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- If you look at my awards pages at http://www.internet-tips.net/awards.htm you will see that I've also included text of emails from award programs. These are good testimonials as they provide a reason why award was won. This can serve to add credibility to your site and information that you present (and product you may be trying to sell).
It's pretty simple to submit to awards sites. Simply locate them (and there are some good resources listed at end of this article), read instructions and enter data. If you win you'll hear back from them in a few days or weeks. Generally at that time you will receive an email with instructions on how to add award to your site. Usually there is also some advertising included (it's part of price that you pay).
Unless you find an award that you really want, I would suggest limiting submissions to those awards that will give you a link back to your site. A major part of reason to go through all of this trouble is to get more traffic. The only way to achieve this is to get that back link.
My advice is simple. Spend a few hours each week scanning through award listings such as those at bottom of this article. Submit your site to perhaps thirty or forty awards. You will win some of them. This should become part of your standard weekly promotional activity.
The gain will be that you will feel better about your site (assuming, of course, that you win any awards), your popularity will rise, and perhaps you will gain some small amount of additional traffic. At very least, people who are judging awards will have to visit your site at least once to check it out.
Additional Resources -------------------- Our awards code of ethics http://www.internet-tips.net/Winawards/awardsethics.htm
Website Awards Worksheet http://www.internet-tips.net/Winawards/awardsworksheet.htm
Revisions to Worksheet http://www.internet-tips.net/Winawards/awardsworksheetrevisions.htm
Daily editorial - January 10, 2001 (Make A Web Site That Wins Awards) http://www.internet-tips.net/Daily/20010110.htm
Join Web's Best Awards webring! http://www.internet-tips.net/Bestwebawards/Joinring.htm
So you want to run an awards program? http://www.internet-tips.net/Awardmaster/awards000.htm
Win An Award for your site http://www.internet-tips.net/Winawards/Winanaward.htm
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