McAfee Secure - Really worth it?

by eddiejames 13 replies
Just been on the phone to McAfee, launching a new site for one of our brands shortly and figured it may be worth getting one for our website.

They quoted me $1479/year (123/mo) to start with, then I managed to get them down to around 900/year. Which I still thought seemed expensive, considering you only get a simple badge for your site?

Our payments are handled by third parties anyway, so is it really worth forking out upwards of $75/month for a GIF image just to give our customers piece of mind?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
#main internet marketing discussion forum #mcafee #secure #worth
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author pwebbiz
    I'm not 100% sure what "McAfee Secure" does but if you want to create a sense of security use a TurboSSL from GoDaddy and display that certificate - it's only $15 / yr and is much better than nothing IMHO.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[39281].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author AOCenteno
    Have you asked your customers? Maybe you could do a survey of past customers and see how many almost didn't buy because of this issue? Are your competitors using these security badges?

    For me, I think there are many other, less expensive things you can do to make your customers feel secure such as a great about us page with an address, pictures of the staff, etc.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[39297].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
      Am I understanding correct that for $900 all you bet is a simple image?!

      If that is the case, It is not worth it.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[39425].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        I just recently installed a mcafee site advisor thingee on my browser.

        I don't know how much help it is to pay for this service. You can have some people submit your site and who ever has siteadvisor installed will see a little green check mark next to the site while browsing.

        I submitted a site and didn't have to pay anything.

        I don't need no stinkin badges[]

        I think that is way too much money.
        Signature

        "May I have ten thousand marbles, please?"

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[39457].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author paulgutman@hotmail.com
    Banned
    [DELETED]
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[875393].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
      Mike Filsaime uses some pretty cool bages, I think they are called trust guard, and I also don't think they are anywhere near as expensive.
      Signature

      Owner bestfivereviewed.com

      Started this stuff 2009. Time is what will teach you the skills you need.

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[875436].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Tyrus Antas
    You need to test. On a sports betting membership site of mine, a Mcafee secure badger decreased sales on average by 17%. Probably because people start thinking about security, something that was not an issue in their minds while reading the copy.

    Tyrus
    Signature
    yes -no
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[875457].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author billyc
    Yeah, I think these images are worth it. I found a site not too long ago that talked about it. It was trusttheseller.com (Not all that great of a site but had some useful information on it). It helped me get a good grasp on why the images help so much.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1276121].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author eddiejames
    Wow, this thread is old!

    Didn't end up going through with the trust logo - but we did get an EV SSL certificate recently for our new payment gateway. It makes the browser bar appear green - I feel this has a stronger impact that a lousy GIF image which you pay $100/month for!
    Signature

    Regards,

    James (or Eddie)

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1276832].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Franck Silvestre
    For a simple badge, you can use honest online. I have it on my site, it's $30 per month and it's well known on the Internet.

    You can see it in action at the bottom of my site.

    I'm sure mac afee is worth it too.

    Franck
    Signature
    Former Body Guard, Now REAL Traffic & List Building Coach
    >> HOT WSO: Six Figure Solo Sellers <<

    Winson Yeung said: "...Definitively A++ recommended WSO"
    Kevin Riley said: "Franck, glad to see you bringing out MORE and MORE GREAT stuff"
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1276867].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author markshields
    Im not sure about McAfee I just know that when I bought a brand new top of the range computer it seemed to crash alot with McAfee on it and without it ran perfectly but maybe it was just me
    Signature

    All My Secret Strategies Exposed - http://www.OneMillionIncome.com

    View My Blog For $1000 + FREE Info - http://www.MarkMcCulloch.info

    Decide Your Own Income - http://www.DecideYourIncome.eu

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1276883].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Franck Silvestre
      Hey, we are talking about mcafee badge, not the antivirus software.

      Franck

      Originally Posted by markshields View Post

      Im not sure about McAfee I just know that when I bought a brand new top of the range computer it seemed to crash alot with McAfee on it and without it ran perfectly but maybe it was just me
      Signature
      Former Body Guard, Now REAL Traffic & List Building Coach
      >> HOT WSO: Six Figure Solo Sellers <<

      Winson Yeung said: "...Definitively A++ recommended WSO"
      Kevin Riley said: "Franck, glad to see you bringing out MORE and MORE GREAT stuff"
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[1276990].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author rainmist
    I am not sure what's features of McAfee Secure. If it only provide a gif, price is too high. You can have many choice to replace them. If they can do more jobs, you can take them into consideration.
    Signature
    LED flood Lights save your 40%-70% electricity cost by LED flood lights.
    LED Lights Top quality LED lights supplier.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[2874024].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics