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Popular bargain hunting sites – March 2007

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

This is the March 2007 revision of the Popular Bargain Hunting web sites list. ou can find the last month revision of the list here.

The change in rating shows the difference compared to February results. The list has a total of 44 web sites. There are 28 more in my database that didn’t meet the Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement. Two web sited dropped out of the list this month, mightygoods.com and deals.com (info).

Bargain sites continue to get slaughtered across the board according to Alexa. On average Alexa rank has decreased by 27.07% compared to 11.13% last month. Since we are well off in the middle of the year, the decline can no longer be attributed to post holiday period. Other than the on-going Google update, I can't think of other reasons for the change.

One thing I would be curious to know is if this is an absolute decline in traffic to these websites (reflecting declining popularity of deals & coupons) or a relative one (reflecting growing popularity of other online industries). Are there any website owners out there who will volunteer to disclose traffic stats?

Going down to individual performers, gottadeal.com keeps losing the ground. It has the worst decline this month again, 121.43% to be precise. Below is their 6-month chart

Gottadeals Alexa

The biggest gainer this month is fishingfordeals.com with a small growth of 12.71%. The site is a plain vanilla bulletin board, a rather popular one though.

Enjoy the full list below and as usual, let me know in comments if I missed your favorite deals site. The coupon sites now have a separate list. Check it out!

#Web SiteAlexa RankPage RankOnline Since
1 slickdeals.net (info) 1002 (-28.96%)6 10-Nov-1999
2 fatwallet.com (info) 1123 (-35.3%)6 29-Nov-1999
3 anandtech.com 2696 (-17.27%)7 24-Aug-1997
4 dealnews.com (info) 4881 (-41.11%)7 20-Jan-1999
5 techbargains.com 5470 (-38.66%)5 03-May-1999
6 bensbargains.net 7107 (-45.07%)5 (-1)21-Mar-2000
7 deals2buy.com 7903 (2.29%)5 15-Nov-2002
8 dealcatcher.com 10842 (-42.4%)6 28-Jul-1999
9 judysbook.com 13372 (-12.67%)6 11-Aug-2003
10 resellerratings.com (info) 13655 (-29.32%)6 18-Jun-1998
11 dealsea.com 13916 (-26.77%)5 27-Jun-2001
12 dealtaker.com 14289 (-24.99%)4 08-Feb-2004
13 edealinfo.com 14432 (-39.66%)5 12-Dec-2000
14 xpbargains.com 16767 (-37.82%)4 29-Nov-2001
15 flamingoworld.com 17156 (-32.13%)5 19-May-1999
16 dealspl.us (info) 18347 (-25.4%)5 15-May-2006
17 fishingfordeals.com 23224 (12.71%)3 23-May-2000
18 spoofee.com 23878 (-23.39%)5 (2)31-Dec-2000
19 dealsofamerica.com 25884 (-12.4%)5 06-Sep-2003
20 dealofday.com 26761 (-48.92%)7 30-Aug-1999
21 gotapex.com 31383 (-15.04%)5 29-Apr-1999
22 bradsdeals.com 37469 (-52.32%)5 29-Jun-2005
23 gottadeal.com 37858 (-121.43%)6 27-Jan-2003
24 bargaineering.com 40017 (-5.28%)5 01-Dec-2004
25 dealslist.com 46026 (-29.99%)5 18-Jul-2000
26 dealigg.com (info) 47918 (-19.6%)4 04-Sep-2006
27 dailyedeals.com 49374 (-14.47%)4 18-Feb-2000
28 ableshoppers.com 58719 (-19.88%)4 08-Oct-2000
29 cheapstingybargains.com (info) 59084 (-18.94%)5 20-Jan-2005
30 hot-deals.org 62774 (-22.38%)4 10-May-2000
31 daddyodeals.com 66012 (-2.36%)2 (-2)28-Mar-2006
32 bargainist.com (info) 67610 (0.74%)5 21-Nov-2006
33 shopping-bargains.com 68053 (-20.49%)5 20-Feb-1999
34 dealplumber.com 68184 (-9.31%)5 17-Jul-2006
35 hotdealsclub.com 71450 (-19.41%)5 27-Dec-2000
36 dealmine.com 74128 (-17.65%)4 (-1)19-Apr-2005
37 cheapcheapcheap.org 80147 (-25.03%)3 06-Oct-2006
38 101deals.com 84388 (-39.27%)2 01-Nov-2003
39 bargainshare.com 85424 (-54.56%)4 29-Nov-2002
40 dealhunting.com 87138 (-39.93%)5 29-May-2000
41 dealhack.com 92574 (-25.45%)5 06-Feb-2005
42 mrcheapstuff.com 96064 (-41.01%)4 22-Sep-2004
43 passwird.com 98260 (-17.56%)5 28-Aug-2001
44 scottishwallet.com 98676 (-13.2%)3 13-Mar-2006


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7 Responses to “Popular bargain hunting sites – March 2007”


  1. 1 Dean Mar 31st, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Nice compilation of sites Yan. My site http://www.mrcheapstuff.com Alexa rating has slid as well although traffic has not really dipped as the score suggests. I think you are right that growth in many other industries are growing much quicker therefore increasing the Alexa number of many sites.

  2. 2 Yan Mar 31st, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks for your input, Dean. I can only say for my blog, and that is, neither my Alexa nor traffic has changed since February. ProBargainHunter however is not exactly in deals/coupons category so it is probably not a good example.

  3. 3 XynamaX Apr 1st, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Alexa is not 100% accurate.. It only tracks users who have the toolbar installed. Most average non-techies are not using the Alexa toolbar..

  4. 4 Jesse Apr 2nd, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    I think the console shortages were driving a fair amount of traffic to gottadeal. Even though the Wii is still in short supply, I think the mad rush is over. Of course the holiday(and post-holiday) season being over is also a factor. Additionally yard sales and flea markets are starting up now.

  5. 5 Yan Apr 2nd, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    XynamaX:

    Alexa is very accurate as far as comparing websites within the same category since the visitor demographics is approximately the same.

    Jesse:

    Good point on yard sales and flea markets. These factors might not have a lot of influence but they sure have some.

  6. 6 Dennis Bjørn Petersen Apr 19th, 2007 at 12:45 am

    This site is great. Awesome and serious work. I’ve been referring to your blog from mine for the last 6 months. With your permission I would like to continue using this page about the popular bargain hunting sites on my blog.

    Thank you very much again.

  7. 7 Yan May 2nd, 2007 at 11:37 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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