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

November was a big month but the two highlights were featuring in The Age / SMH and the OzBargain10 shopping event.

The article in the SMH / The Age

Did featuring in the newspaper make a statistical difference to OzBargain?

A: Not much at all from their online articles.

The Age was ranked 26th and The Sydney Morning Herald 30th in referrals in November:
26. theage.com.au 2,885 (vs 996 in October)
30. smh.com.au 2,356 (vs 1,880 in October )

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Weirdly enough the OzBargain article wasn't #1 on SMH but instead this Olympics article from August generated 482 sessions for the month (OzB article: 189).

Even with the added traffic, news.com.au finished as the 19th referrer with 4,591 sessions. With just 1 link in the story about the recent flight error to Paris & Rome, news.com.au brought us a bit more traffic

Online is only 1 part of the picture. The story was featured in the print versions of the SMH & The Age + some smaller Fairfax publications around the country. There is a good portion of the population that still gets their news through the daily print media.

OzBargain10 deals

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BF = Black Friday OZB10 = OzBargain 10 CF = Click Frenzy
Published Deals for November 2016: 3355
Published Deals for November 2015: 2882

187 deals were posted on Nov 21 to coincide with OzBargain10 but no competition with Black Friday which had 284 deals posted on November 25. There is probably a lot to write about our first experience in hosting a shopping event, so maybe we'll go a bit more in depth in a future post.

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Some bugs relating to store reps posting.
  • Override disabled user avatars in comp stats section.
  • Updated aliexpress good feedback thresholds Discussion
Members

Members of the Month

November 2016

Winners from last month:

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2865 (avg: 1 report every ~15 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 459 (3355 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 111 (1232 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 255
      • Requested by OP - 42
      • Sockpuppeting - 45
      • SPAM - 21
      • No Bargains Listed - 34
      • Insufficient Quantity - 9
      • Referral SPAM - 19
      • Combine Posts - 8
      • Not Available to Australia - 17
      • Expired on Posting - 4
      • Banned Item - 1
      • Everything else - 115

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

User Deals Avg Vote
Spackbace 98 36.39
nocure 60 36.92
lyl 53 61.02
tightarse 52 138.88
easternculture 50 44.70
hamza23 42 44.74
TRENT86 37 44.65
Jimmy007 34 28.12
Lizard Spock 32 23.38
scotty 28 29.61

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

User Deals Avg Vote
whyisave 6 23.50
Dark Prayer 4 32.50
siddharthpadhiar 4 31.00
Dime Arduino 3 45.33
coreyed10 3 37.33
skwashd 2 7.00
adam2016 2 -2.00
Muso Deals 2 0.50
als3042 2 2.00
Borderfree 2 2.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 52 138.88
lyl 34 86.74
Spackbace 32 82.75
hamza23 22 72.27
nocure 20 81.75
TRENT86 19 72.58
easternculture 17 109.35
ShamelessBargains 10 98.10
IWantThatFlight 9 87.89
Lizard Spock 9 43.44

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 9 87.89 21 2
tightarse 4 210.50 176 58
Clear 3 77.33 356 223
poolspa 3 53.33 4 0
ahc99 2 80.00 1 0
gearbest 2 102.00 216 114
BlackshawsRdPharmacy 2 54.50 12 0
banggood 2 228.00 15 0
GearDo Australia 2 89.50 39 3
freemanlegal 1 292.00 28 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 309 4.74
Katie2014 143 3.98
JSQUARED 45 3.98
neil 33 3.58
hamza23 12 7.67
Wyza 6 2.67
kewforyou 5 0.40
Gunwalls 5 2.00
ScaryZombie 5 10.20
Pyrock 4 6.50

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 188 179
O O 143 114
Baysew 89 85
shapers 29 28
Steptoe 26 24
tonester 23 21
Make it so 23 22
scrimshaw 20 19
BarginHunter 15 14
Lukian 12 12
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
Spackbace 764 1.69 75 15 5 0
Savas 457 1.31 33 5 5 0
lostn 430 0.37 3 0 1 0
altomic 415 2.82 45 7 0 0
Diji1 397 0.68 28 5 18 3
Clear 353 0.90 20 1 5 1
illumination 334 0.71 9 1 0 0
scrimshaw 330 1.77 36 8 1 0
dragonindespair 303 0.56 9 0 0 0
TheClipIt 296 1.41 23 5 1 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
A kid 342 altomic 2016-11-07
5) I have no tattoos and 334 tomsco 2016-11-24
Too far man… 162 j4ck 2016-11-24
Always hate these posts as 154 BTRaynes 2016-11-04
@chickensaltfrie:I'm 146 johnno07 2016-11-01
It's actually a mixed bag. I 133 scotty 2016-11-21
you need:1. a Girlfriend 2. 128 michaelTito 2016-11-04
Thanks for letting us know, 123 28Degrees 2016-11-24
Yes, I got that message loud 123 dreamz 2016-11-28
@Kangal: I want to open 121 Scrooge McDuck 2016-11-07

