SIMSBURY, Conn., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Web Marketing Association is releasing the results of a new report entitled Attributes of Award Winning Websites - A study of the 2010 WebAward winners and what made them successful. Our goal is to provide the Web development community with insights into current industry trends by examining various aspects of websites selected as winners in the 2010 WebAward competition for website development and comparing them to those entries that were not selected as winners.
"We think this study will help give those developing websites important insights into industry development trends," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "Since 2006, we have gathered demographic data on the sites entered. Whether you are in an agency or a corporate interactive marketing department, it is always difficult to benchmark your efforts and demonstrate to senior management and/or clients how your efforts compare. The results of this study will be one way to help accomplish that task."
The study includes information on the following topics:
Target Audience Development Platform Programming Platform Site Developer Budget
The study also examines specific website features including:
Email Mailing List RSS Feeds Use of Flash Live Chat Use of Audio and Video Inclusion of Banner Ads Shopping Cart Multiple Languages
The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 15th year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.
To enter the 2011 WebAward competition for Website Development, please go to the WebAward.org Website.