The Trust Signals Blog

The Trust Signals Blog is a leading resource on trust in PR and marketing, authored by Scott Baradell.

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Google Trusts Your Brand More When Users Search for You By Name

A branded search is a Google query that includes the name of your company, product or brand. It can be a simple search for your brand name ("Idea...

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Does Registering Your Domain for the Full 10 Years Make Google Trust You More?

Just as with domain age, there is controversy among SEO experts as to whether Google rewards domains whose registrations have been prepaid for...

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Why Google Likes Domains That Weren't Born Yesterday

A controversial Google ranking factor that is little-known to most marketers, but hotly debated among SEO geeks, is "domain age" -- the length of...

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Navigating Your Way to Trust — and Conversions

Sometimes when I visit a corporate website, I am so disoriented by the stiff language and confusing navigation paths that I am reminded of Jane...

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Even in the COVID Era, Showing a Physical Address on Your Website Still Matters

One of the funniest recurring bits from Saturday Night Live in the ‘90s was Chris Farley’s hyped-up motivational speaker, Matt Foley.

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Scott Baradell

Your Visitors May Never Read Your Privacy Policy, But They Still Want You to Have One

How often do you actually look at the roof of your house?

Probably never, unless it was just hit by lightning or it's leaking. But if your roof...

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Scott Baradell

Give Your Website a Cognitive Test: Does It Know What Year It Is?

"Person ... woman ...  man ... camera ... TV."

That's one way to conduct a cognitive test. Another is to ask someone if they know what year it is....

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Talking Trust at Spin Sucks

Gini Dietrich, a longtime friend and one of the PR profession's true thought leaders, invited me to share my thoughts on trust signals on her Spin...

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Bring the Power of Online Reviews to Your Homepage with Embedded Reviews

Many customer review sites, such as Tripadvisor, G2 and TrustRadius, enable you to embed reviews of your company directly from their website onto...

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When and Where to Share Customer Logos on Your Website

When you were younger, did your parents ever ask you “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?” 

Psychologist Robert Cialdini...

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