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If you are searching for something in Google or Yahoo, the WOT addon will proactively provide you with a rating for each of the links that are returned from your search results.

What types of warning levels are there?

There are 5 reputation levels that you should know.

  1. Very poor reputation – Don’t click on the link danger ahead!
  2. Poor reputation – Enter at your won risk!
  3. Unsatisfactory reputation – This site had a less than safe rating
  4. Good reputation – You may enter this site as it has been rated safe
  5. Excellent reputation – You may enter this site knowing the WOT community highly rated it!

There are 4 categories that make up the overall rating: Trustworthiness – Vendor Reliability – Privacy – Child Safety

Screen shots of ratings from links returned from search results:

This link is unrated


Very poor reputation rating (A lighter red rating would be rated poor)


Unsatisfactory rating


Excellent rating (A lighter or lime green rating would be rated good)


WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website. It’s easy and it’s free. Visit WOT today and start surfing safely!


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  1. This appears to be a resourceful tool which will aid many of us in making decisions in rating links we are exposed to on a daily basis. Sounds useful and a necessity which I must employ for my own benefit.

    • Jilli,

      This tool is a godsend and it will help when searching. It warns you before you click on a link. It lets you know if it’s safe or dangerous. The ratings are by the WOT community, helping make the web safer.

  2. You find some of the best things to write about and let everyone know about. Thank you so much for sharing this information with me and so many others. I will make sure I send it out to others so that they too may benefit from this tool.