One of the great things about website information is that it can be updated easily and frequently: think about how often news sites need to be revised. However, that doesn’t mean it always happens. Some sites have been kicking around the Internet for over a decade without being touched. Depending on the subject matter, that can provide more than a few problems for someone looking for up-to-date information. Therefore, the “currency” or how up-to-date a site is, can be very important.

Some sites go for years without updates!

Questions to ask:

  • When was the site created?
  • When was the site last updated?
  • Are the links up-to-date or have they expired?
    (Dead links can be a sign that the site hasn’t been updated recently.)

Currency is really important for news sites.

Dead links can be a sign that a site is out-of-date.

On with our list of criteria; now we’re going to look at “Accuracy“.