QuinStreet Websites Receive Web Awards

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QuinStreet’s MoneyRates.com and Insure.com win “Standard of Excellence” and “Outstanding Website” awards in Web Marketing Association's 2011 WebAward Competition.

We are proud of this recognition for MoneyRates.com and Insure.com. Our media strategy is to run websites that are relevant to visitor interests, easy to use, and useful.

QuinStreet, Inc. (QuinStreet) (NASDAQ: QNST), the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced that MoneyRates.com and Insure.com, two of its flagship websites in the financial services vertical, received awards last week in the Web Marketing Association’s 2011 WebAward Competition.

The annual WebAward Competition, now in its 15th year, names the best websites in 96 industries and helps set the standard for all website development. WebAward judges score websites on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. Judged on all criteria, QuinStreet’s MoneyRates.com won an award for “Financial Services Standard of Excellence,” and Insure.com was named an “Outstanding Website” in the insurance industry category. Of particular note, both sites scored exceptionally high for content, with MoneyRates.com scoring 9 out of a possible 10 and Insure.com scoring 9.5 out of a possible 10. These awards follow Time.com’s recent naming of GetRichSlowly.org, another QuinStreet website, as a Best Blog of 2011.

QuinStreet has been adding media capabilities and ownership to its twelve year record of leadership and success in marketing services. The company’s media strategy is to own leading websites like MoneyRates.com and Insure.com in important vertical segments, and to provide the best, most useful experience for visitors to those sites, including authoritative content. QuinStreet websites are managed by teams of dedicated editors, publishers and staff writers. QuinStreet generates unique and useful information for its websites from proprietary surveys and data research, also managed by dedicated internal teams of experts.

"We are proud of this recognition for MoneyRates.com and Insure.com,” said Doug Valenti, QuinStreet CEO. “Our media strategy is to run websites that are relevant to visitor interests, easy to use, and useful. We have invested heavily in building the technology and content development infrastructure to deliver on those promises and we intend to continue to do so.”

Expert contributors and media spokespeople for QuinStreet websites include: Curtis Arnold, nationally recognized consumer educator and advocate and founder of CardRatings.com; J.D. Roth, personal finance expert and founder of GetRichSlowly.org; Richard Barrington (MoneyRates.com), CFA, site spokesperson and finance expert; Brad Jones (Internet.com) who was recently recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional; Lauren Simonds (SmallBusinessComputing.com), who was named a champion in the Small Business Influencers 2011 Awards; and Dr. Bev Browning (OnlineSchools.com), nationally renowned grant writer for over 20 years.

QuinStreet's original content has been widely syndicated or cited on websites including CNN Money, USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS Money Watch, Fox Business, HuffingtonPost.com, MSN Money, Forbes, NASDAQ, Bloomberg Business Week and others.

About QuinStreet
QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST) is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. The company is a leader in visitor-friendly marketing practices. For more information, please visit QuinStreet.com.

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