WebSideStory Search 4.0 wins 2007 SIIA Codie Award for Best Enterprise Search Engine

WebSideStory Search 4.0 wins 2007 SIIA Codie Award for Best Enterprise Search Engine
WebSideStory Search 4.0 wins 2007 SIIA Codie Award for Best Enterprise Search Engine Company Clinches Back-to-Back Wins for Best Enterprise Search Engine

SAN DIEGO, CA, (rushprnews) April 20, 2007 — WebSideStory, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSSI), a leading provider of real-time customer intelligence solutions, today announced it has won the 2007 Codie Award in the Best Enterprise Search Engine category for the second straight year. The company’s WebSideStory Search 4.0, one of six finalists in this category, won the accolades presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) at the 22nd Annual Codie Awards Gala held on April 17, 2007, in San Francisco, based on its outstanding ability to bring relevant information to users via its patent-pending Active Browsing capability that leverages Ajax to power the site search experience. WebSideStory Search won last year for its ability to automatically rank site search relevancy based on the broad spectrum of Web site behavioral data available.

“We are honored and excited to win this prestigious award two years in a row,” said Brian Sullivan, SVP and general manager of Search and Content Solutions at WebSideStory. “WebSideStory Search with Active Browsing provides a new way of searching that delivers more content faster to the site visitor. This capability delivers a user experience that optimises visitor behavior and increases the overall business value for our customers.”

The “clickless browsing experience” available in WebSideStory Search enables users to search and preview facet information and “more like this” categories simply by rolling their mouse over specified search results. WebSideStory Search offers industry-first functionality by leveraging Ajax, a Web 2.0 technology that helps to deliver greatly enhanced speed and interactivity, and subsequently, an improved visitor experience. This service adds to an already robust set of enterprise search capabilities that can be leveraged to support a wide range of online initiatives – enabling self-service sites to drive call center deflection, enhancing the commerce search experience to increase sales and improving information access on news and media web sites.

“It is uncommon for a company to win an award in the same category two years in a row,” said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. “This is a real tribute to WebSideStory and its highly innovative and unique approach to site search technology. Despite fierce competition, and the fact that we had more submissions than last year, no other company in this category was able to ‘wow’ the judges enough to take the win away from them this year.”

“WebSideStory Search with Active Browsing…delivers a user experience that optimises visitor behavior and increases the overall business value for our customers.”

The Codie Awards celebrate achievement and vision in software, education technology and digital content. This year’s finalists were chosen from more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies – breaking the record set in the 2006 awards.

About Visual Sciences and WebSideStory
Founded in 1996, WebSideStory, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSSI) and its subsidiary, Visual Sciences, LLC, are leading providers of real-time customer intelligence solutions. The services provided by WebSideStory and Visual Sciences deliver comprehensive insight into the lifetime of customer interactions across on-line and multi-channel businesses. More than 1,500 enterprises worldwide rely on the company for innovative solutions, enterprise-class services and a world-class network of partners to improve marketing, sales and operational performance. WebSideStory is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, contact WebSideStory. Voice: 858.546.0040. Fax: 858.546.0480. Address: 10182 Telesis Court, 6th Floor, San Diego, CA 92121. Web site: www.websidestory.com. WebSideStory is a registered trademark of WebSideStory, Inc. Visual Sciences is a registered trademark of Visual Sciences, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of WebSideStory, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. You should not regard any forward- looking statement as a representation by WebSideStory that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in WebSideStory’s business, including, without limitation: WebSideStory’s reliance on its web analytics services for the majority of its revenue; blocking or erasing of cookies or limitations on our ability to use cookies; WebSideStory’s limited experience with customer intelligence applications beyond web analytics; the risks associated with integrating the operations and products of Avivo Corporation and Visual Sciences, LLC with those of WebSideStory; privacy concerns and laws or other domestic or foreign regulations that may subject WebSideStory to litigation or limit our ability to collect and use Internet user information; WebSideStory’s ability to defend itself against claims of patent infringement alleged by NetRatings, Inc.; WebSideStory’s ongoing ability to protect its own intellectual property rights and to avoid violating the intellectual property rights of third parties; the highly competitive markets in which we operate that could make it difficult for WebSideStory to acquire and retain customers; the risk that WebSideStory’s customers fail to renew their agreements; the risks associated with the company’s indebtedness, including the risk of non-compliance with the covenants in our credit facility; the risk that WebSideStory’s services may become obsolete in a market with rapidly changing technology and industry standards; and other risks described in WebSideStory’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including WebSideStory’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Do not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date of this news release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and WebSideStory undertakes no obligation to revise or update this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release.

Media Contacts USA
Liya Sharif / Patty Ladegaard
Townsend Inc. for WebSideStory
T: +1 (858) 457-4888

Media Contacts Europe
Helen Ridgway
PR agency – AxiCom UK
Email: helen.ridgway@axicom.com
T: +44 (0)20 8392 4050

Anne Klein
PR agency – AxiCom Germany
Email: anne.klein@axicom.de
T : +49 (0)89 80 09 08 0

François Gobillot
PR agency – AxiCom France
Email: francois@axicom-france.com
T: +33 1 41 06 18 21

Bianca Wiebenga
Email: bianca.wiebenga@websidestory.com
T: +31 (0) 23 554 10 10



Share This Post

More To Explore