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
I like 40% -154 aussman 2016-11-24
Wow - that's how much it was -49 mikhotep 2016-11-15
Ordered 10 i think :) -47 sajju 2016-11-28
YAY Another deal, another -40 tuzii 2016-11-14
Well you're only blessed if -39 drazenm 2016-11-19
What a shitty comment -39 mnermner 2016-11-29
Rather him than that lying -37 alz 2016-11-09
There there dear,dont get -37 drazenm 2016-11-19
@aussman: quit while you're -35 PleasureMe 2016-11-24
came out yesterday mate -33 chingy213 2016-11-17

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
I thought we already 20 20 BlazinPast 2016-11-02
Good, I really hope that's 18 17 brentsbits 2016-11-06
its a BMW its never worth 15 14 tuzii 2016-11-16
Yet the description for the 13 13 happychild100 2016-11-13
give it a week they will be 12 10 nosdan 2016-11-09
yeah - Canberra airport 12 10 Maverick-au 2016-11-11
Thought you didn't like 11 11 Spackbace 2016-11-06
Islam? No thanks.. 11 10 mattlol 2016-11-20
The New York Times are going 10 8 auna 2016-11-07
they actually were 1) voting 10 8 nosdan 2016-11-09

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Good, I really hope that's 18 17 brentsbits 2016-11-06
And a cyclist is talking 18 15 Test Tickles 2016-11-28
its a BMW its never worth 15 14 tuzii 2016-11-16
give it a week they will be 12 10 nosdan 2016-11-09
yeah - Canberra airport 12 10 Maverick-au 2016-11-11
Islam? No thanks.. 11 10 mattlol 2016-11-20
they actually were 1) voting 10 8 nosdan 2016-11-09
The New York Times are going 10 8 auna 2016-11-07
10% off anything 10 11 easternculture 2016-11-18
Yeah pretty average, instead 10 8 DisabledUser173167 2016-11-21

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

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
Paris Return Flying Virgin or Singapore: Perth $603, Melb $607, Bris $613, Darw $614, Syd $621, Adel $638, Hob $654 @ IWTF 369 tightarse 2016-11-07 8.77
Deal 1: 16GB Toshiba MicroSD $5 Delivered - Deal 2: 64GB Samsung Bar Flash Drive $22 Delivered @ Shopping Express 441 tightarse 2016-11-27 11.53
20% off Home Appliances & TV's @ The Good Guys eBay 213 ShamelessBargains 2016-11-14 12.58
Hillary Clinton Toilet Paper - US $2.83 (~AU $3.72) Delivered (from 11/11) @ AliExpress 334 giu 2016-11-09 12.62
10% off Aussie Sellers in eBay in Selected Categories (Minimum Spend $30) 416 xkp 2016-11-02 13.10
Titanfall 2 $36, Battlefield 1 $52, Watch Dogs 2 $52 and More. PS4/XB1. Target 4 Day Gaming Sale 666 dwhes 2016-11-19 14.37
Big W 'Big Savings on Games' Titanfall 2 $35 / Mafia 3 $49 / COD: IW $54 / Battlefield 1 $52 + More in Store 290 OriginalDelBoy 2016-11-23 14.77
Donald Trump Toilet Paper - US$2.09 (~AU$2.73) Delivered (from 11/11) @ AliExpress 479 Spackbace 2016-11-09 15.27
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 576 divious 2016-11-24 16.48
Free OzBargain T-Shirts, Board Games, + 30% off Pokéd Order 6PM TODAY @ Pokéd (Melbourne) 127 neil 2016-11-21 16.57

