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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MFC Billing

Quick question:  does this look like a website for a company that performs secure credit card billing services?  No?  Well shoot, it's possible that they got a lot of soccer players to shill for them.  What about the unreadable Chinese verbiage, you ask?  Oh.  Well, maybe not.

PEOPLE!  SECURE YOUR WEBSITES!  Otherwise you completely wasted any time and effort you put into having a website for your business - and also your reputation.  

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ProTech Systems Group

Today's bad website shows just what you can expect when hiring a cheap offshore developer to make your company's website.

Right there - in the front and center banner of the website, a glaring (and comical) misspelling.  What should supposedly be there is 'discrete', meaning individually separate and distinct.  What is there instead is 'discreate', which means "to reduce to chaos: annihilate".

So if that's what you want for your manufacturing, go right ahead.

Was saving money really worth it?



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Castruction Company

Old-fashioned doesn't necessarily mean 'bad', and it this case, it's not terrible, we've definitely seen worse.  What is unusual is having clickable email addresses right there on the landing page, we're guessing this place is inundated with spam.  A definite curiosity is why most employees were given an email address @domain, but someone's got the old-timey @isp address.

The entire About Us page is an image, as well as the Flyer page.  If you already have and pay for a website, turn that content into text already!  All of that equipment, capabilites and specialties are invisible to search engines.

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W.J. Ugli Co.

The text you cannot fully see because this site is not (among other sins) responsive is lecturing that 'extravagance be replaced with common sense and reason'.  We'd argue that some 'extravagance' should've gone toward web design.

The Home link doesn't work from any sub-page, the photos in the various Galleries are inconsistent, and the site's not secure.  But that's okay.  We don't think it gets much traffic...

With 'over 50 years in business' you'd think someone might have mentioned their need for a more modern website.


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Virginia Golf Course

Today's bad website comes to you courtesy of WordPress.  We all know it's an inexpensive way to put a website out there, but it helps if you actually complete it before publishing.

Seriously - this is the end of September, and this welcome page is all that's been out there since April?  It's a golf course!  That missed the entire season!  Would it have been so hard to put an address, hours, phone number, and maybe a photo on the landing page?  OR - perhaps hire a professional web developer.

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