WOT: Web of Trust Updates

User Awards 2012 – Cast your vote!


Dear community members,

In 2008 – 2010 WOT had a tradition of acknowledging dedicated community members with yearly User Awards. Back then, the awards were given out in three categories: Top Member, Scam Buster, and Publicity. In 2011 the tradition was put on a hiatus, but now it’s back with a renewed concept!

Invite your friends to use WOT and win an iPad!

You want your friends to surf the web safely, right? That’s why we encourage you to invite them to use WOT. Every coffee table discussion counts, but now you can also do it via our new recommendation page. You can invite friends via Facebook, Twitter, and email. As an extra incentive you can take part in a raffle to win an iPad!

WOT reached 50 million downloads!

We are extremely happy and proud to announce that today, 29th of October 2012, WOT reached the milestone of 50 million downloads. This massive number was reached only two months after 40 million, showing the accelerated growth of the global reputation rating community.

WOT now available also in Turkish and Ukrainian languages

WOT is expanding it’s geographic coverage with the help of WOT community and network. Recently we added two new languages to our add-on – Turkish and Ukrainian. No need to say that native language makes WOT usage more comfortable and easier to use.

Dear Turkish and Ukrainian users – this is how your rating window will look from now on:

New warning screen for Firefox

Today, we released a new update to the Firefox add-on. Now also Firefox users can see a warning screen with a new look if they try to navigate to an untrustworthy site. The new warning screen was already launched for Chrome and Safari in July.

The new warning screen includes a Go back button, which makes it easier to leave the poorly rated site quickly.

German TV show DasErste.de features WOT

Last Saturday a popular German TV show DasErste.de featured WOT. The internationally acclaimed Internet expert Jörg Schieb, with over 140 published books and over 3.3M copies sold, gave useful tips on web surfing and introduced WOT. As a result, during the past days we have received a huge number of downloads from Germany.

Download record of all times

We are extremely happy and proud to announce the new download record of all times that we achieved on the 27th of August: Over 100,000 downloads in just one day (exact number 106,494)!

100,000 – that’s quite a number. To put it into perspective:

100,000 inhabitants…

40 million downloads!

If you’ve kept an eye on the download counter on our front page, you probably noticed that WOT just reached 40 million downloads just a moment ago! We so like round numbers, and are extremely happy to see that we seem to be reaching them faster every time!