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
US $10 Credit Towards Next Purchase @ Amazon US (with MasterCard) - Use Mobile Browser 1107 sfc10 2016-11-23 30.85
Canon MG6860BK All-in-One Printer $4 (Originally $114) at The Good Guys 289 Shemale 2016-11-08 39.53
Paris Return Flying Virgin or Singapore: Perth $603, Melb $607, Bris $613, Darw $614, Syd $621, Adel $638, Hob $654 @ IWTF 369 tightarse 2016-11-07 43.92
Deal 1: 16GB Toshiba MicroSD $5 Delivered - Deal 2: 64GB Samsung Bar Flash Drive $22 Delivered @ Shopping Express 441 tightarse 2016-11-27 50.88
Titanfall 2 $36, Battlefield 1 $52, Watch Dogs 2 $52 and More. PS4/XB1. Target 4 Day Gaming Sale 666 dwhes 2016-11-19 53.80
Donald Trump Toilet Paper - US$2.09 (~AU$2.73) Delivered (from 11/11) @ AliExpress 479 Spackbace 2016-11-09 55.63
10% off Aussie Sellers in eBay in Selected Categories (Minimum Spend $30) 416 xkp 2016-11-02 61.23
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 576 divious 2016-11-24 64.17
Hillary Clinton Toilet Paper - US $2.83 (~AU $3.72) Delivered (from 11/11) @ AliExpress 334 giu 2016-11-09 72.40
[BUG] Free 12 Months XBOX Live Gold 130 josepet 2016-11-28 76.45

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
US $10 Credit Towards Next Purchase @ Amazon US (with MasterCard) - Use Mobile Browser 1107 1676 sfc10 2016-11-23
Titanfall 2 $36, Battlefield 1 $52, Watch Dogs 2 $52 and More. PS4/XB1. Target 4 Day Gaming Sale 666 26702 dwhes 2016-11-19
DiRT 3 Complete Edition Free @ Humble Bundle Store 609 8548 Oversimplified 2016-11-11
AmEx Statement Credits: Harvey Norman - Spend $300 Get $100, The Iconic - Spend $200 Get $40, Interflora - Spend $80 Get $20 579 10415 Chuppa 2016-11-01
eBay 10% off Sitewide (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 576 7631 divious 2016-11-24
eBay Xmas Tech Frenzy: 20% off 40 Participating Stores (Bing Lee, Futu Online, PC Byte, SS, Dell + More) 498 23405 TheClipIt 2016-11-16
MyRepublic $59.99/Month (Min 12 Months) for 100/40 NBN Plan. No Download Limit. Launching 15 November 484 10580 dy4me 2016-11-04
Donald Trump Toilet Paper - US$2.09 (~AU$2.73) Delivered (from 11/11) @ AliExpress 479 6004 Spackbace 2016-11-09
Deal 1: 16GB Toshiba MicroSD $5 Delivered - Deal 2: 64GB Samsung Bar Flash Drive $22 Delivered @ Shopping Express 441 2907 tightarse 2016-11-27
Free* 4 Month Google Play Music Subscription, Includes YouTube Red (*New Subscribers Only) 433 7987 PR0r 2016-11-23

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Adidas Frenzy: 50% off Everything @ Adidas Outlet (Prices from $6, Free Shipping No Min Spend) 332 54376 tightarse 2016-11-15
Titanfall 2 $36, Battlefield 1 $52, Watch Dogs 2 $52 and More. PS4/XB1. Target 4 Day Gaming Sale 666 26702 dwhes 2016-11-19
eBay Xmas Tech Frenzy: 20% off 40 Participating Stores (Bing Lee, Futu Online, PC Byte, SS, Dell + More) 498 23405 TheClipIt 2016-11-16
Uniqlo 50% off Limited Edition T-Shirts - From $7.45 180 22356 RyanMK 2016-11-11
50% off New Balance Online Store 347 21408 Freddo_Melb 2016-11-11
Oroton Outlet, up to 80% off, Cyber Monday 101 20529 bluedufflecoat 2016-11-27
Myer Friends and Family Discount: 30-50% off (The Original Price) on Selected Clothing, Footwear and Jewellery (1/12 & 2/12) 127 19317 supertightarse 2016-11-30
Canon MG6860BK All-in-One Printer $4 (Originally $114) at The Good Guys 289 16604 Shemale 2016-11-08
20% off up to 3 Transactions @ The Good Guys eBay 373 15651 nocure 2016-11-30
The Good Guys - Flash Sale - Up to 30% off TVs, Apple Computers, Headphones, Notebooks, Logitech & Cameras 88 15601 JeffKennett 2016-11-10

