Ever go to a site that looks beautiful, but somehow still reminds you of the websites you saw in 1997. We have made 2 lists to determine whether a site is Web 1.0 or 2.0. Look through your site to see if you are ready to upgrade to Web 2.0!
Seven tell-tale signs of a web 1.0 site
Web 1.0 sites are still out there these stumbling tools usually:
- Say “Welcome!” on the home page.
- Explain company history, products and/or services in dense blocks of text. (basically an electronic brochure)
- Feature publisher-generated content only: one-way info-shoveling from business to consumer.
- Show no content management system for continual updates by publisher.
- Showcase old, out of date content.
- Depend on text and photos.
- Focus on the most basic of contact information for the company.
Seven tell-tale signs of a vibrant web 2.0 website
Take the vital signs of your website by checking whether it contains:
- Useful applications like interactive calendars, two-way forms
- User-generated content in the form of blog comments, polls and forums
- Multimedia: text, photos, video and audio
- Constant updates to website in the form of blog post or article resources
- Connection to Twitter or Facebook
- Multiple ways to reach business/customer service (so that each consumer is comfortable with their own favorite way of connecting)
- Great content, poorly written content is a thing of the past, look for engaging, informational and entertaining content throughout the site.
Give us a call if you feel like you need an upgrade from 1.0 to 2.0 or Beyond!