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The Five Key Elements to a Legitimate Website

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bihguy, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. bihguy

    bihguy Power Member

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    Found this video and I totally agree with it

     
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    Maybe its just me but i never in my life clicked or even considered looking for terms/about us or privacy page of a website im reading espesially when it comes to simple articles,videos and images are good but only if the subject requires it most of the time i scroll past the image to read the article unless the picture is specificly related to the content. I think people these days are focusing way too much on details like this instead of the actual factor that makes a site legimate and that factor is CONTENT if its good the rest will come naturally.
     
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    Agreed with his ideas... but isn't this common sense.

    Legit sites look like legit sites. o_O

    Who doesn't know that having a clean site layout, professional images, and a logo helps your branding?
     
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    You may not look at those factors, but search engines do.
     
  5. Haspel

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    The video says "These techniques or elements help to show your visitors that your site is legimate" and this is what my comment was based and not from a SEO standpoint... plus are you sure that having a nice logo is actually a factor that search engines take into considration? :)
     
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    For website owners it doesn't hurt to implement those key elements to exude a professional and trusted look and feel. This is especially true if you are selling a product or service. Fly by night companies abound so customers / consumers are more anxious than ever before.
     
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    Oh, I didn't watch the video, but from reading what people have written, I knew what was in the video before it was made.

    It's not what you want, it's the consumer|review board.

    Yes. Having a nice logo will help put you through manual review when your site ranks high enough, as will a privacy policy, tos, phone number, contact email, sitemap, etc.

    Take a look at all the sites with excellent content that aren't ranking.

    Rank #1 for a good keyword some time, you'll see what I'm talking about. Or look at what sites are ranking #1 behind the big-box retailers.