Cambridge, Mass. - April 22, 2008 - HubSpot's Website Grader, a free SEO tool, continues to collect industry accolades with the latest praise coming from the judges of the 12th annual Webby Awards. Website Grader was selected as an official honoree and the final winners will be announced during Internet Week New York on Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Website Grader was developed in 2007 by HubSpot, an Internet marketing company, http://www.hubspot.com/.
An official honoree in the IT Hardware / Software category, Website Grader scored in the top 15 percent of all Webby Award entries. Website Grader was chosen from nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and 60 countries worldwide in the competition that was hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times.
"With new functionalities and more in-depth Website Grader reports, people are really able to evaluate their Internet marketing strategy to make the most of their full web presence," said Brian Halligan. "It is important to us that we continue to expand Website Grader and provide businesses with a strong marketing tool that helps them grow their online presence."
Since 1996, the Webby Awards have been presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) to honor excellence on the Internet in websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile. Webby nominees and honorees are chosen by IADAS, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser as members.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "Website Grader's Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
Website Grader is a free SEO tool from HubSpot that has helped hundreds of thousands of companies re-evaluate the way in which they run and operate their websites. Based on multiple criteria, Website Grader generates a report card designed to show companies how they can improve their website, thus generating more traffic and leads through Internet marketing. Not only has Website Grader been mentioned by PC Magazine, Guy Kawasaki and TechCrunch, but it has a following amongst social media elite and bloggers across the Internet.
HubSpot is an inbound marketing system that helps your company get found online, generate more inbound prospects and convert a higher percentage of them into leads and customers. HubSpot helps companies get found by more prospects using search engine optimization and marketing, leveraging blogs and the blogosphere and engaging in online social media. By using landing pages, lead intelligence and marketing analytics, HubSpot customers convert more prospects into leads and customers. Based in Cambridge, MA, HubSpot Internet marketing can be found at http://www.hubspot.com and the Website Grader free SEO tool is available at http://www.websitegrader.com.