As we enter the bright potential of the New Year don't forget to update the copyright notice on your web site to 2013. A small but important task, it shows your customer that you keep your website "fresh". In addition, search engines read a current date as an indication of a well maintained site which improves your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rankings. Just update the date on every main page with a copyright date. This is easy to do.
I include the first year of publication and this calendar year. I found examples on websites for major manufacturers done this way. Figured if the big bucks companies do it this way it was good enough for me.
I was looking at major websites on New Year's Eve 2012. They all said 2012....it will be interesting to see when they change the date to 2013.
P.S. If you missed the recent SEO series for improving your website/blog visibility, start with the post Did You Register Your Web Site on Google Webmaster Tools?
This post was updated on July 28, 2022, to provide current links.