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"We are thrilled to be recognized by the Web Marketing Association for this prestigious award and consider it to be a great honor to be recognized for our efforts to create an exceptional experience for our users.” said Laurie Martin, CEO of YapStar. "Great content, design and usability are essential parts of our effort to become the absolute best pet social networking site on the web."
There are 96 industry categories and YapStar went head-to-head with other sites in the Social Networking Category from 45 countries. This recognition puts YapStar in a respected group of the 2009 winners including Business Week, Bank of America, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online, About.com, and CBS Radio.
“Recognizing the best Web site in each industry is an important way to establish the ever changing standard of excellence in Web site development,”
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YapStar.com is a social networking community for pet lovers and the pet businesses that serve them. Its free and unique service is a place for all pet lovers to share, exchange ideas, locate and review pet services in their hometown, and find and rate the coolest pet products. To create buzz, YapStar.com hosts 3 contests a year. YapStar's new pet contest started September 20, 2009 and runs through January 31, 2010 and the prizes just keep getting better: a New York City Pet Holiday with roundtrip airfare for 2 and a pet sponsored by Midwest Airlines, Loews Regency Hotel and others as well as a pet portrait are the prizes for the first place winner along with 30 of the coolest pet products for other winners. Found online at www.yapstar.com, the company provides marketing tools to enable local pet businesses to leverage the power of the Internet to attract new local customers.