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Popular deal sites – December 2008

This is December 2008 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 November results and includes all deal sites from my database that meet Alexa Rank < 100,000 requirement. The list one has 41 site, one less than the last month ( is out)

Shopping season is still in full swing and all deal sites are in green. The gains are more moderate than the last month though. The biggest positive swing in Alexa comes from (16.65%). On the negative side, the only two websites in red were (-0.36%) and (-0.2%) (eight's month in the row for

It is also worth to note that Google rank has changed for some of the sites. According to Search Engine Journal the update happened on New Year's Eve

#Web SiteAlexa RankPage RankOnline Since (info) 807 (4.27%)6 10-Nov-1999 (info) 1421 (3.53%)5 29-Nov-1999 (info) 3968 (6.88%)5 (-1)20-Jan-1999 (info) 4288 (7.09%)5 03-May-1999 (info) 5085 (4.13%)5 15-Nov-2002 5489 (4.7%)5 21-Mar-2000
7 (1) (info) 6448 (8.93%)5 (1)15-May-2006
8 (1) 6918 (1.8%)5 (-1)27-Jun-2001 7717 (8%)5 28-Jul-1999 (info) 8067 (7.47%)6 08-Feb-2004
11 (1) (info) 8413 (10.24%)4 (1)04-Sep-2006
12 (1) 8421 (5.18%)5 (1)27-Jan-2003 9107 (6.35%)6 (-1)24-Aug-1997 10588 (0.8%)4 (-1)20-Jan-2005 13932 (0.64%)5 (1)06-Sep-2003 16155 (-0.36%)5 31-Dec-2000 (info) 17164 (2.05%)6 18-Jun-1998
18 (1) 17345 (3.6%)4 29-Nov-2001
19 (1) 17736 (1.13%)5 12-Dec-2000 24287 (4.53%)5 30-Aug-1999 (info) 25049 (3.27%)3 21-Nov-2006 26242 (10.91%)5 (1)29-Jun-2005 28016 (11.89%)4 18-Jan-2006 31079 (7.85%)4 20-Apr-1995 32324 (4.67%)4 (-1)21-Oct-2002 38138 (0.8%)5 11-Aug-2003 51313 (2.66%)4 18-Jul-2000 55401 (4.84%)4 (1)04-Dec-2007
29 (2) 57005 (8.39%)4 08-Oct-2000 57450 (5.47%)4 18-Feb-2000
31 (2) 58388 (2.61%)4 (1)28-Aug-2001
32 (2) (info) 59533 (16.65%)4 (1)28-Feb-1995
33 (1) 60257 (4.25%)2 01-Dec-2004
34 (1) 63807 (4.04%)5 (1)29-Apr-1999
35 (1) 67113 (11.47%)3 28-Mar-2006
36 (1) 71435 (5.2%)5 20-Feb-1999 76741 (-0.2%)4 27-Dec-2000 81980 (3.68%)4 (-1)06-Feb-2005 84192 (2.76%)3 (1)29-Nov-2002 84677 (5.47%)3 07-Aug-2001 87553 (6.9%)3 (-1)10-May-2000

Daily Deal & Coupon Site – Review

This week I am reviewing This site is at the 16th position in Yan’s latest revision of popular deal sites. features a mix of deal sites typical features such as deals, coupons and forums.

On the first look, has a clean and uncluttered look and feel. This site uses variations of blue and white, which is now used in several popular sites.

The top menu contains links to the coupons section of the website, freebies section of the forums, a page listing links to weekly ads from various stores, a link to the forum index (termed as community) and an about us link.

The left bar features hot coupons and hot deals neatly formatted. The main content area lists deals and new & expiring coupons. Typically each day has about 10-15 deals. The details posted for each deal is impressive and is the best I have seen until now! The following details are listed for most deals:

i. A rating of the deal is 5 point scale
ii. Details about product review ratings received for the product at other websites (just a few words telling the rating)
iii. PriceGrabber price range (this is really useful as it lets you evaluate how good the deal is)
iv. Detailed instruction on how to get the deal, sometimes the deals instruction is as detailed as buying a coupon code from Ebay.

Spoofee Screenshot

As you can see, this information is really comprehensive. A quick check showed that most of the deal details are accurate.

On the coupons section, there are about 300-350 active coupons.

The forum section has a variety of topics as in other sites, with topics for Deals (which also includes comments for the items posted on the home page), Freebies and Giveaways, Coupons , Off Topics etc. The Coupons section of the forum has about 3-4 coupons posted per day. The Freebies section is really active and has a about 10 new posts per day.

Given that the deals posted on the home page are so informative, one might wonder why is not as popular as leading deal sites. In my view, the answer to this is the very small number of deals posted per day. Additionally, the number of coupons is also less (300-350 active coupons) for the given wide range of stores. Thus though very strong on the quality of the deals posted, the quantity doesn’t help make Spoofee strong as neither a deal site nor a coupon site.

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