Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for March 2017

Sorry for the lateness of March's stats but if you haven't checked out our Zeitgeist (a yearly stats post) then do so.

I just discovered Google Analytics breaks down male/female demographics (new feature from Sept 16). We are at 82% male (orange), 18% female (green) which is a bit lopsided compared to the general population (close to 50/50).

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Meanwhile, our Facebook followers (left graph) are 61%/38% while our Instagram followers (right graph) are 52%/48%. Instagram's general demographic tends to be young (18-24ish) and female while OzBargain's site is 25-34 male.

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We've been playing around with newsletter features. E.G. Wednesday Hump Day Food Deals (cheap eats), Travel Thursday (Cheap Flights) and some others. Haven't had any feedback but if you like it, I'll continue to jazz up the newsletters.

Competition posts hit their highest level ever with 915 posted (gnv9 posting 508 of them). We had 220 comp winners in March with 2 wins of $5000 each from Energizer. It's really interesting to see the competition side of OzBargain grow with many members only using the comps sections and not looking at the deals. Now if only I could win some comps…

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Add display stores so that a deal will appear on multiple store pages. Example: 20% off Vaya & GraysOnline @ eBay shows up on eBay, Vaya and GraysOnline's store page.
  • Classifieds warning on every page.
  • Changed Comp Type Creative' to 'Creative/Design for clarity.
  • "Do not show expired deals" now applies to category pages as well.
  • Shift closing soon comp in newsletter to be the most popular one that will close between 24-48 hours from time of newsletter
  • Improved duplicate detection: It now list 6 deals by title match ordered by latest expiry. If store is known, 3 of the latest store deals are appended to the list.
  • Allow user subscription - new subscribe button on user profile page.
  • Lots of bugs.
Members

Members of the Month

March 2017

Winners from last month:

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2417 (avg: 1 report every ~18 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 370 (2534 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 87 (1183 published)
    • Reasons:
      • Duplicate - 167
      • Sockpuppeting - 34
      • SPAM - 34
      • Referral SPAM - 30
      • No Bargains Listed - 24
      • Requested by OP - 21
      • Insufficient Quantity - 21
      • Combine Posts - 13
      • Circumventing Ban - 11
      • Not Available to Australia - 10
      • Expired on Posting - 6
      • Unobtainable Deal - 4
      • Price Matches aren't bargains - 3
      • Competitions aren't bargains - 3
      • Amazon eBook posts are not allowed for associated users - 3
      • Out of stock on posting - 2
      • Deal doesn't meet eBay posting guidelines - 1
      • Everything else - 70

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

User Deals Avg Vote
RewardBucks 122 36.42
nocure 51 54.24
easternculture 38 36.37
tightarse 37 121.38
hamza23 36 58.97
Spackbace 34 42.29
tonester 34 11.44
Clear 32 49.56
altomic 28 18.39
Lysander 28 13.79

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

User Deals Avg Vote
wgoddard 4 22.25
RD ADL 4 9.00
harrie2020 3 11.67
dogcatman 3 6.67
JerrrytheBerry 3 6.67
SouthPOR 2 20.50
beyondlost 2 16.00
zegnaangelo 2 11.50
Axon Hosting 2 9.00
CatchABargain 2 6.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
RewardBucks 44 77.93
tightarse 35 127.03
nocure 28 85.25
hamza23 20 93.50
Clear 19 73.00
easternculture 15 70.80
Spackbace 13 88.54
lyl 10 86.00
TRENT86 9 117.33
grababargain 9 75.11

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 6 62.67 9 2
gearbest 5 51.80 285 34
oscinator1988 2 133.00 53 16
lyl 2 97.00 86 44
idanzzz 1 479.00 9 0
danny1213 1 196.00 6 0
GearDo Australia 1 139.00 21 0
Jeenee Mobile 1 135.00 0 0
boratsagdiyev 1 123.00 6 0
MiniInTheBox 1 103.00 71 10

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 508 6.37
Phalaxis 113 9.80
Katie2014 92 4.73
pfaftle 57 4.18
neil 16 2.31
JSQUARED 15 5.00
MrtheMoonbear 12 8.33
Ticketwombat 11 0.18
gearbest 8 3.62
hamza23 5 6.40

