Web of Trust (WOT) - Search ratings displayed twice

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Web of Trust (WOT) - Search ratings displayed twice

Сообщение Mykelturn » Сб дек 18, 2010 3:55 am

RE: Windows XP Home w/SP3
Internet Explorer 8 - secondary browser
Firefox 3.6.13 - primary browser
Google - homepage

Lately, within the past couple of weeks, when I perform a search in Google, WOT is displaying twice(2) in both IE8 and Firefox. I have removed and reinstalled WOT for Firefox but nothing changed. I am assuming that a removal and reinstall for IE8 would result with the same problem (no change). The only other common factor I can think of is ... the OS - Windows XP Home and ... using the Google search page on my homepage on IE8 and Firefox. I have two screenshots but don't see where I can upload them here. I don't know if I can included the screenshots inside this post. Any ideas? Please advise and thanks.

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RE: Web of Trust (WOT) - Search ratings displayed twice

Сообщение c۞g » Сб дек 18, 2010 5:14 am

Same config: Xp home SP3 FF [current]

WOT displays normally for me:

HTTP - Google
[url=http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1359/httpgoogle.png t=_blank][img]http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1359/httpgoogle.png[/img][/url]

HTTPS - Google beta
[url=http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2405/httpsgoogle.png t=_blank][img]http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2405/httpsgoogle.png[/img][/url]

As for including images in posts...
1] Upload image to web, use a free image host such as: Flickr, Photobucket, Tinypic (Photobucket service), ImageShack, etc.
2] place the URL of thie image in the IMG tag

Код: Выделить всё

<img src="http&#58;//img191.imageshack.us/img191/1359/httpgoogle.png" />

To make the image a link for full-size viewing, enclose it into the ANCHOR tag:

Код: Выделить всё

<a href="http&#58;//img43.imageshack.us/img43/2405/httpsgoogle.png" title="full size new tab / window" target="_blank"><img src="http&#58;//img43.imageshack.us/img43/2405/httpsgoogle.png" width="324px" height="400px" /></a>

Anchor:
title - what is displayed when the mouse hovers over the link
target - add "_blank" for onClick to force a new tab or window (browser preference / settings)

Image:
width - display width in pixels
height - display height in ppixels

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RE: Web of Trust (WOT) - Search ratings displayed twice

Сообщение phantazm » Сб дек 18, 2010 5:34 am

Mykelturn: "Lately, within the past couple of weeks, when I perform a search in Google, WOT is displaying twice(2) in both IE8 and Firefox."

Actually, I'm seeing something similar, and initially I was puzzled too.
But in my own case I think the explanation is like this:

I use both WOT and Siteadvisor, and both add an icon to googles list of results.
Looks like WOT first rates the text link (leading to the site in question),
and then rates Siteadvisors icon link (leading to siteadvisor,com).
Result: 2 WOT icons, the second one completely unnecessary.

Looks like a code error, but I'm not sure when it started...

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re: SA

Сообщение c۞g » Сб дек 18, 2010 5:46 am

The OP doesn't mention SiteAdvisor, or any other browser add-ons (used in both IE and FF).

Interesting though, would be worth submitting via [url=http://www.mywot.com/support/feedback/problem t=_self]Support[/url]

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RE: Web of Trust (WOT) - Search ratings displayed twice

Сообщение Sami » Сб дек 18, 2010 10:33 am

Looks like a code error, but I'm not sure when it started...

If there's another add-on that adds links to search results, ours will add ratings symbols to those links too. It sounds like this is what's happening with OP as well.

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RE: WOT is not alone in the world

Сообщение Sami » Сб дек 18, 2010 12:49 pm

You don't need to tell me that. We've been working around [url=http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/1458-using-wot-siteadvisor-and-google t=_self]compatibility issues with SiteAdvisor[/url] for years while it seems McAfee couldn't care less about other add-ons. I'll take a look at the latest problem next week and see if there's something we can do without a risk of stuff breaking when Google changes something next time.

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WOT is not alone in the world

Сообщение phantazm » Сб дек 18, 2010 1:56 pm

Sami: "If there's another add-on that adds links to search results, ours will add ratings symbols to those links too"

I don't think that the possibility of other browser add-ons is an exotic exception.
I would rather suspect it to be quite common to have layers of protection.
WOT and SA works differently, and that's why I still use both.

But it's a waste of time that WOT keeps telling me that McAfee is still OK. I know, I know, I know already...

It is also potentially misleading:

If someone looks at the icons, nothing reveals that one of them is 100% irrelevant.
If they touch the wrong one, the site looks super green, rated by a lot of people.
Only if they click through, they'll discover that the rating is for another site.

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RE: WOT is not alone in the world

Сообщение phantazm » Сб дек 18, 2010 4:21 pm

Yes, I remember there have been compatibility issues with SiteAdvisor earlier. And apparently still is.

I hope the problem can be fixed, cause if it develops further the result would be rather absurd.
I mean, what if SA began rating WOTs icon link and added yet another useless icon,
that again is unnecessarily rated by yet another WOT icon. And so on and so forth...

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RE: WOT is not alone in the world

Сообщение Sami » Сб дек 18, 2010 4:30 pm

what if SA began rating WOTs icon link

The WOT add-on doesn't add any links to the page, so that's unlikely to happen.

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@ Sami - Using WOT, SiteAdvisor, and Google

Сообщение c۞g » Сб дек 18, 2010 5:03 pm

Why not a Settings -> Advanced option which if ticked [enabled] would cause WOT to ignore all SA links in search engine result pages. It seems this would be an easy "fix" for those who use both SA and WOT.

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