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Retailer recruits community to spam deal sites

Many of you know that I run a shopping community site. It is something I love doing. I perfected the idea for many months until after several iterations I came out with something that worked. It is a lot of fun. We have a very closely knit and dedicated community of bargain hunters who are eager to share hot deals and money saving tips with everyone, and are doing so daily.

As much as I love being the enabler and a part of Buxr community, the job comes with some responsibilities that are as distant from bargain hunting as they can be. I am talking about fighting spam. So far the incidents have been fairly rare and easily identifiable. Say, what would you think if a member with an account created within the past hour submitted a low value coupon or product linking to an obscure overseas based online store? Naturally these submissions are easy to spot and remove as they are nothing but noise in the eyes of the shopper.
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Popular deal sites – April 2011

This is April revision of the Popular Deal Sites list. You can find the last month revision of the list here.

The change in rating shows the difference compared to March results and includes all deal sites from my database that meet Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement. A total of 30 sites have made it this month which is one less than last month.

The average deal site lost (1.43%) in Alexa rank this month. The top gainer is a newcomer - bargainez.com (19.88%) and the top loser is again dealtaker.com (-28.51%) followed by couponalbum.com (-23.15%). Please enjoy the complete list below.

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Popular Coupon Sites – March 2011

This is March 2011 revision of the Popular Coupon sites list. You can find the previous revision of the list here.

The change in rating shows the difference compared to February results. This list currently has 33 sites - the same number as last month. On average the coupon sites have lost (2.08%) in March.

The best performer this month is smartsource.com (15.84%) followed by couponmom.com (10.79%). The worst result comes from 8coupons.com (-22.55%). Enjoy the complete list below!
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Popular Price Comparison Sites – March 2011

This is March 2011 revision of the Popular Price Comparison web sites list. You can find the last month revision of the list here.

The change in rating shows the difference compared to February results. The list has 29 web sites, one less than last month (bottomdollar is out). There are 21 more sites in my database that don’t meet Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement. The average price comparison site has lost (6.42%) this month

The best performer this month is mysimon.com with a gain of (11.88%). The worst performer is dealio.com with a loss of (-24.63%). Please enjoy the complete list below.

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Popular Deal Sites – March 2011

This is March revision of the Popular Deal Sites list. You can find the last month revision of the list here.

The change in rating shows the difference compared to February results and includes all deal sites from my database that meet Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement. A total of 31 sites have made it this month which is the same number as last month.

The average deal site lost (8.60%) in Alexa rank this month. The top gainer is anandtech.com (7.07%) and the top loser is again gottadeal.com (-31.92%) closely followed by xpbargains.com (-31.24%). Please enjoy the complete list below.

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