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Xml Sitemaps Are Not All That

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#16 Catz


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:31 PM

the email address left on the revamped web site was literally a placeholder address of "mail@company.com" when neither the company name nor the domain in question was actually "company.com"

That's correct! No names were changed to protect the innocent (or guilty in this case). And the correct info had been on the site before the most recent updates were made!

How do you not notice and correct something so major on the Home page of a business website?
Lazy database development plus not checking work once it is live.
There is no legitimate excuse for something like that.

How would you feel if that were your website? ranting.gif

How 'bout those websites that actually link to their XML sitemap on their website. That cracks me up, cuz when you click on them, they are of course all code!

It's even worse when they show up in the Google index...a lot of help that will be to someone searching for information on a company.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:58 AM

How would you feel if that were your website?
I'd fire their ass or ask for a refund!

That would be like BT wiring in your phone system and leaving without testing incoming / outgoing calls worked.

Though you'd notice your phone doesn't work quicker than you would not receiving emails!

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:57 PM

They continued to get emails through ebay and other advertising but anyone trying to decide whether to make a several thousand dollar purchase from them would question the legitimacy of the company after seeing that home page.

Wouldn't you wonder: searchme.gif
Are they just starting out? Did they go out of business?

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