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 228 211
Baysew 146 144
dasher86 70 67
BarginHunter 67 66
tonester 53 43
O O 52 46
Steptoe 37 34
matt_will_fix_it 29 27
Make it so 14 14
chadiwrx 12 5
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 782 0.91 66 20 41 8
PJC 565 0.52 6 1 1 0
tuzii 530 1.38 47 13 17 3
altomic 428 2.11 45 11 1 0
Spackbace 416 1.66 48 2 3 0
Scrooge McDuck 376 2.78 64 24 8 2
try2bhelpful 361 0.84 18 3 7 3
gearbest 283 0.44 5 0 0 0
Diji1 263 0.65 13 2 7 0
0p 241 0.78 10 1 3 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
It's been less than a day. 272 SirFlibbled 2017-03-01
I'd be pissed if I was 140 jv 2017-03-05
Not today CIA, not today 139 marcusv 2017-03-21
Seems like an over 138 tomclancy 2017-03-01
Nice try, OP's significant 138 brokeunistudent 2017-03-05
https://www.bunnings.com.au/t 133 jjcf 2017-03-07
The prices are going to be 122 Bearosaurus 2017-03-13
"pure and without ANY 99 siliconbunny 2017-03-12
I'm pretty sure board 99 Strand0410 2017-03-14
I find it the opposite at 97 jpv 2017-03-24

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Quite hard to vote whether -81 jv 2017-03-01
Good find, but i think Melb. -74 8200 2017-03-22
Probably not much use in the -59 horice 2017-03-14
PRICE in title -48 jv 2017-03-01
I thought asians are good at -46 stridingcloud12 2017-03-24
still not worth it for a -45 Obione 2017-03-15
The boss seems quite -41 Scrooge McDuck 2017-03-20
WOW WOW WOW. RX vs. GTX. who -41 supnigs super skids 2017-03-26
Just because you ONE person -40 Axelstrife 2017-03-07
Who is Daniel and are they -39 jv 2017-03-01

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
You realise you may be using 11 10 easternculture 2017-03-11
they can't afford them what 11 9 shawncro 222 2017-03-25
Wholemeal is like eating 11 11 easternculture 2017-03-25
Lol no. You'll never get 11 9 Duram 2017-03-28
I can say I'm afraid of them 10 10 Kangal 2017-03-08
Weigh your luggage before 10 11 jv 2017-03-09
Yeah I have to agree with 10 9 AlanHB 2017-03-16
@AddNinja: Face that 10 10 Scrooge McDuck 2017-03-20
Yes. In donations and pro 9 7 captobvious 2017-03-11
yup, I can hire a much more 9 7 tuzii 2017-03-15

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
The console only has 25 21 Axelstrife 2017-03-07
It has 3-4 worthwhile games 16 20 BNN 2017-03-01
You realise you may be using 11 10 easternculture 2017-03-11
they can't afford them what 11 9 shawncro 222 2017-03-25
Lol no.You'll never get 11 9 Duram 2017-03-28
Weigh your luggage before 10 11 jv 2017-03-09
Yeah I have to agree with 10 9 AlanHB 2017-03-16

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
$20 off When You Spend $50 @ eBay 860 watson4884 2017-03-08 10.07
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Max $20/Transaction, up to 10 Times) 179 dextertheboygenius 2017-03-08 13.22
20% off Selected Tech Stores at eBay 496 Mr ClipIt 2017-03-13 13.27
Micro USB to Type C Adapter US $0.03 (AU $0.04) Delivered @ Gearbest 205 tightarse 2017-03-31 18.32
20% off Home Entertainment & Appliances (Hisense 55M7000UWG 55" $956, 70M7000UWG 70" $1996) @ The Good Guys eBay 180 Qmar 2017-03-17 19.00
Nintendo Switch Console - Grey $382.35 Delivered @ Dick Smith / Kogan eBay 149 vandite 2017-03-16 19.97
3% Cashback (Was 1.25%) @ eBay Via Cashrewards 172 Mr ClipIt 2017-03-29 21.77
20% off Selected Home and Garden Retailers @ eBay 169 nocure 2017-03-23 21.88
[ACT] KFC 20 for $10 (10 Wicked Wings + 10 Nuggets) 267 CodeXD 2017-03-04 23.23
NES Classic Mini - $99.95 + Shipping, Classic Mini Controller $19.95 + Shipping @ EB Games 203 silverrat23 2017-03-08 24.13

