Article by Alice Hopkins
Being appreciated for hard work makes one feel on top of the
world. You must have often seen sites that have received awards.
Why not yours? Your site is not that bad. In fact it must
be highly appreciable. If you have put in a lot of effort
in your site and yet, not been awarded for it, do not lower
your neck in disappointment. You must not know for sure, that
to get an award you need to apply for it.
You can apply for awards through many sites on the Internet.
Some of them will allow non-commercial sites only whereas
others only corporate websites. Several of them disapprove
java-applets and some allow just non-frame sites. People who
give no importance to the criterion face problems like being
disapproved. They cannot think of the reason to why, but it
is merely because they have left out reading carefully.
Here are a few sources of good help to guide you to how to
start; Awardsites.com, Lycos Top5, Golden Web Award.com, Net
Guide and one of the most glamorous and honorable is Cool
site of the day.com. Winners of award from this site are likely
to get more hits.
If you have not been awarded, follow the following tips to
make web designing more fun and interest bearing.
To win an award it is for sure that your site must be free
of errors and that it should be somewhere special. To make
your site special make sure there are no 404 errors and that
the site is finished with no under constructions.
Check if your graphics are complete. There are already so
many sites being sent as a nominee. Thus, keep your loading
time short to avoid resistance to seeing your site. There
should be good content in there until and unless you are to
run a link-exchange site.
If your request has not been responded quickly do not send
loads of requests.
To get additional hits for your site it has to be good enough
to win an award first. However, once you win an award from
a prestigious site, you can easily get hold of more hits.
So you see it is not that difficult to win a web award.