Hyderabad: Ascendas Website of the Year (WOTY) 2013 announced the winners of the prestigious award today.
In its 7th Indian edition which started on October 14, 2013, the Website of the Year award saw a phenomenal response with 1,24,432 votes cast across 20 categories, making it one of the most voted online award this season.
The online users chose 31 websites as their favourites across 20 nominated categories. The nominated websites were evaluated on the parameters of content, navigation, design, engagement and user interface.
Out of the 238 nominations in 20 popular categories, the following websites emerged as winners for the coveted Ascendas Website of the Year Award 2013 (Indian WOTY chapter):
|Best Website||Most Popular Website|
|Communities & Social networks|
|Dating||Bharat Matrimony||Bharat Matrimony|
|Education & Public Domain||Wikipedia||Wikipedia|
|Finance||ICICI Bank||The Economic Times|
|Health & Well-being||Homeveda||Apollo Hospitals|
|Charities||Teach For India||Teach For India|
|Housing & Interior||Housing||PropertyWala.com|
|News & Information||Times of India||Indiatimes|
|Leisure & Travel||MakeMyTrip||Yatra.com|
|Food & Beverages||VahReVah||Sanjeev Kapoor|
|Sports||ESPN Cricinfo||ESPN Cricinfo|
|Media & Entertainment||YouTube||YouTube|
|Comparison||Price Dekho||Price Dekho|
|Weather & Traffic||Google Maps||Google Maps|
|Mobile Websites||Google Mobile||Samsung India Mobile|
The India edition on WOTY has seen a significant upsurge in casting of votes, which is 300 % more as compared to the last year. The average age group of the majority of the voters has been between 25 to 34 years, closely followed by 18 to 24 years.
The response for Ascendas Website of the Year 2013 has been geographically spread with maximum number of voters from the Northern part of India, closely followed by the voters from Western and Southern part of India.
Majority of voters have been from Tier 1 cities like Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai etc. New Delhi accounted for around 19.40% of votes followed by 11.47 % from Bangalore and Mumbai at 10.57%.
On the occasion, Mr Winfred Samson- Head – India Operations, Markettools said, “We are quite happy with the response we have received this year for WOTY. Today’s economic scenario has changed the entire definition of a website; they are not a mere company’s platform to represent its stats and data, rather websites work as direct interface between the company and the users. WOTY recognises companies which come up with innovative websites.”
“We also conduct the awards across countries like Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, UK and Brazil and we have seen an increase in terms of both number of votes and voters for almost all countries this year. With the growing awareness and great reception of WOTY across India, the future prospects look very bright. Also we would like to thank our sponsors Ship2myID, the lead partner and MSLGROUP, the media partner for their constant support and coordination.” he added.
Lee Fu Nyap, CEO, Ascendas India said, “We are pleased to have been associated with MetrixLab for WOTY 2013. There are many websites today and to be relevant and the best among those is a great achievement. Congratulations to all the winning websites and especially to Tata Motors for being adjudged the Website of the Year 2013.”