Iâ€™ve been designing a website for a Mancunian pipeline company for several months now. Itâ€™s been a slow process because they have always been slow with the feedback at various stages but it got to a stage where all I needed was the content (text and photos) to complete the site. I had a few â€˜very busy at the moment, get them to you asapâ€™ emails but then my emails and calls were ignored. Itâ€™s the point where you start to get the lunging feeling in the stomach. After a couple of months I decided I would see what happened when I invoiced the company for the balance. Bizarrely a week later, a cheque for Â£800 arrives with a compliments slip, good stuff right? Wrong! A business page such as this contains the most valuable backlinks from this point of view, not to mention the traffic to their site and the potential click troughs. As it stands my step into the industry is fledgling at best, but do large agencies have contract clauses that give active sites a value and thus say things like â€˜If site is not active for a minimum for 12 months from day of completion, the agency reserves the right to charge an extra X%â€™. Because a live site is a commodity. Thoughts?