Web Marketing Association Names Best Computer Software Web Site Following 2006 WebAward Competition

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Best Web sites announced in 10th annual WebAward Competition covering 96 industries including computer software.

The Web Marketing Association (http://www.webaward.org) is pleased to announce the Best Computer Software Web Site Winner as part of the 10th annual international WebAward Competition, the Internet's premier website award competition.

"The computer software industry scores above average in all judging criteria over the past four years with design, content, copywriting and ease of use leading the way," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Consumers expect computer software manufacturer's Web sites to set the expectations for the company's products. Therefore, it is not surprising that the industry has paid close attention to all of the usability aspects that make a Web site functional for consumers."

Computer Software websites represent a highly competitive industry within the WebAward competition. Each website is judged on the same seven criteria including:

  •     Design
  •     Innovation
  •     Content
  •     Technology
  •     Interactivity
  •     Copy writing
  •     Ease of use

The overarching goal of the WebAward Competition is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective computer software websites on the Net today.

This year's best web sites along with past WebAward winners in the computer software industry are:

2006 See Windows Vista Website – http://www.seewindowsvista.com
2005 Avid Technology, Inc. corporate website - http://www.avid.com/
2004 Wind River Website - http://www.windriver.com/
2003 Novell Worldwide Web Site - http://www.novell.com/
2002 Terraspring Web Site - http://www.terraspring.com/

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at:

http://www.webaward.org

The WebAward competition awards web sites in 96 industries as well as determining overall web site awards including Best of Show.

The 2006 Best of Show WebAward was presented to New York-based Big Spaceship (http://www.bigspaceship.com), for its outstanding work on the "TBS: Department of Humor Analysis" web site at http://www.tbshumorstudy.com. Big Spaceship joined forces with Mother Interactive to turn their very silly questionnaire into an addictive, fully interactive web site.

R/GA (http://www.rga.com) was named Top Agency at the 2006 WebAward Competition, taking home 19 WebAwards.

The 2006 WebAward Competition sponsors include:

BURST! Media (burstmedia.com)

Misukanis & Odden (misukanisodden.com)

SimpleFeed (simplefeed.com)

Register.com (register.com)

NewsUSA (newsusa.com)

AdTools Inc(adtoolsinc.com)

Small Army (smallarmy.net)

TopRank Online Marketing (toprankresults.com)

Creative Chocolate Printing Company (creativechocolateprinting.com)

Perseus Development Corp (perseus.com)

PRWeb (newsusa.com)

Media Sponsors include:

Website Services Magazine (websiteservices.com)

AdRants (adrants.com)

MarketingVox (marketingvox.com)

MediaPost (wediapost.com)

eComXpo (ecomxpo.com)

Ad:Tech (ad-tech.com)

Macworld (macworldexpo.com)

The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

About the WebAwards

The 10th annual international WebAwards competition sets the standard of excellence in 96 industry categories by evaluating Web sites and defining benchmarks based on the seven essential criteria of successful Web site development. The goal of the Web Marketing Association, sponsor of the WebAwards, is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective Web sites on the Internet today. Entrants benefit from a Web site assessment by a professional judging panel and the marketing opportunities presented to an award-winning Web site. For more information, visit http://www.webaward.org.

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