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Is this site the biggest. I've been on MSE a while and noticed this last year. What other sites are there? I'm curious. Read More
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Is this site the biggest. I've been on MSE a while and noticed this last year. What other sites are there? I'm curious.
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
[url]www.offeroftheday.co.uk[/url] is pretty good for deals, but this is the best
[admin]#2
MSE is bigger Hitwise, but we're better :lol: Seriously though, HUKDs is growing rapidly and is handling the extra traffic really well now the server has been updated- there are loads of other smaller sites that are all easy to find if you google for voucher codes..... Have you signed up to Quidco yet?


If you want an estimate of how many hits a site received in the past 30 days, have a look at http://www.lyzrdstomp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=220&Itemid=1
#3
yeh quidco thats good...if you remember to use it when buying stuff..lol
#4
Site stats now

MSE - 4741 (1054 members and 3687 guests)
HUKD - 6029 (5019 Guests, 1010 Members)

Usually more looking in here most nights
#5
MSE isn't a deals website.

Very little of it is about finding deals.
#6
I would certainly recommend this site for finding bargains.:-D
#7
thesaint
MSE isn't a deals website.

Very little of it is about finding deals.


I agree but as it was mentioned above I posted the stats. :)
[admin]#8
thesaint
MSE isn't a deals website.

Very little of it is about finding deals.


Fair comment :) But it's certainly the site that we tend to be compared to over any others... and before you say it, I know that's not what the OP was asking.... :) :friends:
#9
taasda
I agree but as it was mentioned above I posted the stats. :)


juliet_bravo
Fair comment :) But it's certainly the site that we tend to be compared to over any others... and before you say it, I know that's not what the OP was asking.... :) :friends:


I wasn't having a go at anyone, just making a comment.

I think that they are comparable, but MSE is a different animal to HUKD. :)
[admin]#10
thesaint
I wasn't having a go at anyone, just making a comment.

I think that they are comparable, but MSE is a different animal to HUKD. :)


I know you weren't hun, you were right :) I was agreeing with you
#11
juliet_bravo
I know you weren't hun, you were right :) I was agreeing with you


As was I.:-D
#12
Interesting info here if you want to see it:

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/hotukdeals.com

I take a look at that from time to time. You can input the web addresses of other web sites and click "compare". It was fun the first time I saw the HUKD graph reach the MSE graph :)

We're rated the 132nd site in the UK. Top 100 here we come!!
#13
I really didn't realise the site was so big - always thought it was a bit of a secret! Not many people I know, know about the site. Yet they know about MSE.
Should really take more time to write these messages - lots of ppl reading! :-O
banned#14
highguyuk
I really didn't realise the site was so big - always thought it was a bit of a secret! Not many people I know, know about the site. Yet they know about MSE.
Should really take more time to write these messages - lots of ppl reading! :-O


I know what you mean, how do you think I feel?
[admin]#15
emmajk42
Interesting info here if you want to see it:

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/hotukdeals.com

I take a look at that from time to time. You can input the web addresses of other web sites and click "compare". It was fun the first time I saw the HUKD graph reach the MSE graph :)

We're rated the 132nd site in the UK. Top 100 here we come!!


I didn't know about that site, thanks! I've noticed there seem to be more new members joining up and having a crack at posting deals straightaway too, we'll hit the top 100 no problem :lol:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t125/juliet_bravo/Untitledalexagraph.jpg
#16
This was the bit I liked:

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/9823/graphxb9.jpg


But we are a complete different site to MSE, so it's not "really" comparable. But it's nice to look at the 3 year graph, and see HUKD's rise :)
#17
Goodness..those folks who slated the changes to HUKD over Christmas must feel bad now...

..I love it here! :)
#18
zarguio;1418173
Goodness..those folks who slated the changes to HUKD over Christmas must feel bad now...

..I love it here! :)

yes think it looks better overall when in text mode - which should be the default IMHO - in normal mode one deal takes up too much screen real-estate.
#19
Oh my!!

[url]www.google.com[/url]

Estimate 332,068,000 visits in the previous 30 days
banned#20
thesaint
MSE isn't a deals website.

Very little of it is about finding deals.


The 'Quick! Grabbit' section in MSE has lots of deals. Occasionally they appear there before HotDeals.
#21
jklondon
yes think it looks better overall when in text mode - which should be the default IMHO - in normal mode one deal takes up too much screen real-estate.




yes i agree, that is the way i have mine set, but as you say should be set as default, as the first impressions of site are a bit in your face!!
#22
mrtea
The 'Quick! Grabbit' section in MSE has lots of deals. Occasionally they appear there before HotDeals.



MSE has ~47 different forums, the "Grabbit" forum is only 1 of these, which is ~2%.

This is only the Forums, and not the main part of the website, which would shrink the ~2% even further.
:)
[admin]#23
emmajk42
This was the bit I liked:

:)



Definitely calls for a "MwuHahahahah" :)
#24
Yeh yeh, so HDUK has lots of hits, many users, a good business model and a bright financial future for the owners, and is perhaps the biggest...although we all know the best things come in small packages ;)

......now how about answering the OP's other question??? Any other sites you know of?

Thanks for posting the offer of the day website - I didn't know about that one and it's a good site by the looks of it.
banned#25
The top 100 uk sites, and youporn features in it's upper quartile...

Still better than the US one, the entire upper quartile is full of youporn, meporn, ourporn, yourporn, auntieporn, duckporn, so on and so forth.
banned#26
CFC;1419218
Yeh yeh, so HDUK has lots of hits, many users, a good business model and a bright financial future for the owners, and is perhaps the biggest...although we all know the best things come in small packages ;)

......now how about answering the OP's other question??? Any other sites you know of?