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
$20 off When You Spend $50 @ eBay 860 watson4884 2017-03-08 24.62
20% off Selected Tech Stores at eBay 496 Mr ClipIt 2017-03-13 46.62
Logitech M720 Triathlon Wireless Bluetooth Mouse $19.95 + Free CC @ The Good Guys 252 darshu 2017-03-28 74.15
Micro USB to Type C Adapter US $0.03 (AU $0.04) Delivered @ Gearbest 205 tightarse 2017-03-31 87.20
Kogan Mobile Data Upgrade on All Plans (3GB→5GB, 8GB→10GB, 12GB→14GB) 364 kosh52 2017-03-03 88.85
5x USB LED Mini Flashlights US $0.07 (AU $0.09) Delivered @ Gearbest 223 tightarse 2017-03-17 90.02
Fitbit Charge HR, Flex & Others, $50 Delivered ($38.95 + Shipping for Members) @ Co-Op Bookshop 192 irecu 2017-03-10 90.88
Google Chromecast 2 $34 Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable USB 3.0 HDD $79, 3TB $119, 1TB $57 + More @ Officeworks eBay 148 hamza23 2017-03-08 104.17
FREE [iOS & Android]: Install Canon's Irista App for 230GB Cloud Photo Storage (330GB Expired) 151 tightarse 2017-03-06 122.18
Nintendo Switch Console - Grey $382.35 Delivered @ Dick Smith / Kogan eBay 149 vandite 2017-03-16 125.35

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
$20 off When You Spend $50 @ eBay 860 7779 watson4884 2017-03-08
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Unltd Calls&Txt 4GB $65/$69 Per Month (24 Month Contract) @ Woolworths Mobile 524 15253 rzrz 2017-03-31
20% off Selected Tech Stores at eBay 496 23437 Mr ClipIt 2017-03-13
25% off New Monthly Mobile Plan with Optus (Family & Friends Offer) for The First 10 Redemptions Only 479 16273 idanzzz 2017-03-01
[Release Delayed - OP Updated] FREE PC Game: Starcraft Anthology (Starcraft & Brood War) 435 7578 tightarse 2017-03-27
2x $20 iTunes Gift Cards for $30 @ Kmart 404 3368 TRENT86 2017-03-26
Kogan Mobile Data Upgrade on All Plans (3GB→5GB, 8GB→10GB, 12GB→14GB) 364 9786 kosh52 2017-03-03
Up to 30K QFF Points for Joining Qantas Life Insurance Approx $17 Per Month. 60 Day Minimum 343 9851 spuderump 2017-03-08
5% off Sitewide at eBay ($50 Minimum Spend) 307 2399 JSQUARED 2017-03-22
Amex Statement Credits: ICONIC, Park N Fly, Under Armour Online, Ingogo, Wholefoods House, Aveda, Sportscraft 290 2435 forumninja 2017-03-07

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Hungry Jack's Vouchers - Valid until 1 May 2017 247 43833 headphonejack 2017-03-10
20% off Selected Tech Stores at eBay 496 23437 Mr ClipIt 2017-03-13
25% off New Monthly Mobile Plan with Optus (Family & Friends Offer) for The First 10 Redemptions Only 479 16273 idanzzz 2017-03-01
Fitbit Charge HR, Flex & Others, $50 Delivered ($38.95 + Shipping for Members) @ Co-Op Bookshop 192 15798 irecu 2017-03-10
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Unltd Calls&Txt 4GB $65/$69 Per Month (24 Month Contract) @ Woolworths Mobile 524 15253 rzrz 2017-03-31
XBOX One 1TB Console - $149 Wireless Controller $49.99 + Other Items @ ALDI - Leopold (VIC) 214 14553 JeffKennett 2017-03-15
ASICS Gel Noosa Tri 9 Shoes @ Harvey Norman - $48 with $10+ Delivery Costs 81 13215 MAQ 2017-03-15
Jetstar Easter Sale: One Way Domestic from $29 (eg. Avalon-Hobart), International from $99 (eg. Darwin-Bali) 94 13071 tightarse 2017-03-28
Sony Xperia XA Ultra (Graphite Black) Mobile Phone, $299, Was $699 @ Sony Online Store 194 12103 Gershom 2017-03-05
20% off Home Entertainment & Appliances (Hisense 55M7000UWG 55" $956, 70M7000UWG 70" $1996) @ The Good Guys eBay 180 11159 Qmar 2017-03-17

