It’s official people, you’ve given us the best holiday present EVER. We are excited to announce that Scour has won the Mashable ‘People’s Choice’ Open Web Award for Best Search & Social Search engine, voted on by none other than YOU, our wonderful users!
We faced some stiff competition, even the “800-pound gorilla” (ahem, Google), but Scour triumphed and stepped away with this incredible honor. For being around just a mere six months in the search industry, this is a huge testament to the power of our fledging social network of Scour users to whom we owe this honor. Your development feedback, participation in search rankings, and continued use & dedication have brought us to this point!
For a bit of background, Mashable’s Open Web Awards are the only multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. This year’s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards brought in a total of approximately 170,000 votes this year – of which there was only one winner in each of the 26 categories. Other 2008 winners include folks such as Google, ShareThis, NetLog, and HARO.
This has been an amazing couple of weeks for Scour. Last week, we took the runner-up spot to Google in Mashable’s “Blogger’s Choice” Open Web Awards for Search, which was voted on by Mashable’s 100+ Blog Partners from around the globe. And now this!
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and runner-ups! And of course a HUGE thanks to the people who voted and made us your number one search engine!
Now after a few more happy dances, we’ll get back to making community-powered searching the future of online search…