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Can WOT affect your rank in search engines?

 7:43 pm on Mar 9, 2011 (gmt 0)


I've recently discovered that, for a strictly unknown reason, my website's URL has been submitted to WOT (Web Of Trust) with a very poor trust rank.

I didn't even know of WOT before I decided to install the LinkExtend plugin for Firefox.

Anyway, are there major search engines that use the WOT ranking out there?

On a side note, I find this system totally stupid because it allows all your competitors to make you look bad.



 8:16 pm on Mar 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

There are apparently known problems with the WOT rating system and I am unaware that any search engine uses their rankings as any significant part of their overall algorithms because it can return very innacurate ratings in certain circumstances - so I wouldn't worry.

However, of course, if anyone knows differently, perhaps they can let us know.


 9:20 pm on Mar 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I had people give me bad security ratings because they disagreed with my opinions (and said so in the comments), so obviously it can be easily cheated and isn't worth much.


 9:34 pm on Mar 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the replies.

I even considered asking them to remove my domain name from their database but these idiots make the process very bothersome.

Anyway, I just want them to leave me alone :)

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