ReviewAndJudge.org gives users a better way to decide if a site is trustworthy or not. Rather than rely on the opinions of others, Review and Judge looks at hard data and helps users with an unbiased snapshot of how the site faired under scrutiny. Review and Judge uses three indicators to rate sites. These include popularity, age, and how much Google likes the specific website. These are depicted using uniquely shaped rating symbols. Users can also submit a review of a website they have searched for and compare the ratings of multiple sites. Review and Judge hopes to assist users in determining whether a website is legitimate or a potential scam.
Review and Judge was created in 2010. Today, there are more websites than any one person can visit in a reasonable amount of time. Many people use various websites to do business. When considering a website for a purchase, service or as a resource, the user wants to know that the site is reliable and safe. Even when no money is exchanged, users are often asked to share their personal information which can be abused if it winds up in the wrong hands. Review and Judge was constructed specifically to help users get an unbiased look at how a website stands among other sites using three key criteria.
Review and Judge is unlike many other rating websites. Most allow users to submit ratings and base their overall review of the website on that information. While this is a good approach, Review and Judge prefers to take a more technical, unbiased approach. Users can see how a website is viewed by Google, its overall popularity and its age, three factors that can help determine the stability and trustworthiness of a website.
Review and Judge offers users a peach and black color scheme highlighted by the site’s scales logo. It does not contain any cutting edge design elements but the user can quickly navigate and learn the rating system. The actual icons are attractive, using a person symbol, star and heart that is either filled in with green or left empty to provide a visual representation of the website’s rating. There are ads next to the review results called "Related Sites", which is confusing to users.
New users can create an account by scrolling down and looking for the “Create Account” header in the menu along the left hand side of the homepage. Users can select their account type, which includes either site owners or consumers. As a consumer, the user is asked to enter a name, email address, exact URL and any comments they would like to share about it. The form is essentially a website review form. The site owner’s link directs the user to a page of text explaining that the user must submit information about their website and customer service policies. Information must be sent by email from the website’s domain name.
Users can access all Review and Judge feature for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges associated with the site. In fact a user can actually protect their money by reviewing sites before making a purchase online. The site is in beta, so this could change in the future as more features are added.
Anyone who is doing business with an unfamiliar site could appreciate ReviewAndJudge.org. The application is also idea for website owners who want to see where their sites currently stand. However, the information provided is not unique and not useful.