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Popular price comparison sites – February 2008

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

This is February 2008 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 January results. The list has a total of 33 web sites and there are 17 more sites in my database that don’t meet Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement.

List hasn’t changed since last month except for ugenie.com (59.16%) who had a nice come back to replace the last position held by streetprices.com. Ugine was in fact the best performer this month. They seem to have had a traffic surge late January after a long decline. Don’t really have an explanation to this other than possibly increased marketing spendings.

The worst performer this month is mpire.com (-44.32%) who I would guess are too busy with their new toy, WidgetBucks, to be able keep an eye on the price comparison business.

# Web Site Alexa Rank Page Rank Online Since
1 shopping.yahoo.com 1 (*) 8 18-Jan-1995
2 froogle.google.com 4 (*) 8 11-Sep-2001
3 shopping.msn.com 6 (*) 7 10-Nov-1994
4 shopping.aol.com 51 (*) (-18.6%) 7 22-Jun-1995
5 shopper.cnet.com 251 (*) (-10.09%) 7 05-Jul-1996
6 shopping.com 433 (-13.05%) 7 03-Jul-1997
7 dealtime.com 539 (-9.55%) 7 07-Oct-1998
8 nextag.com 822 (-6.34%) 6 15-Oct-1998
9 bizrate.com 943 (-2.39%) 7 24-Apr-1996
10 shoplocal.com 1305 (-33.98%) 8 (2) 24-Sep-1998
11 pricegrabber.com (info) 1369 (-17.92%) 8 10-Mar-1999
12 shopzilla.com 2273 (-11.26%) 7 04-Jul-2002
13 epinions.com 2902 (-21.78%) 7 12-Feb-1999
14 (1) pronto.com 3152 (10.28%) 6 (-2) 01-Jan-2006
15 (1) smarter.com 3258 (-2.87%) 6 28-Apr-1998
16 calibex.com 3918 (-8.59%) 4 02-Oct-2000
17 become.com 5211 (2.53%) 6 20-Jan-2004
18 pricerunner.com 7396 (-12.03%) 6 19-May-1999
19 mysimon.com 8383 (-6.83%) 7 15-Apr-1998
20 pricewatch.com 16967 (-12.03%) 6 26-Sep-1995
21 (4) thefind.com 18175 (30.59%) 6 19-Oct-2006
22 (1) ebates.com 19281 (-18.73%) 6 29-Dec-1998
23 retrevo.com 22039 (1.68%) 5 10-May-2006
24 like.com 24060 (7.48%) 5 22-Feb-1995
25 (3) mpire.com 30874 (-44.32%) 6 (1) 01-Jun-2006
26 sortprice.com 31397 (-2.38%) 5 15-Jan-2004
27 bestwebbuys.com 33237 (-6.13%) 7 06-Jan-1998
28 jellyfish.com 38658 (-10.69%) 5 26-Jun-2006
29 (2) shopwiki.com 46801 (15.58%) 5 15-Dec-2004
30 (1) pricescan.com 48576 (-16.81%) 6 03-Sep-1997
31 (1) dealighted.com (info) 55605 (-6.12%) 6 09-Oct-2006
32 hawkee.com 62889 (**) (0.46%) 5 02-Jan-1997
33 (5) ugenie.com 91635 (59.16%) 4 02-Nov-2006

(*) 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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4 Responses to “Popular price comparison sites – February 2008”


  1. 1 Navin Mar 12th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I guess ugenie is focusing more on their facebook app – iRead. I don’t see their comparison shopping website anymore.

  2. 2 Yan Mar 12th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    That is right. Too bad they can’t use iRead as the domain name. It seems to be owned by Scholastic.

  3. 3 Yan Apr 11th, 2008 at 9:07 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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