Tuesday, 17 December 2013

www.timesofindia.com adjudged 'Best News and Information Website' of the year

Times of India.com (www.timesofindia.com) has been crowned as the 'Best News and Information Website' of the year while Economic times.com (www.economictimes.com), Indiatimes.com (www.indiatimes.com) and ZigWheels.com (www.zigwheels.com) scooped the prizes for the 'Most Popular' websites at the Ascendas Website of the Year (WOTY) awards 2013.

ET was adjudged as the most popular site in 'finance' category, Indiatimes in the 'news and info' whereas Zigwheels clinched the award for 'automotive' category. The brands are key properties of Times Internet -- the largest Indian internet network which is also the digital venture of Times of India Group. 

The seventh edition of Ascendas India best website awards started on October 14, 2013 and received a phenomenal response getting over 1,24,432 votes, making it one of the most voted online award this season. It saw 238 websites getting nominated in 20 categories with majority of voters from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The nominated websites were evaluated on the parameters of content, navigation, design, engagement and user interface. 

Times of India Online (www.timesofindia.com) won the title 'Best News and Info Website of the Year' with the highest average score on four elements. As one of India's most popular news websites, Timesofindia.com offers a complete and up-to-date coverage on national, international and city-specific happenings related to events in the field of sports, entertainment, lifestyle, business and more. In India, the website caters to over 12 million unique visitors and more than 190 million page views as per ComScore October 2013 report, making it India's most preferred English news site. 

India's no. 1 business and financial news website Economic times.com is the only site in the country which covers business and markets 24X7, and updates 500 stories per day. It clocks 134 million page views every month; is visited by over 6.4 million unique visitors who spend almost half an hour on the site. In addition, 3 million visitors have downloaded ET apps on mobiles and tablets across all platforms. 

ZigWheels.com is India's no. 1 automotive portal & gets over 3 million unique visitors every month. It is the country's most exhaustive auto portal cutting across cars and bikes. The portal carries a range of news and views on motoring like reviews, road tests, exhaustive galleries and specialty content on motorsport, tools & tips and international motoring events. ZigWheels has also emerged as the platform of choice for buyers and sellers as well as automotive enthusiasts and this award is a testimony to that. 

Indiatimes.com is a youth-focused content portal that curates the trending and buzzing stories from entertainment, news, lifestyle, tech, sports and more. With close to 60 million page views a month and 3 million unique visitors. 

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