Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for September 2014

We've added some more stats compiled from September including most posts by a user & their avg vote count, most deals made to the frontpage by a user & the avg vote count, top 5 power editors, comp stats and most popular reps.

eBay deals and discussions yet again dominate in September. Set aside a half hour and read this epic eBay Weber sales thread. Additionally, this thread shows the pressure that OzBargain can put on companies to do the right thing.


Members

Members of the Month

  • tightarse — he has done it again, as the bargain hunter of the month! 66 deals posted, 65 of them got onto the front page with +150.70 vote average.

  • TRENT86 — for posting the most deals last month & being a valuable contributor - 123 deals & 506 comments.

  • hamza23 — for posting the competition of the month (Win an iPhone 6 from Forks over Knives) & posted 43 competitions last month.

  • JSQUARED — for being the Power User of the month edited/updated 525 deals and forum posts to fix up errors, clean up formats, etc.

Most Deals Posted by a User & Vote Avg (Top 5)

User # of posts Vote Avg
TRENT86 123 20.76
monty.melb 97 30.49
tightarse 66 151.55
tonester 49 17.14
altomic 44 11.11

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Store Reps & Vote Avg (Top 5)

User Deals Avg Vote Store
Roland Chen 3 103 PC Byte
Star Jewels 2 73.5 Star Jewels
ShoppingExpress 2 98 Shopping Express
gearbest 2 239.5 Gearbest
poohah 1 52 Nose Fridda

Most Edited Power Users

User Edits Uniques
JSQUARED 560 525
tonester 86 84
Steptoe 32 30
fchis 27 25
TRENT86 19 18
Comments

Top 5 Commenters for August (# of comments

  1. JV - 530
  2. trent86 - 506
  3. brucefromaustralia - 398
  4. tightarse - 362
  5. waterlogged turnip - 341

Top 5 positively voted comments

  1. This month the title font was changed and people weren't happy +209
  2. eBay turns 15 and offers 15% off. dan76n can't wait until eBay's 50th birthday. +196
  3. Good marketing by eBay +136
  4. plmko's interesting outdoor toy recommendation +161
  5. tightarse knows his math +121

Top 5 negatively voted comments

  1. A pro driver asking for car advice -144
  2. Something about tipping a fedora and Reddit? -96
  3. Another fedora/Reddit comment -56
  4. $40k a year is not a good avg wage -54
  5. EuropaCar responding to the OzBargain community -53

Fixed stats 5/10

Deals

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. eBay.com.au - 15% off Everything Site Wide - 10am Sun 14 Sept - 230,650
  2. FREE: PayPal $5 Credit - 80,485
  3. eBay 5-Minute Mega Deal Sunday - 39,819
  4. Grill'd Burger 2 for 1 Voucher (Voucher Will Be Sent Via SMS) - 36,952
  5. iPhone 6 Plus 128GB from $70/pm 24 Month Contract @ Virgin Mobile - 36,484

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Free Supercheap Auto Club Plus Membership with $10 Bonus Credit (Save $5) 585 7673 adder 2014-09-04
Books & Magazines 88 $0 Kindle eBooks: Various Categories (4+ Star Ratings) 159 375 tightarse 2014-09-06
Business & Office Bic Project Retractable Pens $0.02 @ Officeworks. Free if You Buy 1 107 4030 Cardz 2014-09-20
Computing OneDrive Free 15 GB When Download OneDrive for iOS, Android and Windows Phones 325 2504 chonghe 2014-09-20
Electrical & Electronics Get a $10 Dick Smith Giftcard for Only $5 @ DSE 242 4098 000lynx 2014-09-29
Entertainment 400 Free SBS On Demand Movies (Starts Oct 1) 258 6809 muncan 2014-09-23
Fashion & Apparel EziBuy $30 Voucher with Free Click and Collect 330 8393 andydoan20 2014-09-25
Financial Free $20 or $200 Cards - rediATM Big Wednesday Giveaway 146 2504 jb6 2014-09-17
Food & Grocery Grill'd Burger 2 for 1 Voucher (Voucher Will Be Sent Via SMS) 712 24517 ciab 2014-09-08
Gaming Free Steam Game: Tropico 3 280 4350 Plankton 2014-09-23
Gifts & Flowers Canvas Print 12x24" (30x60cm) $33 (Was $84) @ Big W photos 92 2321 ChickenTalon 2014-09-02
Health & Beauty Our Deal Free Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner Packs Delivered 241 9043 bargainhunter27 2014-09-03
Home & Garden PINCH ME: Free 70,000 Samples of Kleenex Flush-Able Cleansing Cloths 377 11793 ntt 2014-09-08
Internet CyberGhost 5 VPN Special Edition 12 Months FREE - Quick Only 21,000 Keys 374 10062 tightarse 2014-09-21
Mobile 3 in 1 SIM Card Adaptor for All iPhones & More $0.01 Delivered @Gearbest 441 11116 gearbest 2014-09-16
Other FREE: PayPal $5 Credit 2242 35657 tightarse 2014-09-08
Pets FREE Geo Liquid Pack (for Pet Fish) 10 333 monty.melb 2014-09-06
Sports & Outdoors Free NRL and AFL Footy Finals on Your Phone - Data Charges May Apply for Non-Telstra Customers 93 1944 ahara 2014-09-04
Toys & Kids Woolies Baby Stuff Sale (Nappies, Food, Bath) - Online until Saturday 6th 83 4140 supabrudda 2014-09-05
Travel MEL-LAX Fr $742 or SYD-LAX $757 BNE-LAX $758 Ret AirNewZealand 278 6062 MelbBargainChaser77 2014-09-29
Other stats