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. GearBest OzBargain10 Deals - US$10 (~AU$13.63) - Mi Band 2 / Raspberry Pi 3B / Nitecore MT2A / Xiaomi Earphones + More - 98,524
  2. eBay Xmas Tech Frenzy: 20% off 40 Participating Stores (Bing Lee, Futu Online, PC Byte, SS, Dell + More) - 97,677
  3. AmEx Statement Credits: Harvey Norman - Spend $300 Get $100, The Iconic - Spend $200 Get $40, Interflora - Spend $80 Get $20 - 81,111
  4. Titanfall 2 $36, Battlefield 1 $52, Watch Dogs 2 $52 and More. PS4/XB1. Target 4 Day Gaming Sale - 80,747
  5. [PRICE ERROR] David Jones Lifestyle Canvas Duffle Bag Navy $0.07 @ David Jones - C&C Only - 80,256

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive FREE Car Wash for Veterans & Service Personnel @ 89 Locations Nationally on Remembrance Day 11/11 153 739 tightarse 2016-11-05
Books & Magazines Python 101 eBook Free @ Leanpub.com 147 2248 Praeto 2016-11-08
Computing Lastpass Multi-Device Sync Now Free (Previously Required Premium Subscription USD $12/Yr) 278 1955 willbaba 2016-11-03
Dining & Takeaway $1 New Zealand Natural Ice Cream Coupon (Pay in Store) with Scoopon [NSW] 141 3062 YadaYadaYada 2016-11-25
Education 48x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 187 506 tightarse 2016-11-20
Electrical & Electronics Deal 1: 16GB Toshiba MicroSD $5 Delivered - Deal 2: 64GB Samsung Bar Flash Drive $22 Delivered @ Shopping Express 441 2907 tightarse 2016-11-27
Entertainment Free* 4 Month Google Play Music Subscription, Includes YouTube Red (*New Subscribers Only) 433 7987 PR0r 2016-11-23
Fashion & Apparel 50% off New Balance Online Store 347 21408 Freddo_Melb 2016-11-11
Financial AmEx Statement Credits: Harvey Norman - Spend $300 Get $100, The Iconic - Spend $200 Get $40, Interflora - Spend $80 Get $20 579 10415 Chuppa 2016-11-01
Gaming Titanfall 2 $36, Battlefield 1 $52, Watch Dogs 2 $52 and More. PS4/XB1. Target 4 Day Gaming Sale 666 26702 dwhes 2016-11-19
Groceries FREE 1000 Bonus Woolworths Rewards Points (Worth $5 or 435 QFF Points) for Subscribing to Rewards Email 338 9232 easternculture 2016-11-21
Health & Beauty FREE 150 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points with 60 Second Health Survey 330 8316 easternculture 2016-11-21
Home & Garden Donald Trump Toilet Paper - US$2.09 (~AU$2.73) Delivered (from 11/11) @ AliExpress 479 6004 Spackbace 2016-11-09
Internet MyRepublic $59.99/Month (Min 12 Months) for 100/40 NBN Plan. No Download Limit. Launching 15 November 484 10580 dy4me 2016-11-04
Mobile Optus SIM Only $35/Month (12 Month Contract) 10GB Data, Unlimited Calls and Texts 306 8204 superApple 2016-11-15
Other US $10 Credit Towards Next Purchase @ Amazon US (with MasterCard) - Use Mobile Browser 1107 1676 sfc10 2016-11-23
Pets Blackhawk 10kg Dogfood $60.99 ($30.99 after AmEx Cashback) Delivered @ House 64 1183 lousy 2016-11-26
Sports & Outdoors Adidas Frenzy: 50% off Everything @ Adidas Outlet (Prices from $6, Free Shipping No Min Spend) 332 54376 tightarse 2016-11-15
Toys & Kids Mr. Bean Bear 22cm US $2.99 (~AU $3.95) Delivered @ GearBest 107 2584 catear 2016-11-14
Travel Paris Return Flying Virgin or Singapore: Perth $603, Melb $607, Bris $613, Darw $614, Syd $621, Adel $638, Hob $654 @ IWTF 369 4321 tightarse 2016-11-07

