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  • Pictures in posts ✔ Done
  • Main page should only have a small portion of the post ✔ Done
  • Ability to view only certain categories, split the site to topics ✔ Done
  • Better search (like google custom search ✈ In Progress
  • A modern theme for DDMS ✔ Done
  • Give the ability to readers to vote on a deal - ✋ Under Consideration
  • Make the webpage wider it should fit today's size monitors ✔ Done
  • Mobile site ✔ Done
  • Post list on sidebar ✔ Done
  • Add 1 thumbnail to the side of each title (If not adding pics to each post) ✔ Done
  • A "read more" arrow that expands the post content inline, not a new page ✈ In Progress
  • In the comments section: instead of Dan replying to 6 diff people in one post, it should be like facebook. each comment can have a reply✔ Done
  • Email notifications if someone replies to your comment ✔ Done
  • Ability to edit comments after posting, to correct typos or update info etc. ✔ Done (registered users only)

Progress Status Updated by Suave on 1/15 8:27am
« Last edited by Suave on January 15, 2017, 07:27:42 AM »

Poll

Do you think DansDeals.com (Main Site) has room to improve?

Yes, can improve a lot
Yes, but not that much
No, perfect and convenient

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2016, 02:48:50 PM »
SD just redid their website, looks amazing
SD is worth millions.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2016, 02:49:22 PM »
SD just redid their website, looks amazing
SD has hundreds of full time employees, 50x DD traffic, affiliate links with Chase and hundreds of others that I don't, etc, etc.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2016, 03:02:38 PM »
SD has hundreds of full time employees, 50x DD traffic, affiliate links with Chase and hundreds of others that I don't, etc, etc.
What do they do?

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2016, 03:02:47 PM »
SD has hundreds of full time employees, 50x DD traffic, affiliate links with Chase and hundreds of others that I don't, etc, etc.
I am not expecting you to cop them, but i can find website with a lot less traffic than DD with much more sophisticated websites

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2016, 03:06:06 PM »
I don't understand the poll. Just because the site has room for improvement (not really arguable - of course it does) does not mean it's a worthwhile investment.

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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2016, 03:07:36 PM »
I am not expecting you to cop them, but i can find website with a lot less traffic than DD with much more sophisticated websites
I'm well aware. DD is almost a decade old. Ancient in internet years.
If I do it, I'd probably build in some new features and better integrate DDF. I just don't know if the ROI is there.

United's 10 year old website was ugly but did the trick. Now it has bells and whistles and everyone hates it.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2016, 03:15:27 PM »
What do they do?

Sell millions billions of items junk for online stores, and take a percentage of each sale...

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2016, 03:15:38 PM »
I'm well aware. DD is almost a decade old. Ancient in internet years.
If I do it, I'd probably build in some new features and better integrate DDF. I just don't know if the ROI is there.

United's 10 year old website was ugly but did the trick. Now it has bells and whistles and everyone hates it.
Every company employee goes thru that every few years. Just gotta get used to the new.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2016, 03:17:20 PM »
Take Saverocity for example, you think he invested 100 grants in his website?
That is really the best model to copy

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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2016, 03:19:29 PM »
Take Saverocity for example, you think he invested 100 grants in his website?
That is really the best model to copy
I find it too busy for my taste.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2016, 03:22:12 PM »
I just don't know if the ROI is there.

I can't imagine there is..

Unless, the redesign caters to more people (Which currently aren't into your site).
But, you would have to cater to them...

Just upgrading so your existing following can enjoy it better is "pointless" IMO

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2016, 03:23:11 PM »
Current readers find other places is also a factor to consider

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2016, 03:32:35 PM »
I know a lot of ppl that used to be ddms hardcore who have switched to other websites for their daily update on deals and the like

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2016, 03:35:24 PM »
I'd think that if your split the deals section, flight deals section, and cc/points redemption section, you may get more followers that are dedicated to each specific topic. Right now, DDMS isn't known as a travel or cc blog, even though Dan is known as a travel blogger. I'd think you may attract more of the outside world while appealing  as a travel blogger if there's a section of the site completely dedicated to that.
You might also get some more twitter followers if you have a second twitter feed that only tweets flight deals (although that can easily backfire by losing current followers to the less profitable feed). Many people like following DD, but don't want to get bothered every 30 seconds with another amazon gold box deal. Obviously, that would likely defeat the purpose, as DDMS revenue doesn't come from Walmart or United glitches.
I would think, however, that a separate twitter feed for the cc posts (that much of the following deems completely irrelevant and glazes over) would make sense.

Obviously, you'd know more about this than I do; I'm just giving my uneducated thought.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2016, 03:44:29 PM »
I'd think that if your split the deals section, flight deals section, and cc/points redemption section, you may get more followers that are dedicated to each specific topic. Right now, DDMS isn't known as a travel or cc blog, even though Dan is known as a travel blogger. I'd think you may attract more of the outside world while appealing  as a travel blogger if there's a section of the site completely dedicated to that.
You might also get some more twitter followers if you have a second twitter feed that only tweets flight deals (although that can easily backfire by losing current followers to the less profitable feed). Many people like following DD, but don't want to get bothered every 30 seconds with another amazon gold box deal. Obviously, that would likely defeat the purpose, as DDMS revenue doesn't come from Walmart or United glitches.
I would think, however, that a separate twitter feed for the cc posts (that much of the following deems completely irrelevant and glazes over) would make sense.

Obviously, you'd know more about this than I do; I'm just giving my uneducated thought.
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