is J. Alexander and I am here to talk to you about
A GOOD Website should always have a "Last
updated" somewhere on their pages. If you
look in the top right hand corner of this website
you will see the last time it was updated. Is
it recent? Is it from last year? lt is important
for websites to be updated frequently and to have
the most current information possible. This is
VERY IMPORTANT for science websites or technology
websites, or websites about things that are constantly
changing. For other kinds of websites, it is not
that important, for example, a Shakespeare website
does not need to be updated that frequently. Not
that much has changed about Shakespeare and his
plays in the last 400 years.
This is still an important thing to consider
when looking for "Canada's Next top Website".
Sometimes the "Last updated" is hidden
away on the page and you need to hunt for it.
A lot of times it is down near the bottom the
page and in very small writing. It is not 'designed'
to attract a lot of attention. But be sure to
try and find it for all your canditates. Take
a look at the last updated date and see what kind
of website is it. Should it be newer? Does it
feel like NO ONE has looked at this site in years?
Does it look brand new? Some important things
to consider regarding CURRENCY:
- When was the information last updated?
- For some subjects [i.e. Science topics] you
will require the most current information.
- Have any changes occurred in this field of
The next competition is to go through
your candidates and to look at all their last
updated. If they are new, or have been recently
updated, they are more useful than if they are
stale or have never been updated. Go through and
eliminate any of the really old and poorly updated
Ready for Step 5?