Here are some reports from the developers :) OzBargain has been under some spam bot attack over the last couple of weeks. We first discovered the attack at around mid-April, and through our new account creation logs, we found: Lots of new accounts were created with weird sounding names, strange looking @hotmail addresses and originated [...]
tl;dr — OzBargain has been a male dominant site for the past six years. We are hoping to steer OzBargain towards being a more balanced community with a new design. The Humble Beginning OzBargain in 2006 It has been more than six years since OzBargain was launched. Before I soft-launched OzBargain back in November 2006, [...]
We are pleased to announce the winners of OzBargain’s 2013 Short Video Contest. The last time we ran a competition this big was in 2008, in which XyleneFree won with her Ode to OzBargain video. This time around we had 23 entries. After much deliberation, we have picked our top 4. All videos are embedded [...]
10 pictures for $10. In the picture above are 10 images relating to deals, forums posts or stores on OzBargain. The first to correctly identify all of the images will win your choice of 1 x $10 gift card to one of the following stores (Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, Bunnings, JB Hi-Fi, iTunes, Skype) AND an OzBargain [...]
2012 was another successful year of bargains on OzBargain. Let’s examine some of the trends from 2012. Deals: 2012: 19,032 Published | 3886 Front Page | 2,459 Removed Deals | Vote average: 16.74 2011: 15,234 Published | 3665 Front Page | 2,616 Removed Deals | Vote average: 16.57 Published: 20% | Front page 5.6% | 6.1% [...]
There is not long to go until the holidays are here. The crew at OzBargain have compiled a Christmas gift guide to assist you in finding gifts for your loved ones. We will constantly be updating this list up until December 25. The items listed are chosen by us with help from the community. Spot [...]
Summer is in full swing but don’t you wish you had a convertible to drive around in? No need to spend money buying one as repairloader has come up with a great DIY infographic to turn your regular car into a convertible with only a couple of tools.
After reviewing 37 submissions for our photo competition about what it means to be an OzBargainer we have selected 3 winners: 1st Prize: Baby & Toddler Sample Bag from Coles by Oanh.
We receive over 2.5 million visits a month from search engines. It’s great to have people discover OzBargain when they are looking for a bargain or a discussion on a product. Unfortunately, this also leads to a number of people landing on OzBargain thinking that they have reached some retailer. Every day we get people [...]
OzBargain has gone from a blog to a user generated site and there is a growing trend for people to access the site via their mobile device. While 16% of our traffic comes from iOS devices, 7.5% of traffic comes from Android devices. This is more than double the amount from last year (3.4%). OzBargain maintains [...]
There have been 52, 940 deals posted on OzBargain. Fifteen percent of all deals posted are for the following 10 stores. Amount of posts per store Store Total 2012 (1/1-17/8) 2012 (est) 2011 2010 Dick Smith 1241 357 490 392 213 Big W 974 265 363 418 119 iTunes Store 835 344 472 378 110 [...]
It’s interesting to see the current trends in the Internet shift towards mobile devices. Current browser statistics from Wikipedia state the following: Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox Safari Opera Android Mobile Total 28.95% 29.35% 22.00% 8.81% 3.82% 2.28% 10.40% Our stats show there is certainty no love for Internet Explorer but an increasing trend in mobile [...]
The first voucher (group buy) site appeared on OzBargain around the beginning of January 2010 in the form of Ouffer. One by one, the market became saturated by these voucher sites. So has the bubble burst and are these sites days numbered? Just by looking at the amount of voucher sites, one could make the [...]
It is one of many small handy features that got implemented on OzBargain unannounced, except this request got marked as “Resolved”. Do you know that you can customise your OzBargain Front Page and New Deals Page by hiding stores and users that you are not particularly fond of? Rather than complaining, “hey I am an [...]
Yes, it is here. Samsung Galaxy S III, one of the most highly anticipated phone launch so far this year, has arrived in Australia this morning. As usual, keen OzBargains have already been discussing SGS3′s release since early this month, and the best way to track best deals on Samsung Galaxy S III is keeping [...]