Top 5 most popular forum thread by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. iPhone 6's Bending out of Shape - Serious Hardware Recall Imminent?- 32,385
  2. eBay Weber BBQ Sales - 23,839
  3. Scammed by Europcar. Is there anything I can do? - 21,727
  4. House sharing rules - 17,010
  5. Apple iPhone releases on the 19/09/2014 - 15,414

Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews)

  1. Dominos - 40,553
  2. Hungry Jacks - 12,275
  3. Dick Smith - 12,228
  4. KFC - 11,346
  5. Pizza Hut - 10,673

Top 5 most popular stores (amount of published deals posted)

  1. Dick Smith - 200
  2. Woolworths - 62
  3. Amazon Ebooks - 58
  4. Amazon - 54
  5. The Good Guys - 48

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 124,588
  2. Facebook - 111,527
  3. Twitter - 39,002
  4. Feedly.com - 32,290
  5. Lifehacker - 29,990

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 51.26% (+.5% from last month)
  2. Safari 21.95%
  3. Firefox 13.47%
  4. Internet Explorer 8.01%
  5. Android Browser 3.18%

Everything else

  • Reports from users: 1655, August 2014: 1840 September 2013: 1376
  • Deals posted: 2439, August 2014: 2405, September 2013: 2030
  • Comments posted: 63013, August 2014: 64478, September 2013: 46330
  • Overall traffic: 7,076,307 sessions, 22,289,617 pageviews, August 2014: 7,014,262 sessions, 22,431,430 pageviews. September 2013: 5,714,973 sessions, 17,202,776 pageviews
  • Most popular deal (September): FREE: PayPal $5 Credit +1192

Competitions

Pageviews: 158,674 August: 111,852 (+41.86%)
Comps Posted: 271, August: 232
Comps Won: 28 (We recently switched on marking as won so #'s may be skewed)
Biggest Win: $9,700 Trip to New York

If there are any other interesting stats you would like me to find, then let me know. See the 2013 stats if you are interested in a more in depth look at our stats. Real time stats from our wiki. See also August 2014 stats.

Comments

  • +3 votes

    Thanks Neil & OzB team, interesting (and some amazing) stats. Well laid out too. Good job!

    ps. Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews) are all fast food outlets.. really???

    • +1 vote

      Wow Neil, good job on those interesting stats and tks for sharing - looking at the top 5 most popular stores, I think some of us OZBargainers certainly need to revamp our trashy diets or start searching OZB for a better health insurance deal, lol. (I know, I know that some of you are here for a good time and not a long time)

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      I was a bit surprised by this too, considering the top 5 deals all have more page views than those stores.

    • +1 vote

      If you do a Google search for either 'Domino's Coupons' or 'Domino's Vouchers' the OzBargain Domino's store page is one of the top results.

      That's how I first came across OzBargain and I'm guessing it's why that store has so many hits.

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        That makes sense. However, I'm not sure that accurately reflects the "Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews)". Do you keep stats of cumulative pageviews for each store's deal posts?

        • +1 vote

          Its just the amount of views on their store pages from Analytics. You are right Donga, cumulative pageviews of all the deals would be more accurate. There isn't a way to pull those stats out via Analytics( or at least I don't know how).

          I think we can run a query that can pull clicksthroughs however that again can be different results from deal views.

          Well, based on the Melbourne meetup we had I can confirm OzBargainers love pizza. :)

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      "Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews) are all fast food outlets.. really???"

      Erm, no not "really". Number 3 is Dick Smith. Or am I looking at a different list?

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        No, you're right. I'm a bit concerned now that I have associated DSE with fast food.

        • +1 vote

          I reckon you're on to something. Imagine getting your eneloops delivered with your pizza.

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    I posted the most popular travel deal for September…YAY!!!! Ill try do good this month also!

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    2 and #3 most negative comment. (Fedora/Reddit)

    Can someone explain those to me? #2 just lead me to the ebay deal, and #3 didnt seem to have anything to do with reddit.

    • +1 vote

      It should link you directly there. However you will need to have show or hide comments with votes below threshold checked (e.g. show comments). It's in the yellow bar below post/preview comment.

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      le reddit armie is here! don't hate because you can't pull off the supreme gentleman's hat of choice.

      This is just a troll thing some redditors do about 'fedora tipping'

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    When I click on the 4th most negatively voted comment "A user states that McDonalds can't throw you out -56", it leads to Forum Topic Unpublished by Moderator.

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    Tightarse wins again, and people think im mad for thinking he does it and not gets financial gain from companies.

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      He's practically on the OzBargain payroll with the amount of monthly awards he wins (not undeservedly).

    • +1 vote

      It's a bit sad that some people are actually believe this and bandwagon neg TA in hiding, they don't even have the fortitude to come out and stand by their account name and say their piece!

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    Very interesting, if only I could +1 this as well, :)

  • +1 vote

    Nice! First time I've seen this.

    Now someone will take the data and make an infographic out of it. Maybe an annual one. Hint, hint. I'm hoping. Please?! ;-p

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