As AwardingTheWeb explains,
This award highlights the very best blogs about mystery books on the Internet as selected by our judges, and is designed to thank the authors for their contribution toward the World Wide Web we all use and enjoy.We certainly appreciate the recognition.
Awards candidates are selected using two methods:
-- Audience nominations
-- Our team of research associates scouring the Web
After a list of candidates is compiled they are each scored by our panel of 5 judges. Each judge rates each blog across 20 different attributes providing it with a ‘subjective’ score. These ratings are combined into an aggregate, and the aggregates of the 5 judges are averaged to give the blog its final rating.
The ratings are then compared, and awards are given out to blogs in the 99% percentile (meaning the top 1% of blogs receive awards).