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dealnews Announces Record Growth during National Deal Week, the Start of the Holiday Shopping Season

dealnews.com, the premier year-round resource for daily deals, experiences 67 percent revenue growth and 44 percent increase in unique visitors


HUNTSVILLE, AL (November 30, 2011) – dealnews.com, the premier year-round resource for the best deals on consumer electronics, gadgets, computers, apparel, and more, today announced record growth during National Deal Week, the heaviest online shopping period of the year spanning Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. During this period, dealnews experienced a 44 percent increase in unique visitors and 43 percent increase in page views versus the same time period in 2010.

On Black Friday 2011, dealnews' website revenue increased an astonishing 67 percent compared to the same period a year ago, based on preliminary data.

Mobile use of dealnews also surged, with mobile website traffic increasing 88 percent. The dealnews App and the dealnews Black Friday App together, for both iOS and Android, have been installed approximately 750,000 times, representing a 90 percent increase over the pre-holiday period.

"We're elated to see such tremendous growth during National Deal Week, which indicates that a fast growing number of shoppers are looking to save money from a reliable, easy-to-use source," said Dan de Grandpre, CEO and editor-in-chief, dealnews.com. "This past week marks the unofficial launch to the holiday shopping season, and consumers will be pleasantly surprised to know that many of the best deals are still ahead in the coming weeks, especially for toys, apparel, luxury items, and high-end laptops and TVs."

In order to help consumers find the hottest deals and discounts this holiday shopping season, dealnews has created a dedicated Holiday Gifts Tab, a resource that outlines the best deals for a wide variety of the season's most coveted gift items. In addition, dealnews' team of deal hunters regularly shares shopping tips and strategies to help consumers get the best deals on items of interest. Dedicated features, behind-the-scenes insights and buying guides are available at dealnews.com/features.

"Our soaring visitor and page view growth are a clear indication that more and more consumers are turning to the web in order to score the best deals for items on their holiday shopping list," said de Grandpre. "We look forward to continuing to help consumers save money by directing them to the best online bargains, allowing them to stretch their budget this holiday season."

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dealnews.com is the premier year-round resource for online deals on consumer electronics, gadgets, computers, apparel, and more. Named one of the best services by PC World and best shopping site by MSN Money, the Company’s mission is to save consumers money by directing them to the best online bargains offered by trustworthy outlets. dealnews relies on a team of expert editors and proprietary research tools to uncover more than 100 of the web’s hottest deals, coupons and sales everyday at the lowest prices. Founded in 1997, dealnews is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with offices in New York City and Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit dealnews.com.

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