As you might imagine, I evaluate a lot of websites every day. Most of them do a lousy job of persuading visitors. One of the keys to persuasibility is having a product that’s so obviously superior that if everyone knew what the CEO knew, they’d buy it.
Most businesses we help have a really good product/service, but many can’t figure out the unique value or aren’t persuaded themselves. Unfortunately, there are businesses beyond help simply because they have a lousy product/service and all they have to compensate is a lot of marketing. Marketing only accelerates the inevitable–and, especially these days, the speed of word-of-mouth will catch up with your business one way or another.
Everything about the site conveys confidence and, to top it off, Todd’s so sure about his product’s value, he gives you his social security number right from the get go! Check out LifeLock for yourself.
I just wish the “hero images” didn’t rotate as quickly. Also worth noting is how simple and persuasive the copy is (even though this took a second click to find):
You can be absolutely positive our identity theft product and service solutions will keep your name and private information secure.
We’re so confident in our services, our CEO regularly publishes his real Social Security number and he’s perfectly comfortable with it. Why? Because he knows that we have Guaranteed his Good Name.
Reporters have asked the CEOs of the other supposed identity theft protection companies if they will disclose their Social Security numbers in public. None has to date. That should tell you something.
How confident are you in your product/service? Is your First Mental Image as strong as LifeLock’s?