Today is Opening Day in Cincinnati! For lifelong Cincinnatians, this day of nothing but red (Cincinnati Reds) is the harbinger of green – green leaves, blooming flowers, fresh cut grass and outdoor chores.
Of course, we’ll ignore the fact that today’s weather (supposed to be in the 30s with mixed rain and snow) is just plain awful. Everyone in Cincinnati has high hopes for the Reds and for life renewed.
Maybe Nick Lachey throwing out the first pitch will bring us good luck. “Taking the Stage,” his new MTV reality show featuring Cincinnati’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts, is certainly bringing Cincinnati incredible positive exposure!
For communications professionals, this is also a good time to take a hard look at your and your clients’ Web sites to make sure they are doing what you want them to be doing.
From checking to make sure all your links are still live to being certain that content is original, fresh and searchable, and dozens of other suggestions or questions to ask and answer, consider this as Web site Spring Cleaning.
We’re doing that right now at Vehr Communications with our site.
Each month we publish a newsletter titled, March Forth. Just follow this link to our just published April edition titled, “Spring Cleaning … Web Site Maintence and Promotion.”
We also provide some links to some of the best reads about Web sites we found at Amazon.com. Here’s what we included:
- The Non-Designer’s Web Book by Robin Williams & John Tollett
- Web Accessibility: Web Standards & Regulatory Compliance by Jim Thatcher, Andrew Kirkpatrick & Mark Urban
- 101 Ways to Promote Your Web Site by Susan Sweeney
We hope you’ll find some helpful tips. And, we’d appreciate any additional suggestions to share with other readers of this blog post.
Go Cincinnati Reds!
Post by Nick Vehr – 4.6.09