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 5,000 AIRism Products from Uniqlo 66 1821 109 shiznit 2016-11-16
Hide N Stamp - Win Gift Cards, Beats, Pool Toys and More: Total Prize Pool $97,219.90 [Instant Win] [NSW, VIC, QLD, WA] 45 2386 66 Limitless 2016-11-14
Win 1 of 10 Samsonite Lite-Shock Suitcases Worth $579 from Samsonite 42 1069 134 gnv9 2016-11-08
Win a Next-Gen CX-5 from Mazda 39 2115 151 MM2016 2016-11-18
Win Two KLM Economy Class Round Trip Tickets to London from KLM 35 1377 110 Katie2014 2016-11-03
Win Your Choice of a Car Worth Up to $21,106 from Scoopon [Except NT/TAS] 32 1622 133 gnv9 2016-11-07
Win 1 of 12 $30,000 or $300 Cheques, 1 of 180 $20 Cheques, 1 of 60 Movie Passes from Shop A Docket 32 1581 100 neil 2016-11-15
Win a $15,000 Escape Travel Holiday Gift Card from SBS 29 1554 138 gnv9 2016-11-09
Win 1 of 3 Special Edition Final Fantasy XV Xbox One Consoles from JB Hi-Fi 29 762 98 bargin193232222 2016-11-22
Win a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate & Lotus Off Grid Caravan Worth $146,114 or 1 of 5 Runner-Up Prizes from Pat Callinan 27 1870 98 gnv9 2016-11-20

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Hide N Stamp - Win Gift Cards, Beats, Pool Toys and More: Total Prize Pool $97,219.90 [Instant Win] [NSW, VIC, QLD, WA] 45 2386 66 Limitless 2016-11-14
Win a Next-Gen CX-5 from Mazda 39 2115 151 MM2016 2016-11-18
Win a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate & Lotus Off Grid Caravan Worth $146,114 or 1 of 5 Runner-Up Prizes from Pat Callinan 27 1870 98 gnv9 2016-11-20
Win 1 of 5,000 AIRism Products from Uniqlo 66 1821 109 shiznit 2016-11-16
Win a Sony Entertainment Package (55” 4K HDR TV, PS4 Console, Blu-Ray Player) Worth $4,893 from Sony @ TVL 22 1630 124 gnv9 2016-11-24
Win Your Choice of a Car Worth Up to $21,106 from Scoopon [Except NT/TAS] 32 1622 133 gnv9 2016-11-07
Win 1 of 12 $30,000 or $300 Cheques, 1 of 180 $20 Cheques, 1 of 60 Movie Passes from Shop A Docket 32 1581 100 neil 2016-11-15
Win a $15,000 Escape Travel Holiday Gift Card from SBS 29 1554 138 gnv9 2016-11-09
Win Two KLM Economy Class Round Trip Tickets to London from KLM 35 1377 110 Katie2014 2016-11-03
Win a Bosch Series 8 Front-Loader Washing Machine & Heat Pump Dryer Worth $4228 or Carpet Court Flooring Worth $5000 26 1225 112 Katie2014 2016-11-03
  • Competition Pageviews: 279,621 | October: 233,603 (+19.70%)
  • Comps Posted: 627 (highest ever) | October: 556
  • Comps Won: 139 | October: 59
  • Biggest Competition Win:

Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Extreme Edition Processors (Worth $2,375)


Other stats

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

  1. Click Frenzy 2016 Starts 7PM 15 November - Fitbits $1, PS4 $4 and More - 112,679
  2. Looking to Buy a Brand New Car (~ $80,000) - Recommendations? - 46,167
  3. So Trump wins… Now what? - 30,214
  4. How Did You Make Your First Million Dollars? - 26,083
  5. Can She Take Half of My Assets? - 25,506

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

  1. AmEx Shop Small Guide - 12,492
  2. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 10,208
  3. eBay Sales Guide - 5,314
  4. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,055
  5. American Express Referral Wiki 3,287

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

  1. Dominos - 137,811
  2. eBay - 18,224
  3. Hungry Jacks - 17,903
  4. Uber - 17,755
  5. Woolworths - 14,587

Top 10 most popular stores (amount of published deals posted)

Store Count Avg Vote
Amazon 159 29.33
The Good Guys 94 46.76
Harvey Norman 77 23.27
JB Hi-Fi 68 29.46
Woolworths 51 46.65
Target Australia 47 40.68
BIG W 43 38.19
Coles 41 48.20
Amazon UK 39 30.21
EB Games Australia 31 35.87

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 555
DeliveryHero 242
American Express 203
Specsavers 182
Masters 121
Pinchme 117
Menulog 115
Woolworths 109
Selling Out Soon 104
eBay 101

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
eneloop 150
lego 147
sonos 132
ps4 114
dyson 113
specsavers 109
bose 88
japan 87
amex 85
gopro 70

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Facebook - 138,904
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 136,018
  3. Oursteps - 50,863
  4. Twitter - 41,658
  5. MSN - 30,324

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 59.76%
  2. Safari 24.92%
  3. Firefox 7.48%
  4. Internet Explorer 3.26%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.97%

Everything else

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