WOT Web of Trust Reviews

Replacement for Web of Trust

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Internet really needs a FOSS replacement for WOT, something with a blockchain. Related to Bitcoin/ Ethereum


A rating system would be abused by users who don't like a website. I think a commenting system would be much better. And comments should be rated, so useful comments come up in ranking.
Thus the best description of the website would outrank the others.

found this right now:
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Web of Trust
Strengthening your social network. Exchange IOU’s/loans with any member based on degrees of trust, and encourage collaboration.

Lol the site you found is for sale

Dont use it

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Use something else, or have your privacy invaded & be warned of "dangerous" sites that aren't actually bad at all, just rated poorly due to idiots & douchebags who simply don't like it. Be banned from their forums, have your website poorly ranked for no explainable reason & have fun with the huge amount of biased reviews & content they have. Useless.


That is true at some cases, but I could ban the sites I didn't like from my own view. Like forbes, My reason was poor customer experience. Internet really needs an extension for some people like myself. If I knew how to write a foss extension and share it with the world, I would immediately do so.

Flawed but Best

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So, I always thought the four categories in WoT were quite useless, however I'm not yet aware of a better alternative. I agree with other reviews that the ratings of sites were only as good as the feedback from users, but I value being able to provide feedback even if it's not vetted. It would be better if there were moderators like a forum, it's also necessary for individual pages or products on sites to be individually reviewed separate from the root domain.

I'm still not aware of any alternative that allows users to give direct feedback that's publicly visible, there's got to be something out there?
The new Windows Edge browser has some capability to comment on sites you visit so maybe that will help...

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WOT is very useful, especially when browsing search results on Google or another search engine. I recommend turning off the Child Safety rating though, since at least half of the stuff on the internet is child-inappropriate. :P

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Just don't use it as web browser extension - website only. It still have very good community database.



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WOT remarques montrent qu'ils n'ont aucune idée de la technologie de l'information!
WOT comments show that they have no idea of the information technology


Screw WOT

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Couldn't agree MORE with the other reviews here. WOT is a horrible service & it's become extremely popular, resulting in a major problem. There are tons of reasons not to use WOT & especially not to trust them. Just do a little research. I am glad I did, since I found out about some pretty hefty violations of my damn privacy, along with the biased rating system & bull*** reviews from people who just don't like the content on a site because they're stupid or stuck-up or something, and they think their opinion about it should mean that the people who do appreciate it, should be ignored. Also their "support" system is ridiculous & they will ban you from forums for absolutely nothing. It's a completely flawed system & I wish desperately that there was a reasonable replacement that would help. I want to use LinkExtend, but unfortunately it hasn't been updated since 2011 and I've found no information on this fact, or why!


Worse thing that ever happened to the internet

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During early stages of the product it seemed like a great way to keep internet in check, but as the MyWOT community started to grow, came the realization that this product is not the best but in fact the worse. See MyWOT works on a very simple mechanism, you go and rate sites. It does not matter if you visited them or not. It does not matter if the site is legal or not. And there is also the Premium user hierarchy, this users ratings have an epic scale on sites rating. And lets mention when such power are given to random users on the web it can be easily miss used.

Putting your website on MyWOT and asking for it to be reviewed in the forums will most likely give you the results fast and quick as you see your potentially new and safe website go into Ember rating zone. Reason? There is no magical algorithm as claimed by WOT. Its just power hungry "premium" zealots doing what they do best, rating without exploring and assessing.

If you find your self in the ember area or even red with 100% site you will find it hard for visitors to find you who are using MyWOT browser extension. In part this entire rating system and lack of proper moderation is a violation of few things that come in mind. Since I am a Canadian citizen, I would consider MyWOT to violate Competition Act. By failing to moderate potential small businesses ratings vs other large scale businesses. Not to mention this larger businesses can pay other premium users to destroy your rating. And knowing the typical PC consumer they will be a little "sheep" and flock away from your website ones MyWOT warning hits there screen.

As of this many people have concluded that MyWOT is no more then a scam full and fraudulent service with no fair system and no way to remove your site, reset rating or get some much needed explanation with no contact information and impossible to find solutions that loop you back to FAQ/Support pages.

If you do not believe me please refer to 1channel.ch rating, it is rated all green for all categories, when in fact its an illegal site and has high quantity of pop-ups and ads with high-quantity of drive by malware and trojans.

Please be smart and never submit your site to MyWOT


Wow, you are right about 1channel.ch rating on MyWOT. There are many, many negative scorecard comments for that website, yet it still shows as dark green with very high confidence! There is even a warning from Hp Hosts that 1channel.ch hosts malware. I looked at the history a little, and gather that 1channel.ch WAS a good website at one time, maybe a year ago. But that is no reason for it to be rated as such now, particularly since there are at least a dozen maybe more negative user comments on the WOT scorecard. That should be enough for the WOT algorithm to realize the current status.

I have never seen such an inaccurate assessment of a website on WOT as 1channel. I used WOT a lot, for years. I find the new format to be confusing, though. I miss some of the old users a lot. Agreed, the help navigation is confusing, reminds me of Google support pages that go on forever!

MyWOT is still useful for me, especially for child safety needs, though I use it less than before.

Thanks for your review. You have a balanced viewpoint.


Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback to my view/comment. I and a fellow developer did a dummy experiment and have set-up a brand new site, the site is new, hosted on a trusted server and we even gave it SSL with 256bit SSL3.0 or in simpler terms we gave it that magical lock and https:// in the address bar with same browser security as a bank.

Then we submitted the website onto MyWOT and asked for it to be rated on the forum. Result? The site was marked ember. Reason? None. People simply mark and rate sites however they desire. Those who lack social life or lack reasonable time use simply waste there time by ratting sites thus gaining that "premium/mod" hierarchy. Sure I personally lack a social life and do things that may seem silly like trolling girls on dating sites, or starting random fuss on few other websites. However most of the time I have, I use productivity working on web services, websites and pushing my knowledge of cryptography.

Now I see you mentioned child safety, I'm going to assume you are a responsible parent, and like any other parent you would not want your children to explore the dark side of the internet or simply put "porn". However MyWOT can be a pain in the ass not blocking such sites, since again some people find this sites "safe" I do recall seeing reviews about porn sites on MyWOT, they where rated as Good Sites, but in comments had a slight mention that this site is for 18+, well that wont save a 5 year old without that magical MyWOT warning.

So as a developer, why not give a peek at FreeDNS. Much better alternative compared to MyWOT, as they block websites per IP level.

Cheers, and thanks for reply.

LinkExtend hasn't been updated since 2011, but it's still worth mentioning for protecting kids online. It has a main function just for that & it's pretty good from what I hear. I never need it, so I can't speak from experience on that part.

I do not trust WOT

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I was a long time user of WOT until I became active in the mywot community. After I discovered the REAL truth about WOT, I deleted it from my PC and blocked their website in my router. I'm not gonna go into details. I suggest you google "MyWot Scam".


If you think it is good and trustworthy try this ...

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... look up Facebook.com and you will see that either they belong to Facebook or the users are trolling each other.

Same goes for Small Webutation iconWebutation.