Are WOT Ratings Really Individual? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
The MyWot concept is similar several others who make a profit selling trust seals. On the one hand, MyWot creates demand for these seals by rating websites low and then collects profit from site owners trying to overcome ratings issues. Businesses wishing to survive this process are eager to join the WOT ratings game and work their way up to platinum level (10,000+ activity points) so they can have enough clout to offset ratings their sites have received. Lists of sites are published in the MyWot site forum so getting activity points is a matter of gathering the lists, visiting the sites and rating the sites, often according to notes left by the forum poster. While MyWot contends that all ratings are individual ratings, the publication of lists makes questionable whether this is true or not.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20120302).
Your theory fails, because we do not sell trust seals to sites that have a poor reputation. We only sell them to sites that have earned a good reputation from our users. If the site's reputation changes to poor later, the trust seal is also automatically removed from them:
Therefore, we have no incentive to rate sites poorly. If your site has a poor reputation, it's because of user ratings. Here's what you can do:
What comes to user levels, they have nothing to do with how much ratings are trusted. In fact, rating a lot of websites usually means your ratings have less weight than those from others. You can read more here:
We also don't publish lists of websites, you are referring to the discussions on our forum posted by individual people who investigate websites.