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A & S Website Up and Running!

We have officially launched the new website for our Worst Website Ever Contest winner, A&S Computer Services. We worked with owner, Dave, to create a new design and layout that is user friendly and easily navigable, as well as one that leads users to request more information or a consultation. Congrats, Dave! We hope the new site supports your business goals and is something you can proudly share with clients and prospects.

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A & S in the House!

Work is underway on the redesign of the Worst Website Ever! Dave Sroelov, owner of A & S, visited us in downtown Cary this week to kick-off work on his website.

We’re finalizing our site map and color palette and next week we’ll be developing the concept.

Stay tuned as the project unfolds!

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Day 2 of Voting Wrapping Up!

Over 4,000 votes are in and it’s a dead heat. A & S Computer Services and ASAP Office Supply are tied at 46% each. Who will win? You’ve got til Friday to get in your votes…so vote now!

We’ll be announcing the winner on Tuesday, June 23rd.

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Monday – Final Day to Enter!

We’re accepting entries through 5 PM on Monday the 15th.  Email your entry to andrew@strategicguru.com or comment here.  This prize rocks – can’t wait to give it away!

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Time Magazine’s Worst Websites

Click here for more information about our contest.

Don’t forget about the deadline to submit YOUR worst website – coming up this Monday, June 15th.  Here’s the next round of terribly bad websites:

Time Magazine decided to try their hand at determining their “5 Worst Websites”.  Like PC World, MySpace made the list.

5)  eHarmony.com – After taking the time to answer the site’s 436 compatibility questions, what happens if the site delivers terrible recommendations? Is there any hope for you?

4)  Evite.com – A useful website, it desperately needs an overhaul to update their clunky system to one that embraces newer media sharing tools and updated scripts.

3)  Meez.com – The company insists the app is neither spyware nor adware, but it can still slow your computer down with their lengthy email signatures.

2)  MySpace.com – Like PC World, Time feels like the site is too cluttered, too risky, and too much.

1) SecondLife.com – Time Magazine says they’re “sure that somebody out there is enjoying Second Life, but why?” The software takes a long time to load, only to have users experience lag throughout.  Time continues to say “The corporate world’s embrace of the place as a venue for staff meetings and training sessions does seem to lend Second Life a layer of legitimacy. But maybe it’s a case of some CEOs trying too hard to be hip.”

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What do you think?  Are any of these websites worth defending?

Don’t forget to enter your submission – voting begins next week!

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Another Worst Website

At the end of 2006, PC World did their own search for the 25 worst websites on the internet.  You’ll be surprised to hear what they found as the very WORST…

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Before you become defensive and stop reading altogether, here’s a few of the reasons PC World cited:

– The graphic swirl of “clashing backgrounds, boxes stacked inside other boxes, massive photos, and sonic disturbance” is  enough to give even the most hip user a headache

– The website lacks needed policies for limiting an adult’s ability to contact minors

–  MySpace isn’t helping elevate the level of intelligence when “U R soooooo hot!!” passes as an everyday comment

What do you think about MySpace?  Yes, the site needs a security and design makeover, but is it a necessary evil? Or a web abomination?

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2009 Worst Website Ever Contest!

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Is your website an embarrassment? Are you losing business because your website doesn’t engage visitors or drive leads? Haven’t updated in years?

Submit your website to Strategic Guru’s Worst Website Ever contest today!

Enter your website by June 15th for a chance to win a Website Makeover.

To enter, read the Official Rules and then send the URL of your site to andrew@strategicguru.com. You can also Twitter your entry to @strategicguru. Strategic Guru will select 4 finalists from the entries and the winner will be chosen by voters at www.myworstwebsite.com.

Submissions will be accepted Monday, June 1st through Monday, June 15th.  The winner will be announced June 23rd.

The winner will receive a Website Makeover valued at $9,000. Prize package includes redesign, copy editing, search-engine optimization and development.

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All winners must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated and/or posted. The website must be in existence prior to May 1st, 2009 and must be an active URL.  You must be the owner or representative of the company authorized to enter the contest. Entries that are offensive or illegal in nature will not be accepted. Strategic Guru reserves the right to refuse any and all entries.

You understand and intend that any information submitted by you to Strategic Guru may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any information you submit to Strategic Guru. By submitting any information to Strategic Guru, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such information submitted by you to Strategic Guru.

Winner will receive one website design concept, one round of design revisions, one round of copy editing and a fixed number of hours of development time.  Prize package does not include logo design, flash animation, sound, video, e-commerce, custom software development, stock or custom photography, or website hosting.

Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and/or fees that may be incurred. Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings.

Strategic Guru reserves the right to alter any rules of any contest at anytime.

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