As 2013 reaches its end and we get ready to turn the page and welcome 2014, WOT makes a review of what happened in 2013 in numbers:
During 2013, 6.9 millions new websites were rated. Out of these, 3.89 were rated as good sites and 3.01 millions as untrustworthy.
We are gladly announcing that WOT reached the milestone of 100 million downloads. Last fall we were reaching 50 million downloads, so we managed to double them within a year. The credit for this achievement goes to all of you who support and trust us. Without you all we wouldn’t be getting such a great number as 1.6M ratings per month or over million new sites rated to our database .
One of the biggest changes in the new WOT is the “Categories” feature, which gives the user the opportunity to define more accurately his experience with a website. Based on our observation, on how users choose the categories, we decided to simplify the category selection. Since our goal is to make things easier for you, we came up with an update to our service.
Comments play an important role when a user is trying to make an informed decision about whether to enter a site or not. To ensure users are able to find the most relevant comments when reading user reviews, we decided to improve the way comments are presented.
For those of you who haven’t noticed it yet, the new WOT is available for Chrome and Safari users. The users who already have WOT installed in their Chrome or Safari browsers, will get their update automatically.
October 18th in 2005, so almost 8 years ago, Sami and Timo got the initial idea of WOT. These two post-graduate students at Tampere University of Technology dreamed of a tool that would help people to find trustworthy sites from the myriad of unknown and potentially dangerous websites.
On Monday Opera announced a new browser for the iPad, called the Coast by Opera.
The new WOT is now released and will be gradually updated to all WOT users with Chrome, Firefox or Chromium-based browsers. Safari version is coming out soon. The new WOT comes with multiple nice improvements and I encourage everyone to read the highlights .