As an independent site owner one of the major obstacles to overcome is credibility. We can spend a lot of time and effort designing a credible looking site but how do we convince prospective clients that our site is legitimate and not a scam, especially since the media regularly report about scam and rogue websites.
https instead of http would help our sites and PMP are looking into implementing this at some time in the future, but it seems, technically, a long way off. I say, sooner the better.
But how about an impressive "clickable badge" that could be placed in a prominent position on our individual sites. The badge would only be awarded to site owners that have provided proof to PMP admin of ID, utility bills, Lodging License, verifiable phone numbers and email, basic stuff that we provide to HA, VRBO, OD et al anyway. (upon clicking the badge info would appear highlighting the checks and verification made)
I have suggested this to PMP and they asked me to post this to find out what the response to the suggestion would be.
If you think it is a good idea then give it a vote and add any other suggestions also.
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