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WOT Mobile

Development

  • Use reputations in your application through the API.
Access the API with Perl module Net::WOT ver: 0.02; author: Sawyer X
note: does not include Internet Explorer.

beta

When the add-on undergoes a major redesign, before it is released for public usage, it is placed in a usability testing stage referred to as βeta.

There are two forms of βeta testing:

  • closed beta
a selected group of users are privately requested for testing and submitting bug reports.
  • open beta
the general community is made aware of the modifications being made to the add-on and are encouraged to test and offer feedback.
2013
Introduced a complete user interface redesign promoting ease of use with more transparency
learn more: 2013 beta
2014
WOT Groups Beta

experimental

Various tests and experiments which usually do not affect [highly] active users

Experimental

Customizing the add-on

The mass rating tool

URL shortening services which WOT supports

As of April 8, 2011, WOT supports these URL shortening services.

Other tools

Reference

Forum discussion catalog

Translations

Translations

The preferred language for the forum is English as with articles contributed to this wiki. However, some users have translated official topics into their native language which may be found in this section.
note: translations may not be checked for accuracy.
  • German
  1. Wie frage ich um Bewertung, this article tells you how to ask for rating in German language
  • Russian
  1. Forum Guidelines, official forum guidelines and rules for Russian forum members
  2. WOT Forum, this article describes all forum features such as HTML tags and post / edit operations
  3. FAQ (Russian), frequently asked questions regarding WOT rating system, clearly explaining things inside WOT to avoid being misinformed by rumor creators, and many more useful materials are available here
  4. How to remove the add-on and synchronization (Russian), here you can find how to remove WOT addon and all its data from your browser
  5. Hashtags, you can use #hashtags as a good addition to your comments, before using hashtags please refer to this article
  6. WOT for mobile, list of very useful security programs that use WOT reputation data such as Dolphin Companion and Tap&Trust browser for mobile platforms (this list is NOT limited to Android systems)
  7. Official WOT security app for Android, instruction manual for official WOT Android security app in Russian language
  8. Tips for site owners, if you are the site owner, please refer to this material to read what mistakes you should aviod to save your site's reputation from bad ratings
  9. Tap&Trust browser, security browser to effectively keep your Android device safe of malware and free of malicious ads, provides WOT icons for search results and after address field just like it would be a classic desktop browser with WOT addon installed

Hashtag

On February 18, 2014 WOT introduced the ability to incorporate #hashtags in scorecard comments as well as adding a search function for like-tags.

Hashtag

Understanding Internet threats

Threat submission

How to improve your site's reputation

  • Understand what Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is and why your website should have a privacy / cookie policy. Protecting your customers' and / or visitors' privacy allows people to trust you more.
  • Before requesting for your site to be reviewed in the forum, you should have a look at how to ask for ratings.
  • Know common threats that you can find at The WASC Threat Classification which can attack your website and learn how to fix these possible exploits.
    • The WASC Threat Classification is a cooperative effort to clarify and organize the threats to the security of a web site. The members of the Web Application Security Consortium have created this project to develop and promote industry standard terminology for describing these issues. Application developers, security professionals, software vendors, and compliance auditors will have the ability to access a consistent language and definitions for web security related issues.
  • Read more tips at WOT Trust Seal's Trust tips.

Note to site owners: Watch out for fake WOT emails!

Blog post: Mon 07 Jan 2013

We have heard reports of some site owners receiving emails promising a good reputation in exchange for money after posting a review request on the WOT forum. These emails are a scam, and have not been sent by WOT.
read more

The motivation is either to scam unsuspecting site owners, or to tarnish WOT’s reputation; aka: Joe job.

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