OK. So sometimes the sites we recommend here aren't always the next big thing, as suggested. But we always try to find legitimate sites to talk about.

But how do we know they’re on the up-and-up? You can probably imagine just how many tips and "hot" leads we get sent, and we have to do a certain amount of filtering.

When it’s something commercial, i.e. you, our dear readers could need up with money changing hands in any way shape or form, we do a bit of background.

And today, we reveal one of our little trade secrets. If we’re in any way unsure or unfamiliar with something, we take a quick look at webutations.info.

This is crowdsourcing at its most valuable, because you can search for a site and the result you get is based on real users’ experiences with said site. A high rating means you can probably trust it. Aggregating Google safe browsing info, social media feedback, SSL statuses and other information, this is real-time checking on anything online.

No guarantees, of course, but if you’re in doubt, give this lot a shout.