Searching 'Latest Deals' on Google
I noticed that LD is nowhere to be found on the first page (it's instead on the second page at the bottom) whereas, HUKD it's right at the top and has its social media pages below it.
Admittedly, "Latest Deals" title isn't so unique as HUKD so it could explain why it doesn't get the space and attention it deserves on Google but it's also fairly new so we'll see what the staff of LD does about it.
P.S. Hope that LD can rival HUKD at some point in the future because their 'cold' vote option is broken (users abuse the feature more often than not).
Rockman Never will unless it adds a way to downvote ie vote cold. If more people vote cold it means the deal isn't wanted by the majority. You may feel they are wrong. It just means you are in a minority rather than it being broken (which is fine your deal is still on the site and could help someone). Here there is no clear way to see the better deals and most around the same amount of votes. Bad deals being upvoted with no way to correct them. For example Reddit would be an awful place with no upvote and downvote. You would never see any of the interesting threads and it would be a nightmare to find anything good. The community sorts out what people are interested in. The majority of the time it works. A better option than none of the time. Same applies.
It's not my deals that are 'wronged' but others, such as iPhone deals which get heavily frozen because the prices they're going for are £800. People should only vote if the deal suits them, it doesn't do for me so I don't.
I'm more of an Android guy myself but iPhones are great.
Rockman What you have to understand is people vote based on different things. A deal is not something set in stone. It isn't up to one person to say how that vote should be judged. Voting if a deal suits you helps nobody. There would just be a few deals voted on. It would also be impossible to implement. People will vote on what they factor in when judging a deal. iPhones are overpriced for the technology they provide. The brand name is what makes them charge ridiculous prices. Because they know they have blind followers who will buy it. Does it make it a good deal ? Hardly. That depends what you personally judge to be a good deal. Some will find it a deal if it is lower than RRP, some will find it a deal just by the fact of it being available, some will find it a deal as it is the cheapest price today even though cheaper before, some will not find it a deal because it isn't value and so on. If more vote cold than hot then it isn't a deal the community put value in. You may think it is (it will be for some), you just have to realise that sometimes you will be in a minority. Just like when i look at hot deals and wonder who could have upvoted them.
Votes are meaningless internet points. You shouldn't be getting hurt feelings (i don't mean you personally) because somebody voted a deal down. It is just the deals being sorted into how many people think they are good. If one isn't that is ok. It is still there on the site and nothing has happened to it. By having no downvotes it doesn't make that deal any better to see. It actually has the opposite effect for all deals. Them all being around the same with nothing to differentiate them. Them not being sorted and the site being a mess to view.
Hey Rockman, thank you for your message.
We're working really, really hard to climb Google. Since launch (2.5 weeks ago) we have grown from 0 to 1,000 daily unique visitors:
Some pages do better than others. Deals that have medium-to-long descriptions of unique content rank higher.
Search "Gloves for Subs" for an example.
Writing a few hand-written sentences does much better than copy and paste.
Hopefully soon we can rank highly for many things
The graph above shows daily unique visitors from Google only. Not Facebook etc.
That's pretty cool. LD is right at the top and Gloves for a Sub seems like a great deal but I guess it's only a selected few that are doing it. Ah, this link details which ones are taking it: http://subway.co.uk/vouchertermsandconditions.aspx
Tom The thunder reminds me of The Flash moreso than LD but that's a good thing. Better to resemble The Flash than anything to do with Arrow (imo, CW's Arrow is a dreadful teen soap opera show).
Btw, Italic-ing letters on LD is actually more convenient than typing the [i] codes.
Hello looking good
Just to update this - we now seem to be appearing #3 for "latest deals" in Google. Thank you everyone and also a nod of appreciation towards the Trusted Reviews.
Awesome news!!!! ☇☇☇☇☇flash-tastic!
Well done! I noticed a couple of my own deals are showing on Google which is awesome
Hello everyone, great news. We're now #1 on Google for "Latest Deals"
That's awesome. Fantastic!