Examples of Bad Websites

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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Valley Instrument Company

When a website is old, as today's bad website is, it can still be functional if the content is up to date.

What is not functional is having your valuable information in PDF format.  If a potential customer wants to download content in that format, great.  But when it's the only portrayal of your products on your website, search engines cannot see or read that content, which is a huge wasted opportunity.

In this case, the material is dated 2004, and may be useless anyway.  

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Rig Power

"Adobe Flash Player is no longer supported".  Yeah, for a while now!  How, as a company, have you not noticed this by now, and taken steps to correct it?

The website itself is old, unresponsive and has no SSL - so maybe no one pays attention to it on the regular.

Shrug - if you're getting plenty of business without an up-to-date and informative website, good on ya'.

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Google doesn't know much about this company and it's no wonder why.  The company taking 'credit' for creating this bad website has nothing but lorem ipsum text as content.  Why would anyone assume they could set up a website that would do well in search results?

ALWAYS insist on examples of web development before you hire a firm to develop your company's website.  If they haven't done a great job for anyone else, why would you think they could do it for you?

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It looks like they didn't even "tri" very hard to make an appealing website.  Or to keep it updated, as the publications we found are from 2014 and 2015.  Maybe there's nothing going on at this company since then.  

There are a couple of pages under construction, and an E-Commerce Section coming soon, we are promised.

Small photos of the machines available don't do much for potential buyers, who like to see what they're thinking of buying.


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Fairfield Consulting

Oh my.  A consulting company, who sells - among other things - 'sophisticated e-commerce sites' is certainly pulling our chain with this bad website.

When a company is in the business of selling something, there are a lot of times when pictures or descriptions will have to suffice.  For example, if a business sells appliances, a website for such would have to rely on good photos, thorough descriptions, customer reviews, etc.

When a company sells website development?  Their website can and SHOULD show off that capability.

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