Popular bargain hunting sites – September 2006

Update: for the latest revision of this list go to Popular deal sites – April 2011.

I have always wanted to do it and I think now is the time. I will list bargain hunting sites I know and will sort them by popularity. Alexa rank and Page rank (by Google) will do for the measure of popularity. One can argue how accurate these ranks are… well, if you have other ideas let me know. Meanwhile here it goes…

# Web Site Alexa Rank Page Rank  Online Since
1 332 7 29-Nov-1999
2 416 6 10-Nov-1999
3 1,506 7 24-Aug-1997
4 2,041 6 03-May-1999
5 2,647 6 21-Mar-2000
6 2,871 6 20-Jan-1999
7 4,849 4 27-Jun-2001
8 5,955 6 28-Jul-1999
9 6,162 5 12-Dec-2000
10 7,828 6 11-Aug-2003
11 8,803 5 19-May-1999
12 10,899 5 29-Nov-2001
13 11,924 3 15-May-2006
14 12,291 4 31-Dec-2000
15 14,358 4 08-Feb-2004
16 14,918 6 29-Apr-1999
17 17,158 7 30-Aug-1999
18 19,426 3 06-Sep-2003
19 20,616 4 23-May-2000
20 24,726 3 20-Jan-2005
21 27,267 3 27-Dec-2000
22 29,169 4 29-Jun-2005
23 29,577 3 18-Jul-2000
24 33,658 5 08-Oct-2000
25 35,107 5 27-Jan-2003
26 44,882 5 28-Aug-2001
27 49,376 4 17-Jul-2006
28 58,061 5 18-Feb-2000
29 61,141 4 01-Dec-2004
30 65,585 7 21-Aug-2004
31 69,189 3 06-Feb-2005
32 74,020 5 05-Nov-2002
33 75,296 3 03-Mar-2006
34 75,558 4 03-Oct-2004

All sites in the list have Alexa rank less than 100,000 and Page rank more than 0. Will do an update in a month. It will be interesting to see how the list changes.

I excluded pure price comparison sites (e.g.,, etc), coupon databases (e.g., and sites specialized on just freebies (e.g.,, etc). is not listed. It is closely affiliated with (as well as deallink, dealcam, and dealcoupon) therefore including only the best ranked site from the group.

A few last notes. was just 7K short of getting into the list. Will check them out next month. Will have to check as well since it seems to be growing fast. has good Alexa rank but missed the Page rank test.

Inspired by Pete Freitag’s Deal Shopping Sites Roundup which received tons of comments.

Update 09/21: adding xpbargains, bradsdeals, cheapstingybargains, dealhack, bargaineering and gottadeal

See also:

9 Responses to “Popular bargain hunting sites – September 2006”

  1. 1 Dealigg Sep 18th, 2006 at 9:44 am

    I am working on this new site, digg style list of deals… i hope it can get into the list by the next time google updates PR :-)

  2. 2 Daddy-O Sep 18th, 2006 at 1:41 pm
  3. 3 validator Sep 21st, 2006 at 12:02 am

    you say damideals is 7K short but it says it’s rank is 113,811, far off from the list
    scottishwallet is even farther off: 159,384
    dealigg, you’ve got a long way to go: 741,918
    daddy-o, you certainly spam everywhere, but you still can’t break the list: 110,104

    you could add cheapstingybargains, gottadeal or some other mediocre sites if you’re trying to be comprehensive. but you may want to stop at the top 15 or 20 since the rest are pretty lame compared to the top ones.

  4. 4 probargainhunter Sep 21st, 2006 at 4:47 am

    To: validator

    damideals was 7K short at the time I compiled the list. The rank must have grown ever since
    scottishwallet: if you check their 1 week Alexa average it is actually less than 100,000. This is why I even mentioned them.

    Why does the list have no hard limit? Partially because I want to see how popular the niche is. If we see newcomers that break the threshold it clearly says the market is getting hotter. And the opposite way: if sites start dropping out – it cools off.

    I will add your two web sites. Thanks for the tip.

  5. 5 Vaibhav Domkundwar - Sep 28th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Yan:

    In this list, dealplumber has been listed to be online since 2004, but that was when we had registered the domain name. We launched on July 17th, so just about 2.5 months old. I just wanted to confirm.


  6. 6 probargainhunter Sep 28th, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    I was also wondering about the discrepancy. Thanks for the explanation. Has it actually taken you 2 years to cook the idea? :-)

  7. 7 Ryan Oct 3rd, 2006 at 8:57 am

    I don’t know if you’re limiting to American sites, but is the biggest Canadian site and bigger than all but a few of the sites on your list.

  8. 8 Aaron Nov 17th, 2006 at 10:21 am

    I found that site you mentioned purely by accident. I guess I done a bad search on google when trying to find a specific type of wallet. Too funny. At the time, I decided to bookmark it for no apparent reason other than I was bored. I hadn’t really looked at it in a while until a week or so ago. That too was a bad yahoo search. Anyway, I noticed they now offer some sort of cash back program similar to fatwallet. Not sure that is new or I was just too oblivious to notice the first time. Although I am not too sure what this alexa thing is. Maybe someone can clue me in?

  9. 9 probargainhunter Nov 17th, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    The discussion for this blog post is closed. To leave your comments please go to the latest revision of the list.

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