Shouldn't an agent have a web page? It is very frustrating to research agents only to find tidbits of information on search engines or in the front of books (dedications) or in outdated at publication, writing books (LMP, Writers Digest Books) It is so much easier if they'd share via web. After all it is (almost) 2006. Perhaps what I should be asking is why is it so darn difficult to find information about an agent, besides the basics (name, address, serial number and AAR membership)?
They don't want to hear from you. You're surprised? You haven't been paying attention.
Some agents have full client lists. They might take on one or two new clients a YEAR, if that. They get those clients by referral: from editors, other agents, their authors or other seriously connected to the lit world folks. Those agents don't want a slush pile. They are also the ones most likely to get slush cause they're successful.
A web page is an advertising tool. It's like a listing in the yellow pages. If you don't want customers you don't list in the Yellow Pages.
I'm absolutely unconvinced that a web presence increases the quality of the submissions I get. Therefore, from my perspective, I'm paying out good money to create work for myself that won't be financially rewarding. This is the very definition of stupid. Miss Snark is a lot of things at 8:36 am but stupid isn't one of them.