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YapStar Wins 2009 WebAward for "Outstanding Achievement in Web Development" from Web Marketing Association


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San Francisco Bay Area, CA September 30, 2009 — YapStar (, a leading pet social networking, social shopping and local search and review site, announced today it has been recognized with the 2009 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. The Web Marketing Association's WebAwards has recognized YapStar with their Social Networking Standard of Excellence award.
The Web Marketing Association's annual WebAwards are highly coveted by web designers and developers and distinguish the best-of-the-best in the industry.
"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,, 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," said Web Marketing Association President William Rice. "Each year the WebAwards receives amazing entries from around the world that show impressive creativity and functionality."
About —, is a social networking community designed by pet lovers, 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, 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 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, the company provides marketing tools to enable local pet businesses to leverage the power of the Internet to attract new local customers.
About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association —, is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 13th year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.
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