Website reputation ratings
A website reputation rating program warns the user that a website is good, may be good or bad (often color-coding; green, yellow, red). These programs are usually installed as an Add-on and is used and displayed while using a search engine (e.g. Google, Bing). The Website Reputation Rating Programs usually rate the site bad due to phishing or scamming, viruses, malware or spyware, spam, browser exploits; technical website issues, as opposed to reputation management, which is the understanding or influencing of an individual's or business's reputation.
The reputation metrics are typically collected from other users who have had dealings with the website that is being rated. Each user would indicate whether he or she was satisfied or dissatisfied. In the simplest case, the reputation of something is the average rating received from all users who have rated it in the past.
List of Website Reputation Rating Programs
- Avast WebRep
- AVG LinkScanner
- Bitdefender Safego / TrafficLight
- Dr. Web LinkChecker
- McAfee SiteAdvisor
- Norton Safe Web
- WOT Services' Web of Trust