Do You And Your Website Have Credibility?

I recently received an unsolicited e-mail from some company offering me their search engine optimization services for $199. Even though I had absolutely no interest in the offer, just out of curiosity, I decided to check out this company with the various search engines.

Incredibly, they were nowhere to be found! I couldn't find them on Google, Yahoo, Dogpile, anywhere! That's because they didn't really exist. They never did. They were just another one of the many prevalent e-mail scams out there.

The point is, even though I had zero interest in their offer, had I been interested, this company's credibility was totally shot, for two reasons: First of all, for spamming me and secondly for obviously being a scam at best.

Another time, I was surfing the Internet, checking out different business opportunities to review for one of my clients, when I came across this company selling "turnkey" website packages for $1295 and up. As I was reading the information about the various packages they had to offer, I came across their various addresses and telephone numbers.

Again, after doing some checking, I discovered those addresses didn't even exist. In addition, the company was based in Israel and the only type of payment they would accept were wire transfers.

Anyway, there were more than enough red flags and alarm bells for me to get the picture pretty quickly. This company was an obvious scam and I advised my client of that fact.

What about you and your website? Do you have credibility?

If you offer website design services, is the design of your own website up to par?

Do you own your own domain name, or does yours contain the names, "Geocities", "Angelfire" or "Tripod"?

Can you back up your claims with cold, hard, indisputable and verifiable facts?

Do you have your name, telephone number and street address on your website?

Do you use authentic customer testimonials, complete with first and last names?

Do you offer a fair and reasonable money-back guarantee?

If you choose not to have a merchant account, do you use a reputable payment processor like ClickBank, that will actually stand behind and honor your guarantee?

If you can't answer yes to every single one of the above questions, you have a serious credibility problem! And it's costing you a lot more money than you realize.

When potential customers arrive at your website for the first time, they're both apprehensive and skeptical--and rightfully so. With so many scam artists and rip-offs prevalent on the Internet, you have to expect and anticipate that type of mindset.

That's why it's critical you put your prospects minds at ease the moment they land on your website. And the best way to do that is to instill confidence by utilizing the steps that I mentioned earlier.

If you follow those steps, I guarantee you and your website will both have credibility and you'll have the profits to prove it!

About The Author

Dean Phillips is an Internet marketing expert, writer, publisher and entrepreneur. Questions? Comments? Dean can be reached at mailto: [email protected]

Make Money Online! Internet marketing expert, Dean Phillips will teach you how to make money online, starting today...Guaranteed! For details just visit my website.

Website: http://www.lets-make-money.net

In The News:

Why Python May Lose Its Charm Over Time?  Analytics India Magazine
Web Application Developer  Charlotte Agenda
Free training course on web development  The New Indian Express
The Future of Web Development  Business 2 Community

Content Management

More and more businesses are recognizing the importance of content... Read More

Free Webmaster Tools - 7 Things Every Webmaster Needs in Their Toolbox

Webmaster tools are vital to becoming both efficient and effective... Read More

Marketing Your Business Online

As a business you can't afford to ignore the Internet... Read More

Adding Word Rich Content to Your Website

You have permission to publish this article electronically, in print,... Read More

How Web Templates Are Helping Online Businesses to MultiplyTheir Income

Web templates by nature are created to aid and ease... Read More

Why do I Need a Website?

Cost Effective Advertising. Online selling. Increased geopgraphic range. Wider... Read More

Launch Your Own Website Today - Its Easier Than You Think!

Thousands of people are now making a living online and... Read More

Why You Really Need Your Own Web Page In-order To Make Online Business!

How many Web Sites did you stumble over telling you... Read More

Unlocking the Power of Your Website!

Why do some web sites reap huge benefits while others... Read More

Are Web Graphics Stealing Your Money?

They might not be wearing a mask and carrying a... Read More

Instant Relevant Web Site Content - No Its Not a Bot

In about the Time it takes to Watch a Reality... Read More

Flash Deadly Sins (That Can Kill Your Web Business)

Looks like every client wants a Flash site these days... Read More

How to Create Sizzling Sales online

"Don't Sell the Steak, Sell the Sizzle."Have you heard of... Read More

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) & Web Accessibility

There's been widespread speculation about the new legislation being introduced... Read More

KISS Your Website!

Many web developers today are starting to KISS their website,... Read More

Earning From Your Website

Before you start building your site, ask yourself "WHY?". Why... Read More

Profitable Websites for Exclusive Industries

In the region where my company is located, South Bend,... Read More

Benefits Of Making Your Website Accessible To Disabled Users ? Part 2: The Business Case

The Disability Discrimination Act states that service providers must not... Read More

HTML Editors - How to Choose the Right One for Building Your Websites

There are lots of HTML editors on the market, however,... Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Track Your Website Traffic

#5 User Satisfaction: Learn what your visitors and site users... Read More

You May Be Losing Valuable Traffic - And Not Even Know It!

Here's something you may never have thought of before:If I... Read More

Using Psychology Easily on Your Website to Make More Sales!

Psychology is a long word which everyone thinks, "no, that's... Read More

Beautiful Web Sites Seldom Make More Sales

Designing an E-commerce Web site is not as simple as... Read More

Tips for Building a Great Business Website

A website is lifeline of internet home business. In order... Read More

Cost Effective and Powerful Dynamic Websites w. Fantastico Web Hosting

If you are developing your website on a host that... Read More