "down."  Sometimes, by the time we get around to checking them out, they have been restored or otherwise fixed.  Today's bad website, or rather - absent website - is one that didn't come back to life.

If you need to take a website 'down' for "scheduled maintenance," you'd likely have a plan in place to make that as efficient of a process as possible.  After hours, on a Sunday...whatever would work best to minimize downtime.

This website came to our attention in mid-summer.  July.  It is now November 1st.  

Our conclusion is that the place went out of business and rather than cancel or kill the site, it was left with its figurative pants down, maybe until the hosting runs out.



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Rumpology

Example of a bad website: Rumpology

When this bad website was submitted, we didn't realize that what was submitted was not the landing page - as we were mesmerized that something called "rumpology" exists.  Please do explore the entire awful website, because it employs the same terrible design throughout.

Apparently, Sylvester and Frank Stallone's mama has a multi-faceted career of her own as an astrologer, psychic, Dean of a University, author...but most interestingly as a Rumpologist.  There's no concise way to paraphrase the content, you must enjoy it for yourself in its entirety.

The real sin here is the crummy, outdated 'design.'  Content aside, if these businesses were successful, surely some funds could be put toward a better website.



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Bad Website

Example of a bad website: Bad Website

 

269 word title.  Same 269 words used as keywords, and also as the meta description.  All other (visible) sins pale in comparison.

No navigation.

No contact information.

Enough said.



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Multi-flow Dispensers

Example of a bad website: Multi-flow Dispensers

Here at boogersite, we're always surprised to find Flash still in use on websites.  At all.  Today's bad website is nothing BUT Flash.  All a person has to do is Google "should I use Flash on my website?" to see many articles - some dating back to 2010 - on why it's a bad idea.

So why companies still feature Flash is a mystery.  You start out by alientating ANYONE with an iPhone.  Think about that.  According to statistia, 43.5% of people in the US own an iPhone, and that was in 2015.  That number is expected to increase.  After that, you also miss out on anyone who doesn't have Adobe Flash installed, which is no wonder due to the security issues and incessant updates required.

If your website uses Flash - anywhere - it's really time to deal with it.  Bite the bullet and contact our sponsor, they will be happy to help.



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Empire Sheet Metal

Example of a bad website: Empire Sheet Metal

Regarding this website - are you dazzled?  Impressed?  Blinded?  It sure is shiny, isn't it?  A crow would love it.  But you know what wouldn't love it?  SEARCH ENGINES.  The majority of content on today's bad website is image-based.  In fact, most of it, other than the menu, is a picture.

That's no way to present your services to someone not already on your website.  If a potential customer was out there in the world, searching for what you offer - you MUST do everything possible to ensure your website content is searchable.  Especially in the case of today's website - the content is THERE! Someone went to the trouble of writing it...and then someone else went to the trouble of hiding it from search engines by using the content as an image. 



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