KenB - 3:13 am on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'd say clients not updating their websites or abandoning their websites & domains after the fact is more the rule than the exception. For me it just gets frustrating. Sure I got paid in full, but it is disappointing to see a site go fallow and be abandoned. It just blows my mind that people will pay good money for something and then totally lose interest in it and not even do the basic things to make it a success.
The funny thing is one of my greatest success stories was a site I did on barter. The individual restores and refinishes log homes and he restained my mom's log home (she provided the stain) in exchange for a website. I cranked it out in a couple of days so we ended up almost being even time wise.
That was years ago and to this day when I visit the site there are always new before and after photos of his projects. He once said he got most of his business from his website and he was too busy working to go out and advertise. Go figure.
Too bad more clients don't follow up their monetary investment with a little time investment to update their sites. :-(