CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) November 10, 2004
Consumers who question the integrity of organizations conducting business on the Web can now take action by utilizing TrustGaugeÂ - a free resource for consumers that assists in determining the trustworthiness of websites and facilitates reviews and complaints of Web businesses.
Historically, there has not been a way for consumers to determine the trustworthiness of companies doing business online or any opportunity to complain about or praise about an organization. TrustGauge provides an option for consumers to determine who to do business with first, and a recourse when they feel they have been wronged.
Consumers can submit reviews and complaints or check the Trust ScoreÂ of individual websites by downloading the BrowserAccelerator toolbar, which features the TrustGauge, by visiting TrustGauge.com. The BrowserAccelerator toolbar is also equipped with TrustGaugeÂs Review and Complaint system so that consumers can submit information on any site as they surf the Internet.
TrustGauge uses a combination of factors to determine a websitesÂ TrustScoreÂ including the availability of information about the business such as email and postal address, websites features such as secure billing pages, general traffic popularity (provided by Ranking.com) and the presence or absence of third party validation seals of approval as those provided by ValidatedSiteÂ. Website owners are able to add their businessesÂ information into the TrustGauge database to improve their TrustScoreÂ.
TrustGauge.com, part of a family of over 1,000 Internet domains, was developed with the web community (both consumers and website owners) in mind. As a leader in making the Internet all that it can be, TrustGaugeÂs array of affiliations helps consumers determine the overall trustworthiness of web sites. TrustGauge.com has the backing and resources of EMERgency 24, Inc., its' 36-year-old U.S. parent company with 24-hour personnel in Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile.