Magazine Reviews, Awards And Recognition For bewitched.net
We had no idea when we put up our http://www.erols.com/bewitchd web site in April 1996 that it would receive such positive attention by the print media as well as the online community. In May of 1996, we were chosen as a Yahoo! pick of the week, a very prestigious award at the time which was responsible for bringing many visitors to our site initially. See that page here.
A few months later in 1996, we got a call from one of the editors of The Washington Post asking if they could do a story about Wendy and our Bewitched web site for their glossy color "high tech" magazine. They came out and took photos of Wendy with her collection, and interviewed her about the site!
More magazines wrote us up, and all were found while browsing in the bookstore or by a fan mentioning they saw us in one (if you see us in one, don't forget to tell us!) We thank all the of publications who saw our site as worthy of these great reviews. See some samples below:
June 2, 2000 - The New York Journal News from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam, NY thought our site was tres cool, even though they said "some people have too much time on their hands" (ya, I did, when I started the site, but I don't anymore!!) Thanks Liz for the nice coverage of the site in your paper :-)
May 1999 - Leo & Kate showed our Bewitched site to the world when Joe was live on the popular ZDTV show "Screen Savers" with Kate Botello & Leo LaPorte (now G4 TV). Leo and Kate loved the site (see our main page on the screen with them looking at it, below right photo) and complimented us on how well done they thought it was. Ya, that's my Bewitched baseball cap he's wearing. See a video clip here. (1.9MB - 6 min DL @56k)
May 1999 - Arutz channel 7 radio near Jerusalem in Israel contacted me to do an interview about my Bewitched site May 6, 1999. Ron Ami Meir described how serious the radio in Israel is because of all the turmoil they are dealing with there, and he, as a radio announcer decided to "lighten things up" on the show he does by doing a few programs on old TV comedy shows. He thought it would lift people's spirits and serve as a pleasant distraction.
I thought that was a really nice idea, so consented to the interview. The show is in English and is called "Now Until Midnight". I left the first 6 minutes or so on before I came on so you could hear them take a call from a listener and talk a little about Bewitched. I also left on some Israeli music at the end (after the Bewitched theme) since it was so pretty. The interview took place at 2 AM, so if I sound a little tired, you'll know why! To hear "me" click here. (Real Audio)
February 1999 - We helped the producers of A&E's Biography series make their show on Elizabeth Montgomery which aired Feb. 15, 1999. You will see our names in the credits under "Special Thanks" at the end of the show. It was a great honor to be asked to participate in the making of this great show! Below you will see a portion of the thank you letter we recently received.
Yahoo Internet Life's December '98 issue reviewed us and gave us 3-1/2 stars!! Thanks Yahoo, we appreciate being one of only 13 sites you chose to include in your Favorite American Comedies section this month.
March 1998 - We were featured on Sci-Fi Channel's C Net TV show "The Web". They showed some video from our site and played some of our sound clips!
Online Awards: From The Sublime To The Ridiculous!
Below are just a few we found recently while cleaning house:
See TV Guide's 4 star 1996 review here We were a Top 10 TV site as reviewed by E! Online here From: email@example.com (Peter Dunne (S&T Onsite)
Congratulations! The Microsoft Network (MSN) web site, www.msn.com, has selected your site, Bewitched, as a Pick of the Day for Oct 7, 1996. MSN on the Internet currently receives over 3 million hits per day, and now our customers have a direct link from our site (in the Links area) to yours. We have an MSN pick-of-the-day icon (in .gif format) that you can use on your site. If you use it, please link it to www.msn.com. We'd like to hear from you--let us know what you think about the logo program and our site in general. You can send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And again, congratulations on producing an exceptional World Wide Web site.
MSN Links Team
Date: 97-01-22 Subject: Great Site!
After reviewing thousands of sites, we have selected your web site to receive our coveted 5 POPCORN SITE Award! The Movie BBS, Inc. has been a leader in the online world since 1989 with a reputation that is known worldwide. We are extremely selective when choosing the sites to receive our award. Please visit our Awards page to see your site listed. We are currently receiving up to 30,000 hits to our entire site per day, are listed on major search engines as well as entertainment-oriented sites, so you may see an increase in your hit counter. We have attached a copy of your 5 POPCORN SITE Award, 5POPCORN.GIF, to this message. Congratulations!
From: email@example.com (The Editors of Luckman Interactive)
January 29, 1997
Congratulations! It's not every day that stars fall out of the sky. In fact, that kind of thing is bound to hurt someone. Nonetheless, we're dropping a few stars on your site for its excellence. Of the more than 250,000 Web sites that we've checked out, our editors believe that your site should be publicly recognized as a Five-Star winner.
In acknowledgement of your efforts, we have attached Luckman Interactive's Five-Star logo. This mark of excellence is something that we only bestow upon the finest sites on the Web. Put it on your site as a shining reward for your hard work. In addition to your Five-Star award, your site will be featured in the new edition of our book and interactive CD-ROM -- Luckman Interactive's "World Wide Web Yellow Pages." Our regularly updated guide to the Web was awarded another kind of Five-Star rating, from "PC Computing" (December, 1996). The magazine picked our product as one of only six Internet tools to receive its highest award. Currently, both our CD-ROM (distributed by TechData and Ingram) and our book versions (published by Barnes & Noble) have hit the bestseller lists.
The Editors of Luckman Interactive
Luckman Interactive, Inc.
Please note that this award goes specifically to the site at http://home.erols.com/bewitchd and not to any affiliated site, unless otherwise indicated.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rick's American Cybergrill Daily Specials)
SUBJECT: You're our Fun Site of the Day!
We wanted to let you know that we chose your page as our "Fun Site of the Day" for today, April 15. Today was Elizabeth Montgomery's birthday, so your site was a natural! I especially like the sound file with today's date in it...was that real or did you create that?
Our list is mailed out weekdays to people who've subscribed to our Daily Lunch Specials (we're a cybercafe) and Fun Site of the Day mailing list. If you'd like, you can copy our "Fun Site" logo from this page and link back to our site. But, of course you don't have to. :-) Our page gets around 300 hits per day, so we hope that this award will help bring visitors to your site.
Maureen Saringer (email@example.com)
Internet Marketing Specialist,
Rick's American Cyber Grill
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kent Newsome)
Subject: Outpost of the Week Award
Congratulations, your excellent page has been awarded the Rancho DeNada Outpost of the Week Award. There is an award available at the Outpost of the Week page (URL below) that you may, if you wish, display on your page. We also post reviews of each Outpost winner on the Outpost of the Week page. We think you will like what we had to say about your page. As a result of being selected as an Outpost of the Week winner, a link to and review of your page will be placed in the Outpost of the Week archives and a link to your page will automatically be displayed on Web Soup and other pages that monitor leading WWW awards.
Thanks for creating such a great page!
Outpost of the Week page
From: email@example.com (Bill Weede)
Subject: Top Rock Award
Your site has been recognized as part of our ongoing search for nothing less than the highest in quality and content. In our opinion your site has been created with virtually the same quality entertainment value as the show that it represents. Your selflessness and effort displayed unquestionably benefits our education, as well as the preservation of the history of American television.
Congratulations! STEPPEN' STONES proudly commends your web site as a...
Simply cut and paste the following HTML code onto your site to display your award. (The 'gif' file is provided by our own FTP site)
Visit STEPPEN' STONES at: "http://netmar.com/~alba" (The link to your site is located on the STEPPEN' STONES TV Page.)
P.S. Can you tell me what ever happened to Erin and Diane Murphy? Are they acting now?
