Site Check: Right Your Copyright

Even though we're nearly a month into 2011, we've all likely saved a file or filled out a deposit slip on autopilot with "2010" instead of this new decade we've begun here. One easily overlooked usage of the new year is updating your company Web site's copyright.

This is an easy change (if it's not, we should talk), and freelancers reading this should update the copyright on any sites they maintain for clients.

If you don't currently have a copyright, keep in mind there are a handful of ways to construct them — some using the symbol, some not. I've listed examples below. Choose one you aesthetically prefer:

© 2011 Twitter

Facebook © 2011

© 2011 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

© 2011, All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2011 [Name of Company], All Rights Reserved.

© 2010-2011 [Name of Company], All Rights Reserved.


Maybe it's been a while since you've looked at your company site. And now that you've made that easy copyright change, could your content use some freshening? Visit to check out my available services to help you start the year off right!

Happy 2011,