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firsttoknow
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firsttoknow.com

Post by firsttoknow » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:35 am

Site URL: http://firsttoknow.com
Scorecard: [url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/firsttoknow.com t=_self]View scorecard[/url]

Introduction:
Firsttoknow.com is an entertainment-focused site that covers a broad range of topics such as travel, relationships, career & finance, etc. We definitely do not promote or partner with malware-based advertisers or content providers.

Has privacy policy?
[url=http://firsttoknow.com/privacy-policy/ t=_self]http://firsttoknow.com/privacy-policy/[/url]

Has a way for users to contact site owners?
[url=http://firsttoknow.com/contact-us/ t=_self]http://firsttoknow.com/contact-us/[/url]

Whois Information:
http://whois.domaintools.com/firsttoknow.com

Disclaimer:
This post was generated automatically. All information is as entered by the site owner.

ScamBot_78
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RE: firsttoknow.com

Post by ScamBot_78 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:07 am

Reviewed and re-evaluated as suspicious for all and inappropriate for children.

Already stated that there are no apparent link to malware.

If you don't like my review, stop the links to ads promising miracle cures and instant remedies that are lies.

firsttoknow
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RE: firsttoknow.com

Post by firsttoknow » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:08 pm

Hi TWB,

Thanks for your feedback, and for restating that there are no links to malware on the site. We're not quite sure where that comment came from, but it's untrue.

To address your concerns, 95% of FTK's content is original editorial, meant to entertain and be fun. About 5% of our content links to sponsored advertorials -- usually off our site, but sometimes on our site as well. The images linking to those articles say "Sponsored" in the right corner, and if you link to the articles they say they are sponsored as well. This is no different than the sponsored content one finds on websites like BuzzFeed.

We are transparent about this, and even point it out at the top of our Terms of Use / Legal Policy, posted here: http://firsttoknow.com/about-first-to-know-sponsored-articles-copyright-statement/

The links to "miracle cures" that you posted on FTK's WOT page are supplied by Yahoo!'s search engine. We generate revenue from Yahoo! when a user searches for articles or topics in our search bar, or when they click the "Popular Topics" text links posted on the bottom right rail. We've looked into the Yahoo! feed, and haven't found a way to filter out one type of search result from another. So, with that in mind, we deliberately highlight those search results to differentiate them from the rest of the main FTK content.

Thanks for taking the time to check out the site, and we hope that with this information you'll reconsider your "suspicious" rating of FTK. Take care.

<quote user="twburger">
Reviewed and re-evaluated as suspicious for all and inappropriate for children.

Already stated that there are no apparent link to malware.

If you don't like my review, stop the links to ads promising miracle cures and instant remedies that are lies.
[/quote]

evilfantasy
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RE: firsttoknow.com

Post by evilfantasy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:37 pm

Some of the ads lead to questionable product websites (not unlike millions of other website ads). Welcome to the internet!

Rated Safe (light green) and commented as "Other".

ScamBot_78
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RE: firsttoknow.com

Post by ScamBot_78 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:28 am

<quote user="evilfantasy">
Some of the ads lead to questionable product websites (not unlike millions of other website ads). Welcome to the internet!

Rated Safe (light green) and commented as "Other".
[/quote]

A defense of essentially: "Everyone else is doing it" is not a defence. Lies are lies.

Javelina
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RE: firsttoknow.com

Post by Javelina » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:43 pm

<quote user="firsttoknow">Thanks for your feedback, and for restating that there are no links to malware on the site. We're not quite sure where that comment came from, but it's untrue....[/quote]
I just rated your website, see https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/firsttoknow.com/comment-84111373

My overall impression was positive.

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