The Web Marketing Association is looking for the best automobile websites in the world as part of its 16th annual international WebAward Competition for website development. The WebAwards are the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including automobile websites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for automobile websites to enter to be judged is May 31. "The automobile industry is one of the most competitive when it comes to Web development and companies can benefit from the independent evaluation of their online efforts," said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. "The automotive industry is one of the few that have beaten the overall scores in Web development all ten years. They were one of the first to understand the importance of integrating the Internet and technology into their business strategy. They understand that consumers now usually go online before they walk in to the showroom." Auto websites can be entered into consideration for the 2013 Best Automobile Website WebAward at the WebAward website.