What are the top 5 things that make people trust a website?

What are the top 5 things that make people trust a website?

This is my top five:

  1. I want to know who is the owner of the website and information about them
  2. I want to see a real domain name and not some silly sub domain. Ex: http://joeblow.weebly.com
  3. I want to see a clear privacy policy. ie. what will they do with the information I provide
  4. The appearance is very important. If the web design looks like crap then I will move on to the next site. Look out for flashing buttons, popups, big click here buttons and exaggerated text
  5. Frequently updated contact. We do after all want to know that the company is still in business
  6. Bonus. If the site loads extremely slow, I would wonder if they are on a reliable server. Many scammers hop around ip addresses so they can’t easily be tracked.
  7. Ok, one more bonus. Look at the whois database and see if the site is owned and operated by someone in your own country.

I hope this helps. This is just an answer off the top of my head and I look forward to reading your other replies

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