Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for April 2016

Sorry for the lateness of April's stats. Today is Click Frenzy and we already have a good amount of deals posted. Check out our Click Frenzy Mayhem Event Page to follow all of the deals.

User maximum has had some amazing competition wins in the past. She has had so many that she recently did an AMA where we were all hoping to absorb some of her luck. She has outdone herself again and has won flights and tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final 2016 worth $11,700.

Last month, we removed Qwibble from our cashback providers which means one less competitor in the cashback market. However, last week while attending the Total Retail expo, I had a chat with the Shopperdoo team (they were serving free ice cream) who offer a minimum of 10% cashback at retailers including eBay. I got the impression that they don't use 3rd party affiliate systems which can lead to delays in paying cashback but their own code that hooks into the retailer's system. Downside? It seems to cost $15/month however at 10% off at eBay which is over 7 times the rate of Cashrewards, you may be able to make that up in cashback and then some. I'm hoping to test it out soon.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • In forum dropdown menu, added a "new forum topic" link.
  • Coupon code included in the searchable text.
  • Increase number of search alerts per user to 20.
  • Added "View All" link at the bottom of deals/forums with multiple pages of comments.
  • Update title length from 96 to 128 characters. (No more complaints about not fitting everything in!)
  • Update OzB front page deals from 20 to 25. See announcement
  • Award 4th rep deal/week if 3 last deals reached 2 x frontpage threshold. See announcement.
  • Deal / competition tweets are delayed 10 minutes after posting. (Allows mods & power users to fix up titles + remove deals before being Tweeted.)
Members

Members of the Month

April 2016

  • RohBoat for the deal of the month, Free USB Host (OTG) Cable for Samsung Device Owners. It's meant to be for Samsung phone owners only (although didn't stop many others from trying), and we are not sure how many orders would Samsung honour as it got ozbargained after 2 days. We'll see.

  • Spackbace for the competition of the month, Win a New Suzuki Vitara Turbo. Spackbace also managed to beat jv for posting the most comments last month (827, +1.37 vote average). It's 2nd win from Spackbace this year and last time he won the comp of the month by posting a Mazda 3 comp. I must have entered a dozen or so "win a car" competitions already and so far nothing. Good luck to all who have entered :)

  • monty.melb for being the deals generator last month. He has been posting some pretty random deals. Besides posting 7 deals on behalf of EverBuying.net in April, Monty has also posted 146 other deals with a +24.91 vote average. 46 of them got onto the front page. 153 deals in a month also broke his own deal-posting record (comparing to 36 in March, nil in December-February).

  • boratsagdiyev for posting the Target Game Clearance deal with +437 votes and almost 50,000 clicks to view the PDF. For store employees who wishes to post similar deals but do not wish to reveal his/her account, feel free to send the deal to deals at ozbargain.com.au. Please see Anonymous Deal Submission thread for discussions.

Congratulations!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2413 (avg: 1 report every ~18 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 370 (2413 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 58 (1021 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 143
      • Requested by OP - 34
      • Sockpuppeting - 27
      • SPAM - 20
      • Targeted Offer - 19
      • No Bargains Listed - 22
      • Insufficient Quantity - 26
      • Referral SPAM - 19
      • Combine Posts - 11
      • Not Available to Australia - 10
      • Expired on Posting - 3
      • Banned Item - 4
      • Everything else - 90

Most Deals Posted by a User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
monty.melb 153 25.46
lyl 69 51.51
altomic 54 19.61
tightarse 43 116.93
nocure 40 37.55
TRENT86 40 49.70
Spackbace 38 21.05
easternculture 32 32.88
Lysander 29 19.52
rawm 28 33.00

Most Deals Posted by a New User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
ozpensales 4 4.25
daqht93 4 3.25
charco 3 25.00
DisabledUser184971 3 11.00
Cshomes 3 1.67
Onlinedeals101 2 1.00
OKVR Australia 2 1.00
Lulupip 2 27.50
Mr Asobi 2 9.00
dunkyboy 2 7.50

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Users & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
lyl 49 67.22
monty.melb 48 57.81
tightarse 43 116.93
TRENT86 28 65.25
nocure 23 55.13
rawm 17 46.53
easternculture 16 55.69
altomic 13 52.46
Spackbace 9 57.11
IWantThatFlight 9 84.89

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Store Reps & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 9 84.89 40 0
monty.melb 5 70.20 212 26
Masters AUS 3 218.33 6 3
banggood 3 46.33 5 0
Clear 2 49.50 494 353
myparcelbox 1 35.00 26 0
mobileciti 1 45.00 1 0
kevitkotw 1 74.00 9 0
DavidRJW 1 90.00 27 0
GeronimoJerky 1 93.00 3 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
Katie2014 93 4.68
altomic 41 3.39
neil 29 4.93
hamza23 26 9.85
JSQUARED 10 5.50
Spackbace 8 9.62
bluedolphinsmangos 5 8.40
beautyheaven 5 1.20
P3aker 5 13.40
kewforyou 5 2.00

