Hope all you are familiar with MyWot. If you are not yet used MyWot, you can go to www.mywot.com and there you can read a number of jokes. I just wonder how people can cheat public like this.
It is the time to think what they says about themselves and what the truth is. We can now go through the blunders made for cheating the public
- Reputation ratings boost trust online
I just don’t know what they mean by this statement. If they are trying to say that reputation rates will boost the trust online sources, they are trying to say that all security systems,mechanism and conventions adapted by web are worst and what the public need to depend is WOT. A system that never care about the trustworthiness of ratings is determining the trustworthiness of websites
- Add WOT to your browser to protect yourself from online threats that anti-virus software can’t spot
You don’t need to pay attention to these kind of statements. Just consider that they are joking. The internet security software and firewalls are designed by web experts and efficient programmers. WOT says that these ” Million newbies” and thier ratings will protect you.
- WOT is a free add-on for your browser
They only thing that you can trust on WOT is their add-ons are free.
WOT never tries to make the web secure or guides the public to safe websites. What WOT actually do is nothing but provides an online game in which members plays by rating websites. Anyone can register on MyWot website and can start rating any website. I am sure that 99% WOT users are playing with WOT rating without knowing anything. More you rate, you will rate more activity score.Almost all users are just playing to get more activity score.
The MyWot system is actually cheating the web users. Closer look on MyWot Schemes reveals daring policies from them.
- 99% people have no idea on what they are posting.
On MyWot Forum and on scorecard page, there is place for adding comments. If you go through the comments and forum post, you may doubt, what they are posting on and is really that kind of threats are on web.
- There is no measures to determine the criteria.
MyWot have given four aspect on which users can vote. They are Trustworthiness, Vendor reliability, Privacy and Child Safety. There is no effective measure to determine the degree of violations on these aspects.
- Anyone can Vote.
Any member can rate. This is the biggest fault made by MyWot team. Because the person who rates a website may don’t even know if there is any kind of problems really exists.
- MyWot ratings are bought.
It is even revealed that better MyWot ratings can be acquired by buying them. Donation can improve MyWot rating for any website.
- Gaming with MyWot.
There are hundreds of MyWot members who make more than 800 rating a day. Which implies that the members are just rating the websites by spending less than 1 minute. This shows how seriousness the members are given to rate the websites.
- MyWot is nothing but a business.
The MyWot never seem to be working for the safety of web users, they are just playing with the efforts made by webmasters and organizations.
- Likert scale used is worst.
Likert scale on MyWot is too bad and i confused why they made this kind of irrelevant schemes.
- Not providing exact number of users
They only reveal number of people who downloaded MyWot add-on. They won’t consider the people who had removed their add-on.
From my point of view, MyWot is established for to killing websites and webmaster’s attitude. We can’t never consider them as a trusted authority. If you have any experience with MyWot please share on the comment section.