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Nation's favourite websites revealed

The BBC, along with Amazon, is among the nation's favourite websites. Obviously
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BT Total Broadband (opens in new tab) today revealed the nation's favourite websites as voted for by visitors to BT.com. Any surprises? No, none at all. The list reads like a who's who of mainstream web giants with the BBC and online shopping sites like Amazon proving most popular.

Amazon (opens in new tab) scooped three of the honours in the inaugural BT Online Excellence Awards 2007, winning the most nominations for Best Books Website, Best Electrical Website and Best Online Website.

The BBC was also voted best in three of the 17 categories, winning the top spot for Best Cookery Website, Best Kids Website and (obviously) Best News Website.

Visitors to BT's website have voted for the awards during the past three months. Some 5,000 nominations and 27,000 votes were received.

"We weren't interested in the technical aspects of the sites, just why users like them," said Matt Walton, head of online channel development at BT.

"As we suspected, the range of products or information available was the most important factor, followed by how easy it was to use."

BT Online Excellence Awards 2007 - list of winners:

Best Books Website: www.amazon.com (opens in new tab)

Best Celebrity Website: www.holymoly.co.uk

Best Cookery Website: www.bbcgoodfood.com

Best Electrical Website: www.amazon.com (opens in new tab)

Best Environmental Website: www.greenpeace.org.uk

Best Fashion Website: www.next.co.uk

Best Food Website: www.tesco.com (opens in new tab)

Best Gardening Website: www.gardenersworld.com

Best Homes Website: www.rightmove.co.uk

Best Kids Website: www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Best Local Government Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

Best News Website: www.bbc.co.uk

Best Online Retailer: www.amazon.com (opens in new tab)

Best Search Website: www.google.com

Best Travel Website: www.lastminute.com (opens in new tab)

Best Video Website: www.play.com

Best Wedding Website: www.confetti.co.uk