Thanks for posting the offer of the day website - I didn't know about that one and it's a good site by the looks of it.


Yes there are plenty of other sites, yet its not the place to advertise.

www.myvouchercodes.co.uk
www.ezbaz.org
www.vouchercodes.com
www.latestdiscountvouchers.co.uk
www.ukdealsbox.co.uk
www.couponsurfers.co.uk
www.feedmedeals.co.uk
www.everydaysale.co.uk
www.madaboutbargains.co.uk
www.offeroftheday.co.uk/
www.bargainspy.co.uk/

they all offer different things, but I must say HUKD is the most concise and certainly has much more traffic.
#27
We're #1 google result for "Deals" and "Vouchers". :)
banned#28
duckmagicuk2
We're #1 google result for "Deals" and "Vouchers". :)


Its #1 for most google searches. Do you buy top listing space or is that hits count putting that up?
#29
Dswanbe
Its #1 for most google searches. Do you buy top listing space or is that hits count putting that up?


Nope, HUKD has never paid for advertising. Besides, the only paid listings on google are either in a box at the top or in the box down the right hand side. Anything that doesn't say "Sponsored Links" is natural results.

Although at 132nd most visited site in the UK, Google would be a mess if we weren't listed near the top for such a specific search. Eh?
banned#30
duckmagicuk2
Although at 132nd most visited site in the UK, Google would be a mess if we weren't listed near the top for such a specific search. Eh?



Well precisely!

I used to work closely with an IT department and they paid a guy to ensure that whilst they had sponsored links getting near the top, he was able to increase the listing in the 'natural' search some how. (please dont ask how, cos I dont know). He was able to achieve this on other search engines like msn, yahoo, ask, etc
#31
Yeah, there's plenty of ways to make a website more easily accessible by search engines, but popularity still plays the biggest role.

Actually, Google *mainly* works on the number of OTHER SITES linking back to HUKD.
banned#32
duckmagicuk2
Yeah, there's plenty of ways to make a website more easily accessible by search engines, but popularity still plays the biggest role.

Actually, Google *mainly* works on the number of OTHER SITES linking back to HUKD.


How do you mean, by banner ads on other sites?

P.S. when are you taking your xmas decs down duckie?
#33
Dswanbe
How do you mean, by banner ads on other sites?

P.S. when are you taking your xmas decs down duckie?


I was just about to change my avatar lol. Odd to see a newbie call me duckie. :giggle:

Erm, no. As I say, we've never paid for advertising so we wouldn't have banner ads anywhere.

Links from other sites, like reviews of HUKD, articles about HUKD, and maybe blogs and forum links to HUKD - however google prioritieses those sites which have a high reputation themselves. So say the BBC linked to HUKD for some reason for example, it'd be a lot better for the google ranking than if you mentioned it on your personal blog (although that would still make a small difference).

This *can* be manipulated somewhat. For example, when you name a link rather than just post the URL it makes Google link what you have written to the link. So if enough people put a word linking to a particular website then entering that search term on Google is more likely to bring that site up in the results.

This is how the infamous "failure" search happened:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3298443.stm
banned#34
duckmagicuk2
I was just about to change my avatar lol. Odd to see a newbie call me duckie. :giggle:

This is how the infamous "failure" search happened:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3298443.stm


I've been a lurker around the site since 2005, I've just recently joined up (dont really regard my self as a 'newbie'!!!

I remember the first site view.

This reminds me of the 'IT crowd' when they say typing 'google' into google will break the internet :giggle:
#35
Hmm, it's odd because I really recognise your writing style. It's like you've been here forever lol.

Yeah, I love that show. My friend texted me that line just as it was on!! :p

Google's a complex tool I guess. That gives it advantages and disadvantages really.
banned#36
duckmagicuk2
Hmm, it's odd because I really recognise your writing style. It's like you've been here forever lol.

Yeah, I love that show. My friend texted me that line just as it was on!! :p

Google's a complex tool I guess. That gives it advantages and disadvantages really.


I post on other forums all the time. Certainly not a 'newbie' to this at all. At my age, its quite nice being known as a newbie mind.
#37
Dswanbe
I've been a lurker around the site since 2005, I've just recently joined up (dont really regard my self as a 'newbie'!!!

I remember the first site view.

This reminds me of the 'IT crowd' when they say typing 'google' into google will break the internet :giggle:

LOL I had a friend who questioned me "How will they fix the internet if someone types google into google" He still wouldnt type it in!
banned#38
I've just sky+ the whole 2 series and slowly watching them....classic
#39
Google listings work on 'Page Rank' the higher your page rank the more 'sway' your site has according to google, this page rank is based on several factors including links...the more sites that link to you the better...and the higher the rank of the pages that link to you (because as mentioned, these sites have more 'sway' - their opinion on what is worth linking to is respected by google in a sense) the better.

If you have the money you can pay for sites with a good PR to link to you, but the higher ranked sites can charge a lot. I used to have a PR 5 site that made a small fortune selling links, but google took my PR away cos you aren't supposed to sell it on, ooops lol
#40
zarguio
Goodness..those folks who slated the changes to HUKD over Christmas must feel bad now...

..I love it here! :)


Well I, along with 1000+ others, was one of the slaters. Why would I feel bad? The site continues to be popular and so it should...it has a niche that at present doesn't have any real competition. And for that reason it remains a site I visit. Is it as good as it once was? No, of course it isn't. Performance wise it may have improved but the interface will always be inferior and in many ways bizarre...

..I like it here. Meh.

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