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 01:35:29 -0700
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (McKinley Review)
Subject: Your site awarded 4 stars by Magellan
Greetings WebMaster! Our records show that you are the contact person for
Your Internet site has been reviewed and rated by The McKinley Group's online editorial team. We are delighted to designate your resource as a "4-Star" site. Our sincerest congratulations! This rating is a special mark of achievement in Magellan, McKinley's comprehensive Internet directory of nearly 2 million sites and 40,000 reviews. As a Magellan 4-Star site, you are being awarded a special logo to recognize the hard work that has gone into establishing and maintaining your site.
The McKinley Group was founded in 1993 by a team of international publishers, technologists and information specialists. We are committed to delivering the best navigational and informational directory for the Internet. Our reviews of WWW, FTP, and gopher sites, as well as mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups have appeared in print and online form, as well as CD-ROM. In addition, these site reviews will be republished as part of licensing agreements with Time Warner's Pathfinder, AT&T, The Microsoft Network, IBM, Europe Online, NYNEX, and other information providers. Your site has excelled in our rigorous review process, in which we consider three primary factors: depth of content, ease of exploration, and Net appeal. As an award winning site, we encourage you to display your 4-Star logo proudly.
Congratulations again on your 4-Star award! We wish you continued success in all of your online endeavors.
The McKinley Group, Inc.
From: Christopher Parr email@example.com
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 09:40:13 -0500
Your site has been selected as CyberMad's Daily Mystery Site for Aug. 13, 1996.
Feel free to display your official Mystery Site Award with pride.
Executive Producer - CyberMad
1996 Winner - NetBest Awards
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 22:23:57 EDT
You have a spooktacular site. You have won the outstanding spooky site award from "SPOOKYWORLD" America's Horror Theme Park.
You can pick up your award by going to: http://www.spookyworld.com/awards.htm At the bottom you will find four awards to choose from. Please save it on your own hard drive and upload it to your server. Please link the award back to: http://www.spookyworld.com Thank you & happy haunting!
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 1996 00:24:04 -0400
It was a great personal thrill to discover your site. I've always been a big fan of "Sam".
Your work with Bewitched and the beloved goddess Elizabeth Montgomery is honored at http://www.adze.com/ where it is AdZe's Cosmic Site of the Night for 96-07-09. Feel free to use the award gif.
Astrologer Extraordinaire http://www.adze.com/ over 5,892,102 hits in the first 8 months
Current Cosmic Conditions; Daily horoscopes; Free PC windows software-moonphase screensaver oracle; Almanac predictions; Humor Zine; Star Bios; Sponsors; Hot 2's; Clubhouse; *A* Mart; Links; Classifieds; Cosmic Site of the Night-96-07-09...Bewitched
Subject: You're the Cool Site of the Hour
Congratulations! Your site will be the Cool Site of the Hour for the next hour. Cool Site of the Hour is the first of its kind, and you are now one of the chosen few to participate in this historic event. Cool Central is devoted exclusively to the best sites the Web has to offer, and yours is definitely one of them. To see your name in lights go to: http://www.coolcentral.com/hour/ (but you better be quick!) After we spotlight your site for the appointed hour, it will be listed in the Cool Central hourly archives, which will generate a steady stream of hits.
BTW, since you've proven you know cool, we think you'll recognize it when you see Nick Click, Private... Eye. He's our resident cybersleuth who periodically files a report of his latest case in his own wisecracking way (using ToolVox Gold) http://www.coolcentral.com/nick/
Thanks for being such a great site, and for helping to make the Web a cooler place.
The Staff at coolcentral.com
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (inkwell)
To: email@example.com Subject: You're a Real Award Winner
Your Web site has been reviewed and awarded a Diamond Horseshoe for your positive contribution to our virtual community. The subscribers to our maillist(s) have been informed of your inclusion in our Charter list and other announcements will be made. Congratulations on having a memorable page. If you so choose, you may use the Diamond Horseshoe image on your page. It is located at Cornucopia! Baskets Full of Life's Pleasures (http://www.mnsinc.com/cornucopia) in the "Diamond Horseshoe" area of the site. You can easily grab the image using Netscape 1.1 or higher. Again, my compliments on your page. You are providing a superior service to the Web community. Ciao...
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