Google Wins 2001 Webby Award for Best Practices

Google Receives Honor as Model of Overall Excellence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 19, 2001 – Google Inc. today announced that it received the Webby Award for Best Practices, a new category that honors a single site that serves as a model of overall excellence, at the 5th Annual Webby Awards held in San Francisco last night. The Webby Awards is the leading international honor for websites and individual achievement in technology and creativity.

The Best Practices Award was introduced this year to formally recognize the website that receives the highest rating in the six Webby judging areas: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity, and overall experience. Websites were selected and judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, an organization dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media.

"We are thrilled to be awarded our second Webby Award, and we’re especially honored to be the first recipients of the Best Practices Award," said Larry Page, Google’s co-founder and chief executive officer. "We’re extremely pleased that the Academy has recognized our contributions with this new award."

"We would also like to acknowledge Google users for their ongoing support," said Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder and president. "The tremendous enthusiasm shown by our users inspires us daily to continue our efforts to provide the best search experience on the web."

This is the second Webby Award for Google. Last year, Google was awarded the Best Technical Achievement Award and the People’s Voice Award, also in the Technical Achievement category.

This year’s Webby Awards ceremony was attended by more than 3,000 digerati from around the world. Awards were given by the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences in 30 categories including Activism, Arts, Film, Politics, Technical Achievement, Weird and more.

About Google Inc.

With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; WIRED magazine’s Reader Raves Award; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo!, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. More information about Google can be found on the Google site at

About the Webby Awards

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