SOURCE: Wetpaint

May 14, 2007 08:18 ET

Wetpaint Wins Coveted SEOmoz Web 2.0 Award for Second Year in a Row

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- Wetpaint (www.wetpaint.com), the consumer-friendly Wiki for collaborating and publishing online, today announced that it has been named Best Hosted Wiki by SEOmoz. The SEOmoz Web 2.0 Awards are awarded annually to help educate and illustrate the possibilities of user-generated content, mashups, RSS, open-source data and all the other components of Web 2.0. Finalists in the category were judged against five unique criteria -- usability, usefulness, social aspects, design, and content quality.

Wetpaint Wikis, according to the SEOmoz Award site, "... come fully equipped with smart navigation, tag clouds, awesome editing interfaces and neat customization features that allow users to make their Wikis as beautiful as possible."

The SEOmoz Awards were established to highlight and champion pioneering sites that epitomize the Web 2.0 philosophy of fusing new technology and social expression, empowering users to more directly influence content creation on the Internet. Judges of this year's awards consisted of 25 of the most knowledgeable, well-respected experts in the field, including Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand; Eric Chin, Partner of Bay Partners; and Mashable blogger Pete Cashmore.

"We're thrilled to receive this honor for the second consecutive year," said Ben Elowitz, CEO of Wetpaint. "Web 2.0 is all about letting the user define and control their online experience and this award underscores our commitment to allow anyone -- with any level of technical sophistication -- to create and contribute to Wikis written for and by those who share a passion or interest."

About SEOmoz

SEOmoz is a leading Internet marketing consultancy, providing search engine optimization services for global clients including the Saatchi Gallery of London, Benchmark Capital, Primal Pictures Ltd., Avatar Financial Group and others. Their Web site is an informational hub for the online search marketing community, providing authoritative articles and reports on search engine algorithms and Web marketing. SEOmoz.org has 13,000+ subscribed members and serves more than 100,000 unique visitors each month. For more information, visit www.seomoz.org.

About Wetpaint

Wetpaint is changing the way people share and collaborate about passions and interests online through its consumer-friendly Wiki platform. For the first time, anyone who knows how to use Microsoft Word can use Wetpaint to click and type online. Wetpaint has powered more than 350,000 user-created community sites since the company's June 2006 launch. The Seattle startup has also caught the attention of prominent consumer brands such as ABC, BET, CBS, T-Mobile, and HTC. These companies have partnered with Wetpaint to create community sites for their most active and knowledgeable users. Wetpaint is backed by Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Frazier Technology Ventures. For more information, visit www.wetpaint.com.

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