- A big hit at Sydney's Luna Park, by Greg Tingle
- 9th February 2007
Hitwise ratings were the talk of
the town in Sydney's internet social set recently.
and everyone involved in the high end of websites
were at the Hitwise Australia Internet Awards
held this past Thursday night.
the usual suspects were there, Google, Yahoo!,
News Limited and the like, but there were a few
lesser unknowns who made sure their presence was
felt. Like who? How about Wicked Weasel, CoastalWatch
and BOM (Bureau Of Meteorology) for example.
disclaimer is that our own website, www.mediaman.com.au
has been nominated on a number of occasions, however
were have yet to take out #1, with our top raking
at #3 in its category in the entertainment - celebrities
the uninitiated, Hitwise rates websites by popularity,
and as Internet Awards host James McLaughlin (ABC
New Invntors fame) put it so aptly, "not
another a few "rings ins" were brought
in as entertainment including a "constuction
worker" (CEO in stop slow get up), who was
a fan of internet scrapbooks and "Laser Man",
who performed all sorts of interresting tricks
with his laser at the conclusion of the actual
awards (where there were apparently over 100 winners)!
what does this all mean?
intenet and popularity of websites still mater,
in fact, more than ever. Just ask Google, Yahoo!,
MySpace.com (Murdoch), News Limited (inc CarsGuide.com.au),
SBS, Hitwise and all of advertisers who are prepared
to shill out all sorts of money for mention on
(Hitwise Australia) "top ten" websites.
all of you number crunchers out there, we will
soon be offering a complete list of the Hitwise
Asustralia winners for this season.