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 25% off New Monthly Mobile Plan with Optus (Family & Friends Offer) for The First 10 Redemptions Only - 139,771
  2. 20% off Selected Tech Stores at eBay - 78,251
  3. [Price Error] SanDisk 960GB SSDs (Extreme Pro & Ultra II) - $210.95 Delivered @ GraysOnline eBay or $179+ Shipping @ GraysOnline - 59,890
  4. $20 off When You Spend $50 @ eBay - 53,613
  5. Up to 30K QFF Points for Joining Qantas Life Insurance Approx $17 Per Month. 60 Day Minimum - 39,956

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive 20% off at 10 Selected Parts & Accessories Stores on eBay (Supercheap Auto, Sparesbox + More) 197 5714 JSQUARED 2017-03-14
Books & Magazines 20 FREE Disney eBooks (& 16 more with a VPN) @ DisneyStoryCentral.com (+ iOS and Android App) 176 1629 RewardBucks 2017-03-28
Computing Logitech M720 Triathlon Wireless Bluetooth Mouse $19.95 + Free CC @ The Good Guys 252 8641 darshu 2017-03-28
Dining & Takeaway [ACT] KFC 20 for $10 (10 Wicked Wings + 10 Nuggets) 267 5257 CodeXD 2017-03-04
Education 33x $0 Udemy Courses (Links Inside) 182 735 tightarse 2017-03-03
Electrical & Electronics 5x USB LED Mini Flashlights US $0.07 (AU $0.09) Delivered @ Gearbest 223 5825 tightarse 2017-03-17
Entertainment 2x $20 iTunes Gift Cards for $30 @ Kmart 404 3368 TRENT86 2017-03-26
Fashion & Apparel Big W Shoes $1 (19 Types Incl B Active Women's Walking Shoes $1 (Was $29) Online Sold out - IN STORE ONLY @ Big W 147 6581 RewardBucks 2017-03-26
Financial Up to 30K QFF Points for Joining Qantas Life Insurance Approx $17 Per Month. 60 Day Minimum 343 9851 spuderump 2017-03-08
Gaming [Release Delayed - OP Updated] FREE PC Game: Starcraft Anthology (Starcraft & Brood War) 435 7578 tightarse 2017-03-27
Groceries 2x Free Maggi Wholemeal Noodles (Chicken Flavour) + Recipe Booklet 246 9107 Spackbace 2017-03-25
Health & Beauty Oral-B Sensitive Replacement Heads - 2 Pack $6.99 @ Chemist Warehouse 208 3415 PR0r 2017-03-24
Home & Garden Hills 12mm x 30m Hose $10 @ Bunnings 185 4266 sian72 2017-03-03
Internet 40% off All Skype Gift Cards @ Woolworths (22/3) 100 1091 tightarse 2017-03-20
Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Unltd Calls&Txt 4GB $65/$69 Per Month (24 Month Contract) @ Woolworths Mobile 524 15253 rzrz 2017-03-31
Other $20 off When You Spend $50 @ eBay 860 7779 watson4884 2017-03-08
Pets FREE Ivory Coat Dog/Cat Food 50g Sample Delivered 127 3637 ykwon10 2017-03-20
Sports & Outdoors Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate, 8 Lb (3.63 Kg) $81.87 AUD Delivered @ iHerb 143 4235 easternculture 2017-03-03
Toys & Kids 32.5% off All Lego @ Myer eBay 153 10855 tightarse 2017-03-03
Travel Sign up to Velocity (Via Referral Link), Earn 40 Points, and Each Will Earn 1000 Points (up to 20 Referrals) 225 1177 scrypton 2017-03-14

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 16 $100 Prepaid EFTPOS Cards Daily and/or a $5,000 Prepaid EFTPOS Card from EFTPOS Australia 58 2432 57 gnv9 2017-03-10
Win a Share of $55,000 Worth of Instant Win EFTPOS Gift Cards from The Wrigley Company [Purchase Chewing Gum] 47 1493 68 gnv9 2017-03-02
Win a $100 +/- a Share of 62 Instant Win $25 Gift Cards from The Reject Shop 35 1910 73 gnv9 2017-03-16
Win an Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Console Worth $454 from EA 31 667 79 Phalaxis 2017-03-07
Win a $2,000/ $1,000/ $500 or 1 of 5 $250 Australia Post VISA Debit Cards from Piranha Corp 29 1009 111 Phalaxis 2017-03-11
Win a Pure Base 600 Gaming PC (7600K/AORUS Z270X Gaming K5/ASUS GTX 1070) or 1 of 5 Runner-Up Prizes from be quiet! 29 544 77 Phalaxis 2017-03-16
Win a Nintendo Switch from Once Upon a Tee 27 427 80 Phalaxis 2017-03-02
Win a $100 JB Hi-Fi Voucher from STACK 26 557 60 gnv9 2017-03-07
Win a 7N European Escape for 2 to London & Rome Worth $8,944 from City of Port Phillip 25 786 73 gnv9 2017-03-03
Win $5,000 Cash from ING Direct 24 920 78 JSQUARED 2017-03-09

