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How to Improve Your Conversion Ratio with A Methodical Campaign to Win Strategic Awards - Literature Review


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Resource Rating System

These sites were rated for usefulness and clarity, but alas, the rating is purely subjective.

* = Decent ** = Good *** = Excellent **** = Indispensable

Top 25 Website Awards


Awards Scoop ****

“Awards Scoop is published to assist and educate those outside the Web Awards Community. It is provided as a reference source and for research purposes.” This nine-chapter guide covers the history of web awards, how to win web awards, contact lists, helpful articles, and a lot more.

Website Awards ****

A great effort devoted to website awards, this site features the invaluable Website Awards Worksheet, a guide on winning awards, a large section of articles, lists of the best awards, webmaster resources, and more.

How to Win Awards ***

Provides an in-depth, two-part look at how to win website awards.

Award Sites! ***

The site provides an award index with ratings, articles, tutorials, a discussion forum, and more.

How to Win the Top Web Awards ***

This ebook is a seven-chapter guide to winning website awards. It costs $29.95 at the time of this writing.

Webs Awards **

Indexes awards programs and offers resources to help you create your own award.

Awards Ethics Club Global **

A group of webmasters and awards givers dedicated to running ethical awards programs.

Award Resources **

A list of 19+ awards resources on the Web.

Red Stag Awards Resources *

A tutorial on creating award images and links to other resources around the Net.

Resources About Web Awards *

Another list of awards resources.

Mesweet’s Award Site *

In addition to the top-ranked award this site offers, it also presents a number of resources useful for award-seekers.


Website Award Articles **

An index of 30+ helpful articles on all topics related to website awards.

Articles About Awards **

More high-quality articles on how to win website awards.

Awards Lists

Website Awards Worksheet ****

The popular and extremely useful Website Awards Worksheet helps you find 600+ awards of varying degrees of difficulty. It also helps you track your submissions.

Award Sites! Award Directory ***

Another index of website awards, this site ranks awards on a five-point scale.

Quality Independent Web Awards ***

Certifies and lists high-quality awards based on a number of criteria.

World’s Top Awards ***

Lists 35 top awards from 15 countries.

Treasures of the Web **

Offers an alphabetized list of hundreds of website awards.

Awards by Australian Webmasters **

Lists awards from Australia in a number of categories and features an award of the month.

Euro Award Index **

The German site indexes award sites from Europe and ranks them on a five-level scale.

Misc. Award Resources

Website Evaluators Code of Ethics ***

“We are an organization of Webmasters that offer Website Awards and we support the concept that Website Award programs with serious criteria should themselves be compliant with that criteria and the fair issuance of their awards.”

Award Graphic Hosting **

“Many award programs are first opened on a free server that does not allow other sites to show their graphics by linking to it on the free server. This makes it impossible to get a rating or listing at many award services. If you find yourself in this predicament, then this is the service for you.”

Design Resources

Creating Killer Websites **

This site features “web design articles, tips and tutorials for beginner to expert web designers and programmers.”

Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition **

An eight-chapter guide to interface design, page design, typography, editorial style, graphics, and multimedia. **’s WebDeveloper is a site devoted to all topics related to web design and programming. It features a number of helpful daily columns.

WebMonkey **

A collection of articles on web authoring, design, multimedia, e-business, programming, and more. This site is part of the Terra Lycos network.

World Wide Web Consortium **

“The World Wide Web Consortium was created in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. W3C has around 400 Member organizations from all over the world and has earned international recognition for its contributions to the growth of the Web.”

Browser News **

“This weekly newsletter for website designers gives news about browsers and web design, has an overview of the browsers and their futures, helps find browsers old and new, offers design resources, and reports Internet statistics.”

Usable Web **

“Usable Web is a stale collection of links about information architecture, human factors, user interface issues, and usable design specific to the World Wide Web.” **

This site features a number of web development tutorials and other helpful resources.

Web Wonk **

This site features tips for online writers and web designers.

Web Developer’s Virtual Library **

Another site, features advice on authoring, design, graphics, software, and more.


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