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How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

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    • Pinifel on Wed 19 Nov 2014
    • 12:13:43 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I use of the Fire Fox addon, it's simple and fast! ;)

    Ariafar Khosravi

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    • nausley@knivan.net on Mon 24 Nov 2014
    • 01:07:39 AM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I rely on Web of Trust for all my web activities.

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    • staley on Thu 27 Nov 2014
    • 05:35:16 AM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    One thing that really helps is checking to see if the site has a proper, trustworthy, SSL Cert. Though not a 100% guarantee that the site is a valid trustworthy site, it does help I there are some third party validations.

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    • WhyIsItReal on Mon 01 Dec 2014
    • 06:59:36 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    It depends. Am I checking the reputation where I was visiting the site, and wanted to see if it was trustworthy? In that case, I use the add-on. However, if I am looking in-depth, I will use the page at MyWOT (ex: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/swallte.ch).

  5. Originally posted by: c۞g
    ...
    Do no sit on the side lines and wait for change to come when you have the add-on installed and are expected to be a player.

    Full ack

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    • paul1977x on Mon 08 Dec 2014
    • 03:43:05 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    add-on

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    • bartblaze on Thu 11 Dec 2014
    • 01:19:40 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Usually the add-on, sometimes I copy/paste the URL then look it up at mywot.com.

    Contact me on Twitter for any questions. See also my blog for several helpful articles.

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    • zocuxtech on Thu 18 Dec 2014
    • 07:12:09 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    from scoreboard because by using it I can see what others think of it too.

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    • Fionn.Hayes (not verified) on Tue 06 Jan 2015
    • 08:06:05 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Google search pop-up warns me before I visit the site so I use it the most.

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    • Claire253 on Wed 14 Jan 2015
    • 11:15:45 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    In IE* I have to type in the site and also the word "review" or "safety" after it, and see what comes up. In Firefox, I can use the WOT addon's icons for an immediate indication of what's probably safe & what's not.
    I can't seem to Find* a working version of WOT for IE yet***.

    Claire253

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    • w.gassen on Fri 23 Jan 2015
    • 03:51:15 AM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I think three things are important: A trust certificate from a well-known organization; a malware tool for daily verification; and a SSL certificate, when the site sell things or hosts customers data.

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    • Apollo702 on Wed 28 Jan 2015
    • 06:24:23 AM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Part of my business(name withheld) requires me to find websites every day. The way I go about it is if the site already has been configured(with services like NoScript and Request Policy) is I click on the ring. If I am new to the site then I middle click on the script(s) and WOT is one of the services that NoScript has listed to research the site.

    I have other tools at my disposal- but generally those are the first 2 out of the box.

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    • Stone-Woot on Sun 01 Feb 2015
    • 05:56:47 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    it all rock but the tool bar is always there for us.

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    • Wepynx on Wed 04 Feb 2015
    • 11:11:12 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I use the add-on in Firefox and Chrome, it's simple and quick.

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    • Georgii17 on Wed 11 Feb 2015
    • 03:59:46 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Большое спасибо WOT за помощью проверки репутации сайта!!!!!

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    • Tepes05 on Mon 16 Feb 2015
    • 12:04:56 AM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I use the scorecard.

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    • copir.word on Sat 28 Feb 2015
    • 03:54:44 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Originally posted by: Myxt
    Mostly "From the homepage checkbox for logged in users",
    ... or the scorecard, rarely the search pop-up, before I actually visit an unknown site. Unless the site is recommended by another site I trust, I check it with several tools before I go there.
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    • spain14 on Sun 01 Mar 2015
    • 10:18:53 AM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I am also using Firefox add-on

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    • mAGNUSwAKER on Wed 04 Mar 2015
    • 09:59:31 AM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I check the comments on top of the scorecard to clarify my trust of a specific website.

    I seek to rid the evil that is malicious code!

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    • gaiver1986 (not verified) on Fri 20 Mar 2015
    • 08:15:31 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Даю оценку с помощью расширения верней кнопкой в инструментах )

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    • wigsai on Wed 25 Mar 2015
    • 01:03:34 PM UTC

    RE: Как вы обычно проверьте репутаци

    Originally posted by: c۞g
    When you disagree with a site's reputation. Rate it. This is the only way that WOT can "work"
    Do no sit on the side lines and wait for change to come when you have the add-on installed and are expected to be a player.

    Very good advice. How else can a site gain a good reputation if not through people rating it?

    I also like your comment "Checking reputation is not the same as viewing reputation." Sometimes you have to investigate the scorecard of a site. I have come across sites with a poor scorecard for no apparent reason. It's almost as if there was an attempt to get it blacklisted.

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    • Ruslan7212 on Wed 25 Mar 2015
    • 11:47:45 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Конечно же WOT

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    • Alex_fair on Fri 27 Mar 2015
    • 10:25:26 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Внимательно посмотрел, покликал и сделал свой выбор.
    Конечно за частую к решению оценки сайта больше мотивирует негатив чем позитив.

    Спасибо за замечательный сервис.

    East or West home is best.

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    • PeterPocket on Mon 30 Mar 2015
    • 09:37:50 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    By the content. There are a few hot button words that tip the user off as to the underlying purpose and ideology of the web site's owners. Opening this up to community comments is the most unreliable way to rate a website because the vast majority of people who strongly down rate a website do it solely based on their ideological biases and not for any valid factual reasons. They go out of their way to do so. Theyt are the electronic equivalent of a lynch mob.

    If you were to do a pattern analysis on these people, you would find a very distinctive and repetitious profile.

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    • DmitriyMSK on Mon 06 Apr 2015
    • 06:23:36 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I use toolbar button, in my opinion this is the fastest way ;)

    Оценка активности не влияет на доверие WOT

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    • CFAJYJDF on Wed 15 Apr 2015
    • 07:16:56 AM UTC

    RE: Как вы обычно проверьте репутаци

    Originally posted by: dart9999
    От add-on репутация сайта воспринимается не всегда верно. Владельцы WOT иногда переоценивают оценки пользователей и блокируют добавление новых комментариев. При блокировке, add-on остаётся в "красной зоне", что не всегда верно соотносится с реальной информацией. В таких случаях add-on должен быть нейтрального цвета. Похоже владельцы WOT этого не учли...

    Доброе время суток!

    Лучик

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    • dyrian on Wed 15 Apr 2015
    • 05:57:29 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    From the add-on (toolbar button). because it is more practical, simple, and free

    sorry, if I got it wrong :)

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    • IrelandGoWeb Hosting (not verified) on Fri 01 May 2015
    • 06:58:22 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    I use WOT Webutation and dr-web link checker

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    • kioka83 on Wed 06 May 2015
    • 10:20:35 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    bar

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    • rmn on Wed 20 May 2015
    • 05:42:04 PM UTC

    RE: How do you usually check the reputation of a website?

    Several levels, from spam source to scorecard. In between checks using several tools like
    - local archive
    - visiting website
    - dns research
    - whois information
    - google search
    - plus other methods
    Mostly it depends on visiting website plus whois information: 1. spam + 2. whois protection (in any way) is mostly a clear signal.