Q: Are the mods the owners of this site?

encorez
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Are the mods the owners of this site?

any mod want to answer, please.
and how does this site make money?
and what is the percentage payed out to MM?
do the mods have more than one MM accounts?

thanks.
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 17, 2012
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Gaylesheerin
i guess this site make money from ads and some products promotions of their partners :)D
Gaylesheerin (rep: 334) posted Oct 17, 2012
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encorez
If we knew more details we could as MM post deals that are more profitable for this site.......
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 17, 2012
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encorez
for a social site, everyone is very tight lipped.........
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 17, 2012
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krmills1
http://dealspl.us/answer/is_dealpulp_com_owned_by_dealspl_us/6620

Check this out, I think it will answer your question.
krmills1 (rep: 14.1k) posted Oct 17, 2012
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tanush6
i don't think so. I am guessing there is a parent company who owns Dealspl.us
tanush6 (rep: 2.45k) posted Oct 17, 2012
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tanush6
There was once a news in this site, that MM gives away around $80000 for its users. This really is a great site.
tanush6 (rep: 2.45k) posted Oct 17, 2012
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MdavidK30
I don't think they are, Encorez.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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MdavidK30
I believe your question about how they make money is in another question already asked.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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encorez
^ and not answered by a mod.....
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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maven3
Encorez: It looks like DP has right about 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and peaks at around 3 million in the November timeframe.

It's pretty easy to imagine how they make their money with that many views. Click-through ads on a website usually pay anywhere from several cents to dollars or more (for each click).

If you figure one in every hundred unique visitors click on an ad, and you get an average of 10 cents per click, DP would make $240,000 per year.

Not to mention affiliate relationships with retailers.

On a side note, it's interesting to note that both slickdeals and fatwallet are at only around 1 million unique views every month. DP beats the competition solidly ;)
maven3 (rep: 5.23k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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MdavidK30
You got a point there, Encorez. Maybe there is a trick to it.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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encorez
I know the mods read this.....come on and give out some true facts......pretty please with sugar on top.
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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encorez
To answer my own question....


Sazze Inc
5201 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Is those pictures of the mods office, this is the address of the office.
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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arsiel
Let's go visit them!
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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bbattag
Founder - Kiha Lee - http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220381#
Co-Founder - Heeji Kim - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/heeji-kim/4/840/943
CEO - Jason Lee

Prior account executive -
http://www.linkedin.com/in/alypi

- Achievements: Closed over $100k in advertising packages in one month and increased Q4 revenue by 44%.

If that's in one month by one person, then I think DP does well.

Also dealpulp.com, shoplately.com, Sazze and DP are all owned by the same people.
bbattag (rep: 6.7k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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jkbane
Im guessing that since a mod has not answered, they are not allowed.
jkbane (rep: 2.29k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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encorez
I see now......Lee owner, Kim webpage designer.
Not happy to see how some of the money is made....
Like to know more info on percentages and such.
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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krmills1
Heres a quote from his article: " We make money through affiliate relationships with retailers. A lot of merchants included on dealspl.us were telling us, "We'd love to be featured more prominently." But dealspl.us is a user-generated site, so it limited our ability to specifically promote certain merchants."
krmills1 (rep: 14.1k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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encorez
^ that is why my Mint post was thumbed down so fast......( not a roomba deal )
encorez (rep: 9.95k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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praveensapkota
This question was in my mind since long time. good question and some good answers too
praveensapkota (rep: 49.9k) posted Oct 18, 2012
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ChirsMepoo
seems your guys get lots things to reveal this site.
ChirsMepoo (rep: 18) posted Oct 18, 2012
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bbattag
It's a private company, so it's not unusual that they wouldn't want to say how they make money, where their various revenue streams are coming from, etc. If they give away all their secrets, it is easy to replicate the website and revenue streams.

Though I do think it's odd that there isn't more information on the management of the company.
bbattag (rep: 6.7k) posted Oct 19, 2012
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nthsll
"A lot of merchants included on dealspl.us were telling us, "We'd love to be featured more prominently." But dealspl.us is a user-generated site, so it limited our ability to specifically promote certain merchants."

Not really when the mods select what will be featured to the front page.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Oct 19, 2012
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bbattag
@nthsll - yep exactly. But they probably didnt want that part included in the article. lol
bbattag (rep: 6.7k) posted Oct 19, 2012
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