Ready Steady Vote.

websiteoftheyear.gifThe nominees for the 3rd annual “Website of the Year 2006” have just been announced today. Beginning today through December 1, UK internet users can vote for their favourite websites by ranking the nominees content, navigation and design.

Website of the Year is a pan-European people’s-choice award initiative run by online research agency Metrixlab and supported by Nielsen//Netratings.

Last year the Website of the Year elections attracted over 1.5 million unique visitors in eight weeks. Last year winners include Zylom, Neverstandstill, Puredance, Google, 192 and Profileheaven.

“This year, we have broadened the categories to reflect the changing Web 2.0 landscape: Auctions, Blogs, Automotive, Communities, Entertainment, Finance, Fun & Games, Health, ISP’s, Jobs, Navigation, News, Portals, Search engines, Shopping, Sports, Telecom, Travel, TV & Radio, Video-sharing.” said Frans-Anton van Gils of MetrixLab  

In each category there are two prizes: Best Website of the Year (the website with the highest average score on content, navigation and design), and Most Popular Website of the Year (the website with the highest amount of votes).