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 284 261
Baysew 71 67
Steptoe 30 26
tonester 26 24
fchis 11 10
Make it so 11 11
IceCreamBandit 10 10
roughana 9 7
petestrash 7 7
TRENT86 6 6
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
Spackbace 827 1.41 75 8 3 0
jv 790 0.44 78 14 43 11
KaptnKaos 722 1.20 56 15 13 4
altomic 563 1.48 47 7 2 1
StewBalls 562 1.42 47 6 0 0
GameChanger 545 0.08 7 0 8 1
Clear 492 0.76 18 3 3 1
Bearosaurus 448 0.87 21 3 2 0
pointless martyr 407 1.20 35 5 8 0
Diji1 363 0.72 24 2 12 1

Top 10 positively voted comments

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
I will only affix these 27 26 KaptnKaos 2016-04-30
Thanks. 16 14 barghunt1 2016-04-17
save your money and just 13 14 mikokik5 2016-04-11
Oh here we go with the 13 13 cryptos 2016-04-30
Post your question properly 12 12 illumination 2016-04-16
The difference between 12 11 sagiballs 2016-04-18
don't do it they're rubbish, 11 9 Chef-Johnson 2016-04-30
now this is seriously 11 9 nswfireman 2016-04-30
Or use AusPost's Parcel 10 9 Spectator 2016-04-08
Virgin are discriminating 10 8 kevin22 2016-04-09

Comments with a net vote between 2 and -2 where the comment has 6 or more positive votes.

Top 10 VERY controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Yeah, they read "CAUTION, 36 40 cryptos 2016-04-30
I will only affix these 27 26 KaptnKaos 2016-04-30
Thanks. 16 14 barghunt1 2016-04-17
save your money and just 13 14 mikokik5 2016-04-11
The difference between 12 11 sagiballs 2016-04-18
now this is seriously 11 9 nswfireman 2016-04-30
don't do it they're rubbish, 11 9 Chef-Johnson 2016-04-30
Virgin are discriminating 10 8 kevin22 2016-04-09
US links also did not work 10 12 DoctorOwl 2016-04-28
JB is free delivery or in 10 8 Porthos 2016-04-10

Comments with a net vote of + or - 20% with pos vote count of 10 or more.


Deals

Top 10 fastest deals to the front page

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. Target Gaming Clearance - Complete List (Consoles Highlighted in Yellow) - Xbox One Consoles $329 - 79,458
  2. eBay 15% off Selected Stores (Bing Lee, Kogan, Masters, SCA, BCF + More) - 44,448
  3. ALDImobile Plans with Unlimited SMS/MMS - from $15 to $45/Month - 38,954
  4. Jetstar - Melbourne to Tokyo (NRT) Return Economy Airfare for $348 (Cairns $249, Syd $422 etc) - 37,401
  5. Spend $200 @ Myer eBay & Get a $100 Myer eBay Voucher - 36,003

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Free Evening/Weekend Parking at Secure Parking 347 6338 d-hunterz 2016-04-04
Books & Magazines 100 $0 eBooks (Sorted by Category) @ Amazon 269 1114 tightarse 2016-04-14
Business & Office Hippo Blue Free Name Labels - National Name Day $2.99 Delivery 148 4654 bluedufflecoat 2016-04-10
Computing Sony Xperia Z3 8" Compact 16GB Tablet $299.40 Delivered (Save $200) @ Sony Online Store 150 6714 tightarse 2016-04-11
Education 44 $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 176 398 tightarse 2016-04-09
Electrical & Electronics Eneloop Battery Clearance Minimum 49% Off @ Masters Online and Instore 489 13378 Masters AUS 2016-04-19
Entertainment Optus PrePaid Offers Data-Free Music Streaming from May 2 (Spotify, Pandora, Google Play) 188 2149 tightarse 2016-04-29
Fashion & Apparel Adidas - 50% off Entire Online Outlet, 20% off Selected Full Price Items 135 18200 DisabledUser181426 2016-04-07
Financial AmEx Statement Credit: Apple Pay (Spend and Credit Varies) 107 1949 forumninja 2016-04-09
Food & Grocery 2-for-1 Burgers at Grill'd on Sunday 8th May (Mother's Day) 379 5434 roughana 2016-04-21
Gaming Target Gaming Clearance - Complete List (Consoles Highlighted in Yellow) - Xbox One Consoles $329 440 50129 boratsagdiyev 2016-04-13
Health & Beauty $0 Delivered Safe Sex Kit [Multiple Condoms, Badges, Stickers & Lube] @ RedAware 103 6154 monty.melb 2016-04-09
Home & Garden 18" Barnyard Rooster Silhouette, $18 Click and Collect (Was $45) Masters - Chullora, NSW 273 3208 OzDJ_ 2016-04-24
Internet Unlimited VPN Annually 3 GBP (~ $6 AUD) @ VPN.sh 55 2441 naru6705 2016-04-02
Mobile Free USB Host (OTG) Cable for Samsung Device Owners 512 19522 RohBoat 2016-04-06
Other eBay 15% off Selected Stores (Bing Lee, Kogan, Masters, SCA, BCF + More) 482 12830 tightarse 2016-04-21
Pets $20 off at My Pet Warehouse (Min. Spend $40); Free Shipping for Orders $50+ 95 3274 Easton 2016-04-30
Sports & Outdoors Free Billabong Sticker Pack 293 8859 cheesesticks 2016-04-09
Toys & Kids 'Batman' 140pc Building Block Toy USD$2.22 (~AUD$2.87) Delivered @ Everbuying 92 4163 rawm 2016-04-29
Travel Jetstar - Melbourne to Tokyo (NRT) Return Economy Airfare for $348 (Cairns $249, Syd $422 etc) 311 13305 cheap-skate 2016-04-14

