You may well run a perfectly legitimate business and enjoy a good reputation with those customers that already know you, but when it comes to convincing new visitors to your website that you are to be trusted, it is possible that you might be sending out the wrong signals.
Do People Trust My Website?
This infographic takes a detailed look at why people might not rust your website and offers some solutions on how to fix some classic problems that could result in sending customers away from your site without giving you a fair hearing at what you have to offer as a business.
The problem that you are contending with is that there are a large volume of scam sites that manage to mingle in with the reputable ones, which means that any potential customers who visit your site, have to make a quick decision about not just whether they like the aesthetics of your website and what you are offering, but whether you are legitimate or not.
Some scam websites are so poorly constructed that it should ring some loud alarm bells amongst a majority of internet users, with plenty of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes to have you questioning the professionalism and authenticity of the owner.
Fixing Your Webutation
You will obviously want to make sure that your website doesn’t suffer from any poor spelling issues as a basic measure, and not supply any “about us” or contact details is another simple faux-pas that could well mark you down as a scam site, as fraudsters often like to provide as little detail as possible, so that they can cover their tracks more easily.
Other issues include infrequently updated content, which is not a good idea anyway, and too many ads on your site is not just a turnoff for many visitors, but it will also generate feelings of distrust in an instant.
Make sure you don’t give visitors any reason not to trust you because of your website.