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Popular price comparison sites – July 2007

Update: for the latest revision of this list go to Popular price comparison sites - March 2011.

This is July 2007 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 June results. The list has a total of 34 web sites compared to 35 last month. One more price comparison engine is out, this time it is streetprices.com who joins 14 more sites in my database that don’t meet Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement.

calibex.com (21.71%), the NexTag company, is leading today’s list closely followed by pronto.com (21.39%) who have recently launched a site redesign (currently in beta) featuring such social features as product ranking by users and product reviews.

The worst result comes from activeshopper.com (-86.42%) which suddenly drops to the last position in the list. Does anyone have an explanation to this?

# Web Site Alexa Rank Page Rank Online Since
1 shopping.yahoo.com 1 (*) 8 18-Jan-1995
2 shopping.msn.com 2 (*) 8 10-Nov-1994
3 froogle.google.com 3 (*) 0 (-8) 11-Sep-2001
4 shopping.aol.com 56 (*) (-5.66%) 8 22-Jun-1995
5 shopper.cnet.com 163 (*) (-3.16%) 7 05-Jul-1996
6 shopping.com 507 (2.69%) 8 03-Jul-1997
7 (2) dealtime.com 714 (13.87%) 8 07-Oct-1998
8 (1) nextag.com 721 (-8.75%) 7 15-Oct-1998
9 (1) bizrate.com 770 (-2.67%) 8 24-Apr-1996
10 pricegrabber.com 990 (-8.2%) 9 10-Mar-1999
11 shoplocal.com 1535 (-1.05%) 8 24-Sep-1998
12 epinions.com 1752 (-2.46%) 8 12-Feb-1999
13 shopzilla.com 1930 7 04-Jul-2002
14 smarter.com 2500 (14.79%) 7 28-Apr-1998
15 calibex.com 4049 (21.71%) 5 02-Oct-2000
16 pricerunner.com 5598 (-0.77%) 7 19-May-1999
17 mysimon.com 9444 (-17.01%) 8 15-Apr-1998
18 (1) become.com 11228 (3.65%) 7 20-Jan-2004
19 (2) pronto.com 11371 (21.39%) 8 01-Jan-2006
20 (2) pricewatch.com 11630 (-7.55%) 6 26-Sep-1995
21 (1) ebates.com 14800 (-6.81%) 6 29-Dec-1998
22 (1) thefind.com 16840 (1.42%) 6 19-Oct-2006
23 (1) sortprice.com 19190 (-14.7%) 7 15-Jan-2004
24 mpire.com 20027 (-3.68%) 5 01-Jun-2006
25 (1) jellyfish.com 27725 (-3.01%) 5 26-Jun-2006
26 (1) like.com 29503 (-1.76%) 6 22-Feb-1995
27 (2) bestwebbuys.com 29898 (-11.51%) 8 06-Jan-1998
28 pricescan.com 35515 (-10.15%) 6 03-Sep-1997
29 (2) shopwiki.com 58894 (-3.25%) 5 15-Dec-2004
30 (2) retrevo.com 64712 (3.1%) 6 10-May-2006
31 (1) dealighted.com (info) 67178 (-45.99%) 5 09-Oct-2006
32 (1) hawkee.com 76892 (**) (4.31%) 6 02-Jan-1997
33 (1) bottomdollar.com 77099 (7.29%) 9 04-Jul-1997
34 (5) activeshopper.com 85402 (-86.42%) 5 12-Jan-1999

(*) Note: traffic stats for these sites is an aggregate of all traffic to the top domain (e.g. Yahoo.com or Google.com) and thus cannot be used to judge how popular this particular price comparison service is.

(**) Note: the web site is a portal with price comparison engine being one of the offered web services. Alexa rank cannot be used to judge how popular this price comparison engine is.


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3 Responses to “Popular price comparison sites – July 2007”


  1. 1 Cheif Torkem Aug 13th, 2007 at 12:27 am

    Any insights into sales generated by these sights? Be interesting to rank them by 1)sales generated to merchants listed on their sites, 2)clicks to the merchants listed on their sites, and 3)amount of REAL traffic (i.e. organic traffic as opposed to paid traffic from Google and the like, which can be inflated to make a site look big without saying anything about the real health of the company).

    Thoughts?

    Torkem

  2. 2 Yan Aug 13th, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    It would be real hard if impossible to obtain any financial data including conversions (clicks through to merchants). These are not public companies (for the most part).

    As for the traffic, I have done some research in the past and when comparing apples to apples (sites within the same category) Alexa is a very good indication of how well a site is doing.

  3. 3 Yan Sep 9th, 2007 at 11:43 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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