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 16 $100 Prepaid EFTPOS Cards Daily and/or a $5,000 Prepaid EFTPOS Card from EFTPOS Australia 58 2432 57 gnv9 2017-03-10
Win a $100 +/- a Share of 62 Instant Win $25 Gift Cards from The Reject Shop 35 1910 73 gnv9 2017-03-16
Win a Share of $55,000 Worth of Instant Win EFTPOS Gift Cards from The Wrigley Company [Purchase Chewing Gum] 47 1493 68 gnv9 2017-03-02
Win a Samsung 55" Curved Q8 QLED TV Worth $4,699 from Samsung 22 1048 57 gnv9 2017-03-15
Win a $2,000/ $1,000/ $500 or 1 of 5 $250 Australia Post VISA Debit Cards from Piranha Corp 29 1009 111 Phalaxis 2017-03-11
Win a Custom Isuzu Loaded with $10,000 worth of Milwaukee Tools Worth $79,990 from Isuzu 18 985 47 Phalaxis 2017-03-06
Win $5,000 Cash from ING Direct 24 920 78 JSQUARED 2017-03-09
Win 1 of 2 Family Trips to Fiji Worth $10,000 +/- a Share of $32,900 Worth of EFTPOS GCs from Nestlé [Purchase Allen's Lollies] 23 920 32 gnv9 2017-03-01
Win a Galapagos Islands Escape for 2 & Nikon D810 Lens Kit Worth $22,400 from Ted's Cameras/Nikon/Lindblad Expeditions 19 920 83 gnv9 2017-03-23
Win 1 of 5 $10,000 Flight Centre Gift Cards +/- 1 of 1,500 $50 Pure Fiji Gift Cards from Mirvac [ACT/NSW/QLD/VIC] 16 872 60 gnv9 2017-03-13
  • Competition Pageviews: 369,086 | February: 326,813 (+12.93%)
  • Comps Posted: 915 (Highest ever) | February: 723
  • Comps Won: 220 | February: 87

  • Biggest Competition Win:

2 Winners of $5000 each from Energizer


Other stats

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

  1. Anyone else looking at buying their first home, but just can't stomach paying the ridiculous asking prices? - 34,554
  2. My Son Got Sucked in by Greenpeace - 30,949
  3. Adult Pocket Money - How Much Is Enough? - 23,987
  4. Life Advice (30 Years Old, Living With Parents, Unskilled, $200,000 in the Bank) - 23,276
  5. What Does My Boss Want? - 21,248

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 16,049
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 4,367
  3. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 2,032
  4. American Express Referral Wiki 1,601
  5. List of Price Comparison Websites - 1,379

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

  1. Dominos - 173,282
  2. eBay - 29,284
  3. Hungry Jacks - 21,513
  4. Uber Eats - 15,994
  5. Uber - 14,829

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Woolworths 57 37.82
The Good Guys 50 37.42
Amazon 46 21.04
JB Hi-Fi 44 18.00
Coles 44 35.73
Dick Smith / Kogan 40 39.77
Supercheap Auto 36 27.19
BIG W 35 32.37
PlayStation 30 30.97
GearBest 29 45.07

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 584
American Express Cashback Offers 371
American Express 233
DeliveryHero 227
Specsavers 182
eBay 140
Menulog 118
Woolworths 116
Pinchme 114
JB Hi-Fi 102

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
lego 176
sonos 150
eneloop 148
dyson 137
amex 134
ps4 130
specsavers 112
nintendo switch 90
bose 88
chromecast 88

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 109,767
  2. Facebook - 107,636
  3. Oursteps - 48,022
  4. MSN - 33,317
  5. Twitter - 33,112

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 59.75%
  2. Safari 25.42%
  3. Firefox 6.85%
  4. Internet Explorer 2.90%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.89%

Everything else

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2017: Jan - Feb
2016: Zeitgeist Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - August - September - October November - Dec
2015: Zeitgeist Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - Jul - Jun -May - Apr - Mar - Jan
2014: Zeitgeist - Nov - Oct - Sept

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