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SearchRater rates the business behind a search result for legitimacy. SearchRater works with the search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo, Blekko, and DuckDuckGo. Ratings come from the SiteTruth rating system.
About this Add-on
Our AdLimiter does everything SearchRater does, and also limits search ads to one ad per page. We recommend switching to Ad Limiter, which has far more users than SearchRater. Ad Limiter, set to "Allow all ads", is equivalent to SearchRater.
Due to changes in the Firefox interface for add-ons, there will be no further updates to SearchRater.
SearchRater is most effective when searching for heavily spammed topics. Try it out on queries where the major search engines return irrelevant, heavily promoted results.
SearchRater will place a rating icon alongside each text ad on every search result shown by the major search engines. These icons show SiteTruth's automated opinion of the legitimacy of the search result destination. Ratings are based on multiple data sources, including secure certificates, business addresses on web sites, large lists of businesses, and other sources. They are not customer opinions.
SearchRater performs some functions of the popular, but discontinued, CustomizeGoogle and OptimizeGoogle.
This is a Firefox add-on which uses the new Firefox"page-mod" module of the new "add-on SDK" (formerly JetPack). There is also a Greasemonkey version with similar functionality, and a few users have been using that for some time.
Our existing AdRater add-on performs similar functions.
Developers reading the source code may find the SiteTruth API documentation helpful. This is how the add-on talks to its rating server.