Dealsplus

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DealsPlus
Type of site
Social Commerce
Available in English
Website www.dealsplus.com
Registration Optional
Users 6,000,000[1]
Launched 18 July 2006; 11 years ago (2006-07-18)
Current status Active

DealsPlus is an online coupon and deal social commerce website. It combines aspects of an online coupon site and user-generated content driven deal focused sites. DealsPlus’ Twitter feed was listed by Time (magazine) as one of the best Twitter feeds to follow in 2011.[2] Like other coupon and deals sites SEO plays an important role in DealsPlus’ business. Based on an SEO analysis, Priceonomics ranked DealsPlus 3rd behind Retailmenot and Coupons.com for a sample of key word terms.[3]

Overview[edit]

DealsPlus sources deal and coupon content from its community of users as well as from a group of power users called Money Makers.[4] DealsPlus’ Money Makers can earn a guaranteed minimum of $300 per month[5] for submitting coupons and deals and can earn substantially more depending on the performance of the deals and coupons they submit.[6] In addition to crowd sourced community deals, DealsPlus actively negotiates with merchants to secure exclusive deals for its users.[7]

History[edit]

DealsPlus was founded in 2006 as a social deal and coupon site. DealsPlus attempted to acquire the domain dealsplus.com in 2010 through a UDRP action but a 3 judge panel rejected the UDRP claim.[8] In early 2013 DealsPlus acquired Dealsplus.com for an unknown sum and changed some of its branding and design to reflect ownership of the new URL.

In 2010, DealsPlus launched the Money Makers Program [9] which allowed regular users of the site to earn money based on their contributions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DealsPlus – About Us |. dealsplus.com (2014-10-23).
  2. ^ "The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2011". Time. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "The SEO Dominance of Retailmenot". Priceonomics. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Abraham, Jessica. "Lets make a DEAL: Social pays YOU to generate content/traffic for major brands.". Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Money Makers Program". DealsPlus. 
  6. ^ Abraham, Jessica. "Lets make a DEAL: Social pays YOU to generate content/traffic for major brands.". Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "DealsPlus announces exclusive Father's Day deals, coupons and gift ideas". Digital Journal. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Allemann, Andrew. "Domain Hack Dealspl.us loses case for dealsplus.com". Domain Name Wire. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ DealsPlus – About Us |. redorbit.com (2010-11-17).