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)


Other stats

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

  1. [Price Error] Samsung 10kg Top Load Washing Machine $148 + Free Delivery (Original Price $998) @ JB Hi-Fi - 21,975
  2. [AMA] I Work at Officeworks. AMA - 20,797
  3. Dear Tailgaters - What Do You Want? - 18,278
  4. Interpreting the traffic rules differently and fined by Police. Should I go to court? - 16,617
  5. BigW can't let u buy Gift card by eGift card, and won't allow u to shop then refund - 15,387

Top 5 most popular wiki pages by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 11,135
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 3,438
  3. American Express Referral Wiki 1,928
  4. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,844
  5. AirBNB Referral Links - 1,606

Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews of their store page)

  1. Dominos - 97,445
  2. Hungry Jacks - 19,629
  3. KFC -15,448
  4. Woolworths - 14,006
  5. Secure Parking - 12,012

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Harvey Norman 69 27.51
Target Australia 67 37.10
Amazon 57 26.18
Woolworths 53 28.42
JB Hi-Fi 52 19.08
Coles 52 28.50
Everbuying 41 33.93
Myer 39 25.13
Masters Home Improvement 39 45.23
BIG W 33 25.39

Top 10 most subscribed to store

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 153
lego 118
ps4 117
dyson 110
specsavers 102
sonos 92
wii u 74
xbox one 72
playstation 4 63
bose 62

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 127,552
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 105,942
  3. Twitter - 32,452
  4. Oursteps - 22,299
  5. Lifehacker - 21,992

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 58.30%
  2. Safari 24.47%
  3. Firefox 8.83%
  4. Internet Explorer 3.85%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.81%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2016: Jan - Feb - Mar -
2015: Zeitgeist Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - Jul - Jun -May - Apr - Mar - Jan
2014: Zeitgeist - Nov - Oct - Sept

Comments

  • I've been eagerly checking every day for weeks.

    Spackbace dethroned jv. About time someone did.

    Update title length from 96 to 128 characters. (No more complaints about not fitting everything in!)

    About time. You have no idea how long I spend on titles ;)

    • Spackbace dethroned jv. About time someone did.

      Work has been a bit quiet lol (just look at my edits!) and April had a few forum arguments, leading to mass commenting :P

      I wonder if anyone has cracked 1000 comments in a month? I don't think I've seen that hit… hmm, target ;)

      • That's easy. I'll just think of a conspiracy.

      • -1

        Yeah thanks to you I now have the lowest + to posts ratio.

        How the hell did I even finish below Jv.

        • Hey, I didn't make you write what you wrote, that's all on you.

        • -2

          @Spackbace: You made me increase my post count, to reply to you.

  • +1

    Thanks neil, appreciated :)

  • -1

    Love jv's posts

  • -1

    R.I.P pointless martyr

    • Lol I can't believe he changed his name

      Oh dear.

        • +1

          He did? Funny all I saw was a bunch of spammy comments and nonsense forum posts. Didn't exactly see him posting many deals… you know, the whole purpose of this site?

        • +1

          @Spackbace: I rather not discuss the specifics but his posts created change that is helping protect the integrity of this site.

          Even during his last days he managed to have a great + to post ratio and he never once fished for up votes.

          We won't forget you pointless martyr; I know you're reading this.

  • Update title length from 96 to 128 characters.

    i thought I could fit enough info into the title now.

  • Wow I didn't even know a thread like this existed.
    Facebook directed traffic? I've never seen OZB on facebook. But I also don't want to because i like to keep them separate. One is the public me, the other is the real me.

    • Deals get autoposted on Facebook when they reach 75 votes. There are also some regular posts by us on bargain related topics, news, funny pics, location based deal reminders etc. You can subscribe to Facebook updates while remaining anonymous. The traffic is also from people sharing links on their profiles or via chat.

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