WOT or Web of Trust.... BEWARE! I own several websites and WOT has severely crippled my businesses with no justification or factual reasons. I've been running several successful online business for website design and development for over 10 years with NO ISSUES UNTIL WOT came around. WOT appears to be run by malicious users that get off on leaving authoritative negative opinions on websites run by honest site owners and small businesses. The majority of the common WOT users appear to be sheep. Sheep that follow the authoritative users and treat their malicious or negative opinions as facts, without doing their own research and rating websites they have no knowledge of, have not looked at, used or read with negative ratings based on the authoritative users opinion. WOT gives incentives to users to get more credit by rating more websites. [continued below]....
..... The faster you rate, the more you rate, the more you get rewarded by WOT with points, badges and other incentives. Further propagation of these wrong, incorrect, negative ratings, are left by other Sheep Users rating domains by looking at the domains scorecard and rate at the same level as the previous Sheep Users/Raters and then move onto the next domain to rate to increase their WOT user account ratings or rankings within the WOT community......having never seen or visited the victimized websites. There is no accountability for the WOT users ratings, no consequences for their carelessness and/or malicious behavior and the website owners are left with a website that will not be used by people that blindly TRUST WOT using the plugin on their browser.
Another WOT Victim's story:
"WOT is manipulative, the concept is very convinient for them they portray themselves as a Site with a good purpose but in fact they are wolfs dress as sheep.
Wot will show your site in red to get your attention and then get you to sign up, and then invite people to give good ratings which
means more people signing up and more activity on the
Anyone with malicious and egotistic intentions could give a bad rating to any site they have never used and don't have any knowledge about.
People who communicate as second graders and are hateful and disrespectful will bully honest site owners.
I was bullied by the following user names: Sad Story, and Wolff messing. Just by their screen names you can see this are evil people Sad people that don't realize they are being used by WOT because at the end the one making the big bucks selling the so called "Trust Seal" is WOT.
Dont Trust WOT, is not even child safe because children can find a porno web site that has been rated green due to manipulation."
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